April 8, 2015

As a follow up to yesterday, I thought I would attempt to address this question: What’s the difference between juicing and making a smoothie?

 

Juicing:

 

Advantages: Juicing packs an incredible nutritional punch! It extracts all of the water and nutrients from vegetables, leaving behind the fiber. This means your body is better able to absorb the nutrients without having to digest the dense bulk of the plant. Plus, you can fit a large quantity of vegetables into a single glass of juice. The quick absorption gives you increased energy and...

February 6, 2015

Did you know that cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and cauliflower have anti-cancer agents? According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, all vegetables contain protective micronutrients and phytochemicals, but cruciferous veggies in particular have a special chemical composition: they have sulfer containing compounds that are responsible for their strong, bitter flavor. When you chop, mince, bend, or slice these cruciferous veggies, a chemical reaction occurs that converts these compounds into isothiocyanates, unique compounds with pr...

February 5, 2015

 

It's not easy to stay in shape once you hit the middle years. Believe me, I know! It takes commitment and hardwork to keep yourself feeling young and vibrant as you age. There are a SIX simple steps I take regulary to help me stay healthy, even if I "splurge" occasionally.

 

~ Eat a very large salad that contains two-three cups of mixed greens ( kale, arugula, and spinach) once a day and stick to a very light dressing 

 

~ Eat at least a 1/2 cup serving of beans/legumes a day in a soup, main dish, or salad

 

~ Eat 3 servings of fresh fruit...

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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