This page is dedicated to providing nutritional information that I find from other blogs or resources. I am not a professional dietician, but I am always researching and educating myself on how to be as healthy as possible, and also to share that information with others. This page is never complete and always in progress.
This is a great link for a list of names that the food industry uses to hide sugar on food labels! It is so very important to read the ingredients and know what you’re eating!
257 Names for Sugar
I have not been able to completely transform to paleo because I do enjoy dairy products (mainly just cheese) and quinoa. I do, however, follow it as closely as I can. It definitely has made a huge difference in my body and in my life. Here is just a couple of resources for information on the paleo diet:
Here is a GREAT video to understand the logic behind the Paleo Diet:
7 Good Reasons to Start Eating Chia Seeds
Help weight loss. Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.
Feel fuller faster: They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.
Hydration for athletes: They are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can hydrate the body.
Reduce your blood pressure: There’s evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure.
Omega-3: They are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
Benefits for diabetes: Because chia seeds slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars, studies indicate they can control blood sugar. This leads scientists to believe chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.
They are easier to digest than flax seeds, and don’t need to be ground up.