50 Superfoods You Should Be Eating

50 Superfoods You Should Be Eating

The food we eat can impact our bodies in many different ways. Superfoods are those unique foods that benefit our health in more ways than one. They contain a myriad of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and more. See why the foods below are a great addiction to your diet. 50 Superfoods 1. Chia Seeds- These tiny black seeds are loaded with … [Read more...]

Don’t Scream For This Ice Cream

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Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream! Summer is here and that means our kids will be clamoring for sweet, refreshing ice cream. There are lots of brands for moms to choose from and not all of them are as healthy as we’d like to think. After all, ice cream should be just milk, cream and sugar, right? Not so fast. Brands need ice … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Dump Diet Soda

10 REASONS TO DUMP DIET SODA

Do you drink diet soda? Maybe you know someone who it hooked on the stuff. As a former Diet Coke fiend, I can still recall the week long withdrawal I had when I finally kicked my habit 5 years ago. I had terrible pounding migraines, was irritable, and generally all around miserable until it got out of my system. It only reassured me further that I … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do to Help Bees this Pollinator Week

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June is full of meaningful occasions, like graduations and Father’s Day, but it also marks National Pollinator Week. It’s a time to bring awareness to the vital role bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators play in creating a diverse, bountiful food system. In fact, honey bees pollinate one out of every three bites of food we eat — and … [Read more...]

How Conventional Salt is Killing You

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It's no secret that salt can impact your health. It's an essential nutrient and our bodies can't function without salt. We've been hearing for years that Americans need to reduce their sodium intake. Sodium is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure, and the number one cause of preventable death in the world. What you might not know is … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Retire Ronald McDonald

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We all know that red-haired clown. The one that has a painted on smile, yellow jumpsuit, and is pushing Happy Meals at our kids. Yes, I'm talking about the poster boy for marketing to children, Ronald McDonald. My child has never eaten McDonald's but still sings along to the commercial about gray skies and bad days disappearing at the appearance … [Read more...]

Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs?

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Here's a something I'd like you to ask yourself. Would you eat your food in the dark? Would you eat a meal not knowing what the mystery food was made of or what it contained? Sounds risky, and crazy right? Well that craziness is a likely reality, in a way. There is a bill in Congress known as The DARK act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) … [Read more...]

On a Budget? 13 Foods You Don’t NEED to Buy Organic

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I know what you're thinking, Mamavation is big on eating organic, so why are we writing about the opposite? We've shared the reason's why you should feed your family organic as well as the dangers of GMOs and glyphosate. Organic is always the best option to avoid GMOs, synthetic pesticides, biosolids, and artificial ingredients, but eating 100% … [Read more...]

Bread: What to Avoid, Where the Dangers Are & Better Alternatives

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Bread is a family staple for school lunches, summer picnics, barbecues, and warm weather meals, and is often promoted as the best source for fiber. Although these products can fill up your family’s hungry bellies, they are also full of unhealthy additives and chemicals that you may want to avoid. Just as we did for breakfast cereal and peanut … [Read more...]

How To Prep 7 Whole Food Dinners in Less Than 60 Minutes

How To Prep 7 Whole Food Dinners in Less Than 60 Minutes

The more informed we become about our food system, the better choices we can make. Whether your first step is swapping out processed foods, or opting to feed your family organic, every little bit helps. Before you know it you'll look back and see how far you've come. But change isn't always easy. It's no secret that eating fresh takes a bit more … [Read more...]

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