“Prebiotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fibre that keeps us feeling full slows down digestion and provides roughage that keeps us regular. Resistant starch helps promote healthy blood lipids. Both of types of prebiotics (fibre and r
Which Foods Can Help With Blood Pressure? Guess how many people have high blood pressure? A billion! It’s said to be the “#1 risk factor for death and disability in the world.” If you have high blood pressure, it's best that you are monitored by your healthcare professional. And if you're on medication for high blood pressure never change that without speaking with a medical professional. Today, we’ll talk about what exactly blood pressure is, and which foods and lifestyle fa
Is My Poop Normal? Yes, I'm serious! (And don't you sometimes wonder anyway?) You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that "doesn't agree with you," or when you're super-nervous about something. And what about fiber and water? If you’re not getting enough, it’ll probably show in your poop. What about the all-important gut microbes? If they're not happy, it
Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying." Right? Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a long way; foods that contain protein and/or fibre. 1 - Nuts It’s
What’s so great about Ezekiel Bread? * No added sugar *Made from organic, sprouted whole grains *Contains 4 grains: wheat, millet, barley and spelt (note: these contain gluten) *Contains 2 types of legumes: Soybeans and lentils *Complete source of protein *Contains 18 amino acids *Increases absorption of minerals *Increased Vitamin C and B's *Great source of fiber *All grains and legumes are organically grown *What does sprouted mean? A sprouted seed is a seed that has begun
Salsahttp://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/pan_seared_salmon_with_fennel_dill_salsa.htmlFrom EatingWell: June/July 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006) Crunchy fennel gives great texture to this tomato-based salsa, which is itself a zippy, slightly sour complement to sweet, seared salmon. Make this dish a meal by serving it with some whole-wheat couscous and a glass of rose.4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 large tomato
How many of you eat this vegetable? Fennel looks similar to an onion with what looks like long celery stalks and feather-like bright green leaves, which flowers and produces fennel seeds. It is a crunchy and slightly sweet vegetable; some say it has a slight licorice flavor (I personally don’t think so, however when it is cut it has a slight licorice sent.) All parts of this plant are edible and can be eaten in a variety of different ways. Fennel contains an excellent source
Serves 2| Hands-On Time: 05m| Total Time: 05m Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 cups stemmed and chopped collard greens or spinach 1 1/2 cups frozen mango 1 cup green grapes Directions Combine the lime juice, ½ cup water, the collard greens, mango, and grapes in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding more water to reach the desired consistency. click link to see more: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/collard-greens-smoothi
Zero Calorie Foods- Is there really such a thing? The answer is no, but there are many healthy foods that when eaten your body burns more calories digesting them, than their actual calories they contain! (in moderation of course and not smothered in fat). Just because they are “negative “ calorie foods does not mean they don’t pack a nutrient punch because they do! These foods are a must have on your shopping list. Apples Mango Apricots Orange Grapefruit Pineapple Strawberrie
OK HERE IT IS, THIS WEEKENDS CHALLENGE IS TO EAT A HEALTHIER MEAL THAN YOU NORMALLY WOULD HAVE EATEN THIS WEEKEND....
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