Balancing your Omegas

Omega 3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids. They are essential because we need to consume them in our diets, our bodies cannot make them. They are both polyunsaturated fatty acids but differ in structure. Polyunsaturated fats are much healthier than saturated and Trans fats. However, they are the least stable kind of fat and are open to oxidation. In other words, they spoil easily. Omega 6, also known as linoleic acid, plays a crucial role in brain function,Read more

Amazing Benefits of our Favorite Spice

While studying yesterday, I came across the beneficial properties of cinnamon and became very intrigued by its history of medicinal uses.  It has been used for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Egypt. Little did we know that the fragrant spice that fills the air on Christmas morning could help reduce blood sugar and prevent many common diseases. Cassia Cinnamon is the most common type of cinnamon that is used in America today. While Ceylon cinnamon is used inRead more

The Nutritious Reality of Life

The thought of health and wellness seems to revolve around $30 dollar protein powders and even more expensive barre and anti-gravity yoga classes. Instagram stars give the impression that you have to live in a tropical dreamland with fresh fruit hanging from the trees and make the ultimate smoothie bowl to eat nutritiously. In reality, living a healthy life is pretty simple. It is not about “clean eating” or finding your “swolemate,” it is about treating your body well soRead more

Motivation

Lately, I have had no motivation to do anything, from schoolwork to errands to everything else in life. I don’t have the energy or willpower to do simple daily tasks. I feel that there is no point to do anything. Every time I clean, it gets messed up. Every time I ask for help, no one is around to help me. I do not have time for myself, to take care of myself or remember why I am here. I feel as though no oneRead more

Coconut Rum Cocktail

Today was my 5k that I have been training for and I got 2nd overall female! The hard training was worth it and I am very happy. Obviously, I have to celebrate! I made coconut rum cocktails! Coconut Rum Cocktail serves 2-3 drinks 1 can cream of coconut 1/2 pint of rum (any kind will work)  2 tbsp coconut sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup ice Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. You can add more sugar depending onRead more

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries makes 1 serving 1 sweet potato 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tsp cayenne pepper 3 tsp salt 1 tbsp minced garlic Preheat oven to 400 degree. Spiral the sweet potato using a noodle spiralizer or slice sweet potatoes. In a large bowl, add the spiralized sweet potato, olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic. Mix with hands until evenly coated. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Read more

Acorn Squash

Happy first day of fall everybody! To celebrate fall, I made stuffed gold acorn squash. Acorn squash is packed with beneficial nutrients including folate, Vitamin B-6, Thiamine, and Vitamin C.  Stuffed Acorn Squash For Acorn Squash: 1 acorn squash 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp salt Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut the top off the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds. Coat the squash with olive and sprinkle salt on the squash. Place the squash on a linedRead more