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The Need For Vitamin C

Lauren Silva

The Need For Vitamin C

When thinking about vitamin C, you probably just pictured a glass of orange juice or the common-cold prevention medicine. What you may not know is that an orange doesn’t even meet the recommended daily intake percentage and the idea that an “Emergen-C” pack can prevent a cold is an unproven claim. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it on its own. Your food choices serve as the best source to meet your daily recommended intake: 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. Vitamin C is something we're familiar with, but do you know...


Men's Health | Father's Day

Lauren Silva

Men's Health | Father's Day

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we want to honor the men in our lives for everything they do. We rely on our fathers and partners for strength, fortitude, and wisdom. We think each one is our own personal SuperMan, and to ensure his superpowers don’t fall to the wayside, we want to talk about the importance of understanding men’s health. Men put the needs of others before his own, simple as that. There’s a cultural script that emphasizes the idea that men should be self-reliant and the ultimate caregiver, or else they are viewed as weak. When this...


Hydration Matters

Lauren Silva

Hydration Matters

Summertime is here and with it comes sun, vacations, and time spent outside enjoying the season! Oh, and A LOT of sweating. Sweating is a great way to detox the body, but it’s necessary to replenish the fluid that has just been lost. So if there is one thing to remember during these hot months, it’s the importance of staying hydrated. Drinking enough water is one of the foundation blocks for maintaining good health. Being properly hydrated normalizes your body temperature, supports joint health, protects your spinal cord, and rids toxins from the body. Every part of your body, from...


Farmer's Markets | Why We Love Them

Lauren Silva

Farmer's Markets | Why We Love Them

At DEFINE foods, quality is our top priority. For this reason, our meals are crafted with local, organic produce because we want to use the absolute best ingredients. Often, these ingredients can be found at your local farmers market. From nourishing yourself with the freshest produce to interacting with your local community, there are so many reasons to enjoy your local farmers market.  Here are some of our favorite reasons to check out your farmers markets! Eat with the Season Eating seasonally rebuilds the connection between nature and ourselves. The food found at farmers markets are all seasonally grown. The...


Consultation Benefits

Lauren Silva

Consultation Benefits

People choose to seek nutrition counseling for a variety of reasons. And because proper nutrition is one of the foundation blocks of good health, giving a second thought to your food choices is very worth your while.   Who Can Benefit From a Consultation:   Everyone can benefit from a dialogue that dives deep into your personal health goals. Whether it’s time for a complete diet reset or your simply needing inspiration for new, healthy recipes, there are several reasons to consult. People are recognizing the idea that food is medicine, so a nutrition consult could benefit those looking to...