Protein: Why, How Much and Risks

 

What is Protein?

Previously, we discussed why protein is important for our metabolism. As promised, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to explore protein and why we should care about it.

Protein is one of the important nutrients our body needs to Continue reading “Protein: Why, How Much and Risks”

Fiber Explained

 

What is Fiber?

Fiber, sugar and starch make up total carbohydrates. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that does not get fully digested in the digestive tract and therefore it is generally not absorbed by our bodies. Continue reading “Fiber Explained”

Healthier Chocolate Mousse

 

This is a chocolate mousse recipe using healthier ingredients. Avocados are a power house of nutrients. Continue reading “Healthier Chocolate Mousse”

Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment

 

Is your memory as bad as mine? There are days I can really feel the aging process, lol. I’m always looking for ways to improve/maintain my health and quality of life. The brain is an important part of that.

Last time we covered the nutrients your brain needs most. Before that, we covered the foods that damage your brain. (See here )  Today, I’m going to list 10 foods that will give your brain the biggest bang for its buck. Continue reading “Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment”

Growing Radishes

Radishes are easy to grow and are ready to harvest in a short amount of time making them a fantastic crop for children to grow, school gardens or impatient gardeners since most are ready for harvest in as little as a month. They are crunchy and have a peppery taste. Continue reading “Growing Radishes”

Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health

Nutritional psychiatry is a relatively new field. Many psychiatrists are now realizing that nutrition plays a bigger role in mental health than previously thought. There is growing evidence Continue reading “Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health”

You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain

 

The Standard American Diet not only makes our waistlines bigger, but it also starves the brain. They used to believe you can’t grow new brain cells. We now know that was wrong. Doesn’t that encourage you? We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We need to get rid of the foods that harm our brain development and add more foods that grow our brains.

Throughout my life, I never put much thought into what I was eating. Turns out there’s bad stuff in there! Let’s discover what that stuff is. We can’t avoid everything that’s harmful, but shouldn’t we at least be educated about it so we can pick and chose what we want to put in our bodies and the bodies of our children whose brains are still developing?

Continue reading “You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain”

My Fish Oil Choice

 

Fish oil, DHA and EPA specifically, benefits your health in many ways. Studies show it is beneficial for pain, depression, memory, blood thinning, RA, early brain development, triglycerides reduction, mental health issues, among others.

For health benefits the average person should be taking about 1 gram of fish oil per day. That’s 1000 mg. That’s because the average person is deficient in omega 3. For some health conditions it could be Continue reading “My Fish Oil Choice”

Sausage and Veggie Breakfast Saute

This is one of my usual breakfasts. It has 23 grams of protein and is low carb (9 net carbs as recipe is (18 carbs -9 grams fiber= 9 net carbs) As you can see, it also starts your day  off with plenty of fiber.

A terrific alternative when you’re looking for a breakfast without eggs.

This is a no thinking breakfast. Just throw it in the pan and heat it up. Continue reading “Sausage and Veggie Breakfast Saute”

Growing Broccoli

 

Broccoli is a brassica in the cruciferous family, along with cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, rutabaga and others.

It is a nutritional superstar. Cruciferous vegetables are well established as healthy foods with cancer preventative properties. However, broccoli outshines them all. It is jam packed with nutrition! If you were only going to eat one vegetable, it should be broccoli. Of course, it goes without saying that you should eat more than one vegetable.  While the florets have most of the  phytonutrients, the stalk has most of the  fiber, so  eat the whole thing! If you don’t like broccoli, learn to like it, remember you can train your taste buds.. 👅 Continue reading “Growing Broccoli”