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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!

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!

Eat More: Antioxidants

13 Apr

To understand what antioxidants are, first, we have to understand free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules, with unpaired electrons, which attack cell walls through a chemical reaction (oxidation). It makes cells unstable, which in turn, make other cells unstable, and so on.

Antioxidants are molecules which bind to the free radicals stabilizing them so they can cause no harm to cells.

This is important because free radicals have been found to be a part of:

  • Premature aging
  • Chronic disease
  • Cancer

Antioxidants are abundant in fruits and vegetables. We have to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and nuts everyday. No need to take antioxidant supplements, just add a few of these to your diet everyday:

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Artichokes
  • Raspberries
  • Apples
  • Pecans
  • Broccoli
  • Squash
  • Carrots
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Whole grains

Remember… Eat Healthy, be Happy!