Real Food

The 4 Keys to a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The bacteria living in the GI tract or “gut microbiome” are so critically important to a healthy body and mind. And it doesn’t take much to maintain a healthy gut microbiome — start with these 4 simple steps! This post is sponsored by Kyo-Dophilus though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies that I wholeheartedly believe...

9 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

Good news: not all foods have been genetically modified. In fact, few have! Let’s take a look at the most common genetically modified foods (GMOs) so you can shop smartly. GMOs have been a hot-button issue in recent years. Let’s go back to basics really quickly… What is a GMO? GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” They’re created by taking a gene for...

Super Simple Homemade Produce Wash Recipe

This homemade produce wash recipe is a simple way to remove dirt, wax, and pesticide residue from fresh produce. Plus, it helps extends freshness and shelf-life of fruits and vegetables! In a perfect world, we’d all buy organic all the time… Or I suppose in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to… would we? Anywho, the reality of the situation...

9 Must-Have Supplements for Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Stock your natural medicine cabinet with these 9 must-have supplements to remedy colds, tummy aches, sleeplessness, and so much more! Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb in collaboration with Nature’s Way though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY work with companies whose products I genuinely trust and believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that...

Metabolism-Boosting Matcha Mint Fat Bombs

Not only do these super yummy Matcha Mint Fat Bombs give your metabolism a much appreciated boost, but they’re also jam-packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants, help keep blood sugar levels balanced, and keep you feeling full! Let’s be real: whose metabolism couldn’t use a little boost? Especially when it’s just sooooo darn yummy to do! No really, these Metabolism-Boosting Matcha Mint Fat...

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Improve Digestion

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful natural remedy for heartburn and indigestion. Let’s take a closer look at why this simple remedy works, and how you can use apple cider vinegar to naturally get rid of heartburn, reduce belly bloat and gas, and generally improve digestion. Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a heavy...

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Kids’ Sugar Intake

Kids these days eat WAY too much sugar — 19 teaspoons of added sugar a day on average! Not only does this negatively affect little moods and attention spans (hello, temper tantrums and not following directions), but kids’ physical health as well. Not to worry — you can easily reduce kid’s sugar intake with just these five simple tips. NOTE: This...

Pineapple Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

So about these Pineapple Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps… 1) They’re super yummy. I mean pineapple and cashews!? Garlic, ginger, and toasted sesame oil!? 2) Since they take just about 15 minutes total to whip up, they’ll leave you with a lot of free time after dinner. So plan accordingly. I don’t want you wandering around your kitchen wondering what to...

5 Must-Know Facts About Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful medicinal spice with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. But there are some key facts to know to really get all of the health benefits you’re after! Let’s take a closer look at some must-know facts about turmeric… Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY...

6 Easy Ways to Sneak More Greens Into Your Diet

This post is sponsored by Kyolic though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own! I’m so excited and proud to be partnering with this amazing company, which makes my go-to superfood greens powder Kyo-Green. Thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to continue offering free content to Body Unburdened readers! Of all the...

6 Health Benefits of Probiotics Beyond Digestion

This post is sponsored by Life Extension though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies whose products I use and genuinely believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to continue offering free content to Body Unburdened readers! When was the last time you gave all that bacteria...

20 Healthy Food Swaps to Instantly Upgrade Your Diet

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Improving your diet isn’t as intimidating as it may seem at first. The first step towards a healthier diet is to make some simple swaps. That’s it! Simply swapping one thing for another. Of course, it’s best to not stop at just one thing. But you know what I mean....