Choose Wisely – Coconut Milk

There are so many outstanding coconut products on the market, and if you choose wisely you can enjoy the many benefits each of them have to offer. Today let’s talk about coconut milk. Coconut milk is a good source of calcium, manganese, selenium, zinc and iron. Coconuts are an excellent…

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Choose Wisely – Dining out (Hamburgers)

From time to time we all enjoy going out for dinner and having a nice, juicy hamburger. This is a perfect dining out choice for P3 and of course for life! However, if you NEED to dine out, you can still do this, even on P2, if you choose wisely!…

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Whole Grains are the Real Deal

Refined grains are like knock-off designer handbags. You have see them everywhere because they are cheaper than the real ones. These knock-offs may look like the real deal, but when you look closer you’ll see it’s NOT. Refined grains are stripped of important nutrients and when the manufactures put back…

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Choose Wisely – Cheese

Cheese. So many of us love cheese and can’t wait to introduce it back into our diets. First a word of caution – cheese can cause gains, so we suggest to introduce it slowly and in moderation. Try and stick to 1 oz when introducing. When choosing cheese, choose white over…

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Choose Wisely – Ice Cream

Most of us love ice cream and can’t wait to savor in the creamy dessert after being on a diet. This weeks Choose Wisely article is to help you make the wisest choice when you are ready to dive into a creamy ice cream treat. The best way to enjoy…

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Choose Wisely – Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been used as a home remedy for years for numerous reasons including including increased energy, weight loss and aiding in digestion. It contains many nutrients which include minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and iron, and vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and…

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Italian Asparagus

Asparagus has so many health benefits, it should be added to the healthy diet. Asparagus is an anti-aging vegetable, and great vegetable choice when detoxing. Eggs also make for a great detox choice as the yolks have little “scubbers” in them to help detox the liver. Although this dish may sound…

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Choose Wisely – Nuts

Nuts have so much nutritional value as long as you consume them raw or when they are properly roasted. Nuts are loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats as well as very rich in fiber so it’s important not to loose the wonderful benefits by improper processing. Most nuts are…

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Strawberry Ice Cream

It’s that time of year! Time for ice cream and strawberries! Get out the ice cream maker and enjoy this wonderful treat! This recipe is from my daughter Kim who loves to cook and make special treats even her mom can have 🙂 Kim’s Strawberry Ice Cream 6 large eggs…

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Choose Wisely – Mayo

There are many uses for Mayonnaise in our diets so it’s important to pick the wisest choice for our bodies. If you choose the best Mayonnaise, you can enjoy it occasionally guilt-free. Use it on sandwiches, salads, deviled eggs, as well as use it in your favorite recipes. Choose This…

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Peppermint Delight

This shake is not only tasty, it’s good for you. Packed with protein, fiber, Omega 3’s, and multiple vitamins and minerals. Another great way to add in raw organic spinach which is not only good for you, it’s good for weight loss. It’s great for after a workout or as…

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Choose Wisely – Popcorn

  Popcorn can be incorporated as a satisfying and healthy snack! Popcorn is an excellent source of fiber, and contain antioxidants, and B vitamins. I can help reduce your cravings for other high-fat, high-calorie snacks. Popcorn is a whole grain snack and is good for you as long as they…

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Power Smoothie

Protein is key for our diets especially if we work out. It’s essential for the development of our muscles. Our muscles work hard for us-burning calories & keeping our metabolism up. If we don’t eat enough protein our bodies steal it from our muscles and organs. It curbs our appetite…

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Choose Wisely – Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice has many benefits which make it a very healthy beverage. Cranberry juice contains high levels of organic acids, which have an emulsifying effect upon fat deposits. This is a good reason to drink it when you are detoxing or watching your weight. For detoxing take 4 oz of…

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An Apple for Skin Care

The “Super Apple” Is The Latest Buzz In Skin Care More than 100 beauty firms in Europe, Asia and America have added apple stem cells to their products, which they say is an “exciting anti-aging breakthrough.” Gwenyth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lopez have all touted the benefits…

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Choose Wisely – Peanut Butter

Do Not Choose This: Jif recently added Omega 3 fish oil into their peanut butter and proudly splashes it on their packaging so choosy mom’s choose Jif to get in the all important Omegs 3’s. First, it’s a mere dusting of fish oils, 32mg to be exact. This number is…

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Choose Wisely – Farro

Refined grains are not a healthy choice, however, whole grains are! Whole grains provide the body with energy, nutrients and fiber. They contain vitamins and minerals that are vital to good health. Choose This:           There are many varieties of whole grains. A few of my…

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Detox Concoction

Cranberry juice is great for detoxing – it cleanses the liver and flushes fat from the body. Cranberries are also a good source of fiber, which helps promote normal bowel movements, a natural way for the body to get rid of toxins. They are also an excellent source of phytochemicals,…

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