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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!

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Histidine Health Benefits and Recipe

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You probably haven’t heard of Histidine before, but it’s quite an important nutrient! In fact, Histidine is often considered a semi-essential amino acid that acts as the building blocks of protein for your body. Histidine is only produced in very small amounts by the body, however, so you must obtain the rest of your needs from foods. Read on to learn about the wonderful health benefits of Histidine and what tasty foods you can eat to increase your intake!

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Gamma Linolenic Acid Health Benefits and Recipe

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Have you ever heard of Gamma Linolenic Acid? How about seeing the abbreviated form as “GLA”? While GLA may not be a familiar nutrient, it is an omega-6 fatty acids with a host of health benefits! In fact, GLA is often used as medicine for treating several conditions ranging from nerve pain and skin issues to certain types of breast cancer. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of GLA and the best natural sources of this crucial fatty acid!!

Nutrients by the Alphabet: Folate Health Benefits and Recipe

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Did you know that Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin (B9) and is often used in combination with other B vitamins to provide a host of health benefits? Folate is a crucial nutrient for optimal health and is naturally found in a variety of foods as well as in its synthetic form as Folic Acid. This week, we are going to talk all about Folate and Folic Acid – the health benefits, the recommended dosages, and the best natural sources to meet your needs! Read on to learn more!!