Top Ten Health Boosting Smoothie Add Ins

Superfoods seem to be all the rage.  They seem to be in every recipe on Pinterest  (are we friend over there? Let’s be!) It seems like there’s a new superfood product on the shelf every time I shop. But, what exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss. By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and have lots of soluble fiber and health-boosting phyto-chemicals. It can be hard to sort out which may be the best to incorporate. Here are my Top Ten Health Boosting Smoothie Add Ins… Continue reading “Top Ten Health Boosting Smoothie Add Ins”

Healthy Super Food Mocha Recipe

I love chocolate and coffee, in no particular order. I found after my son was born coffee was just necessary. I wanted to be sure if I was ‘indulging’ in coffee, it would not be depleting my system. If traditional coffee isn’t for you, don’t fret, this healthy super food mocha recipe includes a caffeine free option.  Continue reading “Healthy Super Food Mocha Recipe”

The Surprising Reasons to Eat Mushrooms Everyday

I love my local farmers market and one of my favorite stands to visit is the mushroom stand. Maybe it’s because I secretly think they look a bit like alien vegetables and there’s always a fascinating new variety I’m told I must try (admittedly I usually do!)  Mushrooms have so many benefits they really should be called a superfood.  Read on for the top 5 benefits of eating mushrooms in this months functional food spotlight.

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The Liver: Your Most Important Fat Burning Organ

According to many health care professionals, our liver is our most important organ. It’s responsible for over 500 different functions within our body. A healthy liver can define our longevity as well as the quality of our life (and maintaining a healthy weight). Continue reading “The Liver: Your Most Important Fat Burning Organ”