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Nutrients by the Alphabet: Quercetin Health Benefits and Recipe

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We all know what superfoods are, but do you know what makes a superfood so super? Antioxidants! That’s right! And today we are going to talk about a type of flavonoid antioxidant called Quercetin that truly is super and provides a host of awesome health benefits (from heart health to boosting your immune system and longevity)!! Read on to learn more about those amazing health benefits and where to find good natural sources of Quercetin.

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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In search of the best oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies that are super easy to make and actually made with healthier ingredients? Then look no further for I have the perfect recipe for you and you probably already have all of the ingredients at home! Made with wholesome ingredients that are actually good for you and so tasty you'll want to eat these oatmeal cookies for breakfast, snack time, and dessert! And for a bonus for my breastfeeding mommas, these tasty cookies will even help boost your milk supply (thanks to the rolled oats, ground flaxseed, and optional Brewer's Yeast) and help keep you energized throughout the long days and even longer nights with a newborn! 

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Potassium Health Benefits and Recipe

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I am sure that you have heard of Potassium before, but did you know that potassium is an important electrolyte and third most abundant mineral in the body?!? Potassium is needed for numerous cellular functions and is the main compound that interacts with sodium to perform many important functions every single day. Read on to learn the incredible health benefits of Potassium and where you can find this powerhouse mineral in natural food sources!

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Oleic Acid Health Benefits and Recipe

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We have all heard of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, but have you heard of Omega-9 fatty acids? Well, Omega-9, also known as Oleic Acid, is a monounsaturated fat that can be produced in the body (unlike omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) and can be found in your favorite bakery goods and your everyday soap or skin cream. Read on to learn about the health benefits of Oleic Acid and a perfect tasty recipe for Valentine’s Day!

Super Bowl Recipe: Super Easy and Healthy Flatbread Appetizer (Keto & Gluten Free)

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It's my favorite time of the year - Super Bowl Weekend! And I am sharing one of my favorite flatbread appetizer recipes with you so you can make this super easy and healthy flatbread to enjoy during the big game! This recipe is completely Gluten-Free and Keto-friendly, simple to make, and very versatile - you can enjoy it as is or add your favorite toppings to customize your flatbread any way you like. And if you're like me, you'll want to make more than one so you don't have to share! 

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Niacin Health Benefits and Recipe

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Did you know that Niacin is an important water-soluble vitamin and is a part of the Vitamin B complex? That’s right, Niacin (or Vitamin B3) provides several health benefits and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, metabolism, brain function, and skin formation while also helping to fight against diabetes? Read on to learn more about the health benefits of Niacin and food sources of this important B Vitamin.

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Magnesium Health Benefits and Recipe

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Did you know that magnesium is a major mineral that is crucial for your health? In fact, magnesium is one of the most important minerals when it comes to maintaining optimal health since it plays major roles in bone health, nerve health, heart health, mental health, and many more health systems. Unfortunately, even if you have a healthy diet you can still suffer from magnesium deficiency which can cause a number of conditions and diseases. Read on to learn about the numerous health benefits of magnesium and were to find the best natural sources.

Recipe Feature: Paleo Salad in a Jar

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Looking for a healthy, yet hearty salad that will actually fill you up and keep you energized throughout your busy workday and active lifestyle? This Paleo Salad in a Jar is the perfect recipe for you then! You can quickly prepare this salad ahead of time and take it on-the-go for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner! This Paleo Salad also makes for the perfect pre- or post-workout meal with its wholesome ingredients loaded with protein, healthy fats, clean carbohydrates, and antioxidants. Whether you have a big day at work or a big workout planned for the day, take this salad with you to give you that long-lasting energy you’ll need to succeed!

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Linoleic Acid Health Benefits and Recipe

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Have you heard of Linoleic Acid before? Probably not, but I am sure you have heard of Omega-6. That’s right, Linoleic Acid belongs to a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids know as Omega-6 fatty acids and is essential for human beings. There are so many health benefits of this essential fatty acid, from strengthening your immune system to helping you burn fat, so you may want to read on to learn more about these health benefits and where to find Linoleic Acid!

Free Fitness Friday: Low Intensity Lower Body Workout (Second Trimester)

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Happy Friday, fit friends! Here is another FUN and FAST workout for you to strengthen your lower body in no time at all! The best part is that you don't need tons of fancy equipment or time to fit in a great workout with this Low Intensity Lower Body Workout and it is easily modified for my pregnant momma's (second trimester). That's right, now that y'all know I am pregnant, you will be seeing more workouts that are easily modifiable for any fitness level and any stage in pregnancy!

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Vitamin K Health Benefits and Recipe

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By now you have heard of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and E, but have you heard of vitamin K? Vitamin K is also an essential fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in bone and heart health. There are two main types of vitamin K that we acquire from our diets: Vitamin K1 and vitamin K2.  Read on to learn about the health benefits of vitamin K and dosage of this wonderful vitamin.

Free Fitness Friday: Full Body Bench Workout (Second Trimester)

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Happy Friday, fit friends! Here is another FUN and FAST workout for you to blast some serious calories in no time at all! The best part is that you don't need tons of fancy equipment or time to fit in a great workout with this Full Body Bench Workout and it is easily modified for my pregnant momma's (second trimester). That's right, now that y'all know I am pregnant, you will be seeing more workouts that are easily modifiable for any fitness level and any stage in pregnancy! 

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Jiaogulan Health Benefits and Recipe

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Do you or someone you know suffer from respiratory issues, asthma, low immune function, diabetes, stress, obesity, or cancer? Well I have an herb for you. Let us introduce you to Jiaogulan - a Chinese herb. This herb is also known as Southern ginseng and has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. Jiaogulan holds the most wide-range of health benefits of any plant discovered. Read on to learn about just some of the wonderful health benefits of Jiaogulan.

The Best Smashed Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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When you think Brussels Sprouts, you may not think "oh yum, I love Brussels Sprouts!" But what if they were smashed, covered in cheese, and seasoned to perfection? Now we're talking! You have to try this delicious and nutritious recipe for the best Smashed Brussels Sprouts that make the perfect side dish for any special gathering or simple weeknight dinner! Even if you aren't a big Brussels Sprouts fan, I am sure you will love this recipe!