Breakfast of Champions
Morning's are hard enough but when your running out the door with children in tow and hubby rushing behind screaming let's go babe well there is little time to think about a nutritious breakfast much less make one, but all is not lost. Nutrition does not have to take much time, it just has to offer what the body needs. Although granola is a carbohydrate, it is also a grain and when mixed with fruit, it can make for quick nutritious and wholesome meal.
1/2 Sliced Pear - helps naturally scrub the intestine
1/4 Sliced Apple- helps with elimination
1/2 cup of Granola
1/4 cup of Yogurt - Greek yogurt is best in any flavor
Add any fruit you like, just be sure to change out the fruit with the season
Be Proactive Flu Season is Here
Flu season is here and it has already taken it's toll. Please be proactive and do with your children what our grandmother's did us. Make sure the little one's get their proactive natural shots from grandma's Food Hospital first. Remember food was medicine before Robitussin.
Eat Healthy for the Season
It's Flu season and that means it is time to load up on the most nutrient dense foods. Foods that are high in vitamin C such as Bell Peppers, fresh Herbs and Dark Leafy greens like Kale and Mustard Greens. Fruits s such as oranges and tangerines and strawberries are also high in vitamin C and easy to add into your morning or lunch meal routine. Of course good old fashioned chicken soup can always give a boost to the immune system so keep the house stocked with soup stocks, fresh vegetables, lentils (beans) and plenty of herbs and spices. You may not find many herbs at the farmer's market this time of year but you can get packaged herbs in the store and whole foods has a wider array than most but of course they are also a bit more expensive. Most stores now recognize the need to carry more fresh food options so you can find what you need at most stores.
Homemade Vitamin Water
Get as far away from Soda as you can.
Soda is one of the top contributors to Diabetes and they are known to dehydrate. The more you drink the more dehydrated you become. Don't let the liquid dynamite fool you. Water is our friend it keeps the body working and it has been proven that water helps the body heal faster and keeps disease at bay. A child should drink between 5 and 8 cups of water per day and adults need to drink at least half their body weight each day. Researchers have found that any less than that then you are opening yourself up for many problems down the line. Try something different, and let the kids help you make it. If they are invested in the process they will be more than happy to drink it. These are really good. Give it a try. It certainly can't hurt. To learn more about homemade Vitamin water check out the OnJuice Facebook page or go to their web page http://www.onjuice.com
The Dirty Dozen
Buy organic varities of these:
1. Apples 7. Grapes (Imported)
2. Celery 8. Sweet Bell peppers
3. Strawberries 9. Potatoes
4. Peaches 10. Blueberries
5. Spinach 11. Lettuce
6. Nectarines 12. Kale collard greens
The Clean 15
When conventionally grown, these harbor the least amount of pesticides:
1. Onions 9 Cantaloupe
2. Sweet corn 10. Kiwi
3. Pineapples 11. Cabbage
4. Avacados 12. Watermelon
5. Asparagus 13. Sweet Potatoes
7. Mangoes 14. Grapefruit
8. Eggplant 15. Mushrooms