Oh Avocado, how I love thee!

Avocado

I started loving avocados only about 5 years ago. Before then I tried eating one but didn’t like the texture and found it tasteless. But as I learned more about the fantastic health benefits of the avocado I really wanted to like this thing and so tried again and the real delicious awesomeness of the avocado was found when I sprinkled one with salt. HOLY TOLEDO my life hence forth has never been the same….a tad dramatic? Sprinkled with salt for the first time, I stood there in my kitchen alone eating an entire avocado and so my love affair began. It was just me and the avocado. Sadly I had only the one avocado at the time so it was only 5 minutes of taste bud bliss. Continue reading “Oh Avocado, how I love thee!”

I’ve got a fire in my….stomach

Heartburn, Indigestion, Diarrhea

Oh that burning feeling! It might come with bloating, belching and gas. It’s an extremely uncomfortable feeling, it keeps you up at night or wakes you up in the middle of the night and the only relief you get is when you take copious amounts of antacids.

……”Hand over the Tums!”       Heartburn, Indigestion, Diarrhea              

The antacids eventually lose their effectiveness but your stomach burns so much you’ve visited the doctor who hands you a prescription to get the serious stuff…the antacids you can’t get over the counter. You down the pills, exhale a sigh of relief, feel okay but eventually the symptoms return…and they always return, especially when you eat something spicy or acidic like tomato sauce…or just eat.

No one wants to be bloated, feel like acid is going to burn through your stomach, belch like a fire breathing dragon and maybe even pass gas that makes flies drop. But, these symptoms are not likely because of too much acid in your stomach. They are more than likely due to too little. Huh? what the heck are you saying?

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Do you know your eggs?

Eggs

Never underestimate the power of the all-mighty egg

They are small but when it comes to nutritional value eggs should not be underestimated.  Eggs are relatively inexpensive giving you a  big bang for your buck, they can be prepared in a variety of ways, even eaten raw and they are delicious (not so much the raw ones but the cooked ones taste great). Just one or two eggs a day is a great addition to a healthful diet.

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This No-Fuss Meal Prep Guide Will Help You Save Loads of Time

No-Fuss Meal Prep

My meal prep for the lunches I take to work do not look super pretty like some of the fancy schmancy meal prep pics I’ve seen online but it works great anyway. Pretty is nice, but efficient wins for me every time. After all, the point is to save time right!

Meal prep can be easy and it does not need to take hours.  In this article I am going to outline what I do for the lunches I take to work for a week.  You’ll learn how to meal prep like a pro and save tons of time.

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To Eat or Not to Eat Gluten. My Experience with Gluten Sensitivity.

Gluten Free
Gluten Free?

Before getting into my experience with gluten sensitivity let’s talk very briefly about what gluten is, its sources, possible symptoms and how it causes problems.

What is gluten? 

Gluten is a sticky protein and its subset gliadin is what is harmful to some people.

Sources

It’s mainly found in wheat, barley and rye.  It is also found in oats but the gluten Continue reading “To Eat or Not to Eat Gluten. My Experience with Gluten Sensitivity.”