Do you have a healthy gut? An unhealthy gut is also commonly known as a leaky gut. A leaky gut is a condition that can affect many different areas of our health from the functionality of our digestive health to our cognitive abilities and our overall immune response to the outside world. In order to heal a leaky gut, regardless of how severe it is, we need to remove the cause or causes. One of the best natural remedies as a first step to heal a leaky gut is through your diet.
Your gut plays an extremely important role in your overall health and well-being. If it does not function properly, it can have significant implications on everything from your weight to your mood, your brain health, inflammation in your body and your immune function. Your gut is a delicate space and life’s stressors such as too little sleep, high consumption of processed and sugary foods can have a negative impact on your gut. Good news, there are many things you can do today to get your gut health back on track!
Can I literally call this recipe the new-age chai latte? This is a dairy-free, caffeine-free and refined sugar-free chai latte recipe. Chai tea is a rich, spicy and aromatic drink that has in the last decade captured a lot of loyal tea drinking fans. There are many different variations of chai tea on the market but the classic chai tea is usually a blend of black tea with cloves, cardamom, black pepper, and ginger. Black tea is the base of chai tea and is very rich in powerful antioxidants. Instead of using dairy milk, I opted to use almond butter.
This recipe pairs Brussels sprouts with small bay scallops and honey to help balance and take off the occasional slight bitter taste in Brussels sprouts. They are like mini cabbages and are extremely nutritious. Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins and an excellent source of fiber. They have been found to have anti-cancer properties and cholesterol-lowering capabilities when consumed on a regular basis. They taste exceptionally nice when they are in season. You will not regret spending the time to make it.
Mold is almost everywhere – outdoors, indoors and even your food. Mold refers to a variety of fungi that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores. They tend to they thrive in warm and damp conditions. Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals that exist on certain types of mold that can occur naturally in foods. Both mold and mycotoxins can result in serious health conditions. Get the common foods that are prone to mold and natural treatments you can take to reverse the damage they may have done to your body.
Matcha powder is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg. Regular consumption of matcha powder has been shown to have positive impacts on your body’s metabolism and therefore helps you burn calories and lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Matcha powder is also very rich in fiber, chlorophyll and a ton of essential vitamins and minerals. You might want to give this recipe a try and you will be surprised at how delicious healthy matcha can be. Enjoy warmed or chilled!
How about a mood-boosting and nutritious breakfast to start your day? Blueberries are so small but are packed with so much goodness. They are not too sweet but so flavorful that you can easily end up eating a whole pint without noticing it. Blueberries contain a ton of water and dietary fiber which when consumed on a regular basis can help you maintain a healthy digestive tract. Bananas are also nutrient powerhouses. They are very rich in potassium and can help to keep your blood pressure in check. Yummy!
Zen Buddhist monks have long known about the secrets of living long, stress-free lives. One of their secrets is drinking matcha green tea. But they aren’t the only ones indulging with this beverage. Even coffee lovers are switching up their cappuccinos and mocha lattes for a great cup of matcha, which while traditionally is a hot beverage, can also be made into an iced beverage. Matcha green tea is a great choice for those seeking optimal health benefits. Here are 12 good reasons to make matcha part of your regular diet.
Afternoon teatime is probably one of my favorite ways to catch up with friends or just to catch up with myself. But choosing a good tea can be as complex as or maybe more so than choosing a good coffee. There are thousands of different kinds of teas, each with their own individual appearance, taste, and aroma. The many antioxidant protection from drinking tea is one of the benefits gained for many people, including myself. So relax with your favorite cup of tea and enjoy the health benefit!
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