Necessary Vitamins for Vegans

Necessary Vitamins for Vegans

Supplements to support a healthy vegan diet Vegan diets, when done well, are a fantastic way to eat for health. So why do vegans still need to take certain supplements? The answers relate to the soil and particular nutritional gaps that can often be best filled with vitamins. Benefits of veganism Vegans primarily eat vegetables, seeds, beans, nuts, whole grains,…

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Bettina’s Stuffed Artichokes

Bettina’s Stuffed Artichokes

This is a recipe that transports me back to my childhood. A traditional Italian comfort dish, stuffed artichokes were (and still are) a staple around our holiday table every year. Stuffed artichokes are a perfect artichoke appetizer! Whether you’re hosting a gathering for the holidays this year or attending a party at someone else’s house, I am confident my mother’s…

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The Basics Of Prebiotics And Probiotics

The Basics Of Prebiotics And Probiotics

ABC’s of increasing the bacteria you want growing in your gut Prebiotics and probiotics are bacteria that keep your intestinal tract healthy and support your immune system. The importance of their function is becoming clear, yet many of us still don’t really understand what they really do. How do prebiotics and probiotics really work, what benefits do they offer, and…

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Counting Macros For Nutrition And Weight-Loss

Counting Macros For Nutrition And Weight-Loss

New trend offers a balanced eating plan March is National Nutrition Month, so what better time to begin fine-tuning your diet? Counting macros is popular with weight-lifters, but it’s also a great way to boost your nutrition or lose weight. Here are some tips and macro-counting tools to help you balance your eating-plan: Macro counting Calorie counting is an old,…

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Using Edible Essential Oils

Using Edible Essential Oils

How these products can enhance your food and health Essential oils are not just for aromatherapy. Some are edible – good for your taste buds and your health. But edible oils do require know-how before you begin to use them, so you can safely reap the benefits. Essential versus fragrance oils Essential oils are made from natural compounds of plants,…

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10 All Natural Energy-Boosting Foods

10 All Natural Energy-Boosting Foods

Here are 10 top energy boosting foods to incorporate into your daily nutrition plans: Chia Seeds  If you haven’t jumped on the chia seed bandwagon, it’s time you start. Carolyn Brown, MS, RD at Foodtrainers in Manhattan said, “Chia seeds give you stable energy because of their great ratio of protein, fats and fiber combined with the fact that they’re low-carb.”…

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