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Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

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Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

Beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant proteins around.  There are so many choices:  creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more to choose from. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. What To Do With Beans Many people avoid beans because they just don’t know what to do...

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Get the Facts on Sugar

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Get the Facts on Sugar

Sugar…Yum? We are born to love sweet things with our first taste of breast milk or formula.  It’s no wonder we want more of it as we’ve aged.  It makes us feel good for an hour or so, then the sugar crash begins.  When we want more energy, we search for something sweet to eat.  When we feel down, we gravitate toward the sweet stuff.  When we have a craving for something, but we don’t know what, we reach for something sweet.  Why is this?   What kind of hold does this substance have on us and why is it being considered...

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

As I continue to research, I find newly released information about foods and substances we should NOT consume.  Today, I want to talk to you about beverages that contain artificial sweeteners.  You know, that white stuff that tastes like a strange sweet chemical that food manufacturers add to products to make you think you’re doing something good for your body…when in reality, you’re not.  I know you love your zero calorie desserts, yogurts and sodas, but you don’t know the negative health effects these foods create in...

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How Eating Differently Can Change Your Life

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How Eating Differently Can Change Your Life

Eating clean (or improving your food choices) is not about changing WHAT you eat, but it is ALL about changing HOW you eat.  It’s true!  So many people wait to eat something after they are all ready hungry or they eat by the clock.  But eating encompasses far more than just grabbing something on the go to get you through to the next meal time. So what do I mean by changing HOW I eat? By changing HOW you eat, you should consider these five things.  I would suggest that you pick on of them and try it for a week or two.  Why?  Because in...

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Steps to Improve Your Personal Accountability

Posted by on 9:12 am in 1- Emotional Well Being, ADHD, Awareness / Mindfulness, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Steps to Improve Your Personal Accountability

Do you struggle with accountability? Just about everyone does at times. Sometimes it may because you’re just too busy or you’re juggling too many things at once. Other times you may realize you don’t have everything you need to complete a project. But other times, you find that time is just not your friend. As you know, if you can’t trust yourself to accomplish various tasks daily, others around you won’t feel that they can trust you to accomplish them either. Think about it. Have you ever worked with a team of others and at least one person...

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The Clean 15: Foods considered to be safe(r)

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The Clean 15:  Foods considered to be safe(r)

Many of my friends tell me that they are still confused when shopping for quality vegetables and fruits.  Like me, they have had many experiences with buying something that looks great on the outside, only to find a few days later, when they cut into it, that it’s rotten on the inside. Have you experienced this too?  And we have also found that the organic produce can fall victim to this conundrum, though less often than for conventional produce. To obtain the most current and accurate information on things such as this, I go to my...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating

Posted by on 9:21 am in 3- Nutritional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Awareness / Mindfulness | 0 comments

5 Tips to Avoid Overeating

It’s the end of the day and you are starving!  On the way home you drive by at least a dozen take-out food joints and at least six restaurants.  You didn’t plan to be working late, so in order to get something into your stomach before it gets later, you opt to stop to eat.  Ennie meanie miney mo.   Which of these places do I go? You finally get your meal and the next thing you notice is….it’s gone.  What just happened?  You’ve just woofed down a bunch of food and you don’t even remember what you ate or if...

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The Breakfast Experiment

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The Breakfast Experiment

The report is due in two hours.  Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam.  Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam!  Around 10:30 a.m. and from out of nowhere you hit a wall!  All you want to do is look out the window, or better yet, take a short nap. Hmmm…the first question that pops into my head is, what did you eat for breakfast? I hate to say, “I told you so,” so I’ll turn to Mom, who has said it countless times:  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It’s the meal that’s designed to supply one third of the...

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Your Glass – Half Empty or Half Full

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Your Glass – Half Empty or Half Full

Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water.  How do you see it—half-full or half-empty? Did you know that consistently finding the glass half-empty—and the world as a difficult place— is a hallmark of negativity?  So today I am hoping to help you change your way of thinking. Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart disease to lowered immune system function.  It can affect sleep, weight maintenance, the quality of your relationships, your social life, and even your...

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Beyond the Salad: Root Vegetables

Posted by on 10:04 am in 3- Nutritional Well Being, Awareness / Mindfulness | 0 comments

Beyond the Salad:  Root Vegetables

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan?  During the cold winter months, salads don’t help to fill you up, ground you or help you stay warm.  Instead, your body needs other grounding foods, like meats and seasonal root vegetables that you can toss easily into a soup or stew or roast in the oven. Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood...

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