Tag Archives: Healthy-foods

Greek Yogurt isn’t Greek at All

19 Sep

Check out this article and see how consumers are unwittingly duped by advertisers. The labels are sometimes misleading and what you think you are getting you are not. Alternet a socially conscious publication is dedicated to bringing these inconsistencies to our knowledge. As they say knowledge is power, the more we know the more we can choose and I hope we would choose to support those companies that are truthful, that are transparent and that are there not only to make money but to ensure that we are part of the healthiest nations on the planet because of the food we eat, those who are invested in our longevity and good health.

http://www.alternet.org/food/whats-really-your-greek-yogurt-5-surprising-ways-food-companies-cheat-and-mislead-consumers

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Inflammation could be a secret killer

29 Dec

Inflammation is a secret killer – learn how to stop it in is track.

Did you know that chronic inflammation is the only common link between cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease? Researchers describe it as “the fires within” and they’re referring to the way inflammatory proteins break down tissues and organs.  So how can we reduce inflammation in our bodies?  Here are the three triggers to look out for and the two best inflammation crushers to go for: Read more

How to stop inflammation Chatelaine.com

Foods that belong in your your pantry

7 Jan
  1. Beets: Think of beets as red spinach, Dr. Bowden said, because they are a rich source of folate as well as natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters.
    How to eat: Fresh, raw and grated to make a salad. Heating decreases the antioxidant power.
  2. Cabbage: Loaded with nutrients like sulforaphane, a chemical said to boost cancer-fighting enzymes.
    How to eat: Asian-style slaw or as a crunchy topping on burgers and sandwiches.
  3. Swiss chard: A leafy green vegetable packed with carotenoids that protect aging eyes.
    How to eat it: Chop and saute in olive oil.
  4. Cinnamon: May help control blood sugar and cholesterol.
    How to eat it: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal.
  5. Pomegranate juice: Appears to lower blood pressure and loaded with antioxidants.
    How to eat: Just drink it.
  6. Dried plums: Okay, so they are really prunes, but they are packed with antioxidants.
    How to eat: Wrapped in prosciutto and baked.
  7. Pumpkin seeds: The most nutritious part of the pumpkin and packed with magnesium; high levels of the mineral are associated with lower risk for early death.
    How to eat: Roasted as a snack, or sprinkled on salad.
  8. Sardines: Dr. Bowden calls them “health food in a can.” They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as a full complement of B vitamins.
    How to eat: Choose sardines packed in olive or sardine oil. Eat plain, mixed with salad, on toast, or mashed with dijon mustard and onions as a spread.
  9. Turmeric: The “superstar of spices,” it may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
    How to eat: Mix with scrambled eggs or in any vegetable dish.
  10. Frozen blueberries: Even though freezing can degrade some of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables, frozen blueberries are available year-round and don’t spoil; associated with better memory in animal studies.
    How to eat: Blended with yogurt or chocolate soy milk and sprinkled with crushed almonds.
  11. Canned pumpkin: A low-calorie vegetable that is high in fiber and immune-stimulating vitamin A; fills you up on very few calories.
    How to eat: Mix with a little butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Make 2010 a year to be your healthiest self. Eat fresh, rest, pray and laugh out loud as often as you can.

Check out these superfoods

1 Sep

<strong>Want to Improve your chances of sidestepping the HNI Flu?</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.alternet.org/story/142107/15_best_foods_to_improve_your_immunity/?page=2″>15 Best Foods to Improve Your Immunity | | AlterNet</a>

First Lady Michelle Obama Pushes Healthy Food for Americans

11 Mar

 

Mrs. Obama was praising the menu last week at Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit drop-in center serving this city’s homeless. And she seized the moment to urge Americans to provide fresh, unprocessed and locally grown foods to their families and to the neediest in their communities.

“You know, we want to make sure our guests here and across the nation are eating nutritious items,” said Mrs. Obama, who served lunch to several homeless men and women and delivered eight cases of fresh fruit to the soup kitchen, all donated by White House employees.

“Collect some fruits and vegetables; bring by some good healthy food,” she said. “We can provide this kind of healthy food for communities across the country, and we can do it by each of us lending a hand.”

In her first weeks in the White House, Mrs. Obama has emerged as a champion of healthy food and healthy living. She has praised community vegetable gardens, opened up her own kitchen to show off the White House chefs’ prowess with vegetables and told stories about feeding less fattening foods to her daughters.

 

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