Have you done a kitchen inventory lately? You might be surprised about what’s lurking inside! Open up the cupboards, pantry, under the sink, the refrigerator and freezer – there’s a chance you will find some chemicals, additives, plastics, GMOs and a few other unsavory toxins lurking. Even if you shop at the farmers’ market and the healthiest grocery store in town, chances are there is room for some healthy improvement
Who has a favorite food that you mostly try to avoid because it's not so healthy (I know I do!)? Pizza is probably top of many people's list. A NYC slice eaten on the street, a fancy wood-burning oven pizza, and anything in between.
October is the month of candy. Halloween brings endless bowls of drug store candy - M&Ms, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Candy Corn - all filled with sugar, artificial flavors, food dye, GMO cornstarch, and other scary ingredients! Plan ahead and you can avoid the usual crap by making your own healthier (but still tasty) treats!
Later summer into fall is harvest season when the farmers markets are the most bountiful and colorful. It’s a great time to stock up on your favorite produce and spend an afternoon preparing and preserving some goodies for winter!
Despite calcium being found abundantly in the body, it is still one of the most common deficiencies in the United States. And that’s quite unfortunate – this mineral is vital for the body in a number of ways. Older individuals (especially those at risk for osteoporosis), women, adolescents, vegans, and those who are lactose-intolerant should pay special attention to their calcium levels and consider adding more foods rich in calcium to their meal plan.
We all want to nourish our bodies to the best of our abilities, and for good reason - worrying about our health is no way to live, but preventing illness by focusing on health and taking precaution, is. Whether the pandemic has made you more dependent on delivery services or perhaps, more of a self-proclaimed chef - these health hacks will make you put extra consideration into your meals.