Understanding Protein

weWellcare Heart, Nutrition, Supplements

By Steven Edwards The word protein comes from the Greek “prota” meaning “of primary importance.” Proteins are organic compounds composed of amino acids. Amino acids bind together to form proteins that are associated with every process of your body’s cells. Many proteins are enzymes involved in your body’s chemical activity. Proteins are vital to metabolism, to cell structure and to …

Grocery Shopping Basics

Steven Edwards Heart, Nutrition

By Steven Edwards The Basics Healthy grocery shopping can be a snap with some simple how-to information. Generally speaking, the foods found on the periphery of the store are the ones you should be focusing on. Your shopping emphasis should be primarily fresh, whole vegetables and fruits, and whole grains. Much of what you buy in the aisles will be …