Benefits of Chia Seeds

Ch.. Ch..Ch..Chia.. Seeds?  These black seeds may have more nutrition benefits than just growing fake hair out of terra cotta clay heads and animal figurines. Five years ago, when I first heard about chia seeds, that is exactly what first popped into my mind, the popular chia pets dating back into the 1990’s and early…

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What I Eat In a Day

Hopefully, most of you guys keep up with my posts, if so you know by now that I have crazy food sensitivities and allergies (about my food allergies here). Like to the point of no return. But that’s okay, I’ve come to accept the solidified fact that my body functions SO MUCH BETTER when I…

Let’s Get “Figgy” With It

Figs at the Farmers Market This past Saturday, I decided to attend our local farmers market that occurs every weekend here in Downtown Bryan, TX. Why is it that I’ve been living in this city for over three years and I am just now venturing out to these local events? Or rather, why I am…

(10) Ways to Eat Healthier at Restaurants

Americans eat out on average five times a week and for the first time, are spending more on dining out than they do on grocery bills. -National Restaurant Association When I first read that I thought, that can not be true. Five (5) times a week means roughly twenty (20) meals in a month, which…

The Truth About Fruit Juice

    It’s summertime, it’s hot and you want to reach for that cold refreshing soda at the bottom of the ice chest. You suddenly change your mind and gulp down the chilled fruit juice because you think it’s healthier for you and after all, it is swim suit season, right? Is fruit juice really…

Dashing the Truth About Salt

Salt in the form of sodium has been in and out of the news for decades, constantly declaring it as the evil villain causing several diseases in our generation. A diet rich in salt can result in hypertension, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, and may even be linked to cancer. In order…

Benefits Of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Our bodies are constantly fighting off bacteria, microbes, germs, sickness and fatigue. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense when it tries to heal itself after cuts and wounds. When we eat right, our body uses the nutrients we give it to fuel its purpose of warding off unwanted disease states. Unknowingly however, our body undergoes…

The Traveling Foodie (Nutrition When Traveling)

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling & How to Travel with Food Allergies Traveling with a food allergy can be very challenging, especially if you’re traveling in and out of rural cities and along routes with only average gas stations to choose from. If you are a picky eater or someone who has food allergies,…

Spices For A Healthy Diet

  What’s The Difference Between An Herb & A Spice?   Spices.. herbs.. they’re all the same right? I didn’t even know there was a true difference until I really started thinking about it. I thought about the spices in the pantry, the herbs in the backyard and then it hit me, there is a difference…

Why Avocados are Super Foods

I get asked this question a lot, “Why the avocado?”   Avocados are just ONE of the many foods that we call super. It contains all the essential amino acids required for protein synthesis in the body and does so with an abundance of oleic acid. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat that is wonderful for…