When I think of Spring I think of energy! Spring time is full of sunshine, hope, renewal and eagerness for the warmer, longer days ahead. It’s also a time when fresh, local produce starts to bloom. Here are my top 8 energizing foods that are vibrant and packed with nutrients to enjoy this season.
Easter is right around the corner and images of pastel colored eggs, chocolates or sugary treats are front and center! This year try a pastel colored yummy, nutritious smoothie as a great energizing snack or light meal. This smoothie tastes a bit sweet but because of all of the fiber-full fruits and veggies it can actually help to curb sweet cravings.
Spring is here full of sunshine, warmth, longer days and lush greens and blooming colors! What a great time to stock your pantry with some essential staples to help you eat clean, light and healthy this spring season. Having these staples around can help you pack for a picnic at the park, a light lunch or easy healthy dinners.
Springtime is finally here even though it’s still cold in the northeast! I love to spend Sundays batch cooking for the week. This week’s hearty meal is bright, vibrant, packed with immune supporting anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and of course 100% plant-based for Meatless Monday! Get this amazing recipe.
When we think of spring break, images of trips to sunny Florida beaches, amusement parks with kids or late night college parties may come to mind. Instead of spending this year’s spring break waiting for the wine-induced headache to clear, consider this time of renewal as an opportunity to take charge of your health.
While we used to think a spoonful of sugar to wash the medicine down was the best way to get well, today many of us are seeking more natural, healthy remedies that support our body’s ability to heal itself. Here are some amazing natural remedies that can mostly be found in the produce aisle!
Coffee and caffeine are often seen as the antithesis to a healthy diet and especially a juice only program like a Reboot. But is caffeine actually helpful or harmful? Just like most things in the world of nutrition, it all depends on your individual context.
Consuming cruciferous vegetables on a regular basis has been linked to helping support natural liver detoxification and reducing the risk of developing certain cancers. But many people may not love the taste of some of these gems (think broccoli, cauliflower, radish, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale) or may think that drinking foods like cabbage or broccoli in juice is just plain weird. Here’s a way you can hide broccoli while still reaping its many benefits. This juice is perfect for novice juicers, kids or cruciferous nay-sayers.
This juice is the perfect way to energize before your long (or even short) run. Beets are shown to help your body better use oxygen, meaning that it takes less effort to keep the same pace. Natural compounds in beets like nitrate are also demonstrating they can help lower blood pressure. Peak levels of beet’s performance boosting nutrients happen around 2-3 hours after drinking. So, wake up with this refreshing juice then tie your shoes to hit the road and train.
How many times in your life do you recall being prescribed an antibiotic to help you get better? Antibiotic overuse can lead to major public health issues like resistant strains of bacteria that cause serious health problems and death in some affected individuals. Efforts to stop unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions is starting to pay off.