How To Choose Your Cooking Oils
Food Heaven Made Easy writes:
A question we get a lot is, “What oils are best (and healthiest) for cooking?” So we thought it would be a great idea to break down the foodie science between cooking oils and smoke points, so you guys can all be healthier chefs in your kitchens.
The Basics || How To Detox Your Body (No Deprivation Required)
Mind Body Green writes:
Have you been searching for ways to aid your body’s natural detoxification process? Well, here are four simple tips that you can incorporate into your diet to help cleanse your body.
If you combine these simple steps with eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, you will reap the rewards. You’ll feel healthier, younger and have more energy almost instantaneously! The best part is that you’ll feel so wonderful that this will quickly become daily practice, and these tips will become lifelong habits.
20 Reasons Why You Should Join The Wheat Grass Wave
• Restores alkalinity in the blood
• Repairs blood cells
• Lowers cholesterol
• Detoxes the liver
• Builds immune system
• Relieves constipation
• Balances gut bacteria
• Aids in weight loss
• Lowers risk of heart disease
• Regulates blood sugar
• Regulates blood pressure
• Natural source of energy
• Complete source of multivitamins
• Clears skin
• Miracle food
Can’t find fresh wheatgrass? Try this organic powdered wheatgrass!
Oh My Veggies writes:
If you want to enjoy a green smoothie as a snack, you’ll want to use this formula: Greens + Carbohydrate + Protein.
For a meal smoothie, the formula is: Greens + Healthy Fat + Carbohydrate + Protein.
Add optional superfoods to any type of smoothie for a nutritional boost. Here are some of my favorite ingredients:
- Greens and Other Veggies – the king green kale, spinach, romaine, celery, swiss chard, mustard greens, dandelion greens, cucumber, wheatgrass, herbs such as mint, cilantro, parsley, and basil, etc.
- Fruit – bananas, apples, green apples, pears, kiwi, pineapple, peaches, mango, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, papaya, lemons, limes, grapefruit, orange, blood orange, figs, dates, plums, acai, etc.
- Proteins – plant-based protein powders (brown rice, pea, Sunwarrior, Vega, etc.), hemp seeds, chia seeds, nut butters, etc.
- Healthy Fats – chia seeds, avocados, coconut oil, hemp seeds, nuts/seeds
- Superfoods (Optional) – bee pollen, maca powder, lucuma, cocoa nibs, spirulina, chlorella, cinnamon, cayenne, young coconut meat, unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut water, avocado, chia seeds, hemp seeds, matcha tea powder, nut milks, sprouted buckwheat groats, raw gluten free oats, etc.
Green Smoothie Benefits + Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie recipe here.
10 Signs You Have An Unhealthy Gut & How To Heal It
Mind Body Green writes:
In functional medicine, we believe that every system in the body is connected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. At the center of it all is a properly functioning digestive system.
When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause more than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut, gut imbalances have been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea, and other chronic health problems.
I believe the gut is the gateway to health, and the first step I take with all of my patients regardless of their diagnosis is to heal the gut.
10 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Gut:
1. Digestive issues like bloating, gas, diarrhea
2. Food allergies or sensitivities
5. Mood swings, irritability
6. Skin problems like eczema, rosacea
8. Autoimmune disease
9. Frequent Infections
10. Poor memory and concentration, ADD or ADHD
How To Heal An Unhealthy Gut || Read the rest here.
Scientists have determined that substituting 50 grams of white rice with the same quantity of brown rice can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 16 percent.
The polishing of brown rice takes away most of its fiber, which can help prevent diabetes by resulting in less of an increase in blood sugar levels after eating.
Brown rice is also better than white rice as far as vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals are concerned.