Fiber: Top Nutrient for a Good Mood

Recent research has shown that dietary fiber improves our mood. The gut-brain axis, which is the communication network between the gut microbiota and the brain, allows fermentation byproducts to produce neurotransmitters and reduce inflammation. Foods that are considered good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts and seeds.

The Best Black Bean Burgers

Nothing beats a seriously good veggie burger with its crispy outside seared from the cast iron skillet to its meaty inside loaded with veggies. This feel good recipe is a must in any household. Plus when you make this ahead, it comes in clutch for a quick and easy weeknight meal!

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Are you in search of a veggie rich recipe that uses seasonal vegetables, increases fiber, satiates and helps manage weight? Then this Minestrone Soup is a no brainer! As an athlete, this is a great option to help you stay hydrated and focused on your next workout. Enjoy the clean energy that this minestrone soup will bring to your day.

The Truth About Superfoods

Trying to compose a list of the “best superfoods” is like trying to make a list of the best people. Like people, foods have unique strengths and weaknesses that make them super for different reasons. Read on to learn how to identify superfoods!