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Three Ways to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain Without Giving Up your Favorite foods

I can’t believe we are already half-way through October!¬†

But there is something scarier than just ghost, goblins and spider webs…

The Holiday Weight Gain (Screams in Terror!!!)

Did you know the average American gains 10 pounds from Halloween through New Years?!?

That is something to be SCARED about, Yo!

So today I’m tackling the dreaded Holiday 10 pounder and it isn’t that yummy Thanksgiving Turkey you are already dreaming about…

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Fermented foods and why they are good for you

Fermented Foods and Why They are good for You

What are fermented foods?

Yogurt, grass-fed cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, fermented bread like sourdough, kombucha, kefir, kimchi, olives all are traditionally fermented foods.

Modern companies have found ways to cut down on the fermentation process by use of chemicals and vinegars, thus removing the beneficial factors of fermented foods. Olives are now treated with a lye solution then packed in a salt solution when canned instead of going through the fermentation process. So even if you are eating pickles on your hamburger, you probably aren’t getting the added benefits (besides commercial pickles usually have added preservatives) . Yogurt is usually low fat and loaded with sugar (two things that make it a very unhealthy option). read more