August 5, 2019

Avocados are one of my first picks when fighting the melancholy blues because they are rich in tryptophan and folate ( one of the B vitamins) and are loaded with omega 3's, an important fatty acid that fights inflammation in the body and helps regulate our brain's neurotransmitters. In order for one's body to manufacture serotonin, which I call the "feel good" neurotransmitter, it needs plenty of tryptophan, a natural amino acid. Many studies are showing that lowering levels of tryptophan corresponds with a drop in serotonin levels, w...

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.

Ingredients: 

-1 avocado 

-Olive oil 

-2 whole eggs 

-Salt 

-Paprika 

-Lime zest, for serving

-Parsley for a final decorative touch!

Directions: 

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...

September 29, 2015

 

 

If you are having trouble losing belly fat, then opt for an avocado at lunch. Just a half of this creamy, delicious fruit can keep you satiated for up to five hours, according to a recent study published in Nutrition Journal ( www.avocadocentral.com/nutrition/nhanes-nutrition-journal-research ). According to the survey study, "avocado consumers had a better diet quality and beneficial nutrient intakes; lower intake of added sugars; lower body weight, BMI and waist circumference." (www.avocadocentral.com) An additional bonus? Eating...

July 20, 2015

Next time your recipe calls for mayonniase, sour cream, or butter, remember to choose healthier options. These simple swaps will make your meals healthier and just as tasty!

 

(1) Non-fat Greek yogurt resembles the consistency of sour cream and mayonnaise (mayo), but NOT their nutrition and fat content. As you prepare your "dressings" for your meal, play around with the seasonings to get the flavor you like. When I am preparing a Mexican fiesta, and the meal calls for sour cream, I  use yogurt and add red pepper flakes and a dab of sals...

February 27, 2015

Good news, Bee Fitters! According to Women's World, there is research from Harvard stating that if you have a family history of cancer, you can cut your risk by 32 per cent or more just by eating a variety of bright colored fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids, the pigments that make kale green, oranges and carrots orange and tomatoes red, are responsible for helping break down harmful toxins in the body before they can wreck havoc on our cells. You don't have to prepare a big meal to get in your daily requirement of rich colored fruits...

February 25, 2015

Did you know that when certain foods are eaten together, their respective health benefits are exponentially increased? Throughout the weeks ahead, I am going to introduce the most powerful food combinations that will supercharge your health in ways that wouldn't be possible if they were eaten separately. Today’s "super couple" is avocado and tomato.

 

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a pigment-rich antioxidant known as a carotenoid. Carotenoid has been shown to reduce cancer risk and cardiovascular disease. Fats make carotenoids more bioa...

January 13, 2015

Good news for the avocado lover! New research published in the Journal of American Heart Association (http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/4/1/e001355) has found that eating an avocado a day as part of overall healthy diet in omega 3 fats, may help lower LDL, the bad cholesterol. Research also suggests that pairing the fruit with a juicy tomato helps reduce inflammation faster.  It is believed that the healthy fats in avocados help the body absorb more lycopene, the antioxidant responsible for giving vegetables and fruits their bright...

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