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

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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

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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!

Did you Know? About Life Expectancy

20 Mar
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Did you know that japan has the longest life expectancy at 83 years?
This is due to people being socially and economically active beyond their 60s and also to a healthy lifestyle. Japanese obesity rates are only 3.5% while they are 30% in the U.S. Japanese eat seasonal produce, lots of vegetables, fish and vegetable protein like tofu.
Maybe we should start eating more like them and become more physically active so we can reduce our obesity rates and be healthier!
Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Did you Know? About Red Meat and Gestational Diabetes…

27 Feb

Animal vs Plant

Did you know that a recent study reports that eating animal protein increases the risk for gestational diabetes, while eating plant protein lowers it?

Shocking but true! This is now another reason to start eating healthier and wiser… Try adding nuts, seeds, beans, quinoa, brown rice and lentils to your diet, these are all packed with proteins.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Matthew Kenney Culinary

11 Feb

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I am so exited to spread the word about the best raw food workshop around. M.A.K.E., Matthew Kenney’s Culinary Institute and Restaurant in Santa Monica CA, has weekend workshops where everyone can learn the basics of raw cuisine (there are also more advanced courses if you know the basics). It is a 2 day course in which you learn everything from opening a coconut to making delicious cocoa truffles!

Our instuctor Michael Vincent was great. He took his time to make sure everyone understood what we were doing. The first day we prepared almond milk, a green smoothie, coconut yogurt, buckwheat granola and a kale-chipotle salad and day 2 was seaweed salad, sesame-cashew dumplings, cocoa truffles and ice cream! Yes! Healthy, plant based, delicious ice cream!

Raw food is not about only eating fruits and vegetables, it is a plant based diet, but Matthew Kenney has creative ways of putting ingredients together to produce amazing meals which are flavorful and healthy.

This course is a huge step into a healthier lifestyle. I recommend this course for everyone, even if you’re not into healthy eating, raw food or veganism, this is a course that will change the way you look at food and what you want in your body. 

Here are some photos I took during the workshop:

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Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

 

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