Blood Pressure Balancing Smoothie Bowl

In addition to antioxidants, this smoothie bowl is loaded with blood-pressure lowering potassium, vitamin C, fiber  and dietary nitrate. Enjoy! Serves 1 1 cup kale ½ cup berries (your favorite kind) ½ cup beets, raw, diced ½ banana 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground 1 dash cinnamon ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened Instructions: Add all ingredients…

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Need Help Going Dairy-free? Here are 6 Great Substitutes

Need Help Going Dairy-free? Here are 6 Great Substitutes If you’re reading this, you likely are or are considering going dairy-free. You may have an intolerance, have been told to eliminate dairy, or just want to have less of it. Either way, dairy is not an essential nutrient, and there are lots of things you…

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Turmeric – Is it Really a Miracle Spice?

Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of just about any grocery store. Sometimes they carry…

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Healthy Fats and Dangerous Fats

All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods).…

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Do You Feel Hungry After Eating?

Have you ever notice that some foods keep you feeling full longer? And others give you the munchies an hour later? That can make the advice to “stop eating when you feel full” a bit tricky if you’re picking foods that aren’t filling. That’s a phenomenon called satiety. It’s the feeling of fullness, of being…

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Crave Sugar? – 7 Simple Things You Should Do

Curbing your sugar cravings may be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be a self-depriving experience. The following are simple tips that will help you control your cravings once and for all: Never Eat a Carbs Alone. Fat and protein help slow the digestion of carbs in addition to sending our brain a hormonal message…

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5 Natural Ways to Deal with Bloating

Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through…

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How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Ready for holiday traveling ? Perhaps a long-awaited vacation? Business trip? Something completely different? No matter where you’re going, you’re probably going to appreciate some quick and easy healthy food ideas. These can help you stay on track and help you bring, and find real food. While these tips can all be used at home,…

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Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While, we don’t know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help, we know a few ways food impacts our moods.…

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All-natural Pumpkin Muffins

These easy pumpkin muffins are a great grab and go breakfast any time of year! Unlike most baked goods, they are made with real pumpkin, and they make a delicious and low sugar treat with plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Servings: 6, calories per muffin: 190, 7 gm protein, 2 gm sugar, 3.2…

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