Category Archives: Weight Loss Diets

Ginger Strawberry Smoothie

Love strawberries, ginger, and making breakfast in 2 minutes? Great, we got you covered! Strawberries scream summer to me, they’re sweet, in season, and rich in vitamin C an antioxidant we know helps our bodies reduce inflammation, improve immune function, and boosts collagen production — hello beauty food! Busy mornings are no excuse to skip breakfast, especially when you have such a simple recipe that takes under 5 minutes to make and clean up since you only dirty […]

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How to Prevent and Relieve Migraines

While headaches can be irritating, uncomfortable and sometimes even painful, it is important to differentiate between headaches and migraines. According to The Migraine Trust, a migraine is defined as a moderate to severe headache that is accompanied by side effects such as nausea and sensitivity to light and noise. These migraine attacks can last anywhere from four to 72 hours. The factors that trigger these migraine attacks can vary from person to person. Consider these options for […]

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The importance of minerals

Minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs to thrive. What exactly does a diet rich in minerals do for your well-being? In “God’s Original Diet,” Rev. George Malkmus highlights that minerals provide structure in forming bones and teeth, they maintain normal heart rhythm, muscle contractibility, neural conductivity, and acid-base balance. They also regulate cellular metabolism. But where do these minerals come from? As rain water falls from the sky and filters through the earth, it acquires […]

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5 Reasons Some Stress Can Be Good for You

May is National Mental Health month and stress is always top of mind. But what about the other side of stress that we don’t hear much about — the benefits of stress? We all know (and can feel) how stress can bad for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Being overstressed can put you at risk for a plethora of chronic illnesses, including heart disease, depression, and metabolic syndrome. (1) But stress doesn’t always have to be a […]

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Watermelon Agua Fresca with Fresh Mint

Watermelon is a great way to hydrate with flavor, increase your intake of antioxidants, and gives you quick energy from the carbohydrates in fruit —  in the most delicious way. Watermelon Agua Fresca is a fancy name for this refreshing, simple summertime drink. Can you say, hello summer? Watermelon is the star of this recipe, and here’s why: since made up of about 92% water, watermelon is super hydrating. It also packs of vitamins B6 and C, along […]

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The Best Post Workout Recipes

After exercise, it’s important to refuel your body and gain back those calories you lost while working up a sweat. No matter how strenuous or relaxed your workout, eating well after physical activity is highly recommended. Complex carbohydrates and protein help encourage muscle recovery and provides your body with an energizing reboost post-workout. Keeping these essentials in mind, here are a few of our favorite recipes for after exercise: 1. Brussels Sprout Veg SmoothieThis green smoothie is […]

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What is Diabetic Blindness?

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 30.3 million Americans. Of those individuals, only about 23.1 million were diagnosed. Additionally, it’s estimated that about 1.5 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year. This debilitating disease has a huge impact on those who live with it. Type 2 diabetes can cause increased thirst and hunger, frequent urination and headaches. It can also lead to more severe health complications, such as heart disease and blurred vision, which […]

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Getting the Max from Your Grocery Bill

One of the best ways to get the most out of each bite of our fresh produce is to blend it. We receive up to 80% more nutrition when we blend rather than eat our salads.1 That means, we get a whole lot more for our money! With the price of groceries, why not get the maximum benefits from your dollars? The best blended drinks are NOT smoothies packed with sweet fruit. The best blended drinks focus […]

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Cashew Kimchi Dip

Cashews rich in minerals plus the probiotics in kimchi make this a crowd-pleasing dip to share. Cashew Kimchi Dip is a healthy plant-based dip made with 5 simple ingredients! Who doesn’t love a good dip recipe, especially when it’s one you can always count on to be 1) easy, 2) delicious, and 3) that everyone’s going to enjoy? Just like the Creamy Onion Dip, this Cashew Kimchi Dip was inspired by the magic that is using soaked […]

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The Problem With School Lunches Part II

Last week we discussed the problem with most school lunch programs across the nation: The lack of nutritional value in these menu options is directly related to issues with intellectual development, concentration and learning and academic performance. On the other hand, providing students with fresh, healthy and nutritional options can have an outstanding impact on behavior and success, as one school district in Wisconsin has demonstrated for more than 20 years. The Appleton WayThe Appleton Central Alternative […]

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