Originally published September 18, 2015 Spring. A new season, a shedding of the old and a point in the year (other than the new year) where most people make a deal with themselves to get fit and healthy before the warmer weather (and the wearing of less clothing) arrives. If
One of the least understood words in the diet dictionary is carbs. Carbohydrates. They’re scapegoats for ignorance, falsely populated as a single food group that makes you fat. Did you know that there are three types of carbohydrates? Not one carb. Not good and bad carbs. Three types. Sugars, starches
Green powders are made by taking substances such as organic vegetables, fruits and herbs (anything high in nutrients and antioxidants), drying them out and turning them into a powder. What’s left is a dehydrated form of the original substance, thus making consuming them very convenient and quick.
Raw cacao is the purest form of chocolate one can consume. Whether consumed in powder form, as cacao nibs or cacao beans, it is far less processed than its heated and treated cocoa counterpart. Raw cacao contains an impressive list of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc,
Functional foods are described as foods with positive health effects that extend beyond their nutritional value. My top five functional food picks are inexpensive, easily accessible and are in just about everyone’s fridges and pantries. I rave about avocados all the time, so I have excluded them from this list,
The more I investigate eating, the more I discover how unhealthy our diets are. There’s just so many things to look out for. It’s overwhelming and challenging but you’re body will appreciate the extra work you put in.
The first thing I’d do after unwrapping a McDonald’s cheeseburger would be too pull those two pickles out. Even as I grew out of dirty McDonald’s I still never understood the pickle passion. Why would people choose, let alone enjoy, eating something so sour?