We as a culture have become used to popping antibiotics with the first signs of a cold, especially during the winter. Instead of popping pills, incorporate some of these foods into your diet. Minimize the need for antibiotics by lacing your diet with foods that naturally have antibiotic properties.
Sometimes it feels like your cravings are driving your decisions. Clearly you didn’t mean to eat that candy at work, or that whole dessert, or to finish that bag of chips you opened. When your food choices feel out of your control, it’s time to set yourself up for success with these simple tips to curb cravings (aka the cookie monster inside).
It's easy to forget to chew your food thoroughly when you are rushing around, eating at your desk, or socializing - but when it comes to proper digestion, it's important to slow down and take your time.
Stroll any supermarket these days — especially the health-conscious ones – and where once there were aisles lined with soda pop, now they’re stocked with every kind of juice and juice drink imaginable. And while it’s good to see that sugary sodas and fizzy chemical-laden ‘diet’ drinks are on the wane, the switch-over may not be quite the healthy swap you’ve been led to believe.
By now, just about everyone understands that sugar, especially all the added sugar dumped into sweetened drinks and other processed foods, is a health and wellness disaster. It hijacks our taste buds, pumps up blood sugar and insulin levels (next stop, diabetes) and it’s a major driver, maybe the major driver, of weight gain.