Archive | August, 2012

Food of The Week: Parsley

21 Aug

Parsley is rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5, C, E, K, biotina, folate, calcium, iodine, potassium and zinc.

Parsley is a natural diuretic and helps control high blood pressure. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It also is a great detoxifier and deodorizer.

You can use parley in salads and juices. It is best eaten raw and can be rubbed into the skin as an antiaging treatment and to help in insect bites.

Remember Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of the Week: Celery

17 Aug

Celery is rich in vitmins A, B3, B5, C, E, K, folate, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium potassium, sodium, zinc and fiber.

Celery is alkalizing to the body, thanks to it’s rich mineral content. It contains phtalides, which help reduce high blood pressure, it stimulates the immune system, helps ease joint pain and has anti-cancer properties. It is also antiseptic and helps with mouth ulcers and sore throat.

Celery is best eaten raw. I love celery juice mixed with beet and apple juices, or celery sticks dipped in hummus! Yum!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Did You Know? About Cognitive Improvement

8 Aug

Did you know that physical exercise like resistance training and walking, can improve cognitive in elderly adults?

Studies show that men and women who were physically active during 6 months, showed improvement in memory and attention.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of The Week: Pomegranate

6 Aug

Pomegranates are considered a superfood thanks to their healing attributes.

Pomegranates are rich in vitamins B3, B5, C, E, K, beta-carotene, biotin, folate, calcium, copper, potassium, zinc and fiber. They are also rich in antioxidants which prevent several forms of cancer, including prostate cancer. Pomegranates help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. They also have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Pomegranate juice provides a more concentrated source of nutrients and antioxidants. Just make sure it’s fresh and no sugar has been added.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Did You Know? About Meditation

4 Aug

Did you know that mindful meditation was found to reduce cold symptoms?

A study found that mindful meditation and moderate exercise reduces cold severity duration and incidence. All you have to do is relax, forget your problems and feel present. Enjoy!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of The Week: Cherries

1 Aug

Cherries are powerful antioxidants and rich in vitamins B3, B5, C, beta-carotene, biotin, folate, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and fiber.

Thanks to anthocyanins, which are antioxidants they help control free radicals and inflammation. They are also anticarcinogenic.

Cherries also help with arthritis, gout, insomnia, they stimulate the immune system and are great preventing skin aging.

Studies have shown that fresh cherry juice reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!