The word Stress seems to be the buzz word these days. Did you know that stress can have an impact on your physical body? In this blog, we will look at the different ways stress can affect your health. We’ll also explore ways to naturally sooth stress by eating foods that will help to calm your body.
Our gut is responsible for turning food into fuel for our bodies. It absorbs nutrients that support our body’s functions — energy production, toxin and waste elimination, hormone balance and overall health and wellbeing.
If we have a sluggish, “unhealthy gut” our body will not be able to absorb the nutrients we need for optimal health. This can impact our weight, mood, mental wellbeing and a number of other ailments.
Keeping our gut healthy boosts energy and ensures a healthy immune system.
Let’s talk digestion:
Eating your way to optimal health.
A little while ago I sent out a survey on Wholesome food. One of the questions was what you would most like to read in our blog posts. Not surprisingly, 90% answered eating for my health.
This topic is huge and there is so much information out there. I decided to start with my story and tell you how I have been eating myself back into optimal health and performance.
A hot topic ….. are they bad, are they good. I have come full circle on this one. I cut out ALL carbs, to overdoing the carbs, to finding a healthy balance. I spent hours on this topic, wading through the articles and research papers about carbohydrates trying to understand them better. What did I find? Every person’s body is different and will require different carbohydrate intake. It turns out that high or low carb intake is less important than the type of carbohydrate you eat.
The Function of Carbohydrates
To those who read my first Wholesome Food blog post thank you! I appreciate the encouragement and messages… thank you so much!
A comment made several times was, it’s actually so simple!
Yes. That’s what I was hoping for. I have many discussions with people about health, diets, concepts like clean eating, superfoods, protein, carbs, fats, minerals, intuitive eating and the default response is a blank thousand mile stare accompanied by the occasional nod.
The truth about Fats, that could change your life
Fat seems to be the Buzz word these days, is it Good or Bad? What fats to eat, what fats to stay away from. Knowledge is power. Understanding Saturated, Unsaturated and Trans fats allows you to make better food choices and stay healthy. The truth is there are good fats and there are bad fats. We need good fats as they are necessary for good health and wellbeing. Let’s look at the truth about fats.