Food Combining Theory: Fact, or Fiction?

Food Combining Theory: Fact, Or Fiction?

One topic in the field of nutrition that has many people confused is the topic of food combining. That is, the idea that some foods should not be eaten with other foods. The schools of thought tend to be either (a) Ayurvedic theory, or (b) newer theories that starches shouldn’t be eaten with proteins, etc.…

What Does ORGANIC Mean? (Should I Pay More For It–Or Not?)

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: This is a topic I have wondered about for years. I don’t think buying organic foods is worth it, because there’s no way to know if it is actually organic. My uncle is a farmer and does not grow organic crops. However, he has friends who are “certified organic” farmers and they use…

Green Smoothies for Thyroid Health? My Hashimotos Journey

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and other thyroid health disorders are becoming an epidemic, with 20 million Americans, and 200 million worldwide diagnosed with thyroid disease. Hashimoto’s is the most common thyroid disease in America, affecting nearly 14 million people. According to thyroid.org, 60 percent of those with thyroid disease don’t even know that they have it! And…

Does everything that goes in your mouth have to TASTE good?

“I can’t get my family to drink green smoothies because they don’t taste good!” We just celebrated 10 years of being “GreenSmoothieGirl” online, and 20 years of drinking at least one quart of green smoothie a day, myself, plus feeding them to my kids. I don’t even REMEMBER smoothies and green juice and vegetables not…

How To Eat Legumes

Legumes

Here’s a little quiz: what do mesquite, beans, carob, peas, soy, peanuts, lentils, and even alfalfa and clover all have in common? Say it with me: “lay-gooms.”  Legumes–the food group with a weird name–are plants whose seed grows inside a pod. I love legumes! This whole class of food is highly underrated. I’m going to…

Wheat Is Good For You! (But Not How You’re Eating It)

Wheat is good for you

Food fads haven’t served America well. Not one of them has restored us to health, and that’s because each one is underpinned by profit motives, rather than scientific evidence that manipulating macronutrients, or eating specifically for your blood type, or putting your body into some kind of unnatural state, is a positive or sustainable way…