Fats are considered a macronutrient, meaning these a nutrients are substances that the body needs for growth and other important physiological processes. The main macronutrients the body uses are fats (lipids), carbohydrates (think pasta, pizza and bread) and protein! Fats can be further classified based on chemical structure and bonds, and this is where we… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Fats…
Since learning about cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum & Cinnamomum cassia), this commonly used household spice has furthered my love for plants and their power. The inner bark of the cinnamon tree is used for its medicinal properties. Cinnamon doesn’t just smell good and taste delicious in desserts, it actually has several other actions: Carminative: aid with… Continue reading Botanical Spotlight: Cinnamon!
Protein is one of our major macronutrients. Recall, carbohydrates, fats and proteins are macronutrients, this is where the body gets energy from. But why do we even need protein in our diets anyways? While carbohydrates and fats can provide us with energy, proteins are the main building blocks of our bodies. Proteins make up muscles,… Continue reading Non-Meat Protein Sources
I don’t know about you all, but as much as I love going to the grocery store, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. So many aisles, so many products, so many labels. Which products do I need in my pantry? What foods are going to be the ones that I need to help me… Continue reading Navigating the Grocery Store