Are you ready to cut out gluten once and for all? Although the task can seem daunting at first, it’s really quite manageable by making a few small changes to your habits, and remembering to relish all of the delicious foods that are naturally gluten free! Here are 5 easy tools to get you started.
Our environment is full of toxins. They are in the water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat, personal care products and the things we surround ourselves with. Chronic toxicity can show up as a range of different symptoms and while it’s impossible to completely eliminate your exposure to toxins, there are ways to support your body’s own natural detoxification system. A proper detox that contains targeted nutrients to support the liver (the main detoxification organ), fiber to scrub the intestines and anti-microbial herbs to kill the bad bacteria in the gut is the best line of defense to dramatically reduce these symptoms.
Living a healthier lifestyle can sometimes feel overwhelming, confusing, and all-consuming. The idea of giving up our favorite foods or force-feeding ourselves foods we don’t like for the sake of health is simply not a good motivator! When it comes to implementing change, attitude makes all the difference. With a step-by-step approach, a healthy lifestyle is something we can build up over time. Little by little we’ll crowd out the bad choices by choosing healthy alternatives that we actually enjoy. These conscious choices turn into healthy habits and something very exciting happens: we start feeling better! From there, staying the course is that much easier.
Fight premature aging, cancer and disease with antioxidants. Free radicals in our environment, food and water can damage our cells but antioxidants help protect them so that the damage doesn’t happen. Pretty cool, right? Eating colorful fruits and vegetables (preferably organic) will provide your body with lots of great antioxidant protection. Here are the foods that are ranked highest in antioxidants:
Did you know that your body is the home of trillions of microbes? And even more, did you know that these little critters are your friends and in fact an absolutely essential part of your health and wellbeing? We all have an internal ecosystem made up of these tiny microbes that’s referred to as the microbiome. It is an important part of both our immune system and our digestive system. A healthy microbiome, or gut flora, has a lot of diversity and is capable of fending of any unwanted intruders. It also helps break down food and absorb nutrients. In fact, these good bacteria even produce vitamins and help eliminate toxins.
Whey is a form of protein derived from dairy that is a “complete” protein, meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids. The essential amino acids are ones that our body doesn’t produce by itself, so we need to get them from food sources. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, helping to renew cells, build muscles, restore and heal.
When going gluten free it is only normal to miss some of your favorite baked treats. Whether it’s cupcakes or pizza, there are gluten free flour alternatives out there that make it possible to bake your own healthy treats. Here are our favorite, protein rich, nutrient-dense and gluten free flours.
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