All posts tagged: healthy living

Probiotics for your Belly

Historically, we had plenty of probiotics in our diet from eating fresh foods from good soil and by fermenting our foods to keep them from spoiling.  However, today we use refrigeration and other agricultural techniques to preserve our foods.  These newer aged techniques not only do not harvest the growth of healthy bacteria in our bodies but sometimes contact antibiotics that can kill off the good bacteria in our bodies. Thus, we must add probiotic foods into our diet to make up for this.

Root & Remedy Juice: True Food Kitchen

After my post about detoxifying foods, I had to try one of the nearby restaurant’s juice blends. The juice is called Root & Remedy and it contains beets, carrot, ginger, turmeric, & honey lemonade.  Now, it’s got 5 out of the 6 ingredients listed there were on my previous post: beets, carrot, turmeric, honey, lemon.  Although I did not list ginger as one of  the top detoxifying foods, it does have a number of health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties.  So this drink is definitely a winner! I don’t have a juicer at home, so I won’t be able to replicate this on my own.  But I do have a powerful blender, so I might be able to slip more veggies into my smoothies/shakes. I actually enjoyed the turmeric flavor in the juice.  I was most worried about this ingredient.  But it gave it a little bit of a savory taste, just barely noticeable.  I think that I could see myself cooking with turmeric more and sneaking it into my shakes.  I will have to experiment …