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4 Oatmeal Nutrition Facts You Need to Know

By Matthew Kayser

 

In your continuous effort to eat healthy and provide a good diet for your family, you have probably considered making oatmeal an essential part of your daily diet. You should now commit to the food that is often considered one of the healthiest choices available.

The oatmeal nutrition facts reveal even more benefits than previously thought.

The facts are these: if you are looking for a delicious way to eat healthy, and you want to entice your children into eating well by offering them something that is quick and tasty, you need to consider oatmeal. (more…)


Skier’s Diet: Surprising Muscle Building Foods

Super foods that will make you super fit this ski season. Garlic anyone?

By Kellee Katagi

posted: 09/05/2012

 

As you coax your muscles back into ski shape, fueling them well can add heft to your training. Your instinct is likely to reach for a steak (and rightly so: A 2009 study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that eating four ounces of steak after a workout built muscle 50 percent better than a placebo), but these other strength-building foods may surprise you.


Join The Breakfast Club

Last week I posted an entry on beautiful people (surfer’s) and what they eat.  One big component to a great body is BREAKFAST!

Listen to your mother – Eat your breakfast!  If you would like

1.  Clearer thinking

2.  Weight Loss

3.  Better mood  thourghout the day

4.  More Energy

5.  More Money and Friends

Allright – # 5 is not guaranteed, but if you  are thinking clearer and have more energy and better mood at work – you definitly should be in the running for a raise and people should be flocking to you !

If you’re not eating breakfast  within the first couple hours of your day  I challenge you to

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Smart and Gorgeous people eat breakfast!

Read on for easy ways to join the club and get results!

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‘Potato people’ newlyweds get health-coach makeover

Having a hard time balancing your work life, home life and your body?  Get  practical info, tips and tools for your life.  Stuff that actually works to get you real results, from Health Coaching!

check out this article in the Seattle Times Sunday March 25th

‘Potato people’ newlyweds get health-coach makeover

A twenty-something couple change their diet and move into a new, healthier way of living with help from a life coach.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2017809894_healthcoaching25.html

Take advantage of your free Nutritional Consult from a   Health Coach, Nutrition Specialist and Personal Trainer at the MAC ..   ME !

Check out the MAC website – under  Wellness  Tab for upcoming Nutrition workshops and Group Series

Breanne Curran

bcurran@macseattle.com     206-931-3605


5 silly things we do that derail our diets

Columnist Carrie Dennett provides five easy tips for controlling our diets.

If the road to success is paved with good intentions, I’ll wager that a good 75 percent of that pavement is poured from the intent to eat right and get in shape.

While people don’t set out to purposefully sabotage their efforts, an awful lot of derailment goes on, nonetheless. Sometimes it’s because we’re just not thinking; sometimes it’s because we’re overthinking.

I’ve made every one of the following mistakes at some point. What about you?

Failing to plan. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and those sketchy eating habits you’d like to change weren’t either. Changing habits can be hard work, so thinking you can turn yourself into a healthier eater without a game plan is guaranteed to leave you spinning your wheels. If you don’t have a plan, you will slip into “default mode” (aka your old habits) time and time again. (more…)


Anti-Aging Foods Cheat Sheet

By Dr. Oz

Consider these foods your anti-aging staples. As a rule, fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids, two powerful plant-based antioxidants, will remove the free radicals from your skin and body that cause you to age prematurely. A well-balanced diet can help you lose weight, live longer and feel fitter. But it can also help you look younger. Forget the fountain of youth. Load up a plate at the feel-better buffet and turn back the clock on a full (and happy) stomach.

Black garlic helps to repair age-damaged skin. Uniquely colored due to its fermentation process, black garlic contains double the antioxidants as regular garlic and can be eaten raw. It strengthens and restores skin cells damaged by the aging process. Use it in place of regular garlic in most recipes.

Jicama is a crisp root vegetable that can help fight crow’s feet by boosting collagen and fighting wrinkles. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C. Try it either raw or cooked.

Jerusalem artichoke can help to fade the appearance of under-eye circles. Their beauty secret is iron – they contain five times more iron as potatoes. Eating them can help to correct an iron deficiency, a common cause of paleness that makes your under-eye bags more apparent. (more…)


Cuckoo for cacao

CACAO !   CHOCOLATE  IN  THE  RAW

Cacao (Raw Chocolate) — The seed/nut of a fruit of an Amazonian tree, cacao is the highest antioxidant food on the planet, the #1 source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, manganese, and chromium and is also extremely high in PEA, theobromine (cardiovascular support), and anandamide (“bliss chemical”). Raw Chocolate improves cardiovascular health, builds strong bones, is a natural aphrodisiac, elevates your mood and energy, and increases longevity.

 

Last Wednesday, at the SUPERFOODS workshop I spoke of the powers of Cacao.. Raw Chocolate.  Later I heard from others that they love that I recommend Dark Chocolate…. NOT COMPLETELY TRUE

I want to clear up the confusion of Chocolate and Cacao.  

Chocolate is altered Cacao and it has MANY less nutrients and minerals.  Americans have taken magnificent Cacao and added sugar and milk – removing most of its powers for the human body.

RAW  Cacao    Is a raw food.  Real Cacao has enzymes that tell it to go to the brain and the bone and it strengthens bone and improves thought processes.

Milk Chocolate = altered cacao (dairy and sugar).  Less nutrients.  It will

1.       Draw draw minerals out of the body, cause blood sugar disorders, dehydration and is highly addictive – making you do more and more harm.

So the antioxidants, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin c, essential fatty acids, endorphins, tryptophan, serotonin and fiber – are not in your swiss mix or your Hershey Bar.

 Read on for ways to find Raw Cacao..

Did you know that eating more mineral dense and nutrient dense foods decreases Bad Food Cravings?  Join me at our next BOOST support group  Feb 29th @ 6 PM on ways to implement superfoods, clear up any confusion on how to find and use them and what really are antioxidants? (more…)