The food industry constantly confuses consumers. Some of the basic reasons why people are misled is because terms such as natural, non-GMO, trans-fat free, or kosher do not have consistent definitions for consumers to follow. Without clear standards or definitions, these claims are not informative of the true nutritional content of the food in question.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Overnight Oats

Sweet and spicy and so simple to make. Overnight oats are such a great go to meal because it does the work for you. They are a staple fridge find in my house. A quick grab and go meal with so many health benefits.

Oats contain more protein and fat than most grains, which is a good thing if you are a vegetarian or vegan. They help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.

Cacao Nibs are essentially chocolate in it raw state. They are slightly bitter but a sprinkle of coconut sugar can easily balance out the flavor if you prefer your oats on the sweeter side. Cacao Nibs may decrease the risk of stroke or heart attack.

Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps the body fight infection and repair tissue damage. It helps reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. (more…)

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Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Rates of chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality diet and physical inactivity, have increased. About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity. –health.gov (more…)