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Greens First Thing

Lauren Silva

Greens First Thing

You may know the terms “alkaline” and “acidic” when referring to pool water or chemistry assignments, but do you know how these words relate to your body? Well, we’re here to break it down for you starting with the basics. Understanding The pH Scale of Your Body The pH scale goes from 0-14. A pH reading between 0 - 6.9 is considered acidic and 7.1 - 14 is considered alkaline, with 7 being perfectly neutral. Our body’s natural state of balance falls slightly on the alkaline end of the scale (around 7.365). Disruption On The Scale An acidic body is...


Seasonal Eats

Lauren Silva

Seasonal Eats

As much as we love the warm weather, relaxing by the pool, enjoying crisp, raw fruits and veggies, and slipping away for summer vacations, our bodies and minds are ready for the shift in seasons. As the humidity, temperature, and length of days change, our bodies naturally will follow suit. Whereas during the summer months, we craved cooling, lighter foods, fall is a time to recognize our desire for warming foods and tastes. Following the patterns of nature, and emulating those shifts in our own bodies through our food, routines, and lifestyles, will leave us feeling more balanced and whole...


Pre + Post Workout Fuel

Lauren Silva

Pre + Post Workout Fuel

Whether you begin your day with a sunrise workout or you prefer to exercise in the evening, the question of, “what do I eat before and after,” is something we’re all wondering. Complimenting your workout with the right foods can help build muscle, impact weight loss, aid in muscle recovery, fuel the body, and focus the mind, so it’s definitely worth knowing what to eat. At DEFINE foods, we know we’re each unique individuals with different metabolism rates, preferences, and routines. This being said, we can cater our pre + post workout fuel to align with our personal needs to...


Facts on Fat

Lauren Silva

Facts on Fat

Can you believe there was a time before avocado toast being a menu item staple? For those who remember the low-fat fad of the nineties, we now know we were doing ourselves a disservice by not enjoying the health-optimizing benefits of good fats. Have you ever heard of fat-soluble vitamins? They include vitamin A, K, E, and D and are absorbed into your bloodstream when they are consumed with a source of fat. These vitamins support healthy eyes, proper immune function, strong bones, and are loaded with antioxidants. Without the right amount of healthy fat in our diet, we’d be...


The Truth Behind Grains

Lauren Silva

The Truth Behind Grains

With the constantly evolving subject of nutrition, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. One day we’re told all carbs are bad, but then we see handmade pasta is becoming all the rage. It seems like everyday we're told conflicting ideas, and it may begin to influence our day-to-day choices. Well we’re here to set a few things straight, starting with grains. At DEFINE foods we believe that the most important nutrition advice is simple: make sure you’re eating primarily whole foods with lots of color and variety, and you’ll be on the right path. With this blueprint in mind,...