You may or may not have heard of phytonutrients, now the next question, what the heck ar those???
Phytonutrients are nutrients found in plants that protect them against harmful excess ultraviolet radiation, predator pests, toxins and pollution, resulting in the generation of dangerous free radicals within their cells. Free radicals can damage proteins, cell membranes and the DNA of the plant. Free radicals are BAD!
Phytonutrients, as mentioned before protect them by sheilding them from damage while giving plants the colour, taste and smell. Nature does such amazing things!!! So what does that mean for us? Well no it might not make you taste or smell better or maybe it can! Ok, focus....so what does that actually mean for us, that means protecting us from radiation and environmental elements just like plants.
How do we get phytonutrients....EAT YOUR VEGGIES AND FRUIT!!!! And make sure you eat from the colours of the rainbow. Different colours of veggies and fruits offer different nutrients...
Parents with children with ADHD don't always want to go the pharmaceutical route, which I don't blame them as it can often change the chemical make up in the brain. So what are some ways to go about it naturally? You may have already heard that Omega 3's help but maybe that is all you have heard or you want to know more. Well let's get down to it!
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body can't make them. You have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafoods including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout,...
Note: you can change up veggies to your fave like kale, broccoli, peppers etc
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, nonfat milk and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir in the spinach, tomatoes and onions.
Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin pan cups and bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the egg is fully cooked. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan then use a knife to loosen the muffins from the cups.
Top each muffin with sliced avocado, a dollop of salsa and a sprinkling of cheese then serve.
I know for many this is the happiest time of the year when kids go back to school. Kids are bored and driving you nuts so thank god for September. Of course the dark side of school is those dreaded lunches. It was so much simpiler back when we were kids, peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter crackers, but now no nuts in general. Plus many other allergies that are making it increasinly more difficult for those pickey eaters. So now you are left pulling your hair out to feed your kids. So lets talk about some options and about picky eaters in general. Time to take back your power and sanity where food is concearned.
What did your parents tell you when you didn't want to eat something? For me it sure wasn't...oh honey let you make some mac and cheese then. Hell no! It was do I look like a restaurant, eat it or don't eat! Pretty simple. If you really hated it, at least you tried it but most often it wasn't about hate it was about control. But that control was cut off at the knees because...
As summer begins so does the chance for heat stroke. Well it's felt like spring this last week but we have already had a dose of 90 degree weather. Phewwww that was a hot one. So let's talk about too much heat and what happens when you have heat stroke. Cause let's be real, we love summer but heat stroke, not so much!
Heat stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the body can no longer cool itself. The body suffers from dehydration because it can’t release internal heat into the environment, resulting in core temperatures of over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The scary part is that most people aren’t aware that they are in danger of heat stroke — the most severe heat-related illness — until it’s too late. And by then, they have become confused and delirious as a result of nerve damage. To reduce your risk of becoming ill, the first step is to become aware of heat stroke symptoms and the warning signs of heat-related illness. A quick diagnosis is crucial in order to avoid organ failure,...
Are you tired of being tired? Just want to get into bed fall asleep fast and sleep solid? We can all relate to that at some time in our lives. Dragging your butt around through the day trying desperately to kick start that engine. Reaching for every coffee, pop, sugar and energy drink you can get your hands on to give you a boost. Then so tired at the end of the day but you just can't relax enough to actually sleep. Gahhhh, stop the madness!!!
Stopping the madness is just what we are going to work on, or at least try and find those triggers of why you aren't sleeping so you can try to flip that switch! Getting 7 to 9 hours as adults is just as important as the food we eat and the exercise we get. This is where healing and regenerating happens! If we don't sleep we can't repair and rebuild. I can't stress enough how crucial sleep is!
Reasons of why we can't sleep
Too much caffeine or sugar
Underlying medical conditions such as, diabetes...
You know I am going to ask you if you are drinking enough water and I will keep asking until I hear that you are! So if I see you and say where's your water at, you will pull it out and say drinking it!!! Right???? Ya probably not, I know water is not much fun but ESSENTIAL for life. So yup, you will hear me ask you over and over until you truly hear me lol. I'm the water police folks!
So why is water soooo important? Water is so beneficial, so easy, so free yet so easily overlooked. It’s really a no brainer (actually your brain is 90% water!!!). Your body is about 70% water, the majority of your blood and every cell in your body is composed of water. Therefore, you need water to function properly. Let's talk benefits.
Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water: Don't Medicate, Hydrate!
1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
Let's talk about sex baby....ok not the song, but good song, right? Okay back to the what what of libido. What are some of the common causes, yo man ticking you off...maybe, work stressing you out...yup could be that too, the media making us all feel inadequate??? That for sure doesn't help. But day today life on a cumulative basis can sure make you stressed. There are also medical conditions (like fibroids, endometriosis and thyroid problems).
So I bet you thought that low testosterone only affects men...nope it can affect women as well.. Female testosterone levels peak in the mid-20s and then steadily decrease until a woman goes through menopause. After menopause, female testosterone levels drop dramatically, and sex drive can drop dramatically as well. Birth control pills and other forms of hormonal pregnancy prevention can also have negative effects on a woman’s desire for sexual activity.
When it comes to how to increase your libido, there are two key...