Category Archives: Food

5 Symptoms of Vitamin And Nutrient Deficiencies

Vitamins are factors for all biochemical reactions in the body. We need them to function properly and when at fault, may manifest differently. The causes may be different and no one is exempt. It may be due to a diet based on the excess of processed foods, digestive or food absorption problems, or not eating enough. The good news is that it has a solution because with a balanced diet and reinforcing some aspects, everything can return to normal. Below are 5 symptoms that could be from vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin Deficiency Tip 1: Muscle cramps and stiffness in your feet, Read More...

7 Ways to Keep Your Digestive Tract Healthy

  Eat at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Be adventurous, and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables in any form – canned, fresh, frozen, or dried. Plant foods are rich in fiber and many disease-fighting chemicals. Fruit serving sizes: 1 cup fresh 1 tennis-ball sized piece ½ cup canned ¼ cup dried 4 oz. 100% juice Vegetable serving sizes: 1 cup raw ½ cup cooked 6 oz. 100% vegetable juice Choose whole grains more often. The new labeling of “whole grains” on packages can help you pick these good grains more often. Look for the word “whole” on the package and in the ingredient list (on the Read More...

9 Energy Boosting Foods

Need an Energy Boost? Your body needs fuel to function, just like a car engine. This fuel comes in the form of carbohydrates, fats and protein which your body sources from food. These are broken down into glucose (sugars) in your digestive system and transported through the bloodstream to every cell in your body where it is used as energy. Low glucose levels could leave you feeling fatigued, dizzy and irritable, as well as causing headaches and nausea. To help you maintain your energy levels throughout the day, include these energy boosting foods in your diet: Brown Rice: Brown rice is rich in Read More...

Remedies To Help Leaky Gut

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Too many of us are living under high stress; from high-pressure jobs, financial issues, dilemmas with kids and relationships or family health problems—all adding strain and extra obligations in a hyper-paced world. We also tend to eat for convenience, to please our taste buds or to appease our moods versus eating for nutrition and good health. This dangerous combination can wreak havoc on our digestive system, and when paralleled with certain genetic profiles or dietary sensitivities, some individuals may experience what is called leaky gut syndrome or intestinal hyperpermiability. In short, the lining of the intestines Read More...

Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds belong to the same family as cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, and squash. Long valued as a great source of zinc, pumpkin seeds are becoming increasingly recognized for being rich in antioxidants. Before processing pumpkins for meals, desserts or decorating, remember to retain the seeds. Nutrients & Vitamins Pumpkin seeds are a great source of nutrition, providing all the nutrients such as manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, tryptophan, zinc, phosphorus, and many other minerals and vitamins. Tryptophan – an essential amino acid in protein Composition tryptophan in pumpkin seeds helps fight depression. Once in the body, tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin are helpful hormone, Read More...

10 Ways to Eat Your Water

  The standard amount of daily water one needs to consume is 4 liters minimum to keep your body hydrated and all the skin and digestive problems at bay. Not all can drink so much water, so you can have more water-based foods instead. There are a lot of veggies and fruits that contain a good amount of water to help keep you hydrated. CUCUMBER (96% WATER) Cucumbers contain 96% water, are rich in fiber and minerals and are cool. They make a great treat during summer and however you have it, slice or dice it and have it alone, they will take Read More...

Foods To Add Into Your Diet

Maybe you’ve started off on a new health or dietary approach by making a list of all the foods and beverages that you are going to avoid. This approach is not very effective in the long term for a number of important reasons: You end up feeling deprived. It is impossible not to notice all the things you used to eat and drink and then you end up feeling as if you’re missing out. You haven’t found replacements for the things that you love. Nothing seems to be as tasty as the things you are “not allowed” to eat anymore. Others are Read More...