Archives for October 2016

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

Have you ever wished it could be Thanksgiving 365 days a year? Not for the turkey and stuffing but for the joy of having your whole family gathered around. It’s because we all get a big boost from actually stopping to give thanks for our blessings. There’s been a great deal said and written about gratitude. Many people have started ... Read More »

Wild Caught VS Farm Raised Salmon

Salmon is one of my favorites. I like it not only because it's tasty and easy to cook, it's outstanding from a nutritional standpoint too. It's a rich protein and omega-3 source that experts recommend eating at least once a week. In fact, it tops the list of best protein sources that pack a big punch of omega-3's. Omega-3's are the kind of ... Read More »

Dos and Don’ts-Moving Your Body When It’s Injured

What’s your favorite way to exercise? Is it Yoga? H.I.I.T. workouts? Running? Have you ever hurt yourself in a way that prevented you from doing it for more than a few days? When you have a solid exercise habit and injury interrupts it, the best thing to do is to find another way to maintain your fitness. But that can be frustrating because ... Read More »

4 Powerful Reasons to Pop Open a Pomegranate

Have you noticed that pomegranates are in season now? Those bright red seeds sure are tempting! Yet, the thought of prying open a pomegranate to get to those edible seeds can be intimidating. If you've been avoiding pomegranate for this reason, you've been missing out on some serious goodness. First, you're missing on the burst of sweet, ... Read More »

6 Seriously Healthy Pastas

Americans have such a love affair with pasta that you’d think we’d invented it. In fact, we eat 24% of the world’s pasta consumption. That’s more than any other country! Unfortunately, as delicious and cheap as pasta is, most of it is not very good for us. Here's the problem with traditional pasta. (And don't worry, later I'll let you ... Read More »

4 Reasons Asparagus Tops My Veggie List

Asparagus is among my favorite veggies. When I'm pressed for time and still need to eat nutritious, asparagus is my first choice. Here are 4 reasons it tops my list: 1. It cooks fast, and this preserves most of its nutrition. 2. It goes well with most recipes. 3. Best for stir-fry, you can roast and grill too. 4. It can be a snack / ... Read More »

5 Foods that Ease Joint Pain

A survey reveals that one-third of US adults reported joint pain within the past 30 days. The most common complaint being knee pain, followed by shoulder and hip pain. Sound familiar? Joint pain can affect any part of your body and it can be either acute or chronic. Wrong posture, poor eating habits, unhealthy lifestyle, and aging are reasons ... Read More »

5 Reasons To Eat Seasonal Veggies This Fall

It’s as predictable as the sunrise. Back to school time rolls around, and fall produce appears in the market. Pumpkins and squash, collards, sweet potatoes and apples are just a few of our fall favorites. They bring an appreciation of the changing seasons, as well as beautiful color and lots of nutrition to the table. 5 Reasons Seasonal ... Read More »

That Pumpkin Spice Latte is Terrible for You! (Drink This Instead)

Fall is here. The kids are back in school and the stores are selling Halloween decorations. Best of all, your favorite coffee store is back to selling pumpkin spice. Yum, right? Actually – no. As much as you may love those Pumpkin Spice Lattes, you need to take a closer look. The truth is that these drinks are terrible for you. A few ... Read More »