Spring is almost here, and what a great time to start adding in more cooling, refreshing foods, especially if you’ve been cooped up all winter. While getting back outdoors sounds appealing, spring is the season when pollen and other irritants fill the air, triggering allergies for many people. To ward of sniffles and sneezes, try drinking a glass of green juice daily, or even a few times a week. Packed with nutrients, it’s an easy (and delicious!) was to flood your immune system with supportive nutrients so you’re armed when allergens start to fly.
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Your heart pumps blood to the rest of your body day in and day out. This goes on all of the time, without you having to think about a single heartbeat. It’s an amazing process! You’re probably already aware that what you eat and lifestyle choices you make can have a big impact on your heart health. In Chinese medicine, the heart and mind are said to be connected. So it makes sense to want to build a harmonious relationship between our hearts and minds to achieve better health.
February is Heart Health Month, and what better way to celebrate than to try a new heart-healthy recipe? The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (preferably fatty fish, rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids) at least twice a week. Mahi is a tasty variety that not only supplies omega-3s but also serves as a good source of lean protein–and it’s low in saturated fat. Enjoy it with a simple citrus marinade loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants for a super healthy meal. Your heart will thank you!
Who doesn’t love licking the spatula when it’s dripping with brownie batter? Forget the boxed mixes made with fattening fudge – this recipe for brownie batter bites is super rich and chocolatey with a healthy twist, using high-quality ingredients like hemp seeds, blueberries and cacao. Blend up these bite-sized treats for yourself or someone special as a Valentine’s Day dessert that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without adding anything extra to your midsection. Enjoy!
Why waste time on white sugar when safer sweeteners make cookies just as craveable? Here’s a new one to try: lucuma. From a tropical superfruit native to Peru, this off-white powder is packed with vitamins and minerals, with a naturally sweet, malty flavor similar to maple. In this recipe, it’s combined with quinoa flakes (a nice change of pace from oats!), raw honey, coconut oil and other natural favorites for a sweet yet healthy cookie that won’t send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.
We all know that one person who can thrive on just six hours of sleep or less. In reality, most of us need seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep to reach our full potential during the day. But in today’s busy world, can you really make that happen? The answer is “Yes!”
There’s nothing quite like homemade chicken soup. I used to buy the canned stuff often, especially during the winter months. But making your own is easy, and that way you know exactly what’s in it! My method involves pre-roasting the chicken, separating the meat, then simmering the bones for a few hours to make a rich, flavorful broth. Add vegetables and spices, stir in some gluten-free egg noodles, and you’ve got a hearty, comforting soup for those days when you’re feeling under the weather– or any time you’re craving a warm, filling meal.
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