The holiday season is a time when we enjoy the company of friends and loved ones – and gain 10 pounds, okay lets be honest 15 the holidays can be really delicious!! As the stores fill with images of jolly St. Nick, with a few simple tips you can avoid bring mistaken for one of his helpers.
We have all heard that old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Nothing justifies that old saying better than apple cider vinegar. The vinegar, made from fresh fermented apples, contains a host of beneficial vitamins and minerals. As well, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains the “mother”, a special substance that is made up living nutrients and enzymes that help your body maintain good health.
Do you suffer from bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or stomach pain and cramps?? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone. Many people suffer from these uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms. When we talk with family and friends many of them also experience the same problems, further leading us to believe that these symptoms are normal. However, these symptoms are often an indication of an underlying food sensitivity or allergy.
Could the rumors be true?? Is chocolate actually healthy for you?? Yes, the truth is chocolate has a lot of health benefits. Hold on though, don’t run out and grab that candy bar before you finish reading. Chocolate is a very healthy food, but there are certain things we must consider when choosing the type and amount of chocolate we eat.
Choosing healthy foods is important but making sure the foods have not been altered with additives can be even more important. Most of us are familiar with the major culprits to avoid like white sugar, white flour, trans fats and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame.
It is easy to gain weight and hard to lose it, we all know the truth in this saying. Yes, gaining weight can be quite easy with the average person gaining 1-2 lbs per year. This means a healthy 130 pound 18 year old could become an over weight 170 pound 38 year old. Losing weight may seem overwelming but with a few small changes it can be easier than you think.
Are you concerned we are becoming out of touch with the food we eat? A knowledge of the land used to be essential for survival, but in the past 100 years with the advent of grocery stores and convenience food it would seem this is no longer necessary. However in recent years, we are beginning to understand just how vital this connection is.
Lets explore 5 simple ways we can reconnect to our food: