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!

No-Cook Vanilla Cinnamon Granola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHSy3nTcS8 Granola is a great way to kick start your energy for the day! This one has all the good stuff. If you have a nut allergy, just replace walnuts with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts,...

Chickpea, Butternut Squash and Corn Soup 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht3ksMreNWQ Are you in the mood for a hearty soup filled with nutritional goodness? This is the one for you! Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tsp rosemary, fresh, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 2 cups...

Cauliflower Fried Rice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9LpyaidAkc Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe and Cooking Video This fried rice recipe, filled with delicious veggies, is a great way to enjoy the "out to eat" feeling right at home. Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 1 Tbs olive oil 1 tsp...

Chocolate Fudge Smoothie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K51zDqb-TUk You can't go wrong with a chocolate fudge smoothie, right? This smoothie is sure to satisfy your chocolate craving AND add to your veggie and fruit intake! Indulging in a chocolate fudge smoothie may sound like an...

Three Delicious Ways to Eat Broccoli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL5i-RRMXSw Three Satisfying Ways to Eat The Superfood Broccoli Broccoli is considered a superfood due to its rich nutritional profile, containing high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One of its key components,...

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Answers to Nutrition Questions We Get Asked A Lot

How do you practice mindfulness?

How do you practice mindfulness?

Mindfulness is living presently in the moment and appreciating its uniqueness, knowing we will never live that moment or experience again. Whenever we practice mindfulness, we bring a sense of awareness to what we are doing directly through our senses. Mindfulness is a personal practice and can be utilized at any moment. It offers a buffer between external experiences and internal reactions.

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What Can You Do About Leaky Gut? 

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.  

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Is Leaky Gut a Real Thing?

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.

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Ideas For Well Balanced Meals That Are Delicious and Nutritious.

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Bite Size Ideas, Tools, and Other Resources To Help You On Your Wellness Journey

What are IBS elimination diets?

What are IBS elimination diets?

The goal of an IBS elimination diet is to remove potentially problematic foods temporarily to heal and rest the gut, then methodically add them back in to detect which foods are likely triggering symptoms.

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Legumes: Fuel For Our Future

Legumes: Fuel For Our Future

Legumes are a family of plants that includes beans, lentils, peas, and chickpeas. They have been a staple food in many cultures for centuries and are known for their nutritional value. Recent research has shown that legumes may also have a role in promoting longevity.

Longevity, or the ability to live a long and healthy life, is influenced by many factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and diet. The Mediterranean diet, rich in legumes, has been associated with lower rates of chronic diseases and longer life expectancy.

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New Year’s Resolution Guide

New Year’s Resolution Guide

New Year’s resolutions should be empowering and realistic. At Well Balanced we believe you can make changes any time of the year, but we are happy to share some tips on how to create a resolution that is unique to your needs.

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