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Yogurt 👍 or 👎

Yogurt 👍  or 👎

Looking for a quick fix breakfast or snack option? Why not grab a yogurt out of the fridge and start the day right?  I believe yogurt is an essential in every home. It’s the perfect filler leading to longer satiety and overall better health. Because yogurt is derived from milk, it’s an excellent source of vitamin D protein, calcium, and B vitamins. Yogurt is also known as a Probiotic. This means that it contains strains of live-bacteria which work to improve the gut microbiota in our body. Eating yogurt once a day has been seen to influence a decrease in...

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Grapeseed Oil

So, we recently made the switch from an Olive Oil and Canola Oil blend to Grapeseed Oil. Naturally, we wanted to catch you all up to speed on some of the health benefits.   Grapeseed oil is known to be high in omega-6 fatty acids. In addition, it is packed with vitamin E. Vitamin E works in the body as a fat-soluble antioxidant. More specifically, vitamin E is good for protecting cells from damaging free radicals that are associated with cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses (thus potentially decreasing the risk of these issues). Grapeseed oil has been tied to...

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Guilt-Free Snacking

3 o’clock rolls around and we suddenly think it is snack time. Whether that is the inner school kid in us or not, there is no need to fight off the munchies. Snacking the right way has proven benefits like weight loss and regulated blood sugar. Read more to find out what we think are the KEY pointers for healthy snacking… 1. DO keep healthy foods around you, so it's easier to make healthy choices when the hunger pains hit. 2. Watch the sugar… It may say fruit juice/smoothie but it may also have an unsettling amount of sugar in...

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One true blessing of 2020 - from Tiffany's perspective

One true blessing of 2020 - from Tiffany's perspective

  When the world shut down in March of last year and every person I used to see became a “risk” in some form or another. My world got a lot smaller (like so many, I know)! The alley that runs behind my house, became a meet up/safe place for my neighbors and friends. I spent all my weekend hang-time with a few other moms that live on that alley and we consumed a LOT of charcuterie and wine! These women became my tribe, truly. Once we made it through the summer, we were all sick of our bodies and...

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The Importance of Whole Grains

The Importance of Whole Grains

The Importance of Whole Grains: It seems like whole grains have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years (as they should be). But what exactly makes them a better option? 1) Whole grains are not as processed as refined grains. 2) The grain granule consists of three parts: the bran, the endosperm, and the germ. The bran contains fiber, B vitamins and minerals. The endosperm has proteins and vitamins and is the starchy middle layer of the granule. The germ is the core of the granule that contains B vitamins, vitamin E, and healthy fats. Whole grains contain...

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