B Vitamins are sometimes called the “Happy Vitamins” as this dietary powerhouse boosts energy levels and enhances the performance of nearly every bodily system. There are eight individual B vitamins and all are essential for human metabolism, growth, reproduction, general health, appetite, digestion, nervous stability and blood cell formation. Some B vitamins help cells convert carbohydrates into glucose for energy, metabolize fat and proteins, help produce serotonin and some even lend a hand with the production and repair of DNA. Since B vitamins are easily depleted in our bodies by … [Read more...] about B Happy!
Protein is an essential element of a healthy diet. "It's an essential nutrient," says Anne Wolf, RD, registered dietitian and researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Protein serves as a critical building block for cells and tissues throughout our body. "We need it for every function in our body — for healing purposes and for building muscles," explains Wolf. Protein is not only essential, it's powerful! It can give you energy, add vitality to life and make you slim down! Some turn to high protein days in order to shed a few extra pounds but it's important to make sure … [Read more...] about Protein Power!
Watermelon is a great treat for the whole family and a major thirst quencher on a hot summer day. It is composed of 92% water, which helps to flush out your system. This makes it a good fruit choice when detoxing.Also watermelon is a key source of lycopene, which may help reduce risk of several types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.Watermelon is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. It’s is high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A as well as rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. And don’t forget it has magnesium, and potassium, all … [Read more...] about Labor Day Weekend Treat – Watermelon
Apples have antioxidants and flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke. Cinnamon is know to increase energy and speed up the metabolism and as a result your body will burn more calories which will aid in weight loss. It’s also being studied for it’s ability to stabilize blood sugar levels, great news for those with Type 2 Diabetes. Maintaining insulin and blood sugar levels is essential for Diabetes as well as an essential component of a weight loss plan. Read more about cinnamon benefits. Here are a … [Read more...] about Apples & Cinnamon – Breakfast of Champions
Cinnamon is more than just a great spice and those who consume it daily have reaped some wonderful benefits, including weight loss. Cinnamon is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. It has a long history of use in many cultures as a staple for overall health and as an alternative medicine. It can be used for colds, nausea, constipation, diarrhea and helps those who suffer with digestive issues and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). According to a study performed at Copenhagen University, patients that were given half a teaspoon of cinnamon combined with one tablespoon of honey … [Read more...] about Cinnamon – more than just a great spice!
Flaxseeds are a rich source of Omega-3s, fiber and contain minerals such as manganese, copper, and magnesium and vitamins such as folate and vitamin B6. In addition, they contain lignan phytonutrients, which have been found to have hormone-balancing and cardiovascular benefits. You cannot get all of those unique flaxseed benefits unless you mill or grind the seeds. This recipe is a great way to get in the wonderful benefits of flaxseeds and start your day off right with fiber and protein. Flourless Flaxseed Pancakes 2 eggs MCT oil 2 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds (flaxmeal) 1 … [Read more...] about Flourless Flaxseed Pancakes