Healthy Life

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Leftovers can be a great way to build a healthy meal fast! Leftover food from last night's dinner, especially if it's one of your favorites, can bring the joy back around into your next breakfast, lunch, or dinner!   So how do you build a healthy meal fast with leftovers? First, examine what the leftover food is contributing as far as the macronutrients (for example, protein, carbohydrates and fat) and the micronutrients (such as calcium and phytonutrients from plant-based foods) and dietary fiber from fruits, vegetables and whole grains. A meal should have a protein, carbohydrates from whole grains or starchy vegetables, and fiber and phytonutrients (plant-based...

Your mood and physical energy is intimately connected to the foods and fluids you choose to consume. Place a high priority on what you eat and the benefits both mentally and physically will be apparent. One way to identify foods that enhance your mood and energy level is to keep a food diary. After meals and snacks for one week, look for patterns in your energy levels and identify food choices that are contributing positively to your energy level and mood. Ultimately, you want to eliminate foods and fluids that are draining your zest for life. Below you will find...

You may be asking “why lower my cholesterol levels”? Our bodies act as combustion engines. Similar to oil in a car engine, cholesterol has a vital role in the health of our bodies. Under normal circumstances, we have systems set up that take the good cholesterol to our cells and cholesterol that is not needed is ultimately eliminated through our gut. However, excess cholesterol flowing in our blood can cause engine knocks and a clogging up of our body’s engine over time. Read about how these top 10 foods can help you naturally get rid of the excess cholesterol and...

My latest favorite thing to do is to use an all natural organic coconut oil as a moisturizer! That is just one way your body can benefit from the health enhancing and healing properties of coconut oil. Explore the other 10 health benefits of coconut oil in this eye-opening article. ...

While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to "Put Your Best Fork Forward." Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating through National Nutrition Month®. This year's theme focuses on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that demonstrate you care about what you put in your mouth. When your individual food choices are what contribute to...

Learn to examine what you are doing and devise a plan for improving the way you live.  When you look back on this year so far, are you healthier?  Did your body weight stay the same, go up or go down?  Did your cholesterol level, blood sugar level or blood pressure take a turn for the better? Focus on achieving your health and fitness goals! Think premium food fuel first! When it comes to your food choices, treat your body better than your car by choosing the best possible food fuels first. Focus on the theme “Nutrition: It’s a matter of fact!”...