Nope, it doesn’t taste like spaghetti, but it can help lower your intake of empty carbs and up your intake of veggies. And, you’ll get a healthy dose 🙂 of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese and Potassium. Just bake it, then sauté the strings in a touch of healthy oil. Add some herbs and a little parmesan cheese and those “other” side dishes may have to get used to sitting on the shelf!
Month: January 2015
Today’s Healthy Dose – Nutrition Criminals
These bad boys will steal your health right out from under you (in no particular order, they are all just bad) …
- High Fructose Corn Syrup and Refined Sugars
- Trans Fats (aka Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated)
- Vegetable Oils (Soy, Corn, Canola, Cottonseed, Safflower)
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Gluten based grains
- Low or Non-Fat Dairy
- Anything Heavily Processed
- Anything Deep Fried in Vegetable Oil
- Monosodium Glutamate
- Sodium (not to be confused with natural Sea Salt which is an essential nutrient for good health)
Today’s Healthy Dose – Nutrition Superheros
Behold – the top 10 most nutrient packed foods on the planet…
- Wild caught salmon
- Raw Garlic
- Wild Shellfish
- Organic Potatoes with Skin (Yes, you heard me right)
- Grass Fed Beef Liver
- Whole Sardines
- Whole Eggs
PS – Thought I’d mention that Dark Chocolate comes in at #11
Today’s Healthy Dose – That Healthy Glow
It’s a real thing! Exercise enhances blood flow to your skin, unclogging pores and improving the overall look and quality of your birthday suit. And while beauty is much more than skin deep, a little glow never hurts 🙂
Today’s Healthy Dose – Vitamin D
It’s the new oat bran! But did you know there are two types of Vitamin D in pill form? D3 works okay, D2 not so much. Both need LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) to taxi them through your bloodstream, and taking too much can cause issues.
Here’s an idea. Get the ideal forms of vitamin D in the ideal amounts. Ditch the sun screen and take a twenty minute walk, or putter in the garden, or just be still, close your eyes, and soak up some rays. Every cell in your body will thank you.
Today’s Healthy Dose – Lift Something
More muscle doesn’t just make you stronger, it helps balance your hormones, contributes to a higher metabolism, helps fight off disease, improves your balance, and strengthen’s your heart. You move all the time…. why not make those movements count?
Today’s Healthy Dose – Feed Your Gut
Literally! Your intestines have needs. You could take a pill, but cultured dairy, miso paste, fermented veggies, kombucha, natural pickles, tofu…they are all gut worthy foods. And tasty too. Happy gut, happy life!
Today’s Healthy Dose – Back By Popular Demand…
Straighten that spine, reach up, palms towards the sky, circle your wrists a few times. Now take a in deep breath and slowly lower your arms to your side as you exhale. Still feeling slug like? Go one more time…
Today’s Healthy Dose – A Great Role Model
My mother, now officially in her 70’s, after raising two children and a husband, caring for an assortment of pets, volunteering in her community, beating cancer, and giving an endless amount of support to friends, family, and those in need (both human and not), is the most compassionate and caring woman I know. She also walks, does tai chi, plays bocci ball, reads food labels and can out-shop me on any given day.
People often ask where I get my inspiration….
I love you Mom. Happy Birthday!!
Today’s Healthy Dose – Watercress
Watercress is high in fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, potassium, iodine, and phosphorous. It also has more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach. It’s cinch to use, and adds buttery flavor to salads, soups, pasta, and sandwiches. Just think what you’ve been missing!