By: Miraval’s Nancy Teeter, Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian
Miraval Resort & Spa
Certainly, you’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Current studies support this axiom, and this nutritionist heartily recommends that you break your overnight fast with some healthy carbs, protein and fat. Here are four reasons to start your day with a healthy breakfast.
By: Nancy Teeter, R.D.
Since the ground hog saw his shadow on February 2nd, most Americans are in for an extended period of time without sunshine. Vitamin D, known as the “sunshine vitamin” is manufactured by our skin cells when exposed to sunlight. More than half of the US lies north of the 37th parallel, so even on bright sunny winter days, the sun’s rays are not strong enough to generate production of vitamin D. Even if you spend your winter in the southern states--where the sun’s rays are more direct--cloud cover, sunscreen lotions, limited time outdoors, clothing cover and skin pigmentation can lessen the production of vitamin D. Without exposure to sunlight on your bare skin, vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency are real possibilities.
By: Junelle Lupiani, R.D.
What are your thoughts on juice cleansing and detoxing via food/drink in general?
I think our body does a wonderful job of cleansing and purifying itself on its own. Our job is to focus on a good nutritional intake, regular exercise and limiting other unhealthy habits so that the body can keep itself clean without going to more extreme measures, like a detox program. However I do find that some people find a detox/cleanse is a great way to kick off or begin positive lifestyle changes, like beginning a healthier intake for the long term. And if that is the focus, to use it in order to change behavior or act as motivation for positive lifelong change, then I am all for recommending it.
Looking for some inspiration to introduce juicing into your life? Take advice from our Culinary team and try these amazing juices found daily at Miraval's Palm Court.
Our Culinary Team produces amazing meals all day every day for our guests, but do you ever wonder how the kitchen works? What happens in the back of the kitchen is usually a mystery to most, but not anymore! This video gives you glance at how our amazing chefs work flawlessly through a dinner service here at Miraval. Enjoy!