Cantaloupe

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Its almost summer time and that means melon season! I love cantaloupe so I’m so happy it’s back in season! What’s your favorite summer fruit? 1. WATER – melons are full of water to help you stay hydrated during the hot summer months 2. BETA-CAROTENE – this melon is orange and thats […]

Chia Seeds

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Chia seeds. You might have seen these in juices or granola or pudding but do you actually know why people like to eat them? Here are some benefits of including chia seeds into your diet 1. Omega 3s – those important fatty acids they developed countries are struggling to get. Good thing […]

Aloe

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Since summers coming up we should talk about ALOE! And you’ll probably now the first fact about it BURNS/SKIN IRRITATION – I think aloe is most commonly used for sunburns but it can also help with psoriasis, dermatitis, frostbite and coldsores. BOOSTS IMMUNITY – Aloe vera contains natural detoxifying properties that accelerates […]

Buckwheat

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Ever eaten buckwheat before? It’s a pseudo cereal because it is related to things like rhubarb and is not a grass or grain. It has been common in Asian countries but has slowly been introduced into the US! Youve probably seen that I have been using it a lot lately because it’s […]

Okra

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Okra. I dont think I’ve ever actually tried fresh okra but am excited to soon! We bought okra chips from Trader Joes which were really good so I’m sure I’ll like them! FOLATE – Folate is so important for pregnancy and lactation. It prevents neural tube defects in babies and should be […]

Raspberries!

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Raspberries are one of my fav fruits (well actually all berries are pretty much my fav)! And they have a good amount of nutrition packed in too! ANTIOXIDANTS- Raspberries are FILLED with antioxidants!! They come from their color and other compounds within the berry MACULAR DEGENERATION: Because of their bioactive compounds berries […]

Vitamin D

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Vitamin D🎉 It’s a pretty important vitamin/hormone that keeps your body healthy and your probably not getting enough of it! We all know the best way to get vitamin D is through the sun but unfortunately (especially in Michigan) we don’t get that much sun. Also people are afraid of the sun […]

Elderberry

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Elderberries!! These are little berries that are powerful immune boosters!! And Wellness Mama makes it enjoyable to take with her elderberry syrup here! This is how we take it! FLU FIGHTER- Elderberries contain many compounds that help fight bacteria and viruses that attack your immune system. One study showed that elderberry consumption […]

Celery

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Celery! I used to only eat celery with peanut butter on top (and thats still good btw) but I’ve grown to love it just straight up FIBER – In one cup of celery there are 5 grams of fiber and a whole lot of water! LOWER CHOLESTEROL- Celery contains a compound called 3-n-butylphthalide […]

Chocolate Craving?

CHOCOLATE Sometimes I eat chocolate everyday and sometimes I could care less about it🤷🏻‍♀️ But when I want to eat it everyday I’ve been trying to choose some better options! Things I’ve been loving: raw cacao powder and cacao nibs!! Raw cacao powder has more nutrients and a rich chocolate flavor. I blend it up […]