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...
Hey, Bee Fit followers, I am writing on bio-individuality because so many of you have different notions of what works and what doesn't for getting healthy. That's why a health program must be customized to account for one's individual health history and individual preferences. There are a variety of factors that go into determining what works for one person and not another. For instance, one person's food may be another person's poison. Your genetic background and other health factors determine what works and what doesn't when engagi...
With summer in full swing, everyone likes a little ice cream to cool off! If you're trying to slim down or if you are following a non dairy diet, there is an "ice cream" you can still enjoy, guilt free. See my recipe below!
• 2 – 8 Ripe bananas (depending on number of servings), peeled, cut into chunks and frozen overnight (6-8 hours)
Remove bananas from the freezer and thaw 5-10 minutes. Put bananas in a food processor or blender and puree until you achieve a thick, soft-serve ice-cream consistency.
Yes...Popeye had it right when it comes to eating vegetables, especially leafy green spinach! Food science studies continue to show that eating spinach helps improve health and reduce the risk of many health issues, from cancer to memory loss to strokes. Here’s just a short list of what makes Spinach a SuperFood!
• Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes
• Protects against the occurrence of cancer, including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer
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?
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...
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...
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...
Some say it is impossible to eat healthy on a tight budget. I say, it IS possible! Here are some tips that may help you!
-Load up on a variety of healthy vegetables from your local farm stand. Often the prices are cheaper than what you find at the fancy supermarket chains. Meats are pricey, so consume more veggies, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and beans.
- Use produce preserve bags to keep produce fresh longer.
- When possible, buy in bulk AND save by using your coupons!
- Don't consume foods that contain a lot of refined sugars, which...