“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan What are pure foods? Put simply, pure foods are REAL foods – foods that are grown, not manufactured. Pure foods have not been processed or modified and they do not contain unnecessary additives or preservatives. Think fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes, lean meat and fish. Eating pure foods helps reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some types of cancer. Since they are whole, natural foods, pur
Breakfast “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” – Moms Everywhere Yes, mom was right. Breakfast is an important way to start the day, for kids and adults alike. Skipping breakfast can lead to erratic eating patterns throughout the day, indulgence in more junk food and ultimately, weight gain. Here are three benefits of eating breakfast: Breakfast Jump-Starts the Gut: Studies show that people who begin the day with a balanced breakfast of protein, carbs, and fiber
If I say "Monday" what pops into your mind? Pictures of Grumpy Cat? Does your mood change? Why? It doesn't have too. Let me tell you a story about my husband. My husband is a very kind, generally patient, and understanding person, but Monday's used to always change his mood and set a tone for the whole day. When he came home and I asked about his day he would grumble and complain and make grumbly noises. I asked him why Monday's were so bad and he complained that Monda
“Eat. Sleep. Repeat.” – Unknown After a day in the sun or a hard day's work, you will likely be ready for a good night’s sleep. But, did you know that certain foods can also play a role in the quality of your sleep?
All food we eat has an effect on our health in some form. The brain is highly affected, for better or for worse, by nutrition. Some foods help boost your brain activity and energy level, while others help you get a restful night’s sleep.
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“Eat. Sleep. Repeat.” – Unknown After a day in the sun or a hard day’s work, you will likely be ready for a good night’s sleep. But, did you know that certain foods can also play a role in the quality of your sleep? All food we eat has an effect on our health in some form. The brain is highly affected, for better or for worse, by nutrition. Some foods help boost your brain activity and energy level, while others help you get a restful night’s sleep. The Science Tryptophan is
According to www.nutritionfacts.org less than 2% of Americans meet their recommended minimum adequate intake of potassium. This is in large part to our avoidance of veggies! So, what's the big deal you ask? I thought potassium was just for cramps. I don't have cramps; so, I'm good right? Wrong. Let's have a crash course in potassium. Potassium - "It is also an electrolyte, a substance that conducts electricity in the body, along with sodium, chloride, calcium, and mag
Superfoods: Garlic This Week’s Featured Superfood: Pomegranate TRIVIA The Fear of garlic is called Alliumphobia WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? Garlic promotes endothelial health – This helps keep arteries from getting stiff. The endothelium is an important part of our blood vessels, working ike a pharmacy to our bodies. Just as long as you don’t block it with plaque. Cardiovascular heath – Increases HDL while lowering LDL, lowers Triglycerides ,lowers blood pressure, and lowers plate