FLO-Zone was created to bridge the knowledge gap between consumers and the science of health and nutrition. The goal is to inspire individuals to make better-educated decisions about the foods they eat and understand how those choices affect their bodies. After all, our bodies are the ultimate investments.
Fall vegetables It’s always sad to see ripe summer vegetables fade out, but there is excitement that comes in with the even more interesting and complex vegetables of fall. We know that you can slice a tomato and put it on a plate, but do you know how to enjoy cabbage or Brussels sprouts? It’s […]read more
Gut health: By now, we know that fiber is the food our gut bacteria eat in order to grow and thrive. But why do we need or even have microbes in our guts? Before we delve deeply into the answer, let’s start by putting things in proper “biological” and “evolutionary” context. Good bug, bad bug […]read more
Eat more fiber. You’ve probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health? Today, fiber is one of the most talked about ingredient in the media and among nutritionists, and health aficionados. Even with this exposure, it is by far one of the most misunderstood food components in […]read more
What’s special about electrolytes and hydration? Most people think of hydration in the context of ‘water’. However, any discussion about the physiology of hydration requires reference to ‘electrolytes’ because body fluids are composed primarily of water and electrolytes. These two are intimately connected and work in concert to allow the body in achieving fluid balance […]read more