Eating REAL FOOD doesn’t have to be confusing and hard. Fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean cuts of meat are a fantastic place to start. Eating from the rainbow helps to ensure you get a variety of necessary vitamins and minerals. Use fruits, vegetables and some whole grains to get the recommended 20-30g of fiber daily.
The Nurtured Life Nutrition Spotlight:
CINNAMON!! With it’s inviting, warm scent and spicy flavor, Ceylon cinnamon is a must have in your culinary toolbox all year long, but certainly during the holiday season. Not only does the flavor and aroma seem to wrap you in a blanket of fuzzy warmth, it can do a lot of good thing for your health as well. It has been suggested that cinnamon may help stabilize and regulate blood sugar, improve LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and that is may even possess anti-bacterial/anti-fungal/anti-viral properties. It may assist in lowering systemic inflammation, a huge problem in most of our clinical illnesses and pain, and may offer some help to women suffering with PCOS. Check out some research on how it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda medicine for many centuries and see what it can do for you! Add a pinch to coffee, smoothies, teas, and stir-fry dishes to infuse them with a new layer of flavor and an extra health benefit.