Our bodies have a great built-in defense system that we can do our part to bolster in order to avoid getting sick. Along with getting adequate sleep and washing hands regularly, the foods we eat are one of the best ways to stay healthy this winter. Here are 6 foods that help support a healthy immune system so you can stave off those winter sniffles.
As a Registered Dietitian, my philosophy is “All foods fit.” Why? Because they can! We often restrict certain foods that we've decided are “bad” or “unhealthy,” just to turn around and break our diet and overeat the foods we initially restricted. When we make peace with the “forbidden foods," we will no longer overeat or have as much anxiety over eating them.
These five delicious grain-free Paleo cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while staying committed to your goals. They're sweet, chewy (think almost cookie dough consistency), full of healthy fats to keep you full and energized, and best of all - they're Certified Paleo! Next time you need an easy on-the-go snack, try one of these five paleo cookie options.
The first few weeks of cooler weather each year are often a welcome change of pace, but after that, the lack of sunshine and less than ideal weather can lead to less motivation, less energy, and that general feeling of being "in a funk." There are lots of healthy ways to embrace the winter weather so you can stay active and happy until it's time to pack up the winter coats again.
Halloween is a time of festive fall fun, costumes, decorations, and...a whole lot of refined sugar. We're all for enjoying and celebrating with friends and family, but we also know that jumbo bags of fun-size candy aren't always so fun for our bodies and energy levels - especially if you or your family have food sensitivities. Here are a few grain-free Halloween treats that are a bit healthier than the standard chemical-laden ones you might find in the trick-or-treat bucket.