Better Homes and Bodies

Take Care of your Gut

Take Care of your Gut

There are tens of trillions of microorganisms, being mostly good bacteria, in our digestive tract that help the body digest food and produce vitamins. Current Alcohol Research Reviews found that chronic alcohol consumption can cause bacterial overgrowth and imbalances in the intestine, which results in many digestive issues including stomach pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and rosacea. Watch and reduce your intake of alcohol.

It's Cookie Time

It's Cookie Time

Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies. But, know that the program is about so much more than cookies, said Jennifer Bartkowski, GSNETX CEO. “The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest female entrepreneurship program in the world, with each participating Girl Scout serving as the CEO for her own business.” The important business and financial literacy skills girls learn through the program positions them for success in the future. When you purchase your favorite cookie or try the new Lemon-Ups, you are helping girls fund their Girl Scout experience and supporting female entrepreneurs!

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Too Early to Eat?

Too Early to Eat?

While it’s important to fuel up for the day, some kids just aren’t hungry first thing in the morning. So try moving breakfast to the last thing you do before leaving. That may give them enough time to wake up and feel hunger. Or, offer lighter fare like a smoothie, yogurt with fruit, or toast with nut butter. Even better, ask them ahead of time what they think sounds good for breakfast. Note, it doesn’t have to be breakfast food.

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bring  on the dried  fruit

bring on the dried fruit

Keep those dried fruits - you know, the ones that are considered nature’s gifts and were on your party platter. Did you know you could dry your own fruits? If you are not interested in the dehydrating process, consider already dried fruits often. They are loaded with micronutrients, fiber and antioxidants! Raisins, Dates, Prunes, Figs, Apricots and more are already dehydrated. Also, these fruits can be preserved longer than fresh fruit – less throw away. Keep in mind – dried fruit contains up to 3.5 times the fiber, vitamins and minerals of fresh fruit!

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