Tips for Healthy Living

Eating Healthy: How to Stock Your Kitchen with Healthy Ingredients

If you stock your kitchen well, eating healthfully can be as simple and easy as reaching for what’s at your fingertips. As we discussed in last week’s article, 4 Essential Tips for Cooking Healthy on a Budget, keeping plenty of healthy items in your pantry not only improves your diet—it can also go a long way in stretching your food budget. Keeping your kitchen well stocked also saves you lots of time, which is often in short supply in today’s busy world.

4 Essential Tips for Cooking Healthfully on a Budget

One of the foundations of a healthy lifestyle is eating a nourishing, balanced diet. Healing foods have so many virtues: They boost your energy and endurance, improve your appearance, help you reach and maintain your ideal weight, boost concentration, increase longevity, and prevent disease.

However, some people find that rising food costs are an issue in their efforts to eat more healthfully. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the benefits of a vibrant, healing diet without breaking the bank.

Going Gluten-Free—Is It for You?

With so many new gluten-free products on the market, if you haven’t already cut gluten out of your diet, you may be considering it. Are gluten-free products healthier? Who can benefit from eliminating gluten from their diet? What’s wrong with gluten? We’ll take a look at these and other questions to help you make the best decision for yourself.

Getting Vegetarian Protein Is Easy

When shifting to a vegetarian diet, one of the biggest concerns for some people is protein. They may worry when concerned friends ask, “Where are you going to get your protein?” But rest assured, you can always answer, “From everything I eat.” After all, when nearly all plant foods contain some protein, it’s quite simple to go vegetarian with little to no protein planning at all.

Breastfeeding

If you're having a baby, nature has arranged the perfect food for your child—breast milk. I breastfed my three strong and healthy children, much to the dismay of my family and friends. Even my mother, who breastfed me, was influenced by the times to believe that breastfeeding was old-fashioned.

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