Today’s Healthy Dose – Beet Greens

Not only are beet greens the new kale, you get a free set with every purchase of one bunch of fresh beets! As soon as you get them home, trim leaves from the beets near the base, then store beets and greens in separate airtight containers under a damp paper towel in the frig. The greens should last several days, while the beets will last for weeks.

Can’t beet that!  hehe

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Today’s Healthy Dose – Water

The original beverage – water – is necessary for human survival. Fortunately it comes in many forms. You could just drink it plain, but don’t overlook other sources that count: fruit, vegetables, natural mineral water, pure juice, tea, coffee, broth, even milk and yogurt!

And while it’s true that sodas and alcohol also contain water, I wouldn’t be guessing if I told you those aren’t your best source. 😉

Today’s Healthy Dose – Avocado Oil

Extremely healthy and buttery in an oil sort of way, avocado oil is high heat stable and exceptional in baked goods or stir fries. Most markets sell it, but my favorite brand, Bella Vado, can be found at the link below. Why is it my favorite brand? Because it’s made from only pure, organic avocados.  Happy, yummy cooking!!

Bella Vado Splendid Oils

PS – They have luscious, all natural body products too!

Today’s Healthy Dose – Coconut Oil

I’m not a big fan of the flavor of coconut oil. (Not what you were expecting, eh?)  But I do love it for other things.  If you like the flavor of coconut, unrefined coconut oil is amazingly healthy! But here are my favorite uses:

  • For lip balm
  • For healing my problem cuticles
  • For any oddly dry patch of skin
  • As a foot and heal moisturizer
  • To remove tape from walls
  • To clean cast iron cookware (mixed with a little sea salt)
  • To erase paper plate residue and glass rings from wood furniture
  • Mixed with a little raw sugar as a shower scrub

There are probably more, but that should get you started 🙂

Today’s Healthy Dose – Spinach

I cannot stand the flavor of cooked spinach. But raw, it’s surprisingly without taste. Which makes it a perfect addition to smoothies. It’s a great way to get in those morning veggies, along with heaping doses of Vitamins A, C, & K, Magnesium, Iron and the full complement of B Vitamins, just to name a few.

And the best part? No one, not even your kids or your spouse, will know it’s there…

Today’s Healthy Dose – An Easy Switch

One simple thing you can do to improve your overall health right now is to throw away that table salt. Whatever you use, Mortons, Real, Diamond, do your body a favor and toss them right now.

Am I suggesting you give up salt? Absolutely not. The minerals in real salt are essential to good health. I’m suggesting you ditch the “almost” salt.  Because it’s the “almost” part that will kill ya.

When shopping for salt, instead of looking for brands, look for regions: Himalayan, Celtic Sea, Mediterranean, French. They’re all tasty, and they’re all high in minerals.

My favorite source? The San Fransisco Salt Co. (as a reminder, this is not a paid ad, they just happen to sell stuff I love!)