Lifestyle

Here's a collection of some articles and tips that I've found useful in my health and wellness journey! It's all about educating yourself and making the best decisions you can in each moment.  As my dad always says: "Everything in moderation!"


 
 

Saturated Fat in Coconut

An interesting read looking at plant-based saturated fats versus animal-based saturated fats.  Saturated fat has gotten such a bad rep but, as this article argues, not all saturated fats are created equal.  I use only unrefined, unprocessed extra virgin coconut oil - in small amounts - in Jen's Jars soups!

 
 

Cooked Carrots vs. Raw Carrots

Who would've thought? Cooking carrots actually makes the Beta Carotenes, an antioxidant converted by the body into Vitamin A, more readily available!  That's not to say raw carrots aren't incredibly nutritious as well. You really can't go wrong with this staple!

 
 

Best and Worst Oils to Cook With

My favorite for medium heat? Unrefined extra virgin coconut oil. For high heat? Unrefined avocado oil.  I prefer my EVOO raw.

 
 

2018 Food Trends

Bring on the bitter greens and decadent desserts! Can't wait to witness more of the incredible transformation happening in our food industry.

 
 

US Foods Banned in Other Countries

Read your labels, people! It's so, so important to know what we're putting in our bodies.  If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it!

 
 

Reading Food Packages and Nutrition Labels: Four Tips for Savvy Shopping

Here are some very simple tips that could benefit everyone - from those transitioning to a plant-based diet, to anyone looking to make small but effective changes to the way they eat. It all starts with how you shop!

 

 

Check back for more interesting articles!