Nutrition

What to Eat Wednesday Meal Plan

Whether you’re a busy person or you just can’t seem to think of healthy meal ideas “What to eat Wednesday” will be a weekly guide to help you plan, and eat, better. As a health and wellness coach, one of my main focuses is on nutrition and creating a meal plan and setting up a healthy…

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Artichokes

You’ve probably passed an artichoke in the grocery store and have wondered what it is. They are a green pokey little plant, actually part of a flower, and originate from Southern Europe around the Mediterranean. Artichokes are my favorite “vegetable” and are extremely delicious in my opinion. They are an essential part of my diet,…

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Probiotic Benefits

What are Probiotics? I had someone ask me this question: “You seem to use Coconut pre & pro biotic cultured coconut milk often. What are pre & pro biotics and how would I benefit from them?” — from a Blendhappy follower Great Question! Answer: Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to…

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Thanksgiving Information Infographic

Learn about data visualization software. I love infographics and just wanted to share this Thanksgiving information infographic with interesting information. I love to learn little facts about any little thing. Now to really talk about Thanksgiving and what it’s about… I found on the History channel “In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared…

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Traveling

Whenever I travel, whether it be via plane, car, or train I prefer to pack my own food rather than have to deal with grabbing something on the go. When it comes to healthy snack ideas for traveling there are two important things you’ll get from bringing your own food 1) You save money 2)…

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Diet Foods | Increase Your Metabolism

When you increase your metabolism you will burn calories faster. Certain diet foods are known to help boost the metabolism and help keep you healthy. The metabolism involves a complex network of  enzymes and hormones, that not only convert food into fuel, but also affect how efficiently you burn that fuel. Your metabolism is influenced by your…

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The Impact of Organic Food

The impact of eating organic food is imperative when it comes to optimal health. Organic foods are foods that have not been genetically modified, sprayed with chemicals, and are not altered in anyway. I came up with that definition from years of learning about what is natural food and what is not. Did you know that…

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Eat Local | Support Farmer’s Markets

Would you believe me if I told you I had a meal that came from 10,000 miles away? What about if I told you, you have to? Have you ever thought about where your food comes from or how far the food has traveled to get to your local grocer then to your plate? After assessing…

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Supplements | Standardized and Non-Standardized Supplements

When researching standardized and non-standardized supplements the first thing to know is what the difference is. A standardized herbal supplement is basically extracts of an herb that are “chemically tested and confirmed to contain a minimum dosage of all the known active constituents of the herb” (Balch, 2012). Standardized herbs usually go through a detailed…

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Squash Nutrition

Did you know squash originated from a Native American word? The word comes from “askutahsquash”, which means “eaten raw or uncooked”. Squash comes in many different varieties, shapes, sizes, and colors. Common colors are tan, yellow, orange and even blue! Squash nutrition is often overlooked but a squash can provide more nutrients than you’d think!…

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