Take Root Tuesday

You know that one vegetable you tell yourself you'd never eat? Maybe it's kale, sweet potato, or even a fruit- like grapefruit? For me that one vegetable above all else is beets! I enjoy consuming nearly every other vegetable (as I willingly eat any fruit ) but I avoid eating beets at all costs. However, just because I don't eat them doesn't mean I have to miss out on the benefits of consuming them or any other veggies I didn't get a chance to add to my weekly meal prep. -
That's why I love JUICING! For those of you who haven't tried juicing, but have possibly heard of the controversial trend, juicing is simply the extraction of juice from fresh fruits and vegetables to create a delicious flood of micronutrients for your body. Juicing easily provides vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) to your diet. -
Aside from protecting you against diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory diseases, juicing boosts energy levels, promotes clear thinking (see ya brain fog), increases appetite control, strengthens the immune system, is gentle on the digestive system, promotes healthy growth and increased strength of hair and nails, and gives us that beautiful glowing skin! -
Juicing is also a simple way to use up any produce you have before it goes bad. -
My family loves our morning celery juice and experimenting with different juicing recipes. This week, we tried this simple, delicious, and quick recipe from Joe Cross: (found on rebootwithjoe.com) -
Beet-Kale JuicešŸ˜‹
2 beets
4-6 kale leaves
2 oranges                                                                                                                                              1 lemon                                                                                                                                                 1 carrot                                                                                                                                             This combination was a hit! Plus I feel great exposing the little heart-beet inside of me to a variety of veggies I don't always consume so he'll be more likely to eat them as well. I know he is highly influenced by my diet and I look forward to shaping his. What are your favorite juicing recipes? - Brandy L. Drenk

Take Root Thursday

Ever noticed a shift in your energy after walking barefoot in nature? Whether you're exploring while on vacation, spending the day at the beach, or simply laying in the grass counting the clouds overhead, nothing beats the benefits of Earthing. And there's nothing like the quality of sleep that follows. 

 That's because the Earth is a natural source of electrons. When we are in direct contact with the Earth, also known as Earthing or Grounding, our bodies are filled with negative charged free electrons bringing us to the same electrical potential as the Earth. 

 Our bodies and cells have electrical energy. Positive electrons in the form of free radicals can build up in our bodies. Earthing balances this out as it has a negative charge. 

 Earthing also gives us amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, improved blood viscosity, heart rate variability, sleep, nervous system balance, reduced effects of stress on our bodies, increased energy, normalizing biological rhythms including our circadian rhythm, and speeds up the body's natural healing process. 

 So if you feel sick, tired, are having trouble sleeping, or feel a decrease in your energy, step outside, slip off your shoes, and experience the beauty and benefits for yourself! - Brandy L. Drenk