Jicama: If it’s not part of your diet, you’ll add it after reading this!

What is Jicama? While you may have a hard time to pronounce the name, jicama (HEE-Kah-mah) is a vegetable, not a fruit. This round, fleshy vegetable can grow to be quite large, and its skin has a bark-like texture. Many describe the taste of jicama as being like an apple. Many refer to this vegetable […]

How Managing Sodium in Your Diet Can Help You Be Your Best U!

Salt and How It Affects The Body: Managing your daily sodium intake is important. With an increase in highly processed foods, salt intake has increased to a level as much as 50% higher than recommended for adults. The American Heart Association recommends 1500 mg for adults 50 and older and 2300 mg of sodium for […]

What is the Optavia Diet and HOW does OptimizeU benefit the dieter?

The Optavia Diet is an approach to weight management that aligns well with the guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity issued by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society. The Optavia diet does just that….it encourages weight loss through a combination of low calorie, prepackaged products (which […]