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."
Friday, December 6, 2013
If only we can become more aware of every bite we put in our mouths, at least there is a sign that yes, we aren't really hungry, we are merely eating to be social. I'm not gonna lie, I've done it as well and I may even do it again -- but, recognizing the signs before you head out to that party and doing a little prevention work could save you a load of unwanted calories and fat.
So, drink water before you enter the party, eat a healthy meal beforehand so if you do decide to dip into some cheesy dip with crusty bread, you may only stop at one or two rather than eat a whole lot because you are hungry. And...just wait...to truly be hungry. Chances are, you won't be.
Check out this article from MIT Medical about Eating Smart During the Holidays. You more than likely will be glad you read it...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
"With some 70 percent of the United States population now overweight or obese and chronic diseases skyrocketing, many parents who are eating a diet high in processed, refined foods are feeding their babies as they feed themselves, and could be setting their children up for a lifetime of preferences for a narrow range of flavors."
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Did you know popcorn is a whole grain? But, look out for microwave popcorns -- try going as natural as possible. Some recommendations? Here are a few recommendations...
#2: Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt has more protein than traditional yogurt per ounce, nonfat plain Greek yogurt can fill you up sooner than regular yogurt.
Shrimp has measurable protein with one ounce (4 large shrimp) containing 30 calories, 6 grams of protein and has minimal fat. Shrimp is also a good source of vitamin D along with other vitamins.
One cup of cooked quinoa has 223 calories, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein and a load of vitamins.
A medium pear has 100 calories and is an excellent source of hunger-satisfying fiber.
#6: Sweet Potatoes
One medium sweet potato has 105 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. Sweet potatoes are not only filling, they’re also packed with 400% of your daily recommended amount of the antioxidant vitamin A.
Look for natural peanut butter made from only nuts and salt. It contains a nice amount of both healthy fats and protein. One tablespoon has about 90 to 100 calories, so portion it out carefully.
Monday, December 2, 2013
5 helpful tips to follow:
- Eat balanced meals -- have some carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats like avocados every few hours.
- Start your morning off with water.
- Have some magnesium rich foods like pumpkin sees or almonds.
- Mushrooms are great immunity boosters.
- Lastly, have foods that promote balance with pH levels that reduce inflammation and keep blood sugar levels at a steady rate. These foods include pears, kale, lemons and parsley. You can use lemons in hummus too -- check out the recipe...
|Homemade Lemon-Garlic Hummus|
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
But, what if you realized that food really does affect the way that you feel. How differently would you feel if you had had a super food salad with chicken or salmon or soup and a half turkey sandwich instead? Learn more about how the two main chemicals in our bodies that affect appetite can affect our moods if we have too much or too little in our food. And look for the right protein/carbohydrate combination to keep you alert and at your best so you get your work done, then can enjoy your weekend plans....
Friday, November 22, 2013
The following article brings to light an elusive, yet very important message. Yes, Food Matters. It matters to the hungry, it matters to the malnourished, it matters to the every day "joe" who goes to work everyday -- whether or not they can afford to go to Whole Foods or a local restaurant or even bring food from home. Our food choices are in large part, determinants of our health and wellness.
As the article points out, now that we are entering the season of the holidays, if you donate food to the hungry or malnourished, give "real" food like fresh fruit or veggies if possible; if that's too much, then canned veggies with little to no salt. Simply giving food, although I'm sure much appreciated, should not include mass-produced carbohydrates that are very affordable, but poor nutritional choices. Thanks everyone and happy holidays...