Thursday, March 21, 2019

Nutrition

Whether you are looking boost athletic performance, slim down, treat a health condition or just trying to stay in good health, paying close attention to your nutrition is important. But it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what advice to follow. Between your family, friends and the internet, you’ve heard the exact opposite opinions about every food and diet out there. So, what is healthy? What’s not? To know for sure, you have to turn to the science, which is exactly what we do in our Nutrition Series. Browse the articles below to learn more about how your food interacts with your body and how you can build a healthier diet for yourself and your family.

Simple Summery Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Simple Summery Blueberry Smoothie
Blueberries are such a wonderfully nostalgic food for me. Just reading the word is enough to conjure up brilliantly blue skies, the feel of pleasant early morning sunshine that promises to turn to a scorching inferno by midday on my neck, and my grandma marching about with a white, half-gallon bucket tied to her waist. Every...

The Healthiest Chimichurri Recipe You’ve Never Had

Chimichurri Recipe
On the hunt for the healthiest chimichurri recipe on the planet? That’s no easy title to claim since this simple traditional Argentinian condiment is naturally rich in healthy, spicy ingredients, but we think we’ve nailed it down!   Chimichurri: By Any Other Name Food historians think the original chimichurri sauce, a simple mix of chopped parsley, garlic,...

Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables Ranked According to Nutrient Density

Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables Ranked According to Nutrient Density
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently created a list of foods that can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and named them "powerhouse fruits and vegetables" (PFV).  These are foods packed with nutrients that help fight diseases and maintain health. How were the Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables Ranked? PFVs recieved their ranking based...

What is Cacao? Find Out Its Benefits In The Next 60 Seconds.

What is cacao
What is cacao?  Have you heard of it before?  If you have ever eaten cocoa or chocolate then you have tasted the processed form of this food. Cacao grows on trees found in South America as well as parts of Central America, Africa, and the West Indies. It is a pod-shaped fruit that contains a sweet...

7 Best Foods for High Cholesterol: Basics of a Heart-Healthy Diet

7 Best Foods for for High Cholesterol: Basics of a Heart-Healthy Diet
Keeping a healthy diet is vital in keeping your heart strong, so it's time we talk about the absolute best foods for high cholesterol.  Because even though it may be hard to believe, eating certain foods can help regulate your cholesterol levels. Really! To understand how, we first need to take a detour into what cholesterol...

Sweet Potato Bites Recipe: Like French Fries But Healthier

Sweet potato bites
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my soul just needs French fries.   I’ve never really figured out what the triggers it.   It’s not stress.  I can be insanely stressed and not need those salty, crunchy, potato-y comforts. It’s not girly issues.  Most months flit by with no fry fancy. It’s not getting too hungry....

Healthy Fats and the Omega 6:3 Ratio: Unexpected Ways They Affect Your Health

Healthy Fats
Does the phrase healthy fat sound like oxymoron to you?  It does?  Well, then, hi-there my fellow 1990s kid! You and I grew up in full-blown fat-phobic world.   Do you remember the unbridled obsession with lean, white meat?   The country-wide switch to 2% milk?  The sudden appearance of low-fat cheese? And fat-free junk food: cookies,...

Leaky Gut Syndrome Diet: Heal Your Leaky Gut with these Recipes

Leaky Gut Syndrome Diet: Heal Your Leaky Gut with these Recipes
A leaky gut syndrome diet is never without fiber-rich and anti-inflammatory foods. You might have overused antibiotics in the past or have been exposed to too much antibacterial products.   Whatever gut-damaging factors you've unfortunately exposed yourself to, the Nutrishatives Team is here to help you heal your leaky gut syndrome with these two gut-healthy...

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