I'll admit it. I think it's difficult to eat healthy all of the time. I do pretty well most of the time, but the best technique by far that I've used to be sure that I'm eating healthy meals regularly is to simply replace unhealthy ingredients with something healthier. I don't mean replacing it in your recipe... I mean trying to replace it in your kitchen or pantry. I know that these aren't all perfect replacements that work in every single recipe, but in general, I've found them to be healthier...Read More »
Here at Swanson we love bloggers. They're brilliant,
adventurous, fearless and admirable. We wondered how we could
best work with them on a regular basis, and I had been fretting
about my constantly growing sweet tooth. And then I saw a
lot of hype surrounding the 21 Day Sugar
Detox on Instagram and
it all become clear: challenge myself and some bloggers
suffer do this with me!
After sorting through some amazing bloggers, we found three we decided to work with on this particular challenge...Read More »
This week I’m going nuts for nuts. Nuts are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen and offer loads of nutrients that benefit your body. Studies indicate that nuts are particularly good for your heart and might even extend your life. A few ounces of nuts per day can have major long-term health benefits.
Nuts are rich in heart-healthy fats known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They are also an excellent source of protein, which is great, because this week’s recipes are all...Read More »
Cinnamon rolls, snickerdoodle cookies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Those are the first things I thought of when I began researching this cinnamon-focused blog post. I thought to myself, “What a delicious assignment!” Little did I know, cinnamon is one of the most widely used and highly beneficial spices out there. It can be sprinkled, simmered, baked with or taken as a supplement. It’s full of nutrients and has long been known as a blood sugar regulator, not to mention countless other health...Read More »
If you've read any of my blog posts, you've probably learned about my obsession with food and trying new recipes. I first ate quinoa when I traveled to Peru on a high school Spanish trip. The texture and taste being what they are, I just assumed it was couscous, enjoyed it, and moved on with my little 15-year-old life.
Now, being the wizened woman that I have become, I have loved every second of my healthful awakening and food has been my greatest joy. I have found ways to retrain my mind and...Read More »
Dear Friends and Valued Customers:
In today's featured video from iHealthTube.com, Dr. Tom O'Bryan explains exactly what gluten is and how your body reacts to it. Dr. O'Bryan also explains why gluten has become such a problem for so many people compared to just a couple of decades ago.
ALSO ON THE SWANSON BLOG: This is Really Why You Need to Use Dietary Supplements!
I invite you to watch the video below and share your reaction in the comments section below this post. If you want to sign up for what...Read More »
Do you read your food labels?
Have you ever heard the rule “don’t eat anything you can’t
pronounce?” A hundred years ago, this wasn’t an issue. Today, with
all the processed foods in the standard American diet (SAD), there
are over 14,000 man-made chemicals added as preservatives,
artificial sweeteners and colors to nearly every food item found on
the inside aisle of the grocery stores. Even the produce aisle is
contaminated with pesticides and herbicides.
Therein lies one of the main benefits of...
Uses for Coconut Oil
We asked our Facebook fans and coworkers how they use coconut oil. Here are some of the numerous ways coconut oil is used. If you'd like to participate in conversations about coconut oil or other natural health topics, I definitely recommend you...Read More »
I love the holidays – the family gatherings, the decorating, the food, the shopping. All of it. I also love my mother. But she, bless her heart, has not figured out how to cook for a vegetarian. While everyone else dives into the turkey or ham, I’ll be staring at a plate of mushroom-stuffed ravioli from the freezer section at the grocery store.
In all fairness, I inherited my lack of love for cooking from my mom. This is where my husband comes in. He and I bring a dish or two that are both...Read More »