January 2, 2016

 

Having trouble getting your daily requirement of vegetables into your diet? Preparing soups is a great way to get in a few servings. Try this tasty kale and white bean soup. A big bowl of this hot meal will get you at least a couple of servings of your daily requirement. And, it's a great immune boosting recipe for the winter months. Remember, BeeFitters, food determines how we feel and heal! 

 

Ingredients: 
• 2 TBSP olive oil 
• 1 small finely chopped onion and carrot (optional) 
• 6 garlic cloves, minced 
• 2 leeks (white and light...

October 7, 2015

 

Spicy Sweet Potatoes
Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

o 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 
o 1 small red or white onion, peeled and chopped 
o 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil 
o 1 to 1 ½ tsp chili pepper 
o 4 gloves garlic, chopped fine

Some herbs for taste and presentation (optional)

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 400o. Place the prepared potatoes (or yams) and onions in a reusable plastic bag. Drizzle in the olive oil. Shake bag to coat vegetables well. Next, spread the vegetables into a glass baking dish in one layer;...

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...

 

I often talk about the antioxidant benefits of fruits and vegetables. But another great way to infuse your food with anti-aging and disease-fighting nutrients is through herbs and spices! These food “enhancers” also enhance your life, packing a lot of vitamins, minerals and health benefits in just a pinch. I rounded up the latest research to help you Spice Up Your Health:

 

To reduce inflammation: Inflammation is a key contributor to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and joint pain, so reducing inflammation is important to...

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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