What to Eat if You Get Constipated

Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea – it’s when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary. Often it’s drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass. Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating. And can be common in people with certain gut issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).…

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Prebiotic – What Is It and What You Need To Know?

“Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin

There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and nourish your skin to better…

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Can This Mineral Help You Boost Your Immune System?

You need a daily dose of minerals for a healthy body and mind. Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc are essential for the effective functioning of numerous bodily functions. They maintain a healthy heart rate, develop strong bones, produce hormones, and increase brain function.   Did you know that ZINC is the second most…

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Best Ways To Store Your Nut Butter

For the best almond butter toast, banana and almond butter smoothie or a smooth, tasty nut butter on its own,  you have to make sure you’re nut butter is stored in tip-top shape. I wanted to  share the best way to store nut butter to make it last longer, maintain flavor, and improve ease of…

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5 Healthy Snacks Options to Curb Your Salt Cravings

We are all too familiar with sugar cravings, and they have an easy fix as well. But now and then, the sweet taste gets boring and the heart craves something on the salty end of the spectrum. Salt has a tricky reputation; being associated with unhealthy food like potato chips and being the most common…

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Butternut Squash & Apple Salad with Tahini Dressing

Source: Amie Valpone

This careful recipe, adopted from Amie Valpone – The Healthy Apple,  is tasty, and it’s filled with plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats. Enjoy! Serves: 4 Ready in: 15 minutes· 1 large butternut squash· 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil· Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste· 2 cups finely chopped Swiss chard· 2 cups…

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Leaky Gut – What it is? What are the symptoms? What Should You Eat?

“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues…

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Mediterranean Diet 101

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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What Does Your Food Label Really Mean?

How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label? Here’s my four-step crash course on how to read food labels so that you can differentiate between mislabeled junk and truly healthy foods. Step 1: Serving Size The absolute most important part of the Nutrition Facts table is to note the serving size. Manufacturers often strategically choose the…

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