Posts Tagged ‘health’

Stevia: the REAL deal

Kick that fake artificial sweetener habit now, putting chemicals in your body is not the way to go. Real, all natural and non-processed is the answer. Try stevia! It is an herb and all natural sweetener made from the leaves of stevia plant. Stevia has no chemicals, no alcohols and it doesn’t raise blood sugar. Sprinkle it in smoothies, on popcorn or in your morning oatmeal if you are using fake sweeteners. Your body will thank you and feel so much better. You can find stevia at your local market in the baking section. Why not give it a try! If the taste of stevia is not for you and you need a little something sweet opt for all natural raw brown sugar but don’t go too crazy. If you slowly cut back on the amount of sugar you use, your body will adjust and with time you will find that you won’t need as much.


Pretty Pretty Peach: National Peach Month!

August is national peach month! Pick the perfect peach and let your body reap the benefits! Get your potassium fix through this fabulous fruit. People with low potassium levels suffer a variety of different symptoms such as low energy, weak muscles, poor memory and hypertension. So remember to get your daily dose of this mineral. Peaches are 80% water and a great source of water-soluble fiber keeping you fuller for longer. They also contain iron, and a variety of different vitamins. The Vitamin A in peaches is great for your vision, immune system and skin. Unlike most fruits peaches contain both calcium and phosphorus. Research has shown that for bone strength calcium needs to use phosphorus, and calcium doesn’t work as well alone to build those beautiful bones. Take advantage of national peach month and indulge in a juicy, delicious, pretty-pretty peach! Feeling festive? Below are 10 divine healthy peach recipes courtesy of FitSugar! Don’t be afraid to get creative in your kitchen!

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Cravings: Curious about why you crave certain foods?

There are a variety of different factors both physical and psychological; I work with clients to understand and conquer their personal cravings. High sugar and saturated fat foods (think processed junk foods) increase your levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates your appetite and makes you crave more fake, highly processed foods. If you balance your blood sugar levels with the right combination of foods every three to four hours, you will feel empowered, satisfied and not craving that junk food. Not to mention you will feel happier, be more productive and simply glow!


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