Balancing blood sugar is helpful for weight loss, heart health, skin health, vision, cooling inflammation, hormone balance, reducing signs of aging, and decreasing disease risk. Everyone can benefit from better blood sugar, especially those with diabetes, pre-diabetics, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. [Read more…]
Finding healthy items and trusted brands, without wasting time and money, can be challenging. I’ve personally tried each of the recommendations below (and tons more) to create this LOVE IT list to share some of my favorite healthy online resources and products for you to enjoy. [Read more…]
Steaming is one of the best cooking methods for improving the flavor of vegetables without destroying vital nutrients.
Although steaming is a quick process, you can chop your ingredients into smaller pieces for even faster cooking times. Steam in batches to save even more time and so you have plenty of veggies to get you through the week. However, if you do steam for a prolonged period, check the water level and add more as needed. [Read more…]
Whether your kid is starting kindergarten or you’re back in the office, these Back to School Tips and Meal Ideas can help your family stay healthy throughout the year.
Although it might be easier to let the kiddos eat at school, cafeteria meals usually lack vital nutrients that homemade whole food meals provide. Not only do kids benefit from foods packed from home, but having a brown bag yourself can help you resist office junk food temptations. With a little planning and preparation, you can juggle a hectic schedule without compromising your family’s health or packing on the pounds. [Read more…]
Most health, nutrition, and weight loss programs are incomplete. They lack crucial factors needed to not only get results but make those results last a lifetime. I’ve created the Core 4 Principles to help identify and address underlying health issues, and make healthy living delicious and doable, so it’s sustainable. [Read more…]
Similar to every other area of nutrition, quality is crucial. The common table salt in most processed products, restaurant meals, and at-home salt shakers is poor quality and should be avoided as much as possible. [Read more…]
Most supplements don’t work. They’re made from poor quality ingredients and are poorly absorbed. Learn how to buy and take supplements to save money, and get better health and weight loss results. [Read more…]
Plan ahead by packing snacks as needed to maintain even energy throughout your day. Although most people grab a granola bar, pretzels or something out of a vending machine, those processed products can leave you hungrier than before. Keep it simple by snacking on single-ingredient foods, such as fruit, nuts, and veggies. The less refined, the better. Make sure your snacks are balanced with quality protein, natural fats, and colorful carbs. [Read more…]
Unfortunately, inaccurate studies gave eggs a bad reputation for increasing cholesterol. To unscramble the myths, eating eggs may actually increase “good” HDL cholesterol while lowering the risk of blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. Eating cholesterol-rich foods has little effect on blood serum cholesterol levels. However, eating foods high in refined carbs can increase inflammation, triglyceride levels, and “bad” LDL cholesterol. [Read more…]
With 30 grams of complete protein per 3.5 ounces, this metabolism-boosting food is great for a protein-rich snack, easy lunch, or quick dinner. Chicken is a good source of tryptophan, niacin, selenium, vitamin B6, phosphorous and choline. Include dark meat for more B vitamins and select pasture-raised chickens for more omega-3s. Avoid anything fried or heavily processed, such as chicken nuggets or microwavable meals. [Read more…]