Do you look forward to Fall produce every year? Pumpkins, apples, squashes... there are so many delicious produce options that we wait all year long for that Fall delivers. Pumpkin season is officially here, and while pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pies might not be the healthiest options -- pumpkins are excellent for creating hearty, warming soups in your slow cooker that will boost your health and immune systems. You can also make a delicious and healthy snack out of roasting the seeds.
Aside from the great pumpkin, here are some more fall seasonal produce you should snap up from your local farmers market to put on your table.
Like pumpkins, we see a lot of apple-based recipes in fall. But let’s not forget that fall is prime apple season too. You can enjoy the fresh-picked taste of this ultimate natural health food right out of your fruit bowl, sliced and topped with natural nut butter, or even added to your salads.
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You've likely heard a lot about inflammation, but do you understand what kinds of foods cause it, and what effects it has on the body?
Inflammation is your body's response to invaders, and it shows that your body's white blood cells are working hard to fight for you. For example, when it comes to arthritis, your immune system is trying to fight off invaders that don’t really exist. As a result, your body starts to attack itself, and the inflammation ensues.
Inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors, such as an insect bite or an autoimmune disorder. However, it can also be caused by the foods that you eat, and eating these foods regularly can have some poor outcomes in your body.
So, what are these effects?
Foods can be a trigger for inflammation, which is the worst kind, as it often has to deal with your blood vessels. When blood vessels become inflamed continuously, this can cause damage to the vessels, which is then used by the fats in your bloodstream as a means to...
When we think about our health, we think in terms of what we're eating, what we're drinking, how much we're exercising -- but we rarely think about our health being related to what we think about.
If this is not something you consider regularly, start really digging deep into the idea that your thoughts, your attitude, and your mental tone have an incredible amount of power over your health.
The best place to start is with gratitude. We all have something to be grateful for, so it's the perfect place to begin. Here’s why gratitude is so essential to your health...
1. It boosts feelings of satisfaction
Show your gratitude by putting it in writing. Get out your thank you cards and start writing. Write them to your kids’ teachers. Write one to your parents, to your spouse, your best friend. Writing letters of gratitude will ensure you feel good inside and out, and you'll be spreading those good feelings to those you're writing to.
2. It builds...