The Difference Between Food Allergies And Food Intolerances

Bella Breakdown It is really common to hear people talk about all of the food allergies or intolerances they have, specifically with gluten and dairy products. But it is important to know that there is a very big difference between having a food allergy, and having a food intolerance. If you have a food allergy, your body has a very specific and targeted reaction. It signals an immune response in which the body produces antibodies to attack a particular protein within the food product. This attack causes an allergic reaction that can be seen within a few seconds, or...

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Common Healthy Eating Myths

Bella Breakdown If you find yourself trying to eat healthier, you may be overwhelmed by the wealth of information and misinformation about what foods you should and should not eat to maintain optimal health. Well, I’m here to help you on your journey, and bust a few common myths about healthy eating. 1. “It’s best to eat only fruit in the morning”. While fruit is a great way to get a low blood sugar back up, you should balance it with protein to maintain a healthy blood sugar, and to keep yourself fuller, longer. 2. “Snacking through the day...

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What A Gut-Healthy Diet Looks Like

Bella Breakdown People often don’t realize just how important it is to eat for a healthy gut. Our gut health is pivotal to our overall health. It is quite literally the epicenter to which our bodies derive it’s functions. They don’t use the term ‘trust your gut’ for nothing. So, what exactly does a gut healthy, daily diet consist of? Morning: A great way to start your morning is with natural oatmeal. Add boiling water, a pinch of salt, and top with blueberries, chopped almonds or pecans, and even drizzle a bit of honey or maple syrup. If you...

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Transform Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Bella Breakdown The Thanksgiving feast is over, you’ve eaten all the turkey you can handle, and you’re still left with a pile of leftovers big enough to feed a small family. Sure, you could recreate your Thanksgiving plate every night for the next week, but turning those dishes into some inventive new meals will make you forget you’re eating leftovers entirely. Try one of these simple, delicious twists on your favorite holiday flavors. Mashed Potato Waffles These savory waffles make for a great treat at any time of day. Top with a fried egg and avocado, or pile on...

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Delicious Winter Soups

Bella Breakdown As the weather gets colder, and we trade our cold brews for a hot, peppermint latte, we are also packing in the warm foods to warm and fatten our bellies. Okay, maybe not fatten. When you think about getting out of the winter chill and back home, you might also be imagining slurping down a delicious winter soup. There are so many amazing soups to try, and ones that are even better to make! So here are some amazing soups you can make this winter: 1. Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Soup Combine yellow onions, carrots, sweet potatoes,...

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