Encouraging Health and Happiness

Nutrition

Add these two Weight Loss Boosters to your Health Habits.

1. GOOD EGG!

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I’ll make this simple…if you want to lose weight , eat eggs! They will fuel your hard-earned muscle and keep you burning more calories all day long.

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Many Ways to Build Fitness

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Check yourself out in the mirror! Are you proud of what you see?! If you don’t love what you see and you want to change your physique read on! Drop pounds and see a more tone reflection. To get there you must give your body challenging work and burn more calories. Exercise is obviously a great way to do this. When you exercise regularly, you build stronger muscles, especially if you work out with weights. Muscles use more calories than fat throughout the day, even while you are resting. This contributes to a faster metabolism.

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Calorie Counting for Cinco de Mayo? Try these Mushroom, Corn and Poblano Tacos

CincoDeMayoCinco de Mayo is just around the corner. Celebrating with traditional Mexican food can be delicious but also a real diet-buster.  If you are counting calories, these Mushroom, Corn and Poblano Tacos can keep your meal festive but still under calorie control. (more…)


Quinoa with Latin Flavors

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Cilantro, lime and scallions lend a bright finish to delicate quinoa. This versatile side pairs well with seafood, poultry or pork. (more…)


17 Reasons Why You Probably Need More Omega-3s In Your Diet

B83E6100-BD90-4E22-AC86-06487C5DE6DFOmega-3s temper inflammation, improve brain and heart health, maintain healthy eye health, keep you thin and even help you live longer. At last, most Americans don’t get enough of the beneficial fatty acids in their diets (experts estimate that the majority of people in the U.S. are consuming one-quarter of the recommended daily intake). The 3 main kinds of omega-3s are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fatty fish are the best source of omega-3s, which makes it harder for non-fish eaters to get sufficient amounts of these essential fatty acids. For vegetarians, flaxseed oil, hempseed oil, algae and chia seeds are some of the best alternative sources of omega-3s. Read on to learn more about the benefits of including omega-3s in your diet. (more…)


Food, mood and you

You are what you eat — and then some. The foods that you eat can significantly affect your mood, behavior and quality of life.

By Dan Labriola

 

On Health

The foods you eat can make you angry, sad, tired, grouchy, even hostile. While Americans increasingly turn to antidepressant, anti-anxiety and other psychoactive drugs for mood issues,the fact is no one was born with a Prozac deficiency. There are many possible causes for these symptoms, but the relationship between food and mood is often ignored and may not be obvious since the offending food may not affect you hours or days after ingesting. So how do you know if foods are affecting your mood or behavior? Here are some clues. (more…)


Eat This, Save Your Bones

The new nutrient to pile on your plate!

By Diana Kelly

broccoli-wate-628x363As we get older, women are particularly vulnerable to developing osteoporosis—a thinning of the bones that can lead to pain, breaks, and even disability. To save it off, you know that calcium-rich foods and physical activity are vitally important. But new research suggests that a veggie-packed stir-fry or a daily helping of roasted broccoli might be also be helpful in preventing bone loss.

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, have demonstrated for the first time how a mysterious protein, osteocalcin, can impact bone strength. If a bone is lacking in osteocalcin, they conclude, it will be more likely to crack and fracture during a slip, trip, or a fall. (more…)