Most of us are looking for ways to shed a few pounds and trim down. It may surprise you to hear this, but going on an extreme diet or trying to completely overhaul your eating habits all at once may not be the answer. Making small and reasonable changes may be the way to get the best (and most lasting) results. Here are a few ideas you could implement NOW! No shopping, no pills, no books required. Eat only when hungry. Babies have it all figured out – have you ever tried to feed a baby when they are not hungry? They know when to quit eating but somewhere along the line, we lost that! Paying … [Read more...] about Little Choices for Weight Loss
Protein is an essential element of a healthy diet. "It's an essential nutrient," says Anne Wolf, RD, registered dietitian and researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Protein serves as a critical building block for cells and tissues throughout our body. "We need it for every function in our body — for healing purposes and for building muscles," explains Wolf. Protein is not only essential, it's powerful! It can give you energy, add vitality to life and make you slim down! Some turn to high protein days in order to shed a few extra pounds but it's important to make sure … [Read more...] about Protein Power!
The word Quinoa (pronounced "keen wah") means "mother grain." Which may be why some think it is a grain, or it could be because it’s commonly used as a rice substitute or as pasta. But it’s not a typical grain! It’s actually closer to a leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard and is very easy to digest. Great for those with digestive issues or those who want to loose weight. Quinoa is highly nutritious, that’s not only going to help you stay lean, but will also maximize your energy levels, and boost your brain power! Quinoa also does a wonderful job of boosting your antioxidant … [Read more...] about What is Quinoa? Is it a Grain or Vegetable?
Looking for a dessert that is fast to make and good for you? Here is a quick shake that tastes like cheesecake. One cup of blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and are filled with antioxidants. Blueberries neutralizes free radicals which can affect disease and aging in the body. Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 Tbsp. heavy cream 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt ½ cup water 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. organic vanilla extract 1/2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds Stevia to taste 1 cup blueberries, fresh or unsweetened frozen For dessert bowl: Mix ingredients … [Read more...] about Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert
Cauliflower belongs to the group of cruciferous vegetables. Belonging to this group indirectly asserts a vegetable to be of high nutrition value. Cruciferous vegetables, according to scientists, are those vegetables that somehow help fight cancers and some other life-threatening diseases. Typically nutritionists advise to avoid foods that are white in color, such as sugar, rice, white bread etc. but cauliflower is the one white food that you can eat and feel good about it! Cauliflowers contain a high content of Glucosinolates which trigger the detoxification system of the body. … [Read more...] about The Many Health Benefits of Cauliflower
Did you ever wonder why Popeye likes spinach so much? The idea behind making Popeye extremely strong after eating spinach is no random idea; the director selected the favorite food to be spinach for Popeye because he knew what that vegetable was hiding. It is sometimes also known as “King of Vegetables” because of its numerous nutrition capabilities that it’s leaves hold. The first thing to keep in mind while dealing with spinach is to make sure that you buy fresh green leaves without any hint of the pale yellow color, research has revealed that the leaves which have bright green color have … [Read more...] about Popeye’s Favorite – Spinach