Beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant proteins around. There are so many choices: creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more to choose from. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. What To Do With...Read More »
Are artificial sweeteners really bad for us? As I continue to research, I find newly released information about foods and substances we should NOT consume. Today, I want to talk to you about beverages that contain artificial sweeteners. You know, that white stuff that tastes like a strange sweet chemical that food manufacturers add to products to make you think you’re doing something good for your body. I know you love your zero calorie desserts, yogurts and sodas,...Read More »
What does it mean to be gluten-free? Until recently, I never knew that wheat has gone through many changes over the years. Once I began to do some heavy research, I learned about the impact this “modern” grain has on our bodies and our even more, on our brains. Now that my husband and I are gluten-free, we are learning so much about this highly modified grain. There are literally hundreds of diseases directly linked to the consumption of wheat products. You...Read More »
Nutritional well being – No. 1 of our 5 elements Our last element for attaining optimum health is nutritional well being. Here, our focus is on…you guessed it…food! But not only that, we also take into consideration how food responds in the body and with meal planning. I know from experience the importance of planning out the weekly menu. Without a plan, less than optimal choices are made and health begins to suffer. So the journey begins with the...Read More »
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