Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothies

Smoothie recipes that are just as healthy as they are easy to make? 

These smoothies are packed with everything you need to get you to your next meal.

Heard of meal replacement smoothies? Smoothie meals offer a fast and tasty way to get nutrition into your body. They’re convenient and go anywhere you go—in the car, to the office, to the beach—and the right recipes can serve as breakfast, lunch, dinner or a healthful between-meal snack.

The green smoothie craze that swept the country a few years ago unleashed the power of green nutrition. People everywhere found they could lose weight, lower their blood pressure and discover other health benefits of the verdant, spinach-or kale-based drinks.

Today the smoothie meal bandwagon includes many more options. In fact you’re only limited by your imagination and your taste buds.

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How the Nervous System Works and Affects Everything in the Body

The human nervous system is an amazing network of organs, nerve cells (neurons) and neurotransmitters, connecting the brain and spinal cord to the entire body.
The nervous truly helps regulate everything happening in your body, whether it’s occurring consciously or unconsciously.
  • Conscious/voluntary — controls perception, analysis, memory, movement
  • Unconscious/involuntary (also called Autonomic) — takes care of all of the things you don’t think about, such as your heartbeat, digestion, regulating body temperature, breathing, etc.
Your Autonomic branch is further divided into two smaller branches:
  •  Sympathetic
  • Parasympathetic

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Why You Should Worry about Your Gut Health

As more and more research results come to light, one thing is becoming clear: your gut has far more to do with your overall physical and emotional health than any of us previously realized. When your gut is not healthy, you can experience all kinds of problems.
A Quick Overview of Your Digestive System

In order to understand the importance of the gut, you need to know how the digestive system works in general.

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Genetics Don’t Affect Your Immune System, But This Does

A general consensus was that your genes determined how strong or weak your immune system was.
New research on twins dispels this notion, and claims that your immune system is not made, it’s born.
The Scientific American is quoted:
“In one of the most comprehensive analyses of immune function performed to date, researchers analyzed blood samples from 105 sets of healthy twins. They measured immune cell populations and their chemical messengers—204 parameters in all—before and after participants received a flu shot.

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What are Bioflavonoids? How to get your Daily Dose!

Are you still looking for reasons why you should adopt a whole foods diet—or even more motivation for increasing your daily servings of fruits and vegetables? Happily, the phytonutrients that create the bright colors of so many of our fruits and vegetables also offer amazing health benefits for the body.
Let’s look at bioflavonoids and all they do to help your body fight disease and stay healthy.

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