10 Ways to Eat an Avocado

Avocados are one of our favorite foods here at Be Well. They are delicious and full of healthy fats as well as 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, and folic acid. Looking to incorporate more avocados into your life? Here are 10 ways to eat them:

The Upgraded Avocado Toast

We’ve upgraded the ever-popular avocado toast with homemade gluten-free bread and a poached egg, on top, for added protein and nutrients.

We now know that the yolk contains most of the egg’s nutrients, so it’s about time we change your mind about egg yolks (if we haven’t already)! The yolk contains choline, which is essential for the functioning of all cells, especially brain cells. Egg yolks also contain antioxidants; B vitamins, including B12; vitamin A; iron; selenium; biotin; phosphorous, and other various trace nutrients. Egg whites, alone, lack many of the nutrients that are found in the yolk, a nutrition powerhouse.

The Skin and Gut Connection

The skin is your biggest organ and a window into what’s going on inside your body. Skin issues such as rosacea, eczema, acne, etc., are evidence that there’s something going on inside the gut. In layman terms: by fixing your gut, you can clear up your skin! It can be that simple.

2016 Resolution #5: Work Out More

It’s not always easy to follow through on the New Year’s resolution to exercise. Even with the best intentions, getting it done in the cold, dark months of winter can be especially hard! So many of our clients need some extra motivation. Here are a few fun ways to work out more in 2016!

Which Almond Butter Tastes the Best?

Almond butter is stealing the spotlight these days as more and more people embrace healthy fats and proteins as the building blocks of their diets. And now more and more brands of nut butters are competing for space, crowding supermarket shelves in a bid for attention. But which is best and why?

8 Tips to Staying Regular While on Vacation

When we travel, our natural rhythms can get off schedule, and it’s common to experience constipation. Some people’s systems can tolerate going “off-track” while on vacation and still feel vibrant and fresh, while most of us just can’t handle it! I find that the closer we stick to our “normal” routine, the more normal our bowels can be. Here are six tips to follow if you find that staying regular while traveling is nearly impossible … because it is possible to feel great during your entire vacation!

Eggs Made Simple for Breakfast or Dinner

Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast? That is the question! And the answer is both!

In America, we are trained to think of eggs as mainly a breakfast food. But who says we have to limit eggs to a time frame that ends before noon? In many cultures, it’s customary to eat satisfying foods at any time of day. In Japan, it’s even common to have salmon and miso soup in the morning!

So if dinner can be for breakfast, why not breakfast for dinner?

Dairy-Free Creamy Salad Dressing Too Good To Be True

Missing creamy salad dressings after cutting out dairy? This homemade dressing is rich, satisfying and completely dairy-free! It can dress all kinds of salads, but I enjoy it best on summer days atop a bed of grilled romaine. Tossed with the season’s sweet heirloom tomatoes, this salad makes for a meal with tasty textures and dynamic flavors.