Dr. Ann

If you drink diet soda as a means to cut your calories and control your weight, it is likely failing you. In a report published by researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, overweight adults who drink diet soda consume more food calories and snack more than overweight adults that drink sugary beverages. To […]

If you are looking for a healthier and more wholesome way to replenish your energy during exercise, you may want to go with the classic snack, peanut butter’s best friend, banana. Sounds like a smart snack to me! Exercise scientists at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab compared eating bananas to drinking a sports beverage as a […]

Hydration or having enough water in the body is important because water is the body’s most critical, essential nutrient.  Illness and death will ensue from lack of water much more quickly versus the other essential nutrients.   On average, about 65% of the body is made up of water.   Water provides many vital functions: […]