If you haven’t heard of the Keto diet yet, you haven’t been paying attention. This new fad (yes fad) diet has taken the nutrition world by storm. The idea is to eat high fat, moderate-high protein, and low carb. When the proper balance is achieved, it puts the body into ketosis, which essentially tells the body to burn fat stores before calorie stores. Unfortunately with any new health craze comes loads of mis-information and downright dangerous suggestions. With this one, the common theme is “eat bacon and cheese all day, every day!” Not only will you get very tired of this diet, so will your body. Ketosis can be achieved with a healthy, nutrient dense diet, and even my vegan Purium 10 Day Detox’s often put participants into ketosis.
Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks
I recently asked the fans of our Facebook page what their favorite healthy on-the-go snacks are. And I got so many great suggestions, we had to share them here on the blog. These are fantastic for kids and adults alike. Do you have a favorite snack? Let us know in the comments!
Here’s the list: Continue reading “Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks”
6 Tips to Feeding Kids Wisely
When raising kids, it’s important to consider the psychology of eating and how what they learn now will affect them for life. It is not just about ‘making a decision,’ but about understanding what goes into their relationship with food.
Here are a few points to consider: Continue reading “6 Tips To Feeding Kids Wisely”
Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth
By now, we’ve all heard the buzz around bone broth – it has many health benefits, like delivering an array of essential minerals, but its most distinctive benefit is providing collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and its uses are many. As natural health expert, Dr. Axe explains in detail, collagen enhances health in numerous ways, from helping to heal leaky gut, to improving skin and nail health, to reducing joint pain. Continue reading “Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth”
Four Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake
Think adding fiber to your diet means you have to add kale to every meal? Think again. Here’s our favorite suggestions…
1. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies
Fruits and vegetables contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, along with many nutrients. Depending on your diet commitment level and the reason you’re increasing your fiber intake, this may be a good option. Visit your local farmer’s market, start juicing, or just make some changes in your meal plans. Add avocado or sweet potato. Do some research into the fiber content of various foods and make some simple swaps. Continue reading “Four Ways To Increase Your Fiber Intake”
Say Cheese! And It Might Actually Be Good For You
Over the past decade, the amount of misinformation coming out of the FDA that has been debunked is alarming. Whether it was that fat is bad. Or that sugar was better than fat. Or that artificial sweeteners were healthy. So it should come as no surprise that a recent study is finding that cheese may actually be good for you.
Just an ounce (about a slice) of cheddar cheese will run you 9 grams of fat and 180 mg of sodium. It’s also high in saturated fat and cholesterol, and for a long time these stats put cheese automatically on the “bad” list. But should it be? Continue reading “Say Cheese! And It Might Actually Be Good For You”
For The Love of Avocados : Avocado Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
A friend asked if I liked avocados. She had bought them for a guacamole dip for a party and did not use them. For us avocado lovers that would not be an issue. “More for me”, would have been the welcome solution. But she was not an avocado lover, so they sat, ripening by the moment on her counter.
I offered to make her a chocolate avocado pie, and the rest is history.
This dairy free delectable combined unrefined coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa, coconut milk, pure maple syrup and a few other natural ingredients over low heat while the avocados (two of them) were peeled and put in a blender. Continue reading “For The Love of Avocados : Avocado Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe”
Eating Locally, Seasonally and Sustainably
It is summer in Colorado and the farmers markets are bustling with bright colors and fresh aromas. This is the best time of year to skip the grocery store and see what your local farmer has growing for your dinner table. There are many benefits to eating locally, seasonally, and sustainably, but what do those terms mean? Eating locally means eating foods that are grown in your city, state, or region—or maybe in your own backyard. Eating seasonally means eating foods that are grown at the same time of the year that you eat them. By doing both of these things, you are eating sustainably, meaning that the impact of your food choices on the environment is minimal. Some benefits of eating sustainably are discussed below. Continue reading “Eating Locally, Seasonally and Sustainably”
23 Ways To Start Being Healthier Today
1. Cut Back On TV. Think of the difference it makes for your body if you take a walk or if you sit for hours instead. The first is using what you have, the second is losing what you have. The same is the case for your brain when you watch TV, replacing the absent minded activity with something that engages you can keep your brain sharp and ward off a host of diseases.
2. Sleep More. Depriving yourself of sleep can greatly affect your ability to concentrate, to remember and to perform mentally. Continue reading “23 Ways To Start Being Healthier Today”