Why Should I Eat Avocado?

(See below for my favorite desert: Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe) There are so many reasons - and so many ways - to love avocado. A culinary delight, avocados provide up to 20 nutrients including fiber, vitamins K, C and E, as well as folate, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. In fact, they actually have four times more potassium than bananas! Unlike most fruits, avocado is low in carbohydrates and high in a healthy plant fat called oleic acid. Like olive oil, oleic acid has been linked to health benefits such as reducing inflammation, protecting cells against cancer, and reducing [...]

Why Should I Eat Avocado?2023-09-04T20:45:13+00:00

Whole Foods Diet

What is a whole foods diet? How to get started? Selecting, preparing, and eating foods close to how they are found in nature: unprocessed; unrefined; and free from preservatives, additives, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. Why is it important to eat a whole foods diet?The health of the gut is essential to the health and well-being of the entire body (and mind!). The numerous alterations made to the foods that many Americans consume are deleterious to our health. Our diets are behind the rise of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and other systemic inflammatory diseases. Many other diseases such as depression, [...]

Whole Foods Diet2021-08-12T18:00:00+00:00

Reducing inflammation in the body

What is inflammation actually? Inflammation is a good thing!  Immune cells in the area send alert signals called cytokines and they bring healing to the area in need.  Cytokines cause healing and also cause pain. When it goes on daily, weekly, chronically is when our body gets out of balance.   In general, if our inflammation is high, any pain, strain, arthritis, or soreness will be felt more and can last longer than if we are in a healthier, lower inflammation state. We cannot exist without any inflammation as it’s needed to send signals for healing.  The problems arise [...]

Reducing inflammation in the body2019-01-16T19:27:22+00:00

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