Tag Archives: diet

The 5 Worst Foods for Heart Health

Valentine’s Day is here! In the midst of cuddly stuffed animals , flowers and chocolate, have you stopped to considered the health of your heart? February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the U.S. But, it is a highly preventable disease. Your lifestyle choices can make […]

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A Fresh Salad Dressing Recipe

Tired of olive oil and vinegar day after day to dress your salads?  Try this recipe from Kris Carr’s new cookbook, Crazy Sexy Kitchen. I took it to work and it has become an office favorite. And, if you haven’t bought this cookbook yet, you really should.  Focusing my food choices on clean eating, avoiding alcohol and using […]

My New Favorite Cookbook

Kris Carr’s CrAzY SEXY Kitchen As you know, for 2013 one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to really focus on clean eating. That meant finding creative ways to make fresh vegetables taste new and exciting everyday. Lucky for me, or as fate would have it, my husband forwarded me an article about Kris Carr, […]

Super Immune-Boosting Smoothie

After the whole Dr. Oz Detox debacle, I decided to go on search for delicious smoothies to serve as meal and snack replacements, so I don’t have any “emergency” situations happening that force me to eat processed or fast foods.  This one has become a staple for me. Unless you have a juicer, it is […]

Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation inside the body is the root of many deadly chronic diseases. You have the power to fight inflammation and reduce the risk of disease. Several factors can contribute to internal inflammation, including and especially excess pounds. Make plans to maintain a healthy weight and eat a diet that keeps inflammation down. Check out these […]

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5 Foods to Kill a Craving

Cravings can sneak up on you and make even the most stealthy willpower falter. But, if you don’t have super-duper superhuman willpower, don’t worry. These five foods can help you kill a craving and keep your healthy-eating plan right on track. I’m Craving. . . . . . something salty: Sunflower seeds – Grab 1/4 cup […]

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A Nutrient Powerhouse

Broccoli is a nutrient power house. However, to reap the most benefits of broccoli, you have to cook it just right. When heated, broccoli unlocks the bioavailability of a key phytochemical nutrient, sulforaphane, which is also a potent cancer-fighter. Although vitamin C is lost when heated, broccoli still contains carotenoids – another set of potent […]

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Just because it's Chicken Doesn't Mean it's Healthier

Considering Chipotle? You might want to make an alternate choice – choosing chicken over steak doesn’t make this over-sized meal any healthier. As tasty as their burritos and bowls may be, you should consider this enlightening information from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Chipotle Chicken Burrito (Includes tortilla, rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, […]

chipotle chicken burrito calories

Just because it’s Chicken Doesn’t Mean it’s Healthier

Considering Chipotle? You might want to make an alternate choice – choosing chicken over steak doesn’t make this over-sized meal any healthier. As tasty as their burritos and bowls may be, you should consider this enlightening information from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Chipotle Chicken Burrito (Includes tortilla, rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, […]

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The Probability Your Diet Will Work

My husband picked up an interesting book at the library, Struck by Lightning – it talks all about probabilities. It was written by a math professor and discusses the ins and outs of all the odds of everything. I picked it up and randomly turned to a page, and as fate would have it, I landed on […]