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Cuckoo for Nuts

Nuts sometimes end up getting a bad rep because they tend to be high in fat and calories; however, the type of nut and the serving is the most important key when it comes to eating nuts. It’s true that they are high in fat, but most of it is healthy...

Pass Me the Natural Sugar, Please

Did you know that on average we are consuming 66 pounds of added sugar every year? The American Heart Association ( AHA) recommends no more than 6 teaspoon of added sugar for women and 9 teaspoons of added sugar per day for men. In general it is...

Healthy New Year’s Resolution

Start the New Year by making a healthy resolution.  Here are 5 worthy goals for the new year to help keep the body healthy. Exercise Jump start your metabolism, burn fat and improve cardiovascular health by exercising at least 20 minutes a day. Sugar...

Turmeric Tea

Bring four cups of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric (add a small piece of peeled ginger as an option) and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup; add honey and/or lemon to taste. Add a pinch of black...

Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are the times that you get together with your loved ones and enjoy their company while eating a lot of food that you normally don’t consume throughout the year. There are traditional foods that are served during the holidays that are hard to...

What to Eat Before & After a Workout

Did you know that your body uses three micronutrients when working out?  These are carbohydrates, fats and protein.  The amount of each usage depends on your intake prior to working out. The body uses a larger portion of fat and protein if the glycogen storage is...

The Truth About Avocados

Avocados have become very popular in the last couple of years and are known as a superfood. They are very nutritious and contain approximately 20 different vitamins and minerals. They are also low in sodium and cholesterol, but get their bad...

3 Ways to Meditate for a Healthier You

Did you know that more and more research is discovering that the mind, heart and body can improve with regular meditation? With the holidays coming up it is important to stop and think about your body.  We tend to put our bodies in a lot of stress...

Lavender Sugar Scrub

How to make a Lavender Sugar Scrub 1/2 cup of Olive Oil ( Squeezed a capsule of vitamin E) 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar 6 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil ( Can be substituted for other essential oils) Mix together & Enjoy!So easy even the babes can make...

Probiotic Foods For Gut Health

We hear all the time about probiotics, but what are they really? Probiotics are good bacteria that primarily line our gut and help to keep our gut healthy. Benefits They are especially important in the digestive system, but also help increase nutrient...

How to Make Your Thanksgiving Meal Healthier

Thanksgiving is a special time when people get together with their loved ones and enjoy each other’s company over delicious food.  Traditionally, this special holiday started with healthy foods that were prepared from scratch with...

Meatless Vegetarian Protein Sources

I recently became a vegetarian and was always hungry until I learned to incorporate essential protein sources into my diet. In general, there are 20 different amino acids (essential nutrients for the body) that form a protein and nine that our body can’t produce...

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