Five New Ways to Add Oatmeal to Your Day

By Ashley Reaver, MS, RD Oct 20, 2016

Did you know October 29th is National Oatmeal Day? Well, with these recipes in hand, you’ll be well-prepared to celebrate in style with 5 distinctly delicious varieties.

It’s no secret that we love oatmeal at InsideTracker. It really is the ultimate “superfood” when it comes to your metabolism. Packed with soluble fiber, the impact on glucose and cholesterol can’t be beat!

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Food for thought: it’s so easy (and healthy) eating green!

By Perrin Braun Jun 08, 2013

 

Are you getting your greens? The USDA recommends that adults should eat 1 ½ - 2 cups of dark green vegetables each week, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly three-quarters of Americans miss the target for vegetables. This is a major problem because these green, leafy veggies provide a bonanza of phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals that help provide the nutrients that you need to stay healthy and perform at your peak. An InsideTracker blood analysis can tell you if you’re missing any key nutrients from dark, leafy vegetables, but it’s up to you to eat them!

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Canned versus homemade soup: What are the pros and cons?

By Perrin Braun May 08, 2013

 

Whether you enjoy a hot bowl of soup in the winter or a cool soup on a summer night, many people open a can of soup for a quick meal when they’re in a hurry. But how nutritious is that canned soup? 

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Chia seeds: should you add them to your diet?

By Perrin Braun Feb 13, 2013

 

When you think of chia seeds, you may think of chia pets, those clay figurines with sprouts of chia that resemble green fur. But did you know that chia seeds can be a healthy addition to your diet?

Chia seeds are from the desert plant Salvia Hispanica, which is a member of the mint family. They’re an unprocessed, whole-grain food that your body can digest as whole seeds. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. An InsideTracker blood analysis can tell you whether you need to increase your intake of any of these nutrients to optimize your well-being and performance. If you do, chia seeds might be a good choice for your diet.

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The Glycemic Index: How Carbohydrates Affect You

By Perrin Braun Feb 06, 2013

 

As explained in our previous blog post, sugar is a carbohydrate used by your body for fuel. In this article, we’ll discuss the glycemic index, a method of distinguishing between different types of carbohydrates by measuring their effect on blood sugar, or glucose.

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Going gluten-free? Make sure you get these nutrients!

By Perrin Braun Jan 16, 2013

 

Avoiding foods with gluten has become a lot more common. You can find gluten-free breads, cereals, pastas, and crackers at most supermarkets, and an increasing number of restaurants offer gluten-free dishes. When you remove gluten from your diet, though, which nutrients might you be missing?  

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