Nutrition and wellness is tasteful
Exercise is a benefit to every part of the body--mind included.
Exercise makes you look better, lose weight, and lowers your risk of many chronic diseases, and slows down aging.
"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces--just good food from fresh ingredients."
"If we're not willing to settle for 'junk living,' we shouldn't settle for junk food."
Food is medicine
"Let medicine be thy food, and food be thy medicine."
"Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."
Monday, October 5, 2015
Here is a diet to boost your mood and your energy level.
There are some really good tips in the article and one I really need to re-visit from time to time is that drinking plenty of water (staying hydrated) helps with keeping you alert. "Some studies suggest that even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism and sap your energy"!
I don't always remember to drink the amount of water that I should, but in reading this information, it reminds me to drink up the good stuff whenever possible!
Friday, September 25, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
It has been shown to us from numerous reliable sources that fast foods are full of sugars, artificial chemicals which also makes them completely devoid of any nutritional value. In fact, most of what is sold in say a Burger King or McDonald's doesn't even constitute as real food. Thus begs the question -- what is natural? The natural ingredients that are in our foods are but the least bit natural.
Lastly, perhaps we also need to look at who those fast food people are. They haven't felt the full effects of what fast food does to the body quite yet. It will take time. Maybe those folks are younger -- possibly in their 20s -- when metabolism hasn't slowed to a crawl. Fast food is like a slow poison that takes its time in breaking down every healthy cell in our bodies that is meant to keep us -- well, healthy.
As this article points out: "Being young, their bodies are better adapted to missing out. Their cells are not yet saturated with the toxins, so they can store more. Their pancreas still is pumping out tons of insulin, and is not yet worn out. Because of the higher energy levels, the sugars are used up and not stored away. Their digestive systems are still repairing itself fast, so they don't feel the damage that the bad food is doing. They don't understand that all that junk is ripping them open. But, it will catch up. Give it a little time, months or years, and this fast food habit will begin to wear thin. You can only store so many toxins. You can only pump out so much insulin before breaking".
Still not convinced? One can simply see the difference in the foods they eat. Take the challenge of eating a Big Mac, Fries and a drink or having a well-balanced turkey sandwich with fresh lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread or another delicious sandwich variation with real, natural ingredients and see how you feel even an hour after eating them. If you've got a big work project to complete or an exam to prepare for, which foods do you believe will enhance your "brain power" more? Now there is some food for thought...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
1) Green Apples (with the skin on)
The benefits one can get from one of these apples is well...fruitful. These contain healthy fiber and polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that can be found in our diet and assist with the prevention of degenerative diseases -- like cancer and heart disease.
Lentils are legumes that are quick and easy to prepare with the added benefit of plenty of long-lasting fiber that keep us feeling full. Lentils also help with disease prevention and minimize inflammation. Great recipe for lentils? How about some easy lentil soup?
Walnuts are known for their anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids which prove to be great for the heart! In fact, with just a few walnuts as a daily snack, blood-flow to the heart is greatly improved, which in turn works toward the prevention of heart disease.
Oats are loaded with fiber and also contain antioxidants called avenanthramides which help with controlling cholesterol and also reducing the risk of heart disease.
You don't hear about watercress very much these days. But, this "green" has been around for thousands of years and is incredibly good for you. You hear a lot of talk about kale and its health benefits, but watercress is part of that same "good for you" family of veggies.
In fact, the famous quote from the ancient physician Hippocrates -- "Let food by thy medicine" reminds us about the benefits of watercress. Yes, the "father of medicine" used watercress to treat his patients! Additionally, watercress has the highest ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) score of 1000 for complete nutrition and health benefits.
6) Olive Oil
Olive oil is a major part of the Mediterranean Diet and is well known for its extremely healthful benefits. It has been well known that populations from the Mediterranean region have long life expectancies with lower heart disease risk, high blood pressure and stroke as opposed to other populations (namely ours).
There is no doubt that tomatoes are full of wonderful antioxidants, with a very good amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene. Tomatoes also contain the mineral manganese and vitamin E. Manganese plays a large role in providing the body with such benefits as bone health, blood sugar control and a strong protector against free radical damage to our cells and tissues.
All of the foods mentioned above are fairly easy to obtain, they are delicious and they are absolutely so easy to add in a good recipe....
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
In reading this article about what drinking a coke does to your body in a span of an hour piqued my interest -- especially since it came from a pharmacist. As you can guess, a pharmacist is a pretty wise resource to pay attention to, so hence, this article got my attention.
Here's What Happens One Hour After Drinking a Coke. A recording of what occurred within the hour of drinking a coke was recorded, to find out the results, read the article.....
Monday, July 27, 2015
To learn more about how food truly can act as medicine, refer to the magazine's cover story here....