Probiotics and probiotics are not one and the same. These non-digestible carbohydrates stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial intestinal bacteria to help build a healthy flora associated with enhanced immunity and digestion.
Living in Berkeley, San Francisco and New York City has granted me access to some of the best coffee in the United States. Stumptown, Blue Bottle, Birch, Philz… these are some of my favorites but that list is ever growing.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from damage caused by free radicals brought on by environmental stressors, for example. This fat-soluble nutrient is best absorbed in the presence of dietary fat like that found in olives and avocados.
Pasta, pizza, fish and roasted vegetables all have something in common… they all taste better with fresh pesto. Though pesto is traditionally made with garlic, basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese, I love adding my own personal spin of ingredients to elicit that nutty, aromatic taste while showcasing more…
Anything better than Sunday brunch? A chance to slow down, savor your time and soak in the company of the people you love. Brunch and eggs are a no-brainer. The great thing about eggs are not only their exceptional nutritional profile, but their plethora of preparations. Scrambled, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, sunny-side up, omelette, frittata…
Can’t get enough of these beneficial bacteria (nope, not an oxymoron!). Probiotics are linked to a slew of health benefits including aiding digestion and elimination, enhancing immunity and preventing harmful bacteria from colonizing.