Many foods are beneficial for the gut, but some reign supreme in terms of their abundance of live microorganisms. Eating foods rich in probiotic microorganisms can help your digestive system function more efficiently and may contribute to a healthier immune system, along with many other health benefits.
If someone asked you to talk about American culinary traditions, you would most certainly include the art of grilling. Originating in the southern United States, barbecue culture has become so massive that cooking on the grill has become incredibly popular across the entire country. For many people, the word “barbecue” spurs thoughts of high-fat foods, such as pulled pork, brisket or glazed ribs. But this doesn’t mean that all barbecue foods are bad for you. There are many ways to use the grill to make healthy meals, and we’re here to help.
Though overindulging in sugar may not lead to death, there’s more and more evidence that overconsumption of sugar is behind the inflammation that is at the root of so many serious diseases. The association between sugar and inflammation doesn’t hold true with naturally occurring sugar, like the kind found in fruit. It’s the added kind — designed to boost taste or prolong shelf life – that should be avoided.
I’m asked all the time if buying organic is worth the extra cost. My answer is always a resounding “Yes!” Not only is organic food safer for your body and the environment, it is nutritionally superior to conventional produce.
Your brain is the most important organ in your body. It keeps your heart beating, lungs breathing and all the systems in your body functioning. That’s why it’s essential to keep your brain working in optimum condition with a healthy diet.
What are lectins? ‘Sticky’ proteins found in plants that protect plants from predation but can damage human tissue Why are they problematic? They can damage the gut lining and cause ‘leaky gut’ We have evolved to deal with some high lectin foods better than others Grasses, grain, and bean lectins we are less evolved to deal with