Unless your child is the rare bran muffin addict or prune junkie, chances are that the foods he or she is clamoring for are scant on fiber. (Those chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese and white bread sammies most kids are clamoring for aren’t exactly fiber-rich.) But fiber is important because it allows us to feel full without consuming excessive calories and keeps our gastrointestinal tracts humming. Children and adults should be eating 14 grams of fiber per 1000 calories consumed.
Q. What is a “detox cleanse”? Does it really help you lose weight?
A. After a season of Thanksgiving pie, Christmas ham and let’s not forget New Year’s Eve champagne, many of our customers are looking for a “quick fix” to shed those extra pounds—along with the toxin build-up that we typically acquire from all of this decadence. A detox cleanse usually includes a supplement regimen and is intended to hit the “reset” button on your eating habits. After completing the recommended course, you likely will have rid yourself of junk food cravings… and some weight, too.*
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.
Losing weight is rarely easy. From mid-morning munchies to unexpected lunch outings with coworkers to aisle after aisle of unhealthy temptations at the supermarket, challenges seem to pop up at every turn, making it difficult for even the most committed dieter to stay 100% on track. Luckily, there are some things you can do to take control and boost your weight loss efforts without a whole lot of change or effort on your part.
It’s all about chia! Little seeds with lots of power, these tiny treasures can be sprinkled on just about anything for an instant fiber, protein and omega-3 boost. You already love pudding, so why not make some that’s not just creamy, cool and sweet—but packed with bonus nutrition? The secret? Besides a heaping spoonful of chia seeds, you’ll sneak in some spinach, a potassium-packed banana and irresistible coconut cream.
Why is it that tummy aches always seem to happen at the worst possible times? Like when you’re out to a nice family dinner at a restaurant, on vacation, or even (ugh!) in the middle of the night? And if you’ve got a really little one—too little to explain what’s wrong—the crying can go on for hours.
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