Top 6 happy foods to beat winter blues

Top 6 happy foods to beat winter blues

If you or someone in your family is susceptible to mood swings you may want to consider changing up your diet just a little.

The foods you eat are responsible for your skin’s glow and our hair’s shine, for the strength of your bones and the health of your heart. The foods you eat can also have a great impact on mood.

These micronutrients found in certain foods can go a long way to supporting the entire family in feeling a little less blue.

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Four easy ways to balance your blood sugar levels and brighten your mood, naturally

Four easy ways to balance your blood sugar levels and brighten your mood, naturally

Stabalizing blood sugar levels can be helpful for a number of reasons. It can help curb unwanted cravings, and assist with achieving and maintaining your desired weight. Balancing blood sugar levels can also have an uplifting effect if you're feeling down!

If you find yourself irritable or less upbeat than you would like, the following strategies will help keep your blood sugars stable and be sure to have a positive effect on your mood.

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Travel tips to keep you nourished

Travel tips to keep you nourished

Summer vacation is finally here with many planning to travel by land, air and sea. For many of us, enjoying well-earned rest and relaxation with family and friends while on holidays also involves leaving our healthy eating habits at home. Family events, long days traveling, sightseeing and access to foods not normally available can leave us throwing nutritional caution to the wind, enduring the consequences later. But this is not the inevitable! It is possible to maintain some nutritional structure while still relaxing and enjoying your vacation. A little planning and a few easy-to-follow rules will ensure everyone is at their best both during and after the trip.

Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family nourished when you are on the go, including if a family member is struggling with an allergy, sensitivity or is on a therapeutic eating plan.

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How to deal with picky eaters (even if one of them is you)

How to deal with picky eaters (even if one of them is you)

Many of us are or live with picky eaters –  whether they are your kids who won't eat anything but hot dogs, chicken fingers or mac and cheese or your partner who seems to be doing everything possible to sabotage your efforts to change the family meal plan. This is a tough situation, made even more challenging when the positive changes are necessary for healing, getting your energy back or losing weight. 

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