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Archive for May, 2019

Avocado Health Benefits: The Skinny on This Healthy Fat Fruit
Posted on May 28th, 2019

Avocados offer an abundance of fiber, potassium (more than a banana!), and vitamins B6 and C. They’re also rich in folate, which can boost your mood! But any way you slice it, the nutrient avocados offer the most of is fat. In fact, one cup of avocado provides 21 grams of fat. The type of fat found in avocado, therefore, matters a great deal. And it’s mostly a mixture of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are essential. This means they’re necessary for your body to function, but it can’t make them itself. Your body uses these fats to build cell membranes and the covering of nerves. And they’re also needed for blood clotting and muscle movement. Monounsaturated fats are…

Posted on May 14th, 2019

There is no prescription for finding moments of gratitude in every day; there is simply choice.   Gillian Deacon

Kombucha
Posted on May 1st, 2019

In a culture where caffeinated, sugar-laden and alcoholic drinks have been monopolizing the market it is refreshing to see a healthy, low-sugar, probiotic-rich powerhouse beverage gaining popularity among the masses. From energy drinks to coffee-latte-cold-brews, to high sugar sodas and the never-ending plethora of alcoholic beverages, it is time that we see these beverages for what they really are. Adrenal-zapping (read: energy-zapping), weight-gain promoting, anxiety-riddling drinks. That overall just do not make us feel good. A beverage that does the exact opposite in all these areas becoming more readily available is a huge sigh of relief. So what exactly is kombucha? Kombucha is a beverage that is made with sugar and tea and is fermented with a SCOBY. SCOBY stands…

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