Phytic acid (or phytate when in salt form) is the primary storage form of phosphorus in many plant foods. Humans and nonruminant animals cannot digest phytates since we do not produce adequate levels of the enzyme phytase (separates phosphorous from phytate molecule). Phytates: mineral robbers When we ingest foods high in phytates, mineral deficiencies and imbalances can […]
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Hey Choosing Health’ers! Have you heard the latest that cattle grazing moderately on pasture can improve soil quality! Click here for the full scoop. We’ve known for a long time that grass-fed beef is more nutritious for us to eat, but it’s also better for the environment. Cows eat the grass, fertilize it, move on, […]
Hey there Choosing Health’ers! Need some breakfast inspiration? Check out the latest non-traditional breakfast video now…it’s SUPER yummy! Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 tbsp unsweetened cacao nibs or powder (we like Navitas Naturals) 1 tbsp raw maca powder (also available from Navitas) 1 tbsp coconut butter 1-2 tbsp nut butter – almond, […]
Losing weight after having a baby can be challenging for many women. How to do it while feeling satisfied and energized after meals and without becoming malnourished is an even greater challenge. The female body goes through radical shifts throughout pregnancy. Over the 36-42 weeks of gestation, her blood volume increases by 50%, oxygen consumption at rest […]
Flesh protein can vary considerably in its fat content. Since we have individual differences in the amount of both fat and protein that is optimal for good health, it is important to know the fat content in different meat options. Below are lists of high, medium, and low-fat flesh protein (for purposes of this article, […]
Everyone is always talking about the “core”. Essential for strength, stability, and preventing back pain, we’ve become obsessed with this region of the body, but are we all on the same page with defining what our core is? As you will see, the core is much more than just the ab muscles. Muscles of the core: […]
Digestion is the process of breaking down food into basic units (i.e. vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats and proteins) to be used by the body. Good digestion is a pillar of good health. Poor digestion can cause a wide array of health issues including abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea or constipation, reflux, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, and cravings. […]
Time to clear the plastic out of your home. Even BPA-free plastics, which we thought were safe, have now been found to have hormone-mimicking properties. BPA, a component of most plastics, was removed from many bottles, toys, and cans when The Department of Health and Human Services started to question its safety. Thought we’d won the battle? […]
Short-duration, high-intensity activity intervals (a.k.a. short-burst training, SBT, or just burst training) are becoming an increasingly popular fitness trend. Why? Because it leads to quicker results. What is burst training? Burst training is a style of exercising in which you exercise as hard as you can for a pre-determined time interval (anywhere from 30-90 seconds, commonly […]
Holly and I are at it again! Click here to watch our video: Part 3 of our non-traditional breakfast series. Ingredients: 1 slice gluten-free toast (we used Food for Life China Black Rice) 3-5 medium shiitake mushrooms 1 cup spinach (definitely organic, spinach is in the Dirty Dozen) 2 slices bacon (organic, antibiotic and growth hormone free, […]
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