As summer fast approaches, parents everywhere are making plans for what to do with their kids once the school year ends. One question that often crops up is how to get kids eating healthy during the summer. It’s especially hard when the onus is on them to choose whether or not to eat healthy when you’re not home or are otherwise occupied. Luckily, there are things you can do as their parent to encourage healthy eating—and, hopefully, get them to choose healthy snacks more often than not.
As a health coach, one of my favorite topics to discuss with athletes (vegan or not) is how they can improve overall performance by eating plant based foods coupled with the timing of when to eat them. If you listen and take care of your body, it will take care of you. Athletes need to eat healthy food, because exercise can’t neutralize the effect of unhealthy food in the body. Get geared up for peak performance by nourishing your body with the proper fuel at the proper time!
Getting their kids to eat more fruits and veggies is one of the toughest things for most parents. As a dad to three young kids, I know exactly how that feels since my 10 yr old son has a tough time with veggies and most fruits. But my other two younger kids don’t have the problem. So let me share with you a couple tips that we practiced with our younger kids to get to that outcome.
There are a wide variety of plant-based foods that promote athletic performance. Endurance athletes, in particular, can stand to gain speed and energy by using vegan foods. Spirulina, maca root, turmeric, ginger, and sweet potatoes, are just a few superfood ingredients that make their way into my dishes each day.
Amrita Health Foods was founded because of Amrita's Founder and CEO, Arshad Bahl, was trying to find plant-based snacks his son with autism would eat. Arshad found that through a change in diet, his son's autism symptoms improved.
Diet modification will improve gut health and here are 7 ways to improve it. Finding ways to improve gut health was inspired by my son who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, but is now symptom-free and excelling in school.
Salt is essential for life – you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don’t realize that there are enormous differences between the standard, refined table, and cooking salt most of you are accustomed to using and natural health-promoting salt.
When it comes to nutrition, minimalism is key. What do we mean by minimalism? We mean reducing the number of ingredients you use at a time. The closer a food is to its natural state, the more nutritious it is and the better your body is at absorbing that nutrition. Minimalist foods lead to improved gut health and feeling better overall, while processed, chemical-laden foods cause bloating and other digestive health issues. That’s why, here at Amrita, we only ever use a handful of raw ingredients.