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Be Your Best Self: Avoid Simple Carbs

 

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Simple carbohydrates cause insulin imbalances, weight gain, and lack of energy. They also take a toll on the immune system. WellnessFX practitioners Karen Graham and Dr. Ross Pelton both warn that a moderate dose of sugar suppresses the immune system for 5-6 hours, lowering the body’s ability to fight off infection. A sugary treat before shaking hands with a co-worker, for example, could ruin the whole week!

The trick to overcoming your sweet tooth is to find low-glycemic foods that taste great, like the sweet potato.

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Trailblazing Thursdays: What You Should Know About Tofu….

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Many people choose to give up meat for a variety of reasons. Health, sustainability, cruelty to animals, the want to try new things. Whatever the reason, it’s safe to say that no one decides to go vegetarian or vegan with the goal of being unhealthy. This is exactly what may happen, however, without proper knowledge.

Once people give up on meat, the question becomes: where do I get my protein? Tofu has become a popular answer. It’s high in protein, has deep roots in Chinese cuisine, and can be prepared in a variety of ways similar to meat. But is it good for you?

Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple wrote up a thoroughly informative article about tofu, soy beans, and processed foods in general. While tofu is a nice source of protein, it’s still a processed food and should be consumed as such: in moderation. The good news is that there are healthier alternatives to tofu which taste just as good, if not better.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Holiday Recipe Series – Drinks and Desserts: The Tastiest Healthy Treats You’ve Ever Had

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Wheat. Gluten. Sugar. Dairy. Trans fats. Common ingredients on dessert plates around America this holiday season.

But they’re the best part of anyone’s meal, and probably your favorite as well! So instead of skipping it, let’s make it better!

In this last entry in WellnessFX’s Holiday Recipe Series you’ll find four dessert recipes that are healthy and wholesome. What better way to wrap up the season?

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.