“It is health that is real wealth” -Mahatma Gandhi
- One of my favorite things about carving a pumpkin is roasting pumpkin seeds! Save the pumpkin seeds from those Thanksgiving pumpkins, they have phytosterols which reduce your bad (LDL) and raise your good (HDL) cholesterol. Just one ounce contains 9 grams of protein, a good amount of magnesium and zinc. Plus, they’re extremely tasty!
- Are you looking to add more fiber and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet? Sprinkle ground flax seeds on yogurt, cereal, smoothies, nut butters and add some to your pancake and cookie mixes
- A deficiency in B12 levels can cause problems including extreme fatigue, dementia and permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated. Symptoms can be vague so get your levels checked, particularly if you are experiencing inexplicable fatigue. If you are deficient, talk to your physician about supplementing with sublingual tablets. They dissolve under the tongue so your body absorbs it more readily
- Pomegranates are in season so take advantage and stock up on this antioxidant powerhouse. Pomegranates contain high concentrations of tannis, anthocyanins and ellegic acid, these are all polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants that help fight heart disease and cancer. Pomegranates are also high in vitamin C and potassium
- Be like Sigmond The Seamonster and add seaweed to your diet. It boosts your immunity, has more iron than red meat, is higher in calcium than whole milk and it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. Try kombu, wakame or nori (even my 7 year old loves nori). You can find nori almost everywhere, it’s a great snack and it’s only 10 calories a sheet