Talking about fiber is not a glamorous subject but many Americans do not get enough fiber in their diets. Many companies tout that their products are high in fiber but fiber is still a commonly misunderstood nutrient. It deserves the attention from all of us because of its numerous health benefits.

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turmeric protein balls

 

These super-food-filled protein-packed bites are perfect for a pre-workout boost or mid-day recharge. Turmeric and ginger are gut-loving, anti-inflammatory foods that will have your body giving you a high five!

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meal prep

In an ideal world you would open up your fridge to everything lined and stored perfectly. But let’s be realistic we are all busy so we need to plan and be organized.

Healthy eating would be a lot easier if someone cleaned out our fridge for us. But it is not as difficult as it seems- if high fat, high salt and low fiber choices are out of sight then they are out of mind.

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healthy snacks

Chronic inflammation is a serious, modern condition due to the Standard American Diet (SAD) – and due to our over-stressed lives, both external and internal.. External stressors include lack of sleep, overflowing email boxes at work, over scheduled children, and so on. Internal stressors include food sensitivities, inflammation, and prescription drugs (just to name a few).

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sweet potato with lime relish

Now that we’re past the holidays, our bodies need a reboot. Along with bone broth, there are many ways to incorporate healthy, anti-inflammatory foods to your daily menu. While we often plan on making better choices, it can be difficult navigating the grocery aisle. Deciding which foods are better than others for combatting inflammation takes some prior knowledge!

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Now that the holidays are behind us – and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – it’s time to get back on track. The increased alcohol and sugar we ate during the holidays has likely created some inflammation within our gut, and it takes some time to diminish. We need to help it along by eating a wide range of vegetables, fiber, clean protein, and healthy fats…

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Did you overindulge this Thanksgiving? No problem. Let’s work together to get back on track. While there are many ways to reset, I think understanding (on a deeper level) what leads to your cravings and over-indulgence will be the most helpful.

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sushi nori bowl

A delicious salad with detoxifying seaweed, which is rich in vitamins and minerals especially iron, and clean protein to balance blood sugars. A super simple recipe that packs a punch for the days you need a detox. You can add a touch of olive oil and lemon to the salad for a little extra zest!

DETOX SUSHI NORI BOWL
Author: Brown Paper Nutrition
A delicious and mouthwatering salad with seaweed to detox and clean protein to stabilize blood sugar levels
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, arranged in rolls
  • 2 stalks kale, leaves removed and stalks discarded
  • 1 nori sheet, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 yellow capsicum, cut into strips
  • 1 spring onion, white part cut into long thin strip
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup frozen edamame beans, cooked as per packet instructions
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds and 1/2 and avocado to top
Instructions
  1. *Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to the boil.
  2. *Place the buckwheat into the boiling water and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the buckwheat is tender. Pour into a colander and allow to drain. Place a large handful of baby spinach in each bowl to create a base.
  3. *Divide the rest of the ingredients between the two bowls, keeping each ingredient separate so that all of them can be seen and a beautiful contrast of colors can be seen.
  4. *Top each bowl with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh slices of avocado. Enjoy as is or with a dash of tamari.

 

 

The truth is we all want beautiful and radiant skin. Right? Well, the old saying, “You are what you eat” may actually have some truth to it. There are many factors that contribute to glowing skin that everyone strives for, including but not limited to genetics. Often the causes of acne and dark circles are more than skin deep.

 

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IBS, short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is characterized by a cluster of symptoms: gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, mucus in your stool — and often, pain and cramping.

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