For years I have heard the term GORP and associated it with trail mix but never really knew where the name came from. Well, thanks to Google, I have recently found out that GORP may be an acronym for “good old raisins and peanuts” or alternately, “granola, oats, raisins, peanuts.” But whatever the acronym, GORP is trail mix and can be a nutritionally dense and tasty treat that can provide long-lasting energy, making it perfect for summer outdoor activities like hiking.
The great thing about trail mix is that you can can add any type of nuts, seeds and dried fruit to it and make it your own. Continue reading “Snack Today: GORP”
Summer is officially here! School is out and the 4th of July marks the kick-off to travel and spending a lot more time outdoors. Whether it is camping, sightseeing, or hanging by the beach, being prepared for whatever inconveniences may arise will ensure that you and your loved ones have the best summer. Here are 5 blogs that will help you get ready for summer and fully enjoy the hot months!
Natural Bug Protection for the Summer: Mosquitoes, black flies and ticks are just a few of nature’s creatures that can be a nuisance to many people who love the outdoors. Sometimes, though, they can be more than nuisance. West Nile virus, Zika virus and Lyme disease are Continue reading “5 Blogs to Get You Ready For Summer”
Chemotherapy is the most used treatment method to help fight cancer. This is because it is one of the most effective treatments. However, sometimes chemo doesn’t work. This is mainly because the tumors that develop once chemotherapy has begun start to develop resistance against anticancer drugs, making chemotherapy less effective. Some forms of vitamin D can help make a difference here.
Researchers from South Dakota State University have found that two active forms of vitamin D can stop a drug transporter protein, multi-drug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1), which lets the cancer cells become drug resistant. Continue reading “New Study: Vitamin D Can Help Fight Treatment Resistant Cancer”
Dessert in the summertime usually means sliced watermelon or a bowl of strawberries, but this Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Pudding recipe from contributor Teri Cochrane also makes a great summer dessert. The blueberries and pomegranate seeds add the perfect color for a 4th of July party! Not only is this dessert festive and delicious, it is also packed with tons of nutritional benefits.
Chia seeds contain high concentrations of fiber, protein and healthy omegas, as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorus and manganese. Studies have shown chia seeds as an effective means to boost plasma ALA and EPA omega-3 levels. Continue reading “Dessert Today: Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Pudding”
I love (need) my coffee every morning, but often around 2 pm I find myself needing the wake-up feeling I get from my French roast. Unfortunately, caffeine after noon affects my sleep at night, so I need to look for other ways to perk me up and keep me going through hectic days. Here are 10 things that you can do to avoid the midday slump and increase your energy.
1. Eat a healthy breakfast. Studies show that eating breakfast increases our alertness, and the effect is almost immediate. To stave off hunger until noon, eat a meal that’s high in fiber and contains protein and healthy fats. Continue reading “10 Ways to Increase Energy Levels”