Blog Different Ways to Flavor Water

Different Ways to Flavor Water

Water can be dressed up several different ways to change the flavor and to be cool and refreshing. This clear beverage can help you stay hydrated and it doesn’t supply calories. With more than half of our body weight coming from water, we have to have it for optimal health.  If we are not having enough liquid throughout the day, we …

Blog Tips to Rid Gas From Beans

Ways To Decrease the Gas From Beans!

Beans can cause gas, but there are things you can do to help decrease this with a few tips. When I discuss eating beans with clients, the response that I get is that they don’t eat beans because of all the gas they can cause. If you have that same reason, then you should know this about beans. They contain …

Blog Inflammation and Added Sugars

Inflammation and Added Sugars

Added sugars are different than naturally occurring sugars in foods. Too many added sugars can be the starters to inflammation. Injure any place on your body; say your hand and you notice that it will start to swell. This is a normal response to help it heal. When we eat too much added sugar the body is doing the same …

Blog Punch of Nutrition in Fall Produce

A Punch of Nutrition in Fall Produce

Fall produce packs a healthy punch of nutrition. There are many fruits and veggies available this time of year that can add tasty and nutritious sides to your meals. Flu season is also upon us. That means more hand washing and being sure we are armed with antioxidants for a stronger immune system to stay well. Many antioxidants are found …

Blog Fall Produce to Stay Strong

Fall Produce to Stay Strong

The weather is changing and the grocery stores fruit and veggie stands are changing colors. You are now seeing more orange, red and green colors as the fall produce has entered the stands. Now is the time of year that the acorn and butternut squash appear along with pumpkins. For even more color and flavor, you will see radishes, spinach, …

Blog Tacos with Differnt Seasoning

Tacos with a Different Seasoning

Tuesday of this week was National Taco Day. Because of that we decided to have tacos for dinner a few nights this week. Calcium, potassium, protein and antioxidants can be inside that taco shell. If you are a sodium watcher you may already know they can also pack a whole lot of sodium as well. This is what I did …

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Optimal Health for Women

For women, finding time to care for their own health is hard. National Women’s Health Day took place this week. This is day that is known as a time for women to take control of their health. You may have participated at a local event and that is fantastic. Now what do you plan to do from there to continue to …

Blog Ways to Include Fruits and Veggies

Ways to Include Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies provide a multitude of vitamins such as A, C and K. They also provide minerals such as folate, potassium, magnesium and phytochemicals which may help lower inflammation. Overall, eating these is linked to a lower risk of many chronic diseases. Many of us still struggle to get these foods into our daily food intake even though they …

Blog The Goodness of Drinking Chocolate Milk

The Goodness of Drinking Chocolate Milk

Sugars are in chocolate milk and this is why many are afraid to drink it. There are many reasons, however, to drink chocolate milk that far outweigh the sugar content. Cow’s 1% or 2% chocolate milk and Silk chocolate brand soy milk provide protein, calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and vitamin B12 along with other vitamins and minerals. This is all …