Tasty, filling, and convenient nuts and seeds are popular foods. They’re high in fat, but does that make them bad for you? Absolutely not. There are plenty of reasons that make nuts and seeds healthy snack options. Let’s dive into the benefits of eating more nuts and seeds.
Here at ChipMonk, we’re always look for better-for-you alternative ingredients we can use in our products. Recently sunflower seeds came across our radar. Sunflower seeds are rich in healthy fats, beneficial plant compounds and several vitamins and minerals. They’re popular in trail mix, multi-grain bread and nutrition bars, as well as for snacking straight from the bag. Most interestingly to us, they can be turned into a flour for baking. Let’s dive in and we’ll share everything you need to know about sunflower seeds, including their nutrition, benefits, and how to bake using sunflower seed flour.
Ready or not, the New Year is underway! Have you made or started your New Year’s resolutions yet?
For this week’s blog post, we decided to ask several health and wellness experts what their advice was for people starting their New Year’s resolution goals. Here is a roundup of everything they had to say!
The New Year is upon us! New year, new you right? Most of us will likely commit to a New Year’s resolution and strive to change an aspect of our lives to improve and exceed our former selves. Whether it be diet, exercise, mental health, new hobbies, new friends, or even a new venture, it all has to start somewhere. But starting something new is tough, especially in the beginning.
If you have Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity, a wheat allergy or just like to avoid gluten in general, then the most important things to understand are where gluten comes from and what it is.
Today, we’ll explore the potential link between sugar and cancer. There’s been a common myth circulating that people with cancer shouldn’t eat sugar because it can cause cancer cells to grow faster, but is that accurate? Let’s point out the obvious, all cells depend on blood glucose for energy. So yes, sugar does feed cancer cells, but it turns out that sugar may not be the culprit.
The feeling of being well-rested comes from a good night’s sleep. On average, an adult needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep. Contrary to popular belief, you need the same amount of sleep as you age, not less. I know what you’re thinking, "there's no time to sleep more because of all countless things to do."
Due to its unique characteristics, allulose is becoming more and more popular among keto dieters and those looking to reduce their overall sugar consumption. It sounds too sweet to be true, so what is it exactly and is it safe?
Sitting is hurting your health, but there’s a quick fix, and It won’t even require much effort on your part, just stand up. Low-intensity activities like standing and walking are much more important than you may realize. Low-level activities, what you wouldn’t even consider exercise, play a crucial metabolic role and account for more of our daily energy expenditure than moderate-to-high intensity activities.
Health is multifaceted, and according to the World Health Organization, “is a state of physical, emotional and social well being and not merely the absence of illness or disease.”
Many of us have heard the Native American story of the two wolves. The modern version spread on the internet, however, varies from the original story and leaves out a fundamentally different, yet important, lesson.
Many of ChipMonk’s Customers love our cookies because they are made with gluten-free ingredients. This begs the question though - why do so many people care about gluten? To help shed some light, we’re diving into celiac disease to help everyone understand why, for some, a gluten-free diet is a necessity.
What sweeteners are best when on a keto or low-carb diet? Check out this visual guide for an easy way to compare the best low-carb sweeteners out there!
While baked goods may taste great, they don't provide a lot of nutritional value and may be exacerbating problems in people with health issues like diabetes. These empty calories add inches to the waistline and cost a fortune in medical expenses, but it doesn't have to be this way. There are plenty of all-purpose flour replacements available on the market today, and I took some time to break down some of the more prominent ones available for you.
Why is getting started so hard? Procrastination is a paradox. It is a struggle between our future needs and our immediate needs. Most of the time, our immediate needs win out.
Imagine your life is a jar. If you fill it up with sand and gravel, you’ll never be able to fit in bigger rocks, but if you put the “big rocks” in first, the sand and gravel easily slide in between the cracks. What does this tell us about our priorities?
You’re on a diet/lifestyle plan, you try your best to eat well, but often times, you get invited to social or work events and don’t know how you can possibly stick to your goals at a Steak House. You want to get a salad, but with everyone else ordering red meats, tortillas and margaritas… you give in and indulge a little. One indulgent meal a week won’t set you off track right? One meal, definitely not. Two meals or three meals, well it depends.
When it comes to weight loss, a hugely important factor is how many calories you eat. In this post, we walk you through the tips and tricks of calorie counting so you can use it as a tool for managing your weight.
To fast or not to fast? Fasting has quickly become a popular health and fitness trend that is helping people lose weight, improve overall health and reverse type two diabetes, sign me up! Don’t just take my word for it (though I did reverse my diabetes through a combination of a low carb diet and intermittent fasting), studies have shown that it can have many impact benefits on your body and mind. It’s possible that it may even be the secret to longevity.
Mindful Eating is based on the Zen Buddhism concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Simply put, it means purposely paying attention to the present moment without any judgement or criticism. The practice of mindfulness has helped countless people live more intentionally, and develop skills necessary to deal with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, disease, sleeping disorders, eating disorders and various food-related behaviors.
Go to the grocery store prepared with this helpful list of healthy, low carb foods and easy-to-remember tips and tricks for eating right!
I controlled my diabetes after only 2.5 months post diagnosis, lowering my A1c from 6.9 to 5.3 :D - and while no advice from me will ever replace your primary physician (seriously, check in with them and especially if you’re on insulin medications), I can show you the holistic path to wellness and diabetic relief through mindful and conscious eating.
ChipMonk co-founder Jose shares his personal journey after being diagnosed with diabetes
These four negative side effects of sugar are just plain scary!