The New Year’s can be a great time to get together with family, eat, and have a good time. It’s fun and there’s nothing like counting down to the new year. A new year can mean a fresh start for some and for others it can to achieve more than last year. With all this fun going on, it’s almost a sure thing that someone will offer you something to drink. This calls for the question, “Should you drink alcohol this New Year’s Eve?”
Any party we go to thrown by our family will have alcohol. For us, there’s no getting away from it unless we stay home. As a matter of fact, the first time I ever drank alcohol was at a New Year’s party. My fourteen-year-old self was blacked out, laughing and crying, and making a fool of myself on video. Thinking about it now makes me sick!
In order to really make an educated decision, it’s important to understand what alcohol does to the body. Read more
Christmas is indeed one of those most wonderful times of the year. It’s a time when families gather together to celebrate one another and gift gives of appreciation. We get a chance to see those family members who we may not see all throughout the year.
If your family cooks a Christmas dinner, then you know it can be Thanksgiving all over again, but with more red and green. It’s a fun time and you should definitely enjoy yourself. That being said, it should of no surprise that many holiday treats and snacks should be avoided as well.
Christmas Snacks And Treats That Should Be Avoided
There are many treats that we already know to stay away from because we stay away from them the other eleven months of the year. For example, all those different Christmas Hershey Kisses. However, a lot of Christmas snacks are things we’re unfamiliar with.
Broccoli is truly amazing food. It can be prepared multiple ways and has such a delicious crunch! It’s definitely affordable and doesn’t take long to prepare. Not only that, but it’s a powerful superfood that can help boost the immune system, fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and so much more. There’s no way you can go wrong adding broccoli to your weekly shopping trip. If you’re not convinced yet, let’s take some time to go over the health benefits of broccoli.
Serving Size: One cup of raw broccoli
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Protein: 2.6 grams Read more
If there’s one fruit I love, it’s tomatoes! Although they’re technically a fruit, we prepare and eat it like a vegetable. There are many health benefits of tomatoes which are a great secondary reason to consume it. (The first reason is for its great taste!)
Serving Size: One small 100-gram tomato
Sugar: 2.6 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Carbs: 3.9 grams
Protein: 0.9 grams Read more
About Vitamin E
Vitamin E has eight different forms. However, only one is active and can meet human requirements – alpha-tocopherol.
Vitamin E helps support the immune system, regulates gene expression, and helps with other metabolic processes. It also aids in keeping the inner lining of blood vessels clear and smooth by preventing build up.
This vitamin is considered an antioxidant, which means it neutralized free radicals and can help prevent the onset of diseases.
Taking Vitamin E supplements are linked with negative effects such as a stroke.  Read more
About Vitamin A
The term Vitamin A is used to refer to a group of compound necessary for growth, immune system, reproductions, and vision.
There are two types of Vitamin A-
- Preformed Vitamin A – found in animal products.
- Provitamin A Carotenoids – found in plants.
Provitamin A carotenoids can be converted to Vitamin A. Beta-carotene is the most known of these carotenoids and the most active. Carotenoids have a wide spectrum of colors, such as yellow, red, and orange hues. Read more
Vitamin C, AKA L-ascorbic acid, is a necessary nutrient and can be found in many delicious foods. But first, let’s take a look at what Vitamin C does for the human body before we take a look at different Vitamin C foods.
Vitamin C helps to create L-carnitine, collagen, and certain neurotransmitters. Also, it aids in protein metabolism, iron absorption, and boosts the immune system. Plus, it acts as an antioxidant.
Although nearly impossible on a plant-based diet, a Vitamin c deficiency leads to a very rare disease called scurvy. Read more