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Cancer and Obesity 

22 Feb

There is growing evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk for developing certain types of cancer like endometrial, thyroid, ovarian, esophageal, multiple myeloma and lymphoma. 

Maternal obesity has recently shown to be a factor in increased cancer in their offspring. There is a clear link between maternal obesity and breast cancer in offspring.

Obesity increases risk of breast cancer in mother’s, but it also increases mortality and recurrence.

This is yet another reason to start eating healthy, not only to prevent cancer for ourselves, but for our children as well.
Remember… Eat healthy, be happy!

Say no to High Fat, High Sugar Diets!

10 Nov

High fat and high sugar diets have been linked to a higher risk of acute coronary heart disease. The research shows that this risk is 50% higher in people consuming these diets, than in people consuming a plant based diet.

High fat and high sugar diets have also been linked to increased insulin which can increase risk for diabetes

The easiest way to have a healthy body is to have a healthy diet. Like Michael Pollan puts it: ‘Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.’

Eat Healthy Be Happy!

Did You Know? About Plants and Cancer

10 Jun


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 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!

I Wanna Banana Manna

8 Jan

banana manna

Yes, I’m obsessed! At the Beverly Hills Juice, you pick your favorite fresh, cold pressed juice and then blend it into a delicious creamy (vegan) smoothie by adding a mix of bananas with almonds, cacao or sunflower seeds.

My absolute favorite Apple-Persimmon-Coconut, Almond Banana Manna. It’s also great with the Mixed Greens and the Apple-Ginger (if you like to try edgy new flavors).

If you haven’t been there you are missing out on the best smoothies in town! And believe me, I’ve tried them all!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

9 Oct

Bad carbs make you fat! But good carbs can make you lose weight.

Avoid these carbohydrates in your diet:

  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Refined grains
  • Pizza
  • Almost all processed foods
  • White rice
  • Pasta
  • Cereals

Make sure to include these carbs in your diet, these are good for you and help you either lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Don’t be scared of these carbs, it’s a myth that they’ll make you fat.

  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Whole grains
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Legumes

Remember Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

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!