The Scoop Blog2018-01-11T15:50:04+00:00

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut If you’re like most people, the very thought of bacteria makes you reach for your hand sanitizer. But when it comes to your gut, bacteria can [...]

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight When it comes to carbs, it seems like people are either all about them or avoid them at all costs. But carbohydrates can have both a positive effect [...]

7 Benefits of Exercise

7 Benefits of Exercise Exercise is almost like a secret antidote to many of life's ailments.  From depression to heart health and even libido--engaging in a regular exercise routine can improve virtually all aspects of life and [...]

Is Eating Organic Better for Your Health?

Is Eating Organic Better for Your Health? Eating organic has become increasingly popular over the years, but is there any health benefit to spending more money on our fruits and vegetables? What if you just [...]

How to Stay Lean During Summer Vacation

How to Stay Lean During Summer Vacation The summer vacation.  As American as apple pie.  Whether you choose a road trip to the mountains or a relaxing getaway at the beach, it’s the perfect way to give [...]

Gluten-Free Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

Gluten-Free Labels: What Do They Really Mean?   Gluten-Free. Without Gluten. Certified Gluten-Free. These are just a few of the labels you might run across when looking for gluten-free foods in the grocery store. For [...]

12 Myths About Gluten

12 Myths About Gluten For those with celiac or gluten intolerance, the growing availability of gluten-free foods is a welcome and much-needed change. With an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States still undiagnosed, [...]

Rice Protein vs. Rice or Rice Flour

Rice Protein vs. Rice or Rice Flour Things may get a little confusing and overwhelming when you first enter the world of protein powders. If you are considering a plant-based protein, you have many options to [...]

Non-Heme Iron: Is it Better for Your Health?

Non-Heme Iron: Is it Better for Your Health? It’s no secret that iron is good for you—but did you know that not all iron is created equal? Heme and non-heme, the two different types of iron, [...]

7 Simple Egg Substitutes for Vegan Baking

7 Simple Egg Substitutes for Vegan Baking Don’t Eat Eggs? You are not alone.  Due to the rapid growth of people adopting a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, many more egg-substitutes are popping up on store [...]

Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined

Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined Plant proteins are known to be low in (not lacking)  one or more essential amino acid, and it is because of this that they have been historically recommended in combination [...]

Eating the Right Protein on the Ketogenic Diet

Eating the Right Protein on the Ketogenic Diet When selecting a diet, the first question you should ask yourself is, “Is this healthy?” With diets that range from borderline healthy to downright bizarre, finding a [...]

7 Reasons to Choose a Single-Source Protein Powder

7 Reasons to Choose a Single-Source Protein Powder Protein powder blends are a new thing. It’s when you find multiple sources of protein in a product, from animal to plant-based.   There are whey plus soy [...]