Look at it as a bunch of cells – or molecules or atoms. There are the normal balanced cells, then there are the ones that something has happened and they have become unbalanced or contain unpaired electrons. Free radical is a chemistry term that describes an atomic or molecular species with unpaired electrons on an otherwise open shell configuration. (source: Wikipedia.com) Free radicals can be formed during normal bodily functions like when cells burn food for energy or even when the body is fighting off bacteria or viruses. In the normal occurrence, free radicals are not extremely … [Read more...] about Free Radical and Antioxidants for Dummies – A Very Basic Explanation
If you are in a bad mood or experiencing moodiness from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) there is a tendency to head to the refrigerator to scavenge for junk food. Research shows that continual bad moods or women who experience moodiness from PMS may have an underlying condition where calcium isn’t used properly by the body during times of low estrogen in the menstrual cycle. Consuming at least 1000 mg of calcium each day has been found to effectively alleviate depression and anxiety and very helpful for women who experience PMS. Greek yogurt is a great dairy pick and is packed with more … [Read more...] about Help for PMS or Bad Moods
It’s that time of year! Time to buy some Brussels sprouts as late fall is when they are at their best. I recently picked some up at our local farmers market and they were so good roasted! Growing up I hated Brussels sprouts, they were mushy and tasted awful. Then my niece made some roasted ones for dinner a while back and now I love them! Thanks Alison for reintroducing me to this very healthy green vegetable! Brussels sprouts is one of the most nutritious foods we can eat and are very high in protein. They belong in the cabbage family and are considered a cruciferous vegetable. They are … [Read more...] about Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant that can neutralize harmful free radicals in the process of oxidative stress. Are you getting enough vitamin C in your daily diet? It might just help your waistline too! According to researchers from Arizona State University, individuals consuming sufficient amounts of vitamin C oxidize (burn) 30% more fat during moderate exercise than those who consume insufficient amounts. In addition, too little vitamin C in the bloodstream has been shown to correlate with increased body fat and waist measurements. Recommended daily intake of vitamin C … [Read more...] about The Super Vitamin
Phytonutrients, bioflavonoid and antioxidants should be consumed regularly because they are health-healing and prevent illnesses! It has been said that you should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables not only because they are full of vitamins, fiber and minerals but because they also contains phytonutrients, bioflavonoid and antioxidants. These are some of the great compounds which play an important role in being healthy, as well as preventing and healing illnesses! Here is a quick post about these little choices that help transform your health! Phytonutrients: There is so much talk about … [Read more...] about Health – Healing Ingredients!
Watermelon is a great treat for the whole family and a major thirst quencher on a hot summer day. It is composed of 92% water, which helps to flush out your system. This makes it a good fruit choice when detoxing.Also watermelon is a key source of lycopene, which may help reduce risk of several types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.Watermelon is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. It’s is high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A as well as rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. And don’t forget it has magnesium, and potassium, all … [Read more...] about Labor Day Weekend Treat – Watermelon