Today’s Healthy Dose – Good News and Bad News

The good news is that with advancements in science and medicine, more people are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that with advancements in science and medicine, more people are living longer than ever before. With your current habits around food, movement and thought, what do your 90’s look like to you? Is it good news, or bad news?

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Today’s Healthy Dose – Nutrient A-Peel

Fruits and veggies tend to have high concentrations of nutrients in their skin. Hence the vibrant display of color on their outerwear. In the US we tend to peel everything, wasting part of the produce and throwing valuable vitamins and minerals out with the trash. Next time you take the peeler out of that kitchen drawer, stop to think…can I leave the skin on?

Here are some appealing powerhouses that I don’t peel (provided they’re organic):

  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Parsnips
  • Eggplant
  • Turnips
  • Radishes (bet you saw that coming)

 

 

Today’s Healthy Dose – Yin and Yang

I’ve become a big believer of balancing my yin with my yang.  Figs with blue cheese, a brisk walk followed by lounging in the sun, bacon with sliced tomatoes, some serious thinking followed by some seriously mindless TV. I find the more yin I include with my yang, or yang with my yin, the less likely I am to binge on either one. Who says you can’t have it all?