Getting out of bed is much easier when a tasty breakfast is on the table! Forget flat, bland flapjacks. Pile your plate high with these moist, chewy pumpkin pancakes, stuffed with chopped nuts and coconut shreds for a naturally sweet and filling morning meal. They’re dairy free, gluten free and made with a homemade chia seed egg substitute, making them a vegan treat that anyone who rises and shines early can enjoy.
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When it comes to dessert, it’s OK to be greedy. Make this single serving of chocolate pudding to spoil yourself with something sweet after a long day of sticking with a tricky diet. Your taste buds won’t know it’s anything other than a little bowl of bliss, but your body will thank you for the extra protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s.
Some mornings are so busy, even boiling water will set you back. Rather than grabbing another granola bar for breakfast, enjoy that oatmeal you wish you’d had time to make. With this recipe, just open the fridge, grab and go! Prep is all done the night before—no cooking required. Filling and fiber-rich oats, protein-packed chia seeds and creamy Greek yogurt come together with tropical coconut and pineapple for a quick, nutritious and delicious morning meal.
Move over, fish oil. Not everyone can tolerate the taste, the smell or those less-than-attractive repeats that so many fish oil supplements can haunt you with. Even worse: some of you are downright allergic to the finned and shelled swimmers of the sea.
Sound familiar? If you’re a vegetarian, vegan or food-allergy-sufferer, you may not be getting adequate amounts of essential fatty acids. And you don’t want to miss the boat. Trust me when I say you’d fare better – and feel better – adding plant-based oils and seeds to your diet. Read more →
Q: What exactly is fish oil?
A: We’re glad you asked! Fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish. The oil acts as a carrier for fatty acids, such as the ever-so-important omega-3s. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are two of types of omega-3s, which are considered essential fatty acids. What makes them “essential” is the fact that our bodies don’t produce these nutrients and can only obtain them from food or supplements. Read more →
At work, at the gym, on TV, in blogs…everyone’s talking about the hottest natural health trends. But chances are, when you go to the store to stock up, you’re hit with some serious sticker shock. You don’t need to break the bank to benefit from the latest and greatest health products, though. Here are our hacks for buying the best products nature has to offer without paying out-of-this-world prices.
Most people who adopt a healthy lifestyle know that good digestion is a key factor in the body’s absorption of nutrients. It may seem like a contradiction, but one of the best things we can do to help ensure efficient digestion is by eating fiber, which is dietary material that resists being broken down by enzymes in the intestines.
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