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 […]

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 […]

WHY? Jalapeños

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Jalapeños 1. Capsaicin- this is a compound found in jalapeños that makes it hot. But it also has other benefits such as increasing metabolism by raising body temperature 2. Kills cancer- Capsaicin has also been found to inhibit cancer cell growth (1) 3. Antimicrobial effects- Jalapeños actually have an inhibitating effect on […]

WHY? Flaxseeds

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Flaxseeds HIGH IN FIBER- Flaxseeds have 8 grams of fiber in an ounce. Flax seeds contain 20-40% of soluble fiber and 60-80% of insoluble fiber. Its important to get some insoluble fiber into your diet because this is what feeds your bacteria in your large intestine! OMEGA 3s- Heres those omegas 3 fats […]

WHY? Kiwi

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Kiwi VITAMIN C- Kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange! One cup provides 275 percent of your RDV COLLAGEN- Kiwi has been shown to almost double collagen synthesis in your body. Collagen is the foundation of healthy skin and nails (1) LUTEIN- There is a antioxidant called lutein found in kiwis. […]