Well Balanced brain food
The internet is full of contradicting information and all or nothing diet plans that can only get us in a tizzy. What you feed your brain matters! We strive to provide you with the best “brain food” on our blog: inspirational, encouraging, and evidence-based. Take a look around!
asked and answered
Answers to Nutrition Questions We Get Asked A Lot
What Can You Do About Leaky Gut?
One way to approach a suspected leaky gut is to address inflammation and eat a more gut-friendly diet. This means reducing excessive alcohol and processed foods that tend to be high in fat and sugar or artificial sweeteners, adding in gut friendly foods, and focusing on fiber and plant diversity.
Is Leaky Gut a Real Thing?
More and more research suggests that your gut is deeply interconnected throughout your body—from the brain, to your heart, to your immune system, and even to your mood. This means that the foods and drinks you consume can directly affect your health and mood. The gut’s ability to selectively allow the foods we consume to be absorbed while keeping others out is only possible if the cells are working properly and physically joined together very tightly, via tight junctions.
Gimme Some (Science About) Sugar: What Happens When We Eat Sugar?
Our bodies need carbohydrates to provide us with energy and support brain function. It is only when we consume too much sugar too often that we can begin to gain weight.
recipes and meal planning
Ideas For Well Balanced Meals That Are Delicious and Nutritious.
Plant Based Meal(s) on a Budget
As if meal planning wasn’t hard enough, the ever rising food and gas prices can make it feel not only timely, but costly. That’s why Coach Bella decided to create a recipe that is simple and affordable, but will offer 3-5 meals!
Double Zucchini Chocolate Muffins
In this episode of cooking with Chef Christy, she bakes a delicious muffin that works as a wonderful, balanced snack.
Take A Dip
Entertaining this summer? Attending a few BBQs? Then don’t forget to bring a Well Balanced dip! These 3 dips are crowd-pleasers and go great with any chip, veggie, or cracker.
Health and wellness book club
Get The Scoop and Join the Conversations About A Variety of Health and Wellness Books
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well balanced wisdom
Bite Size Ideas, Tools, and Other Resources To Help You On Your Wellness Journey
Nutrition Tips for the Onset of Menopause
Menopause. The change. Whatever you call it, it's important to remember that it’s not a disease to be treated, but rather a normal stage of life. Menopause “officially” starts 12 months after your last period. That happens,...
Eating for Each Phase of the Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle is made of 4 phases: menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation, and the luteal phase. Nutrition can be a key component in supporting your body through each phase.
Gimme Some (Science About) Sugar: Types of Carbohydrates and Sugar
Carbohydrates are molecules made up of sugar units. Simple carbohydrates are made up of only one or two units, whereas complex carbohydrates are made up of many sugar units strung together in long, complex chains.