Holiday gift season is upon us! Show your love with healthy, homemade treats that you can whip up in your kitchen in an hour or less.
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The basic rule of healthy snacking is to increase the protein and fat of your snack and limit the carbohydrate and sugar content. For example, apple slices topped with almond butter provides the fat and protein required to increase and sustain your energy, as opposed to an apple on its own which will only stave off the hunger for 30 – 60 minutes.
When patients first visit my office, I always make it my business to find out not only about their health histories and lifestyle habits, but also what they eat. Fortunately, these days patients are more knowledgeable about nutrition than they were even 5 or 10 years ago, so that makes the job of turning their health around a bit easier. However, many people still have some rather retro ideas about what’s a health food and what’s not, so I and my Be Well nutrition team often have to engage in some re-education, to guide patients on their journey to sustainable and optimal health.
The recipes in this new cookbook from the GuiltyKitchen blogger meet all my criteria for an excellent kitchen companion: enticing, healthy, and, most importantly, easy. Full of delicious Paleo-friendly recipes utilizing coconut oil, Elizabeth Nyland’s book is an inspiration for all types of eaters, Paleo or not. Admired for its many health benefits, coconut oil contains lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride which supports the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, lowering cholesterol, boosting thyroid function and improving overall hormonal health. MCTs are absorbed directly into your liver where they are metabolized to provide instant and sustained energy for your body and brain.