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My Perfect Healthy Breakfast

March 23rd, 2011

breakfast healthy yes or noBreakfast today is very different than it was back in the days of the four food groups. With the invention of low-carbohydrate diets and the food pyramid, what we eat has changed. We are no longer eating as many fried foods, fat or pork as we once did. Overall, the amount of food we eat for breakfast is decreasing, but we are focusing more on nutrition. I like to focus on a meal that is high in protein, rich in complex carbohydrates and low in fat and cholesterol. Whenever possible, I buy natural and organic foods that are rich in nutrients and delicious. Below are my choices for my perfect healthy breakfast that will leave you feeling full and contribute to better health.

A breakfast that I eat often consists of two eggs with light cheese, two slices of wheat toast and an apple. I buy organic whenever I can because the food will be free of pesticides, free of hormones and will not be genetically modified. The eggs I buy are from free-range hens that are fed an organic diet of vegetarian food. I also buy organic apples of different varieties, depending on what is fresh and available. My favorite apple varieties are Granny Smith or Pink Lady. I love these varieties for their textures, flavors and colors. The toast and apple provide complex carbohydrates for energy to get you going in the morning, and the eggs and cheese provide protein to build muscle and leave you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. Sometimes I skip the toast and add even more protein by adding two strips of either soy or turkey bacon. Both of these options are rich in protein, have great smokey flavor, a crunchy texture and are low in fat. Breakfasts that are low in fat but high in protein and unrefined carbohydrates will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on your busy day.

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Benefits Of Dark Chocolate: 2

March 20th, 2010

dark-chocolateNow that we have discussed dark chocolate and how it is healthy for you, let’s figure out how exactly chocolate is healthy for you!  For one, dark chocolate is actually jam-packed with an antioxidant called phenol, which actually has a lot of positive effects on your blood pressure and can actually increase the nitric oxide which trims down your aggregation and will help lower your LDL cholesterol.

Another cool thing about dark chocolate is the fact that it can actually increase a person’s insulin sensitivity, which is good.  You can also increase your attention span, which is something that a lot of people need, especially in this day and age.

You want chocolate that is good for you all around?  Make sure that you opt for dark chocolate versus milk!

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Why Wheat Grass Is Good For You! Blog 1

August 5th, 2009

wheat_grassImproving your diet is something that everyone in the world dreads – I know that I do and I am constantly looking for ways to improve my diet.  One of the greatest things I have found to put into my diet though is wheat grass.  This little herb is one of the only herbs that I truly think belongs in every single person’s diet – no matter if you drink it or eat it.  Wheat grass is so good for you, it truly is crazy and we are going to describe all of the benefits of this little herb in the next few blogs!

One of the first things that you need to know is what wheat grass really is – well, it is actually a young wheat plant.  Instead of allowing the wheat plant to grow into wheat, we actually harvest it much earlier in order to extract its juice and make it into wheat grass shots.  Wheat grass can honestly help a slew of things in your health – everything from cancer all the way to heart disease.

In the next blog, we are going to talk about how to eat wheat grass and when is the best time to eat it!

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Cancer Fighting Super Foods! Blog 2

July 24th, 2009

6237108Now that we have talked about two different foods that fight cancer, let’s touch on some more.  Blueberries are one berry that has a lot of different vitamins inside of it and it is one that definitely fights of all kinds of cancer.  Another food is chili peppers and jalapenos.  While spicy, these peppers are deadly for cancer cells.  Carrots are sweet potatoes are another couple veggies that are cancer-fighting superfoods.

Carrots have a possession of beta carotene, which is a secret weapons to breast cancer, bladder, lung and mouth cancer on top of prostate and stomach – eat a lot of carrots and you should have no problems with cancer!  Cauliflower, cabbage, kale and Brussel sprouts are a few other things that will fight that cancer for you when eaten.

Finally, figs and garlic are two other foods that really and truly will help you fight off cancer – both of which are incredible superfoods!

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Naturally Boosting Calcium: 2

June 17th, 2009

frozen-yogurtMilk is by no means the only way to get calcium — essentially the same kind provided by a glass of milk, in fact.

Although you should by no means overdo it, you can get a lot of calcium through some sweet and flavorful treats. For example, frozen yogurt is an excellent source of calcium — and it is also healthier than, say, ice cream. Of course, before buying any type of frozen yogurt, you should check out its calcium content. Remember, regular yogurt provides even more calcium. Evaporated milk in recipes for pudding, fudge, and even cake is a great alternative as well, as a single cup provides six hundred and sixty milligrams worth of calcium!

Cheese is an excellent source as well, and incorporating healthy amounts of various kinds of cheese into your diet can also provide a real treat. Remember, plenty of delicious dishes can be made even better with the addition of cheese; pasta and casseroles are just two of them.

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Some Practical Tips to Help You Pick the Freshest of Fruits and Vegetables

April 10th, 2009

Fresh Fruits

If you have decided to live and eat healthy, you may find this guide useful when you push your cart along the aisles of your grocery or when you rush to the farmers market every weekend.

You get the best of fruits and vegetables when you get those which are at their best condition. Here are some useful tips:

Raspberries and Blackberries

Go for raspberries and blackberries that have that shine without any discoloration or molds. If you will not eat it right away, you can put it in a plastic container and refrigerate. They’ll be good for around 2 days. Don’t forget to wash them before consumption. They will be great with if you are baking some stuff or just in addition to those yummy dishes.

Plums, Apricots, Peaches

Go for the cleanest of skin, meaning, no bruises or wrinkles. The fruit should also be taut and firm to touch. You can ripen these fruits at room temperature and refrigerate them once they are ripe. You can serve plums, peaches, or apricots with dishes of pork, chicken, or duck. Read more…

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