Trader Joe's Crispbread

Posted on August 12 by
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I love this new crispbread! It is so tasty, crunchy and can hold a pile of protein! Plus, it has only 3 grams of net carbs per cracker.


9 servings per container | Serving size 1 cracker| Amount per serving: Calories 130

Total Fat 9g, Sodium 170mg, Total Carbohydrate 6g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 4g

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Another new low sugar granola..... only 1 gram of net carbs per serving.

Posted on August 12 by
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Simply Almond Milk

Posted on August 04 by
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Finally a non dairy milk that has no gums that actually tastes good!


6 of the Worst Foods and Drinks for Anxiety

Posted on July 28 by
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1. Cakes, cookies, candy and pies.
Foods high in sugar can create spikes in your blood sugar, which is associated with anxiety. Stay away from foods with added sugar, or reserve them for special, occasional treats. If you want something sweet, try fresh fruit, like blueberries, peaches, plums, cherries and apples.

2. Sugary drinks.
Soda pop and fruit juice are typically loaded with sugar. For example, a 12-ounce can of soda can contain 8 to 13 teaspoons of sugar. Many fruit juices are also loaded with sugar, but don't contain the amount of fiber that fruit contains. Fiber slows your digestion, which helps you avoid blood sugar spikes.

3. Processed meats, cheese and ready-made meals.
These foods are associated with inflammation, which can produce anxiety. These kinds of foods are also low in fiber and are believed to disturb the gut microbiome. Your gut microbiome is a typically diverse mix of microorganisms living in the gut. A healthy microbiome helps the body function properly.

4. Coffee, tea and energy drinks.
Beverages that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea and energy drinks, can increase anxiety. The more caffeine you consume, the greater chance of anxiety flaring. Research suggests that the effects are greatest in people who consume more than 5 cups of coffee a day. Caffeine activates adenosine receptors in the peripheral and central nervous systems. Adenosine is involved in mediating the body's fight-or-flight response.

5. Alcohol.
Some people think that alcoholic beverages – which are depressants – can have a calming effect. But this idea can backfire, because drinking alcohol often leads to lack of sleep and blood sugar spikes, especially if you drink on an empty stomach. Drinking alcohol excessively can lead to dehydration and physical hangover symptoms, which can lead to anxiety. Collectively, hangover symptoms like dehydration, poor sleep, depletion of B vitamins and the alcohol detox process can all lead to feelings of anxiousness and worry.

6. Fruit and veggie smoothies without protein.
Smoothies are a great way to get the nutrition of various fruits and vegetables. However, if your smoothie only contains fruit or vegetables without protein, you may experience a spike and fall of your blood sugar level, which can lead to feelings of anxiety.

If you're having a smoothie, be sure to add sources of protein/fat, such as:

    Protein powder.
    Nuts/Nut butter


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