Each year 17.9 million people die of cardiovascular disease; which are conditions affecting the heart and vascular system. Contributing factors are diet, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and cholesterol. To combat cardiovascular disease, doctors try to help at risk patients avoid a metabolic disorder called dyslipidemia, which is an abnormal level of lipids in … Continue reading Consuming sugar-filled drinks increases risk of cardiovascular disease
Even before a global pandemic more than half the U.S. population struggled with stress eating as they turned to food for comfort. Stress eating can occur for a variety of reasons, anxiety, sadness, boredom, grief, and of course a lot of stress. These are negative feelings and to help us cope we turn to food … Continue reading Stress eating? The struggle is real… here’s how to break the cycle
Did you know that making changes to your daily environment helps develop good habits that will improve your lifestyle and lead to a leaner and healthier body; no calorie counting required? As part of any healthy lifestyle it is important to know the two key factors for success, which are, eating well (nutrition) and exercise. … Continue reading Change your environment for a leaner body
This video is courtesy of "Breathe and Flow" found on YouTube. It's very challenging and the instructor provides easy to follow instructions. As always, please be sure you discuss your exercise plans with your doctor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHNNfNHxapc
Banana ice cream Cut or break three or four bananas into one inch chunks and freeze them. Once frozen add to food processor or Ninja and blend until smooth. If you like, add strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, chocolate chips as a topping. To make chocolate ice cream simply add one or two teaspoons of cocoa powder. … Continue reading Five healthy, delicious and easy to make at home snacks…
We all know cholesterol is something we need to pay attention to because it leads to cardiovascular disease but do you know what it is, do you know there are two types, why good cholesterol is important and how to control the bad? What is cholesterol and why is it important for good health? According … Continue reading What is cholesterol and tips for lowering your numbers
Post-exercise recovery for any sport is important and plays a critical factor in not just recovery but in how well an athlete performs. For aquatic athletes specifically, what is the quality, quantity and timing for intake of fluids and food after workouts or during a competitive event; to take advantage of re-hydration and repair? There … Continue reading Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports
The following video is courtesy of Forks Over Knives website and shows the amazing variety of plant-based foods available. If you like, check out their website for lots of great recipes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WWn7_NDs84&feature=youtu.be
The following suggestions are courtesy of Harvard Medical School. Eight ways to get started with a plant-based diet Eat lots of vegetables: fill half of your plate with vegetables at lunch and dinner. Make sure you include plenty of colors in choosing your vegetables. Enjoy vegetables as a snack with hummus, salsa or guacamole.Change the … Continue reading Getting started with a plant-based diet
Any diet or nutrition plan that focuses on plant-based whole-foods while eliminating processed foods, dairy and meats has been widely proven to improve overall health, especially cardiovascular health. What is a whole-foods plant-based diet? A plant-based diet has many definitions because it varies according to how much dairy or animal products an individual consumes along … Continue reading What is a plant-based diet?
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast gives your body the energy and nutrition it needs to perform through- out the whole day. If that isn't enough reason to eat a healthy breakfast, how about protecting your arteries? According to an article in the Journal of the … Continue reading Want to protect your arteries? Eat a better breakfast!
As many of you know, there has been more and more research to determine the benefits of reducing or eliminating animal protein and replacing it with plant-based protein; these new studies provided shocking results! How were the studies conducted and what were the results? The first study as conducted by Dr. Shan, at the Harvard … Continue reading Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%
When it comes to healthy grains like oats, wheat, rye and flax seeds; one grain is sometimes left out and it shouldn't be. Barley is a very ancient grain, cultivated more than 10,000 years ago in Ethiopia and Asia. Barley has a subtle nutty flavor and adds plenty of nutrients to any meal. It is … Continue reading Barley a healthy super grain
Did you know that flax seed, best if you use flax seed meal rather than the seeds, are a super food due to their many health benefits? Here are a few reasons you should start adding flax seed meal to your diet everyday. High nutrient content Flax seeds have been around since humans began growing … Continue reading Benefits of flax seeds – they’re a super food!
According to the article linked below from wellness.consumerfreedom.com you might have reason to be concerned that the new plant-based meat options, advertised as healthy alternatives, are not so healthy after all. Since these types of foods are new to the market there needs to be more consumer awareness on what's in these foods, what their … Continue reading New plant-based processed meats, are they good for you? Definitely not!