By Susan Kingston, Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

Hello Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer! I know I am!

I love to share the simple fact that eating healthy can be delicious and fun, so today I would like to share a couple of fantastic treats to make and enjoy with the kids and with company over the rest of the summer, along with a few great reasons to eat these foods!


The first treat is Pink Drink with Coconut Milk and here a few interesting benefits:

Green Tea — contains an important neurotransmitter Gaba which helps reduce anxiety and calm racing thoughts —also is a strong antioxidant and supportive for weight loss. (1)

Coconut Milk–loaded with healthy fats that help balance gut bacteria, and help transmission of vitamin D throughout the body supporting the endocrine system–also supportive for weight loss. (2)

Raw Honey–strong antibacterial and a healthy alternative to sugar. (3)

Strawberries–strong antioxidant. (4)


Orange Popsicles:

Oranges – rich in vitamin C supporting immune function. (5)

Maple Syrup – great alternative to sugar, antioxidant. (6)

Carrots – rich in beta-carotene, supportive to eye health. (7)


Pink Drink with Coconut Milk

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Orange Popsicles

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About the Author
Susan Kingston studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and graduated with honours receiving a Certification of Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is a member of the Naturothérapeutes du Quebec. She specializes in nutrition, supporting people in bringing their body back into balance to overcome health challenges and optimize their health. Susan is the mother of 2 daughters and lives with her husband in Mont-Tremblant Quebec.

REFERENCES:

  1. Beneficial effects of green tea–a review
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16582024/
  2. Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Health: The Potential Beneficial Effects of a Medium Chain Triglyceride Diet in Obese Individuals
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882694/
  3. Honey and Health: A Review of Recent Clinical Research
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5424551/
  4. Potential impact of strawberries on human health: a review of the science
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15077879
  5. Bioavailability and antioxidant effects of orange juice components in humans
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15969493/
  6. Antioxidant activity, inhibition of nitric oxide overproduction, and in vitro antiproliferative effect of maple sap and syrup from Acer saccharum
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20132041/
  7. Carrots, carotene and seeing in the dark
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10484191/