The Importance of Chewing Your Food

The Importance of Chewing Your Food

In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it can be difficult to enjoy a relaxing meal. Instead, we inhale our food on the run, in the car, or in front of a screen. Most of us probably don’t even think about chewing our food; it is just a habit once the food hits our mouth.

How important is it to chew our food thoroughly? Does it really matter?

Yes, it is extremely important; it is one of the first steps in your digestion process. The way you chew your food, and how well you chew your food, can significantly impact your health.

Zinc and Your Health

Zinc and Your Health

Minerals function along with vitamins as essential components in enzymes and co-enzymes. If an enzyme is lacking the necessary mineral, it cannot function properly no matter how much of the vitamin is available. One of these minerals is zinc. Read on and learn why zinc is so importance for your overall health.

Black, Green, and White Tea

Black, Green, and White Tea

Sometimes making small changes in what we eat can have great benefits for our health. One way I have improved what I eat is by adding teas to my daily routine, I try to have at least one cup of tea a day. The challenge can be knowing what teas we should drink, so I thought I would share a little bit about three common teas. Did you know black, green, and white tea all come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis? The significant differences of each tea type is developed in the processing of the leaves.

What is a CSA?

What is a CSA?

February 24th, 2017 is CSA day. You might be wondering what is a CSA? It stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA allows people to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.

Tips for Healthy Aging

Tips for Healthy Aging

Have you ever thought about the fact that the day we are born is also the day we start to age? Our early nutrition and activity can determine how healthy we age. As babies and children we are fed and nurtured so we can grow into healthy adults. Then the teen and young adult years come. We think we can eat anything we want, or like me, and decide to not eat and become anorexic. Well these choices can influence the health of our twenties, thirties, fifties, and on.

Liquid/Juice Diet: Pros and Cons

Liquid/Juice Diet: Pros and Cons

Juicing fruits and vegetables is popular. It seems to be a fad, off and on through time. My hubby and I decided to give it a try for two days right after Christmas. I know not really the most opportune time, but what better way to supposedly detox all those sweets we may have consumed through the Christmas season.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

We all like to have something sweet once in a while, right? The challenge can be keeping it healthy. This Apple Cinnamon Muffin recipe is gluten free and has no granulated sugar. The sweetness comes from the apples and organic maple syrup. There are only 4 grams of sugar per muffin compared to at least 16 grams in most muffins. To keep the recipe grain free, I used coconut flour.

Curb the Sugar Cravings

Curb the Sugar Cravings

I think we all know that sugar isn’t good for us, and we really should try to eliminate much of it from our diet. This post isn’t going to be about all the “bad” that sugar offers, and “don’t eat this and don’t eat that”. Instead, I am going to share some things that CAN be done to help with sugar cravings, and can benefit your health.