Start this week off healthy by beginning your day with a great detox juice! It tastes better than it looks! :-)
Using a juicer
• 1 Apple
• 2 stalks celery
• 1 – 2 cucumbers
• 1 pear
• 1 – 2 cups kale or spinach (or both)
Juice, stir and enjoy!
Spring Green Juice – using blender
Using a blender
• 1 green apple, chopped
• 2 celery stalks, chopped into one-inch pieces
• 1 small salad cucumbers, peeled and sliced/chopped
• 1/2 pear, chopped
• 2 cups water
• ½ cup of spinach (or kale), torn i...
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This summer, with temperatures reaching well into the 90's and humidity levels above 60 percent, staying well hydrated is important for everyone, especially when exercising. I have been trying my best to find the perfect re- fueling beverage for my post run recovery drink. Consuming enough water is most important but replacing lost electrolytes and getting the right balance can be a challenge for some. Too much sugar or sodium can cause some runners to cramp up so I look for beverages with low sugar content but ones that contain essen...
CELERY! Yes...People are talking about celery juice! As a health coach, my clients often ask me about health and nutrition trends they read or hear about on their various news feeds and digital reads. Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about celery juice, so I thought I’d provide you with a few of the latest reviews and research.
As always, please consult your physician or health practitioner before starting any new food, as some foods may have negative interactions with medication, supplements, or other illnesses.
In the late 70s, eggs got a bad reputation because health practitioners discovered that high amounts of cholesterol in the blood could increase our risk of heart disease. Physicians of that era thought (incorrectly, it turns out) that eating high-cholesterol foods would significantly increase blood cholesterol, so they began advising their patients to stop eating foods high in cholesterol, like eggs, which has 200 milligrams.
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If you read yesterday's post on the health benefits of eggs and love eating avocados like me, then try this delicious recipe. Avocados are packed with "muscle building" magnesium and lots of fiber which will help keep you feeling full longer.
-2 whole eggs
-Lime zest, for serving
-Parsley for a final decorative touch!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just...
Now is a great time to learn about the benefits of tea and why you might want to swap out your coffee for tea, add it to your day, or continue drinking it if you’re already a tea-lover.
Tea dates back to 2700 B.C. According to an article published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chinese legend says that leaves from an Camellia sinensis plant fell into Emperor Shennong's cup of boiling water – and tea was born, brewed and boosted around the world for its soothing qualities and powerful health benefits.
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My grandmother, who lived into her mid-90's, is a perfect example of someone who lived a long life in spite of her less than perfect diet. Yes, good...
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