When you close your eyes and think of the holidays, what do you smell? What do you taste? The festive season brings an array of delightful tastes and aromas, many of which originate from spices that have been cherished and utilized for centuries. Beyond adding flavor to our favorite holiday dishes, many of these spices also boast a plethora of health benefits. A couple of them have anti-inflammatory properties, others are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and some can even alleviate bloating and gas (which is something many of us struggle with at this time of year).
The holidays are such an exciting time! With all of the traditions, music, shopping, decorating, baking, and celebrating, there is so much to look forward to! From relaxing get-togethers with family to festive gatherings with close friends, this time of year is all about spending quality time together and making happy memories.
Who says smoothies are only for the summertime? Smoothies are an undeniably quick and delicious breakfast option on busy mornings. They are also a great way to pack nutrients into your diet as an afternoon snack or midday pick-me-up. When it's cold outside, and you can't seem to warm up, there are a few smart tips you can follow to add warmth to your usual smoothie and make it more winter-friendly. Aren’t you glad you don't have to kick your favorite homemade smoothies to the curb until summer? With these tips and tricks you can craft custom cozy blends for the colder seasons.
Written by: Karen Sammer, NBC-HWC
Keeping your blood sugar levels stable is important for your health and energy levels. Avoiding spikes and dips can also help reduce food cravings that lead to overeating and may ultimately lead to diabetes if unchecked.
It’s officially November! If you’re anything like my daughter, your mind has skipped right past Thanksgiving and launched forward to the Holidays. While my daughter finds comfort in Christmas movies on Halloween, I’m guessing your outlook on the upcoming season might be a little bit less optimistic. The holidays are a great time for family and friends, but they are often accompanied by stress. Lots and lots of stress.