What 1 ingredient stands in the way of your flat belly? If you drink diet soda regularly, that ingredient is in there. And before you get up in arms and say “no one should drink diet soda to begin with”, let me point out that while diet soda consumption took a dive over the past decade, there are still millions of diet soda consumers. However, America continues to have a growing number of obese individuals. So, what gives? Continue Reading
Several years ago, I shared 7 Reasons to Eat with the Seasons, and I continue stand by that approach as a primary way to foster optimal nutrition and add variety to the diet. Seasonal eating is an easy way to cut grocery costs and boost nutrition.
The added benefit of seasonal produce in the diet could be weight loss. Several fall foods that pack a powerful nutrient punch can also help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Add these Best Fall Foods for Weight Loss to your next shopping list and incorporate them into your autumn meals. Continue Reading
Are you incorporating avocados into your diet regularly as a source of healthy fat and other nutrients and/or healing properties?
To give you a better idea of how avocados can benefit your health, here’s a little breakdown of why these rich, creamy fruits are not only great-tasting, but also great for you!
- naturally healing
- extremely easy to digest
- rich in vitamins B, K, and E
- rich in nutrients like potassium and healthy monounsaturated fat
- filled with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties
Because they are so healing, I recommend adding avocado to your regimen if you accidentally consume gluten on your gluten-free diet. You can read more in “6 Steps to Ease Symptoms When You Get Glutened“. Continue Reading
We are so concerned with muscles in the body that we can see bulging (or at least we wish they were) under the skin – contoured biceps and firm triceps, sleek cut thighs – but what about the most important muscle that we can’t see? The heart works harder for us than any muscle in the body and without it functioning at peak performance, our good health will not last.
One of the most popular posts I’ve ever shared is 6 Steps to Ease Symptoms When You Get Glutened. It makes sense, too, because when someone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity consumes gluten accidentally, it is serious business for our health. I know this first hand because:
(a) I have celiac disease and
(b) while it is rare, there are times gluten does get into my body, regardless of how careful I am.
In 2013, it was coffee that got me. Continue Reading