Salads are so easy to make!And what a great way to get plenty of nutrient-rich leafy greens, veggies and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts in just one dish.
Minerals are, in many ways, the unheralded and often forgotten heroes of keeping our bodies functioning at their best. While the nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins and fats may be better well known, minerals are equally vital for helping us get and stay healthy.
Recently, something caught my attention at the local health food store. I was taking a stroll through the supplement aisle and noticed an acerola cherry supplement. I was intrigued, because the bottle of the supplement advertised that it was extremely rich in vitamin C.
Now that we are in the thick of fall and winter will be here before we know it, I’m on the hunt for hearty but healthy foods I can add to my shopping list for home cooked meals. I recently came across millet in the same aisle of the grocery store where I get my quinoa and brown rice. I didn’t know much about millet, so I did some research.
As you know, Halloween is just around the corner. I recently blogged about how to make Halloween healthy but fun for your kids and how to moderate their sugar intake without being the sugar police!
We often talk about how people look “just like their mother” or “just like their father.” And it’s true that we may inherit some of our parents’ physical characteristics. But genetics are really a fascinating science and involve so much more than just how we look.
It’s unbelievable, and quite frankly frightening, what some people practice when it comes to nutrition and diet. Take, for example, the story of this 25-year-old Instagram influencer who practices ‘Breatharianism.’
Apparently, Oprah and Kate Middleton love spirulina. Reportedly, Middleton drinks a smoothie twice a day that contains kale, matcha, spinach, romaine, cilantro, blueberries and spirulina. And Oprah is said to have used a spirulina supplement to “level out her blood sugar while losing weight.”
It can be really confusing when it comes to figuring out what and how much nutrients you need to stay healthy. Generally, our bodies require six groups of nutrients to stay healthy: water, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and protein.
Imagine this. You’re at a restaurant to have a meal with family or friends. Your food arrives. You taste it and reach for the salt shaker which you then realize has a label that says, “Excess sodium can cause high blood pressure and promote stomach cancer. Limit your use.”
Model and socialite Kendall Jenner reportedly has added another major title to her repertoire: “oral health mogul.” She recently created an oral care line called Moon which contains, as one would probably imagine, your not so average dental hygiene products. And one of these products is a toothpaste that contains ingredients including camu camu.
You have probably heard of the term “hangry,” when you are so hungry that you become angry and irrational. It’s like you turn into your evil twin until you get something into your belly.
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