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Upgrading Food: What Does This Entail? - Chef Melissa Costello

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Personal Chef Melissa Costello shares what she means when she tells women to upgrade their food.

Chef Melissa Costello:
I’d like to talk a little bit about upgrading food and what that means and why it’s really important for women, and upgrading food basically is taking a highly processed food and substituting a lower processed food. So what that could mean is white flour, you substitute white flour for whole grain flour or you substitute dairy, if you have dairy problems, with almond milk. You make your own almond milk or rice milk.

So upgrading food is about taking a highly processed food and basically adding a lower processed food and I find for women, over time what that really does is helps them with their health, helps release a lot of ailments that they are having, mostly digestive issues. A lot of women have digestive issues of bloating and gas and I find that when I suggest food upgrading that it really helps them with those issues, and also I mentioned earlier about, you know, cycles and women’s cycles really kind of leveling out with her hormones. I find that the food upgrades also help that as well.

About Chef Melissa Costello:
Melissa Costello, the founder of Karma Chow, has always had a passion for healthy, delicious food and nutrition. After years of struggling with a minor eating disorder, she became a vegetarian at age 19 and began experimenting with healthier versions of everyday recipes, which led to her fascination for cooking.

Visit Chef Melissa Costello at her website

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