Did you know digestion begins in the mouth? As you start to chew your food, digestive enzymes found in saliva begin to break it down, preparing for nutrient absorption. Saliva also makes the food more alkaline, which creates less bloating and gas. Chewing is crucial for proper digestion and eating slowly is known to help…

Read More

Beans are a wonderful way to add high-quality, plant-based protein to your diet. They are commonly high in iron, B vitamins, and fiber. They also have great flavor and compliment any dish. Beans contain resistant starch, which received its name because it resists the enzymes that normally would break down starches during digestion resulting in a…

Read More

“Fat doesn’t make us fat, sugar makes us fat.” – Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. We need good fat for healthy brain, nerve & cellular function, hormone balance and energy. The right balance of healthy fat is critical for good health. Healthy fats help your body absorb more of your meal’s nutrients so if you are eating a…

Read More

Diet plays a major role in heart health and the foods you choose can greatly impact your risk of heart disease. Foods can influence blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and inflammation, all of which are risk factors for heart disease. While eating a healthy diet loaded with vegetables is a great way to combat disease, sometimes…

Read More

One cup of cooked rice contains around 240 (starchy!) calories that can be quickly converted into fat if they’re not burnt off. Thankfully, researchers in Sri Lanka discovered that if you add a teaspoon of oil when cooking rice, it actually decreases the calories by as much as 60 percent. This percent will vary depending on the rice. High…

Read More

Quercetin is known as one of the most abundant flavonoid antioxidants in the human diet. This natural compound plays an important part in fighting free radical damage, slowing down the effects of aging and reduces inflammation! Quercetin helps regulate the immune system’s response to outside stressors through cell signaling pathways called kinases and phosphatases. These are types of enzyme and…

Read More