Here we are at the start of summer, excited about the prospect of stripping off those layers of warm clothing and embracing the sunshine, short pants, tank tops, and flip flops. Many of us are daydreaming of our summer vacations and counting down the days, right? I just have one question: when you ... Read More about Better Move It!!
There’s a verse from the Bible in Matthew 6:21 that says, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Is this true in your life? What do you treasure most? Does where you are spending your time reflect that? If someone who didn’t know you observed you for a few days, where would ... Read More about Where’s Your Treasure?
Depending on how your favorite team did in their last game, you may feel like a winner....or not? Take it from me, the fact that you woke up this morning makes you a winner. Even with all you must do and be and endure, you are winning at life. What does being a winner mean to you? What would you ... Read More about Congratulations! You’re A Winner!!
For optimum health, we should be consuming foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that perform a vast number of tasks that keep our bodies running properly. This article is the third installment of a series outlining some of the phytochemicals in the foods we eat along with some of the ... Read More about The ABC’s of PHYTOCHEMICALS: Part 3
This article is a continuation of my previous article about functional foods, the phytochemicals they contain, and some of the great things they do for our bodies. It’s also another reminder that no one food, micronutrient, macronutrient, or phytochemical is the end-all and be-all of a healthy diet. ... Read More about The ABC’s of PHYTOCHEMICALS: Part 2
Phytochemicals are chemicals found in plants such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains. While they are not essential nutrients, they provide health benefits such as reduced risk of certain diseases like cancer, heart disease, and many more. Foods that contain phytochemicals are known as ... Read More about The ABC’s of PHYTOCHEMICALS: Part 1
I don’t know about you, but I hate commercials. Why must they constantly interrupt our favorite shows? Funnily enough, however, though I detest how many commercials there are, because they’re so oft repeated, I remember them far better than the shows I love. I remember the jingles, the characters, ... Read More about Raise Your Score!!
While eating at a restaurant the other night, I saw the following quote on the wall, “You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” I know the sentiment behind the quote was sincere and was encouraging people to eat the best food possible, hinting that their food was such food. The ... Read More about You Are What You Eat!
I know, I know, that title was corny, but I had to do it because I do think eating mushrooms or any other healthy food is fun. Probably the last thing you would think concerning mushrooms is that they’re fun to eat, but hear me out. I guess I should start by defining “fun” for the purposes of this ... Read More about Oh, Mushroom, You’re Such a “FUN”-Gi!!
It’s important to have a BIG salad every single day, but salads needn’t be ordinary, boring, or time consuming with tons of peeling and chopping. This salad is perfect for busy people because most of the work has already been done for you. People constantly use the excuse that they’re too busy to ... Read More about Southwest Chopped Salad