If done properly, juicing can be a nourishing source of enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber that aid digestion, enhance detoxification, cleanse the liver, strengthen immunity, boost metabolism, assist weight loss, and support overall health. [Read more…]
With a little planning, a splash of color and a variety of nutrients, it’s easy to bring balance to your plate. No more boring or bland meals filled with processed products. It’s time to select healthy whole foods that create some contrast! Balanced meals that include a variety of healthy ingredients provide more energy, improve mental cognition, reduce illness, support weight loss and improve your overall health. [Read more…]
Whether you’re suffering from acne, allergies, constipation or other digestive issues, Candida, weight gain, brittle bones or poor immune function, kefir’s got your back to help you feel your best. Although taking probiotics can be helpful, kefir provides a delicious solution for repopulating gut flora for better health. [Read more…]
Whether you’re a chocolate lover or looking for a healthier dessert alternative, these melt-in-your mouth, no-bake treats are sure to satisfy your senses without sabotaging your health or weight loss goals.
Unlike your typical desserts, these raw treats are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and fiber. Made from whole food ingredients, there’s absolutely no refined sugars, trans fats or chemical concoctions in these homemade goodies. In addition, the healthy fats from the nuts and shredded coconut help prevent overeating and stabilize blood sugar levels. [Read more…]
Good quality fats are not only helpful for losing weight but essential for sustainable fat loss and maintaining good health.
Unfortunately, fats got the bad rap from years of poor research. Many of the anti-saturated fat studies lumped healthy saturated fats into the same category as man-made hydrogenated and trans fats. Other studies were done with rancid fats, which should always be avoided, even if unsaturated. With faulty research and clever “low-fat” packaging, it’s easy to believe the myth that fat is evil. [Read more…]
Instead of taking a torturous approach to eating, learn to nourish your body and you’ll discover that healthy eating can, and should, taste delicious.
Many people think they need to feel deprived in order to be healthy and lose weight. They resort to counting calories and even give up some of their favorite foods. The problem is, this creates an unhealthy relationship with food. When you restrict foods or live with guilt, saying things like “I really shouldn’t eat ice cream or pizza,” you create a lot of unnecessary stress that negatively impacts your health. [Read more…]
The easiest and most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is to focus on what you’re eating instead of how much you’re eating.
Ditch the fad diets and calorie counting. A restrictive dietary approach decreases your metabolism, prevents your body from burning fat and creates an unhealthy relationship with food. [Read more…]
Ditch the popcorn tins, fruitcakes, ugly sweaters and onesie pajamas. Help your loved ones set the stage for a success new year with these healthy gift ideas! [Read more…]
Also called pepitas, pumpkin seeds are a nutrient-packed, protein-rich seed. Only 1/4 cup contains 10 grams of protein! Eating pumpkin seeds on a regular basis can help with immune function, hormone balance, reproductive health, inflammation levels, heart health, nervous system health, blood sugar, detoxification, sleep, brain function, hair loss, and even parasite infections. [Read more…]