Better Homes and Bodies
Oh mama, you’re so good at taking care of everyone else, make sure you’re good at taking care of you too. Self-care is essential to being a good mom. Self-care not only prevents resentment, it models personal wellness for your children. And, it actually allows you to share more of you with your family. Write in a journal, get some fresh air, visit with friends, exercise, take a class, or just take a nap. Do something that will relax and rejuvenate you regularly. Then you can be the mom your kids need you to be.
Yes, prebiotics, that promote good bacteria, and probiotics, that are good bacteria, work together synergistically; in other words, probiotics eat prebiotics. By adding health promoting functional foods, such as foods containing the dynamic duo into your diet, you can create a healthier you!
Findings from the Nurse Health Study II revealed that women who consumed high amounts of animal protein were more likely to experience ovulatory infertility than women who consumed lower amounts of animal proteins. Researchers found that adding one serving of beans, peas, nuts/peanuts, tofu, or soybeans may actually protect against ovulatory infertility. So, the advice is to focus on a diet that includes more plant-based proteins – of course you can continue to eat meat, just be careful of the portion size.
Want to have healthy gums, which means healthy teeth? Make sure to include Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 in your diet. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, and Vitamin K is needed to direct that calcium to the proper location, YOUR BONES!
If you haven’t done this – check it out! Finding fun and new ways to serve vegetables just got easier – with julienning. A colorful and easier way to get the two and a half cups of veggies your family needs every day.