Fabulous Fiber!

What exactly is fiber? Fiber is the parts of plants that can’t be digested. Unprocessed fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes are great sources of fiber. Pears, strawberries, avocados, apples, lentils, oats, and even popcorn. (For a great list of high-fiber foods, visit Healthline.com.)  Why aren’t we getting enough? Research points to our fast-food culture as one reason we aren’t... Read More

The health benefits of gratitude

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude. This month, the Carebook team is focused on the heart and that means more than just the amazing muscle that is pumping blood through your body. The team also wants to address the idea of emotional health—gratitude as a great way to increase emotional health! In fact, research reveals that gratitude can have many... Read More

No Sugar Coating: I gave up sugar for 30 days and this is what happened

Did you know the average American eats or drinks the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of added sugar each day—even though the daily added sugar limit is less than 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men? Lowering added sugar can reduce obesity and the risks of disease that come from obesity—like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This Carebook... Read More

How to get a healthy gut microbiome

Healthy Microbiomes—Your non-human cells are important. Did you know 90% of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells? Did you know you can cultivate new microbiota (you might know it as gut flora) by changing what you eat? Did you know when you eat a variety of healthy foods, we create a healthier microbiome? Did you know a healthy microbiome helps... Read More