Happy New Year! Through the ups and downs of 2012, I am most grateful for becoming pregnant and the journey that led me to this gift. I believe changing my approach to eating played a role in turning a corner with my infertility and I look forward to continuing to learn how to eat and live well in 2013. Clean, whole, nutrient-dense foods fuel and heal our bodies in incredible ways, while on the contrary a lack thereof can wreak havoc on our overall well-being.
In the theme of honoring nature’s ability to nourish us in the most effective manner, I am highlighting just one of the many benefits of the chipotle pepper. As documented on the Live Strong website, “Capsaicin is the chemical compound that gives heat to chili peppers, including jalapenos and chipotles. This chemical compound may dilate your blood vessels, improving circulation and reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke… [It] may also lower blood high blood cholesterol and blood glucose, which are common in diabetics…”