July 29, 2019

Ultra-Processed Packaged Food

"More so than any other Western country, Americans are being bombarded with food products that are high in sugar, saturated fat, salt, and calories. More specifically, after analyzing over 200,000 U.S. packaged food products including bread, snacks, salad dressings, sugary sweets, and sugary drinks researchers found that a whopping 71% were classified as ultra-processed. Furthermore, 86% of the packaged foods sold by the 25 top manufacturers were found to be ultra-processed.
For reference, the term “ultra-processed” was defined as foods that “are industrial formulations made entirely or mostly from substances extracted from foods (oils, fats, sugar, starch and proteins).” These foods are usually created in laboratories and derived from hydrogenated fats and modified starch."

Kehres Health Tip Of The Day

Prevention is up to YOU.

July 27, 2019

Kehres Health Tip Of The Day

We often think in terms of BIG change - losing twenty pounds, 
running a marathon, eliminating all added sugar in our diet.
But what can you do, right now, to be just a little bit healthier? That's where it starts.

July 24, 2019

Recipe: Strawberry Cauliflower Shake

Strawberry Cauliflower shake
Made with cauliflower rice, this was really easy to throw together as we always keep these items in our freezer. (Have you ever frozen lettuce? It works great for shakes!)
RECIPE: (this makes about 2 large shakes)
1 cup spring mix lettuce
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice 
1 c frozen strawberries
Add almond milk or water and blend!

July 13, 2019

Recipe: Healthy Popsicles

A fun way for kids to get the benefit of veggie shakes... make popsicles!
Popsicles are typically just flavored syrup with food dye. Making your own is very easy and you can load them with real foods loaded with nutrients. Our girls absolutely love these homemade popsicles!

- Organic Greens
- Frozen Mango
- Banana
- Almond Milk
- Water
Mix in blender and freeze in popsicle molds!

July 9, 2019

Recipe: Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

Unhealthy drinks can really add up, especially if you're someone who likes your coffee any way but black. 

Skip the coffee drive thru, save money and get a healthy breakfast by making this peppermint mocha protein shake at home. 

1/3 cup full fat, canned coconut milk
1/3 cup ice
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1/2 tsp peppermint extract (or less, try a drop or two and add more if necessary)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 packet of instant coffee grounds (organic is best)

Blend and enjoy!

July 8, 2019

Most Breakfasts Today Should Be Called Dessert

“One of the biggest mistakes I see is eating dessert for breakfast. They might not even know it, but a bowl of Frosted Flakes has about 15 grams of sugar.
We shouldn’t be having sugar for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sugar in all its forms is the root cause of our obesity epidemic and most of the chronic disease sucking the life out of our citizens and our economy — and, increasingly, the rest of the world. You name it, it’s caused by sugar: heart disease, cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, depression and even acne, infertility and impotence.
There are so many different kinds of sugars – honey, maple syrup, agave, cane sugar, etc. And while there are some small differences among these sugars, for the most part, sugar is sugar is sugar. It can all wreak havoc on your health.
Now, as far as this question is concerned, it’s important to take a look at the whole diet instead of just focusing on one ingredient in your coffee.
Are you consuming sugar throughout the day? What about hidden forms of sugar?
The truth is: food manufacturers put sugar into everything from ketchup to bread and all food products in between.
If you’re eating a whole-food, low-sugar diet, a little bit of honey in your morning coffee or tea might not be a problem, but if your diet has a little more sugar than you’d like, it might be time to detox completely from sugar.”