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  • Inflammation Causing Foods To Avoid

    Inflammation is such a hot topic these days.  Inflammation in the body can be good but it can also cause a lot of bad things.

    Inflammation is a good thing when your cells release chemicals into your blood which causes an increase in blood flow to the damaged area to protect you.  Inflammation is unhealthy when your […]

  • Banana Tips for Keeping Them Fresh

    Bananas are the world’s Number One favorite fruit!   They are loaded with potassium which gives you energy and they are also good to fuel your brain.  Bananas are green when picked from the tree,  they turn yellow as they ripen which is when they are very sweet. Finally, they turn brown and get mushy.  They turn […]

  • Why You Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast

    “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” we all know it yet about 10% or 31 million Americans do not eat breakfast. There are many reasons why breakfast is important for good health and why eating breakfast helps you keep your weight down.  Let’s take a look at some great reasons to eat […]

  • Why You Should STOP Drinking Soda Now

     

    There’s a lot of reasons why drinking diet soda is a bad idea.  Just because it has no calories and caffeine, it does not help you lose weight.  In fact, diet soda is linked to weight gain!  This is just one reason you should not drink diet soda.  Let’s take a look at other, very […]

  • Flaxseed Oil, Omega-3s and their Many Health Benefits

    Flaxseed oil is a healthy fat due to its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids.  These polyunsaturated fatty acids play an important role in many different body functions including immune, pulmonary, cardiovascular and endocrine systems.

    Flaxseed oil has a certain type of omega-3 fatty acid called ALA which is alpha-linolenic acid.  This is a plant-based source […]

  • Why A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet is A Great Idea

    Switching to a plant-based diet is a great way to improve your health and save the planet!  It is well known that eating a diet consisting of processed foods and animal products cause many health problems and it also has adverse effects on our environment.

    A whole-foods, plant-based diet is based on:

    Eating minimally processed foods.

    Limits or avoids […]

  • Fruit and Veggies SLASH Anxiety, Stress and Depression

    Fruit and Veggies SLASH Stress and Anxiety

    Did you know that a diet high in fruit and veggies can lower stress levels by 25%??  There is growing evidence suggesting a link between diet and a person’s mental health.  The more fruit and veggies consumed, the lower the rates of psychological stress. Australian researchers have determined that […]

  • Cruciferous Veggies Fight Cancer

    Cruciferous Veggies that fight and combat Cancer:

    We all know that eating your veggies is good for your health.  Now studies show that eating cruciferous vegetables can actually fight cancer!  Even adding these vegetables to your diet once a week can make a positive difference.  
    Eating your cruciferous vegetables can decrease your risk of certain cancers […]