Having the opportunity to dress up like a superhero or celebrity and munch on sweet treats makes Halloween a favourite holiday for many children and families. It’s no surprise that Halloween can quickly become a very unhealthy holiday filled with excess, however there are many little decisions we can make to ensure this Halloween stays healthy and hearty for you and your family. Take a look at some of our tips below…
Those Mayans knew a thing or two, well ok, maybe they couldn’t accurately predict the end of the world, but they did provide some pretty wonderful additions to our modern life. They invented zero, a more accurate calendar and brain surgery. But to my mind, one of their greatest contributions to our health and happiness is cocoa. Continue reading
What’s not to like about sprouts? With three times the nutrients, 100 times the enzymes, 24 times more vitamins, four times the amount of niacin and nearly twice as much vitamin B6, they are the cat’s meow. Continue reading
The wealth of ancient grains flooding the market can be really confusing; how do you cook them? Are they better or healthier than the grains I am more accustomed to? Ancient grains or heritage grains have been around for thousands of years. They can be more nutritious than corn or wheat, but only if they are organic whole grains or sprouted grains. Here are five ancient grains you can include in your diet today.
Spelt is a popular ancient grain with a delicious nutty flavor that is easy to digest. Spelt is a wonderful source of fiber, folate, magnesium and selenium and has much lower levels of gluten. Continue reading
Who knew that just adding water to your favorite organic grains could unlock so much potential? Sprouted grains are nature’s little miracles as they have almost three times the nutrients of legumes and beans, can help with digestion and weight loss and they are packed with fiber too. The sprouted grains that are popping up in your veggie aisle, healthy snacks and organic bread are there for good reason; packed with vitamins, fiber, and protein, these pint-sized sprouts sure pack a healthy punch!
Research shows that sprouting frees the embodied energy of grains and improves the vitamin content up to 24 times. From the study: “…germination dramatically increased total phenolic compounds and total flavonoids up to 4.5 and 6.8 times. Quercetin-3-O-glucoside content was significantly increased in mung bean sprouts after germination. The total antioxidant activity of mung bean sprouts was increased by 6 times.”
As humans, we aren’t able to break down or absorb all nutrients from the food we eat but by eating sprouted products we are able to absorb a minimum of 3 times more nutrients from our favorite foods.