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FTD – Day 5 – Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that help maintain a healthy balance in your body! They support cell function, create vitamins & help your body digest. Find them in these foods:

  • Yogurt
  • Fermented Foods – pickles, kefir & kimchi
  • Some Cheeses – gouda, mozzarella, cheddar & cottage cheese

 

Source: Cleveland ClinicHealthline

    FTD – Day 5 – Probiotics

    Probiotics are good bacteria that help maintain a healthy balance in your body! They support cell function, create vitamins & help your body digest. Find them in these foods:

    • Yogurt
    • Fermented Foods – pickles, kefir & kimchi
    • Some Cheeses – gouda, mozzarella, cheddar & cottage cheese

     

    Source: Cleveland ClinicHealthline

      FTD – Day 4 – Folic Acid

      Folic acid is your friend! Fatigue, insomnia, cognitive impairment can happen if you don’t get enough. Be sure to include at least one if not all three of the below foods daily!

      • Leafy Greensspinach, romaine, mustard greens & broccoli
      • Whole Grains
      • Root Vegetables – onions & beets

       

      Source: Psychology TodayImprove Memory

        FTD – Day 4 – Folic Acid

        Folic acid is your friend! Fatigue, insomnia, cognitive impairment can happen if you don’t get enough. Be sure to include at least one if not all three of the below foods daily!

        • Leafy Greensspinach, romaine, mustard greens & broccoli
        • Whole Grains
        • Root Vegetables – onions & beets

         

        Source: Psychology TodayImprove Memory

          FTD – Day 3 – Fiber

          Fiber is not only good for your gut and digestive system but can also defend against heart disease, diabetes & obesity. So, make sure to meet your daily fiber goals with these everyday foods!

          • Fruit – raspberries, apples & bananas
          • Vegetables – brussel sprouts, cauliflower & carrots
          • Grains – quinoa, brown rice & whole wheat pasta

           

          Source: Mayo Clinic

            FTD – Day 3 – Fiber

            Fiber is not only good for your gut and digestive system but can also defend against heart disease, diabetes & obesity. So, make sure to meet your daily fiber goals with these everyday foods!

            • Fruit – raspberries, apples & bananas
            • Vegetables – brussel sprouts, cauliflower & carrots
            • Grains – quinoa, brown rice & whole wheat pasta

             

            Source: Mayo Clinic

              FTD – Day 2 – Omega-3’s

              Brain Food! Omega-3 Fatty Acids contain DHA & EPA, which increase levels of serotonin in the brain and boost learning and memory function

              • Cold Water Fish – salmon
              • Eggs & Soybeans
              • Nuts & Seeds – flaxseed, chia, pumpkin & walnuts

              Source: Shutter Health

                FTD – Day 2 – Omega-3’s

                Brain Food! Omega-3 Fatty Acids contain DHA & EPA, which increase levels of serotonin in the brain and boost learning and memory function

                • Cold Water Fish – salmon
                • Eggs & Soybeans
                • Nuts & Seeds – flaxseed, chia, pumpkin & walnuts

                Source: Shutter Health

                  Dominique Crenn

                  With an adventurous cook for a mother and a father who was a politician with a food critic for a best friend, Dominique Crenn was destined to LOVE food.

                  Dominique began her culinary journey in San Francisco in the late ’80s under esteemed chef, Jeremiah Tower, of Stars. It was there, at Stars, that Crenn perfected her craft and after gaining experience in several local kitchens, accepted the position of Head Chef for Intercontinental Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, making her Indonesia’s first female chef! Forced to flee Indonesia in 1998, due to civil unrest, Crenn made herself at home in both L.A. and Santa Monica, before returning to San Francisco in 2008 at Luce, where she was awarded her first Michelin Star.

                  In 2011, Dominique opened her own restaurant, Atelier Crenn, with the intention of expressing her art form, emotion, and memories into every dish. The Wall Street Journal noted, “Atelier Crenn serves a cuisine so visually, texturally, and conceptually inventive it has both delighted and baffled critics and drawn international attention.” After being the first woman, in the U.S., awarded 2 Michelin Stars back-to-back in 2013 and 2014, Crenn went on to earn Best Female Chef in 2016 and Best Chef: West by the James Beard Foundation in 2018. So, it is NO surprise that another first was in line. In 2018 Crenn was the first woman in America to be awarded 3 Michelin Stars.

                  After the big win, Crenn stated, “It’s a platform I now have; I must inspire others and make a difference.” Well, Chef, you inspire and make a difference for women not only in our industry but around the world every day. Thank you for truly loving food, people, and serving others!

                  Sources:
                  www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/dining/dominique-crenn-michelin-three-stars
                  sf.eater.com/2018/11/29/18118124/atelier-crenn-three-stars-dominique-crenn-san-francisco
                  variety.com/2016/tv/spotlight/dominique-crenn-chefs-table-emmys-1201793375/
                  Image by: FSR Magazine, https://www.foodnewsfeed.com/slideshows/11-quotes-prove-chef-dominique-crenn-can-save-world

                  Niki Nakayama

                  After working under esteemed chefs Takao Izumida & Morihiro Onodera, Nakayama set out on a 3-year work study in Japan, where she discovered her love for the country’s traditional and cutting-edge cuisines. After returning to her home in Los Angeles, she opened Azami Sushi Cafe, an all-female ran establishment, awarded several ‘Best of’ Awards by Zagat, the L.A. Time, and Citysearch.

                  Eleven years later, after the closing of Azami and the opening of a second venture, Inaka, Nakayama, opened n/naka. The restaurant quickly became one of the hottest spots in L.A., drawing in curious diners with a ‘new-to-America’ culinary art form, kaiseki. This art form focuses on unprocessed ingredients that check all the boxes: fresh, sustainable, seasonal, local, balanced. Nakayama and her wife, Carole Iida-Nakayama, are the only known females to own and run the kitchen of a kaiseki-dedicated restaurant. This alone is extraordinary, but what sets them above the rest is their belief in omotenashi, which is, the value of guest experiences above all else. This principle, no doubt, is what makes n/naka one of the hardest restaurants in the country to get a seat at, being booked out months in advance.

                  Niki Nakayama, is one of the culinary world’s leading innovators, pushing the boundaries of tradition, and creating realities for women unimagined for generations in Japanese cooking. Her passion, process, and power are inspiring, and for this, we thank you, Niki!

                  Follow Niki and n/naka on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

                  Sources:
                  The Advocate
                  n-naka.com
                  the-talks.com
                  Image via Frank Terry for Darling Issue 20

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