Green Smoothie Benefits

Find out what the buzz is all about! Looking for a fast and easy way to make dramatic improvements to your health, energy and mental clarity… look no further than the green smoothie. The top reasons to drink up! 1. Natural Weight Loss Green smoothies provide the nutrition, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates, fiber and low fat whole food that you need to lose weight quickly, safely and effectively. You will crave less junk food, be fuller longer, and naturally turn to healthier snack options! The EASIEST way to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables! Have a “green-hater” in your house? […] read more

Calcium: Are YOU getting enough?

  FACT: 99% of the body’s calcium supply is found in the bones and teeth where it supports their structure. Calcium is also important for proper muscle function, nerve transmission, and hormonal secretion. DID YOU KNOW? Calcium is found in many foods, not just dairy products! How can you add more calcium to your diet? You can get recommended amounts of calcium by eating a variety of different foods to your meal, including the following: The obvious: Milk and milk alternatives such as yogurt, cheese, and fortified plant-based beverages (such as fortified soy beverage) The not-so-obvious: Most Dark green vegetables […] read more

Good Fats VS. Bad Fats

Give me the skinny on FATS. Still think FAT-FREE is the way to go? We are constantly bombarded with NO-FAT belief system. There is a LOW-FAT option for nearly everything from chips to ice-cream these days. But are we any healthy for it? Regardless of the latest diet fad, we can’t only put the blame on FATS when it comes to trimming our waists. Are there BAD FATS? Answer: DEFINITELY. Bad fats (saturated fats) and even uglier (trans fats) are the culprits at large for weight gain, clogging our arteries and raising our cholesterol. These fats increase the “bad” cholesterol […] read more

WORST ingredients

  Ingredients to always AVOID. Think about these ingredients the next time you are looking at the labels of your foods: Hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated oils A fat manufactured which enabled the creation of margarine, it is commonly used in processed and fast foods. Processed foods, friend foods, shortenings, contain high levels of trans fats, which raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, contributing to risk of heart disease MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) A flavour enhancer used in many common foods. May stimulate appetite and cause headaches, nausea, and weakness. MSG has been known to affect heart rate and cause difficulty in breathing. High […] read more

walk this way

  Looking for a weight loss activity that is enjoyable, easy on your joints and one of the safest forms of exercise? Fact: Walkers have fewer incidences of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases. They live longer and experience mental health and stress relieving benefits. walk it off. Research continually shows fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy eating, is a highly effective for weight loss. the goal: Aim for 30 minutes at power-walk intensity 3-5 days a week Busy Schedule? If your schedule doesn’t permit long walks, no problem! BREAK IT UP into walking shorter periods of at least 10 minutes […] read more

ginger: natural medicine

Why we love ginger: Anti-nausea: Amazing effects on relieving morning sickness and motion sickness Clears sinuses Aids in digestion Great Anti-inflammatory: A natural powerful pain killer Helps maintain normal blood circulation Strengthen immunity Adds a healthy bite to foods! Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Researchers believe the chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, but they may also work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea. FACT: A new study published in the journal Arthritis compared ginger extract to the common drugs betamethasone (cortisone) and ibuprofen for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid […] read more

benefits of lemon water

Waking up in the morning and only drinking coffee or tea? Why not try a kick-start to your digestion by adding warm lemon water to your routine. Here are
our TOP 10 reasons to add lemon water to your day: 1. Support weight loss: New studies have shown lemon juice contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to aid in weight-loss struggles. 2. Morning BOOST: Start the day with warm water and fresh lemon to help to stimulate your digestive track and add vitamin C. Lemon water helps to stimulate the liver by aiding in the removal of toxins […] read more