Canola Oil – A Healthy Oil Fraud?

For years, canola oil has been marketed as one of the healthiest oils for salad dressings and cooking, but the truth is that this oil is far from healthy. The wildly controversial canola oil is everywhere – even in the seemingly healthiest of restaurants, but it’s far from “natural.”

Is canola oil lurking in your kitchen cabinet? If so, here’s why you should ditch it.

From the Be Well Kitchen: Grapefruit Kale Salad

If you’ve never considered putting grapefruit into a salad before, you’ve been missing out! The tangy, juicy grapefruit paired with the creamy avocado and crunchy pumpkin seeds are a delicious and refreshing combo. The grapefruit is a vitamin C powerhouse, which will support your immune system, and the healthy fats from avocado and pumpkin seeds will give you energy and keep you satisfied.

Bring this salad to a summer BBQ – you’ll be the life of the party!

7 Ways To Supercharge Your Immune System

Does a change of seasons generally leave you feeling under the weather and reaching for those over-the-counter meds? When we’re sick, our body is trying to get back into balance and flush things out of our system. Taking medicine can actually suppresses our immune system’s natural response to illness, which over time weakens our natural ability to heal. Luckily, there are lots of more natural ways to kick a cold and supercharge your immune system, and you don’t have to look any further than your kitchen cabinet or local health food store!

From The Be Well Kitchen: Collard Green Wraps

Tis the season of parties and outdoor BBQs, but that doesn’t mean you have to load up on bread. You can have a gluten-free, grain-free delicious party and nourish your health at the same time!

The trick? Collard greens!

5 Reasons To Eat The Whole Egg

Is that an egg white omelette on your plate? It’s time to change that. Go flag down your waitress and ask her for an omelette made with the full eggs. Gone are the days when egg yolks were the enemy, and you’ll never hear me order an egg white without it’s beautiful and nutritious yellow counterpart. Eggs are one of the richest sources of nutrition out there – and some people even call eggs “the perfect food.” Yes – yolk included!

5 Paleo Breakfast Ideas

One of the most frequent questions we get when we suggest the Paleo Diet is “what about breakfast?” When you decide to go on a grain-free eating plan, many of the foods you commonly think of as breakfast foods get the boot. Cereal? Nope. Muffins? Pastries? Donuts? All eliminated. YOGURT? OATMEAL? Sorry. I know. It sounds hard to handle at first, but I promise, once you get the hang of it you won’t even believe you used to put chocolate croissants into your body first thing in the morning.

Here are 5 delicious paleo-friendly breakfast ideas that will give you energy and keep you full (without the sugar crash)!

Be Well Kitchen: Lemon Hemp Kale Salad

This is the perfect refreshing spring salad! The hemp seeds pack a protein punch, to make this salad filling and high in nutrition. The lemon makes it crisp and tangy – bring it to a dinner party or BBQ, it’ll be a huge hit. Feel free to mix it up and use a different green (like spinach) or chopped up tomatoes instead of bell peppers. Get creative with it! Either way, you’re getting a big dose of delicious and nourishing veggies.

How To Eat Healthy Anywhere

One of the things I hear all the time is “I could eat healthier, but __________.” Fill in the blank with an upcoming wedding, travel plans, work event, or a number of other excuses for why healthy eating just won’t work out right now. I’m not one to say you should never indulge, but if you are really serious about your health goals or you have a specific health condition that can be healed through dietary changes, it can be a good idea to learn how to live (at least for a little while) without the “trigger foods.” On the Be Well Cleanse, in order to give your body a serious detox and investigate which foods are helping or harming you, we cut foods out like gluten, sugar and dairy for 2 full weeks – no exceptions, no bending the rules, no excuses.

5 Tips for Glowing Skin

“Your skin looks great!” The compliment we all love to hear. The reason we all appreciate that compliment so much is probably because our skin is literally a mirror image for how well we’re taking care of ourselves. What’s going on internally is reflected in our skin, so if our skin is glowing, it means we’re really nurturing and nourishing ourselves! Clearing up the skin starts within, and here are 5 things you can do to give your skin that healthy glow we all crave.