that if we just followed them we would all be ok. If that were true, we wouldn’t be in the health crisis that we are today. In short, we have been misled and mis-fed. I could make this list incredibly long, but I’ll stick to a few of the key myths that you can go ahead and stop believing:
The amount of sugar that we are consuming as a nation is beyond staggering. Think about this; the average caveman was eating around 33 tablespoons of sugar in one year, today the average American school kid is eating 35 tablespoons of sugar a day! This is alarming considering that our bodies have not changed much since our early ancestors. But this leads to the question – what about sugar-free foods?
For many of us, the famous “green smoothie” can be intimidating and more hopeful than a lifestyle reality. One of the best and easiest ways to incorporate a green smoothie into your daily protocol is to make it taste great. I know that seems simple but in order to do it daily and to even get your kids to enjoy it, it is going to need to be delicious and appealing.
One of the most detrimental things that have come out of the last 20-30 years of dietary marketing has been the low-fat diet. The belief that fat makes us fat isn’t accurate. Sugar, stress, and lack of sleep will cause our bodies to store fat far faster than a high fat diet. Read more to make sure you are getting enough quality fats.
Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year — pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin chai tea — the list goes on. Instead of indulging in those sugary, syrupy, fattening lattes, or the sweets loaded with refined sugar and white flour, try a delicious and nutritious smoothie that will fill you up and taste great. Pumpkin is full of folate, vitamin C and vitamin K, and if you make this smoothie, you won’t miss that heavily caffeinated and sugary latte, I promise.
With Father’s Day on Sunday, why don’t you serve him something that will keep him healthy, strong and happy on his big day? The plant based protein in this smoothie is easily absorbed by the body while the berries provide high quality antioxidants. The coconut oil is great for cardiovascular health and adds a quality fat to an early morning smoothie. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and omega 3 fats while the maca powder helps balance hormones and is great for prostate health.