Does the Food Hangover exist? Yes it does! You may call it something else but most people are well aware of the typical side effects: tiredness, bloating, upset stomach, with an emphasis on feeling like crap. The offenders: overindulging on foods that are high in sugar, salt, fats, spices, or caffeine. You know, the typical ingredients we all indulged in especially at the holiday parties. Before you make a beeline to the medicine cabinet and reach in for the Pepto Bismol, here are some things to consider so that you can make a speedy recovery after a food hangover.
While it is fine to indulge, thanksgiving does provide an opportunity for us to make healthier food choices. It is just a matter of awareness and willpower; choose nutrient-filled dishes to accompany your slice of the turkey. While I am not saying, you shouldn’t indulge yourself and ignore your favorites. You can! Take a bit of that mac and cheese. Just be mindful and mentally monitor your food selections. Hee are some healthier swap ideas to the typical thanksgiving meal choices.
Chocolate is the most seductive food known to man. Well, according to me. As a child growing up, chocolate was my best friend and it was typically in a form of devil’s food cake slice. I savored every bite. My mother would look at me and giggled witnessing my sheer happiness on my face. As an adult, the sweet never left but my choices have become more refined. I prefer the soulful taste of dark chocolate. Like black coffee, it became a staple and the fact that is healthier, even more so. Let’s take a deeper look into what exactly chocolate is.
Nothing says like a warm apple with cinnamon flavors and golden crust with the aroma of pumpkin spices. Now, before you say why pumpkin spices?! Here’s why: In my test kitchen, I found that the spice actually complements the tart of the apples quite deliciously. Not convinced? Give this recipe a shot this weekend before your cookout. You’ll mostly not want to share it with anyone!
Who doesn’t love a good picnic sitting outdoors, munching on goodies with the family? However no matter what you pack, dining outdoors can pose certain health risks. To be healthy means to think mindfully about considering the high summer temperatures and what you stow in your picnic basket. I suggest paying attention to these tips before packing your basket of goodies.
Nothing says the tropics like pineapple, bananas and coconut water combined! This smoothie is green for its delicious kale and each ingredient is high of much needed nutrients! Quick and a delightful treat for the heat!
Eating in season is not only economic and delicious but it supports healthy digestion, better sleep, a clear mind, stronger immune system and boosts a more positive outlook on life. In this post, we will explore how following the Ayurvedic practice can be beneficial towards supporting our summer diet.
I am not a big fan of protein bars. Most of them taste either bland, sugary, or just downright disrespectful. Amidst the fitness craze, having the right type of protein is doubly important as the amount of it in one serving. Which is why I go with creating my own plant based protein snack that is quick, easy, and tasty.