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How soaking, sprouting, and fermenting legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds can make them more easily digestible.
It may be hard to believe, but poor diet now contributes to more disease and death than physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol combined. We have been consuming sugar, refined carbohydrates and industrial vegetable oils as never before, with devastating consequences for public health. In the UK alone, type 2 diabetes and obesity have cost the National Health Service (NHS) more than £20 billion.
There is a big reason why breakfast has long been referred to as the most important meal of the day—the food you eat in the morning will influence your energy levels, cravings, emotions, and clarity throughout your day and can even affect how you sleep that night!
Incorporating nutrient-dense foods for breakfast, such as healthy fats, good-quality proteins, and colorful vegetables, will provide a sense of balance and satiation, encouraging you to continue making healthy choices all day.
For those allergic or sensitive to nuts–or if you just want to try something new–here’s a great smoothie recipe for you to give a morning boost.
Sunflower seed butter is high in healthy fats, thyroid supportive selenium, and trace minerals like magnesium that support all of the bodies functions. It’s a great alternative to nut butters and can be found in health food stores – be sure to read the label and make sure you get one that is unsweetened. Combine that with our new upgraded Cleanse Shake, antioxidant packed blueberries and phytonutrient rich spinach and you’ve got yourself a super nutritious breakfast or snack!
The verdict is out – healthy fats are good for us! And we should try our best to get them in at every meal! Healthy fats lubricate our digestive system, are necessary for hormone production, support the health of our brain and help us to feel satiated! Make sure to check out this interview with Nina Teicholtz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, to learn more about why we need fat in our diet.
So, how do you know which healthy fats you should be eating? Here are some of our favorites.
Whether on the run or part of the daily routine, snacking can be nutritious and beneficial if you a little planning is involved. It’s all about grabbing the right snacks that keep you satisfied and energized.
Are you eating healthfully and watching your diet as a way to manage your autoimmune symptoms, but you just don’t know why you continue to have symptoms such as bloating, upset stomach, joint pain or rashes? Although you are eating foods you believe to be healthy, here are five foods that may be triggering your autoimmune symptoms and keeping you inflamed, despite your best intentions.
When it comes to digestive issues, it may seem like you’ve tried everything and you’re still experiencing discomfort. If that’s the case, one or more of these very common foods may be affecting your digestion. If you consume these things frequently, it could be helpful to remove them for a period of time and see if your symptoms clear up!
If you are following a paleo or low-carb diet, you may be on the hunt for some snack ideas. Many patients that start a Paleo diet find that choosing healthy main courses is not a problem, but they need some help for snack attacks:
Here are some good ideas if you’re on-the-go: