Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? What do you think are the best breakfast foods to eat?

Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss.  This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it.  So I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be favourite new “go-to” breakfasts.

 

Breakfast Food #1: Eggs

Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food.  And for good reason!

No, I’m not talking about processed egg whites in a carton.  I mean actual whole “eggs”. 

Egg whites are mostly protein while the yolks are the real nutritional powerhouses.  Those yolks contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Continue reading →

5 Reasons You Experience Bloating More After Age 45

5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they’re just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being stuffed and “gassy”.

It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you’re getting older it can very well be because of your stomach’s reduced ability to produce enough acid for proper digestion. 

Normally, when we ea,t cells in our stomach release more acid which is important for so many digestive processes like breaking down foods and activating enzymes.  As we age, this process can become less efficient and the result can feel like it’s wreaking havoc on the rest of the digestive system.

Unfortunately, this can have wide-ranging effects on all of our digestion abilities “downstream” and that can result in bloating.

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Women in Menopause: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed

Has your doctor prescribed medication for your menopause symptoms?

First and foremost, I want to tell you that of course, listen to what your doctor says.

But second,  also listen to what your body says.

Menopausal Women

We both know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause.  Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at this time of life. (Ugh!)

And as we both know eating better and moving more can help you stave off other issues like heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

What do I specifically recommend to help you “eat better and move more”?

Seven things.  Here goes:

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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Five Cholesterol Myths

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (possibly borderline obsession) about cholesterol, right?

Before I jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.

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Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol

While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more important than just how much of it there is overall. In fact depending on what it’s combined with can have opposite effects on your arteries and heart.   Yes, opposite!

So cholesterol is just one component of a compound that floats around your blood.   These compounds contain cholesterol as well as fats and special proteins called “lipoproteins”. Continue reading →