More About Me…

18 Jun

  
This is a link to an interview by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It explains a little more of who I am and why I’m working in changing the way people eat. 

http://www.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2012/10/health-coaching-goes-global 

Eat Healthy, Be Happy! 

Chocolate Makes You Healthier!

18 Jun

keep-calm-and-keep-loving-chocolate

A new study reveals that people who eat chocolate have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. It also proves that the more chocolate, the better. The group who consumed more chocolate, were the ones found to have a lower risk.

You can add cacao nibs to smoothies or eat dark chocolate. That way you stay away from sugar and other processed unhealthy ingredients.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

New Dietary Recommendations 

1 Jun

Forget Cholesterol, Cut Sugar Consumption 


New Dietary guidelines say to forget cholesterol, instead, cut sugar out. No link has been found between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. But a significant link was found between sugar and heart disease. The recommendations are to limit sugar to 10% of calories consumed per day, I would try to aim for less than this. 

Eating a plant based diet and avoiding consumption of processed foods is the healthiest way to go.
Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Did You Know? About Plants and Cancer

10 Jun

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Did you know that 40 plant-based compounds can activate genes and slow the spread of cancer? New research in the Journal of Cancer and Metastases reviews shows that diet might be better medicine that previously thought…

So, “you are what you eat,” may be more true than you would think.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Mindful Eating

24 Apr

Mindful

Mindful eating means being present while eating. Eating without distractions.

A recent study in the UK demonstrates that people who were distracted while eating consumed more calories than those who were not.

Try eating while sitting down, turn TV and all electronic devices OFF and concentrate on eating, the flavors, the texture of the food, chewing and how much you are enjoying your healthy meal.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of the Week: Tomato

22 Apr

Tomato

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, B, C, K, folic acid, chromium, potassium, antioxidants and fiber.

They improve the immune system, they have anticancer properties, prevent macular degeneration and aid in heart disease. Men who consume ten servings or more, per week, have lower prostate cancer rates.

It has been found that lycopene, a carotenoid in tomatoes, is fat soluble, so the anticancer properties are specially beneficial when consumed with fat-rich foods like avocado, olive oil and nuts.

Food of the Week: Dates

22 Mar

Dates

Dates are rich in vitamins B, C, K and minerals like potassium, calcium, copper, iron, iodine, magnesium and zinc and antioxidants. Also,they are loaded with fiber which helps regulate bowel function. They help lower bad cholesterol and counteract alcohol intoxication.

They are usually sold dried and are therefore very sweet so I use mine to sweeten almond milk or in desserts.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

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