June 7, 2017

Studies show that diets loaded with vegetables lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, and a variety of other health issues. But the CDC reports that most people eat less than half of the recommended daily servings. So how do you add more veggies to your daily diet? Try these "tips and tastes," and you’ll not only add more veggies, you’ll feel more energetic and healthy from the benefits of more fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients!

1. Prep is key. The easier it is to get to...

January 8, 2016

Instead of reaching for the store bought energy bars, reach for healthier ones made from home. Store bought energy bars are often leaded with preservatives and too much added sugar. Try this Carrot Cake & Cashew Bar recipe! Tasty and loaded with fiber and omega 3's!

 

Makes 8 bars

Ingredients: 

 

* ½ cup dates, pitted 
* ¾ cup raw cashews (or a nut of your liking) 
* ¼ cup finely grated carrot 
* Dash sea salt - optional 

 


* 1 cup warm water - optional

* 1/2 cup of raisins- optional or in place of dates

 

Directions:

 

1. Combine the dates and...

July 16, 2015

As a distance runner, I like to eat lots of nutritious snacks to keep my energy levels up after a long workout. One of my "go to" foods is cucumbers on a small salad or just plain with hummus...here's why!

 

-Cucumbers are loaded with water ( 95 per cent!) which can help you stay hydrated on a hot summer day.

 

-Believe it or not this vegetable which contains lots of water, also contains polyphenols called lignans which may help lower your risk of breast and ovarian cancers. They also contain phytonutrients which have anti cancer properti...

July 7, 2015

It’s 7 p.m. Dinner is done, the dishes are put away, and you’re watching your favorite show. The next thing you know you’re standing in front of your pantry (or fridge or freezer), pulling out chips (or ice cream or crackers or popcorn) to satisfy your craving. And you might even find yourself there again at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., too! Does this happen to you? What’s going on? Are you really hungry? Night-time snacking is one of the biggest challenges and culprits of weight gain. When you eat within a few hours of sleeping, your body stor...

January 30, 2015

Valentine's Day is more about celebrating love, and it does not have to involve eating candy!

 

As Valentine’s Day approaches and the shelves are filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and cupcakes iced in pink and red, it’s hard to resist buying these tasty treats. If you are trying to improve your overall well-being or stay on track with your health and/or weight loss goals, here are a few ways to avoid temptation:

 

1) Don’t watch the t.v. commercials! They will tempt you and trigger your cravings!

 

2) Some people can eat just one...

August 23, 2014

My Five Reasons For Eating Cucumbers!

 

As a distance runner, I like to eat lots of nutritious snacks to keep my energy levels up after a long workout. One of my “go to” foods is cucumbers on a small salad or just plain with hummus…here’s why!

 

-Cucumbers are loaded with water ( 95 per cent!) which can help you stay hydrated on a hot summer day.

 

-Believe it or not this vegetable which contains lots of water, also contains poly phenols called lignans which may help lower your risk of breast and ovarian cancers. They also contain phytonutr...

August 13, 2014

Good news, Bee Fitters! According to this week’s, Women’s World, there is new 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 ri...

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