We’re all familiar with the concept of going on a cleanse or detox for a short period of time to clean our digestive systems and help heal health conditions, but did you know that our bodies are actually constantly detoxing? We have a powerful internal detoxification system, helping us sift through and eliminate toxins from our food and the environment.
Author: Jenny Sansouci
Enjoying a cup of good quality, organic coffee isn’t a problem for most people, but if you find yourself overdoing it on caffeine it can come with some pretty frustrating side effects. If you’re experiencing anxiety, trouble sleeping, digestive woes, restlessness or dehydration, you may be consuming too much. Drinking coffee as part of a healthy lifestyle is one of those tricky habits to master—you really have to find your sweet spot with it, so you don’t begin to rely on it for energy.
Are you eating more sugar than you think you are? If you’re trying to cut down on (or eliminate) sugar, it may not be as simple as it sounds. Sugar seems to sneak into virtually every processed food, and often under code names that don’t explicitly say “sugar.”
Struggling to lose weight? Here are 6 things you may not be considering.
We’re all about healthy eating here at Be Well, but we believe in a little indulgence once in awhile, too. Unless you’re battling a condition that calls for strict adherence to a specific diet, having a bit of your grandma’s famous apple pie or a homemade treat shouldn’t be a problem on occasion. The important thing is to indulge in foods that are actually foods! It’s much healthier for your body and mind to use your “eat in moderation” tokens on things that are actually whole foods — there’s no use in indulging in processed chemicals or fake foods that are only going to weaken your health.
Getting older is a given, but our diet and lifestyle play a huge role in how we look and feel along the way! Aging doesn’t necessarily mean getting sick or feeling less than our best — if we pay attention to a few key factors and make a few important shifts, we can age healthfully and feel as optimal as possible.
Tis the season of indulgent pumpkin desserts – usually ones that are full of gluten and sugar – but you can make something equally as delicious that’s also incredibly nourishing for your body! This smoothie is packed with greens, full of pumpkin spice flavor and is the perfect healthy holiday breakfast.
With coconut water to keep you hydrated (and for a bit of sweetness), warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, almond butter for a nutty creaminess, and a protein packed punch from the Be Well Vanilla Whey Protein — this smoothie will keep you energized and full of good cheer through the busy holiday season!
When it comes to digestive issues, it may seem like you’ve tried everything and you’re still experiencing discomfort. If that’s the case, one or more of these very common foods may be affecting your digestion. If you consume these things frequently, it could be helpful to remove them for a period of time and see if your symptoms clear up!
When I first heard about these pancakes, I thought – there’s no way this will be like actual pancakes. With no flour, milk, sugar or grains at all…what will these taste like? Turns out they are even better than “real” pancakes, and incredibly easy to make! With only 3 ingredients, you really have no excuse not to swap out your pancake recipe for this one. They fluff up perfectly, and are a serious crowd pleaser. Even the most die-hard pancake lovers will be shocked when you tell them the ingredients. The best part? No post-brunch food coma!
If you’re constantly tired and reaching for your next pick-me-up, chances are you’re on a blood sugar rollercoaster. When we’re tired, we often reach for even more sugar to counteract the fatigue, which leads to a cycle of sugar-fueled highs and lows. If you decide to cut out sugar, give your body a few days to adjust – and then you’ll begin to feel your energy levels even out.