Flavored Products….Good or Bad?
Although it’s still hot and humid in the Southeast, fall is around the corner and retailers are aggressively marketing seasonally flavored food items and beverages like pumpkin spiced coffee drinks. So the question is: Are these flavored products good for us? What is in the “natural flavors” that are added?
Almost all packaged products include the term; “natural flavors” and some labels have “artificial flavors”. How different are they, you may ask? “Not much”, according to David Andrews, senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group. “The largest difference is that natural flavors […]
Natural Mosquito Repellent
The heat and humidity bring mosquitoes out into our neighborhoods, and they come hungry for our blood. With the Zika virus spreading around the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, you need to be very careful to avoid getting bitten. So what can you use to repel mosquitoes that is not laden with chemicals?
There are natural forms of bug repellent that can be used instead of the highly chemical ones that are usually sold in stores. Below are a few suggestions:
If you are at home or at a restaurant the easiest thing to do […]
Nutrition for Back to School
Summer break is almost over and hopefully you have all had a great time.
As much as you love your kids, most parents can’t wait until they are back in school. Summertime usually means vacation, playtime and less discipline when it comes to bedtime and eating habits. You probably want to ease the discipline back into your kids’ lives by having them start going to bed earlier every day and getting them back on a healthy eating program by cutting back on the sweets, fried and fun food.
If you want your […]
It’s summer and it is hot everywhere. Dehydration is one of the main issues plaguing our health in the heat. So what can you do to keep yourself hydrated? Here are a few tips:
Coconut water is great to keep your body hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of it;
Eat 2 cups of plain white yogurt per day;
Fruits & vegetables have plenty of water & nutrients;
Tzatziki dip made with plain yogurt, cucumbers and garlic.
Keep yourself hydrated and have a healthy & nutritious summer!
Blessings to you all.
Alina Nunez, Minister, Healer & […]