Health Food Swaps

Many of you have asked, so I thought this helpful at-a-glance healthy food swap summary would be timely. It seems like so many more NO’s than YES’s but trust me, it’s pretty straightforward. I’ve shared some individual swaps along the way so be sure to check some of my previous Health Hacks for specifics. But…

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guacamole

A simple tip on how to keep guacamole from turning brown – and it’s not lemon juice. It’s water! That’s right. Topping off guacamole with water keeps air from being able to penetrate the guacamole, which keeps it from browning. By using this simple technique, you can keep guacamole from browning for up to three…

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pickles

Pickles are an easy household favorite but not all pickles are created the same. Usually gherkins are preserved cucumbers with dill and vinegar. However, vinegar creates a “sterilized” pickle that’s really just loaded with salt. Meh! Look for lacto-fermented pickles and olives! They are easier to digest, and contain pre and probiotics which are excellent…

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MSG

MSG – you avoid it right? That’s what you think. Ever see these on a label?   “Natural flavors” “Yeast extract” “Glutamate” “Hydro mixed protein” “E621”   All are MSG and the same preservative used in dry cleaning. Totally gross. MSG is used as a flavor enhancer to stimulate taste buds (seriously?!) and it’s not…

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improve air quality

With COVID concerns heading into Fall, air quality remains a high priority for us all. Luckily there are three easy ways to purify the air that you breathe. So take off the masks at home and take in a deep breath. All is well in your world.   Tip #1 – Replace The Filter On…

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joint pain

Many people, young and old, suffer from intermittent or chronic joint pain in their lives. How quick are we to pop an Advil and call it a day, masking the inflammation with temporary relief because, hey it works. Only to have it pop up again….and again…. Queue up a tension headache and away we go…

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watermelon

Summer and watermelon just go together. They are a match made for each other, and for us as we enjoy their sweet crimson goodness for months and months each year! So it should come as no surprise there are numerous health benefits to this sweet, juicy fruit…some of which may surprise you. Did you know…

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love your liver

Your liver plays a huge role in detoxifying your entire body. Literally everything that you put into your body, your liver filters. That includes what you consume, breathe in or rub on your skin. Just think about that…. Your liver is working hard even when you don’t realize it. So loving on your liver is…

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wine

Did you know that most of your beloved bottles of vino are also likely laced with dangerous pesticides and health-compromising sulfates? Those vineyards of luscious grapes are no different than the fruits and vegetables you consume daily, and lets face it, the farmers are motivated to sell volume, often sacrificing quality. So even if you’re…

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air purifying plants

These common indoor plants are not only pretty, but also purify your household air. Certain indoor plants are truly “nature’s life support system”, as so coined by NASA, after discovering their detoxifying benefits and air quality perks. These pretty air-purifying plants absorb particulates from the air as the plant takes in carbon dioxide. The harmful…

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