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Wellness Wednesday: Hydration Through Food

Hydration is generally associated with drinking, however foods can have a hydrating effect as well! Watermelon, grapefruit, celery, spinach, carrots, and all berry types are 90% or more water, making them excellent sources of  H2O (and taste). Next time you…


Wellness Wednesday: Sleep Well

Generally speaking many love to consume coffee and caffeine to boost their sense of alertness, but have you ever thought about how it affects your sleep? A consistent sleep schedule is paramount to overall health. Here is a…


Wellness Wednesday: Happy New Year!

As the new year begins we understand that goals may have not been met, or that we may not have been as productive as we expected during the holidays. Be gentle and patient with yourself because there is a whole…


Wellness Wednesday: Chocolate

Dark chocolate is beloved for its bitter-sweet flavor. Along with satisfying your sweet tooth, the cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate have been associated with lower blood pressure and decreased risk for heart disease according to Harvard School of…


Wellness Wednesday: Happy Holidays!

Holidays are meant for family, food, and fun. Please take this precious time of year to relax and let go of the stresses of work and school. Happy Holidays from Hoya Hospitality!…


Wellness Wednesday: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an incredibly important compound for healthy skin, immune function, and iron absorption. (National Institute of Health) Citrus fruits, tomatoes, and potatoes are a major source. Try squeezing lemon juice over your meal or having a glass of…


Wellness Wednesday: Proteins + Fiber

Protein and fiber are satiating nutrients, they have the amazing ability to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Beans are unique because they are high in protein AND fiber. Pictured are black beans and black eyed peas (which are actually…


Wellness Wednesday: Vitamin D

Sunlight is a precursor in the creation of vitamin D in the body. During colder months, we tend to get less sun exposure, so it becomes more important to eat foods high in vitamin D (according to the National Institute…


Wellness Wednesday: Consistency is Key

Holidays are synonymous with feasts and quality family time. Also associated with holidays are large meals that can often lead to upset stomachs and “food comas.” To avoid the dreaded post-meal fatigue eat regularly just as you would on a…


Wellness Wednesday: Dehydration

Risk of dehydration can increase during cold weather months due to the dry air (according to The Mayo Clinic).  Adding dried spices to your ciders and teas are an excellent way to increase your fluid intake by making your hot…