Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

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...

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Get the Facts on Sugar

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...

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

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...

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How Eating Differently Can Change Your Life

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...

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

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...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating

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...

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Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

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Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

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Velly Chowder, South Africa

Velly Chowder, South Africa

Mostly I’m thankful to Cathy Dick, for helping me a lot with previous decision making and daily planning. She has helped me put into practice a mind-set to be something that I wish to accomplish by the end of each day to the end of the year– focus on that, and make sure I do things in terms of preparing myself mentally and physically before I start.  She has a lot of great resources that she shares freely too.  You can trust her to do what she says she’ll do.