If you love avocados, you're in luck! With every severing of this fruit (yes, it's technically a fruit), your get about 20 different vitamins and minerals. There's potassium for regulated blood pressure, lutein for healthy eyes, and folate, which helps cellular repair and can additionally help build brain development in growing fetuses of pregnant women. Yes, they are high in fat, but avocados have good fat (that's monounsaturated), which lowers bad cholesterol. I'm sure y
Parents are making so many decisions with their kids going back to school full-time, part-time, or learning from home. So, there is a lot of stress and unbalancing happening within the core family. So, we together are going to investigate and learn new ways to help reduce and/or avoid concerns in these areas and discuss ideas that will help you modify the stress factors. For example: What is stress and the effects it has on your body Coping mechanisms designed to deal with s
One of my favorite topics to share with you is finding the right foods for you, so you can have your ideal health and weight, and feel your best self. When you're eating the right foods for your body, naturally you will feel more uplifted, motivated, energetic, and lean. And when you feel this way, making the food choices that are in alignment with your health goals and how you want to feel becomes second nature - there's no questions or challenges about it. Did you know ther
While lockdowns have lifted over a good bit of the country, many of us are still sticking to a once-weekly trip to the supermarket or farmer's market. We buy a big bounty, and then before the household can make a dent in it, the bananas are browning. Yet, the grapes are still read to eat. Different fruits and vegetables have differing ripening processes. And what's more, how you store them and which ones you put together to have a massive impact on how quickly they ripen.
Appropriate portion size is one of the main ingredients in having a balanced relationship with food. Over time, our portion sizes have grown exponentially, and so have our health issues as a nation. What used to be a typical portion size when eating out is now considered a kids meal -- but with some practice, getting your portion sizes in check is simple and rewarding. There are a few tricks I like to use to make sure I'm not going overboard on portion sizes -- I especially k