'BIOTICS"

Posted on March 30 by
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Fiber (prebiotic) is the food source for your microbes that generate SCFA (short chain fatty acids) for many physiological benefits.
 
#EAT your veggies! ????
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Fiber ...

Posted on March 23 by
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A high-fiber diet has been linked to a range of health benefits, including protective effects against heart disease, cancer and obesity. Now we can add lower rates of depression to the list, at least if the right gut bacteria are hanging around.
 
The link between dietary fiber and mental health can be partially explained by gut-brain interactions: positive changes in the gut-microbiome composition brought on by higher fiber consumption can positively affect neurotransmission. (think happy hormones like serotonin)
 
Strive for at least 25 grams of fiber per day for optimal health.
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Sugar Facts....

Posted on March 18 by
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The average American eats 65# of added sugar per year.
 
1# of sugar = 1,712 calories
 
1,712 calories X 65# = 111,280 calories per year
 
111,280 calories/365 days = 304 added sugar calories per day!
 
Considering we only need about 100 grams of total sugar per day, this is an issue because this is not even taking into consideration the natural sugar we get from fruits, vegetable, beans, lentils and whole grains!
 
The major issues are sugar laden beverages like soda, sports/energy drinks and juices. Also, items like sugar laden yogurts, snacks and sweets.
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Eating a Variety of Colors.....

Posted on March 11 by
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Our diet should consist of rainbow colored fruits and vegetables to get all their health benefits. So, the next time you shop, take a look at your cart. If you see all green colored items from the produce section- like spinach, green apples, broccoli etc, go back and swap one of the items for yellow bell peppers, tomatoes or purple cabbage. There are nearly 4000 phytochemicals available in nature and to get their wonderful health benefits, we need to eat more colored fruits and vegetables daily.
 
Strive for at least 3 to 4 different colors of produce every day!
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