Should You Buy Almond Butter or Peanut Butter?

Have you ever wondered the difference between almond butter and peanut butter (besides the obvious truth that they come from different nuts)? Do you ever wonder if you should be buying almond butter vs peanut butter when you drive your grocery cart down the aisle marked for jams, jellies, and jives? The answer you should be…

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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…

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…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- FATS Underestimated

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- FATS Underestimated Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their protein without meat? But first, the…