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.
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.
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.
These four negative side effects of sugar are just plain scary!