Being stuck at home for a workout is a good thing. The simplest workouts are most often the best! In fact, a couple sets of dumbbells is really all you need to create a total body strength training program. Granted, I personally add a jump rope and abs to the mix, but I will take... Read more »
Fish is really good for you. Many people are starting to worry about eating fish all the time because of the contamination in the farms or waters. If this is a deterrent, then change up the fish you eat. It is fairly simple. Instead of giving you the nutritional value of fish, I decided to... Read more »
These omega-3, anti-inflammatory seeds are high in alpha lino-lenicacid and protein, and glutten free. They help with digestion because they are high in fiber and can actually keep your blood sugar balanced. They are an ancient Mexican seed from Chiapas. 2 times the amount of protein than most grains 3x the anti-oxidants of blueberries 5... Read more »
Costco is awesome! Most people I know that shop there feel the same way. If you are a Costco executive reading this, please do not discontinue these delicious items. These are 5 foods that I can stretch very far and they can easily be incorporated into about 10 different healthy dishes for my family.... Read more »
Grape seed oil has many healthy benefits. It is a simple and tasty substitute for vegetable oils, butter or canola. It is low in saturated fat, yet high in poly-saturated fat like omega 6. It is also high in linoleic acid, which is not manufactured by the body. Since this important acid must be ingested,... Read more »
I have a new intern at POW! from the University of Illinois, Department of Kinesiology. Her name is Christy Ghiselli. We both really love to cook and enjoy vegetables. I cook for 6 and she is a college student, so budget is a concern for us both. We also try to do organic as... Read more »
I love quiche for so many reasons. It tastes good cold and warm. It is also delicious for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But quiche is so high in saturated fat and calories that I use to have a hard time justifying making them on a regular basis. Most recipes for making quiche require about: ½... Read more »
I go through phases where I am addicted to online deal shopping. Many times however, I end up over-accumulating coupons, forget about them and lose their value. But, when I buy them for someone else, I get the enjoyment of buying something for a great price without the risk of forgetting about them myself. So... Read more »
I think most people go home with the same 3-4 dishes every year after Thanksgiving. The truth is that by Saturday you get a little tired of eating leftovers, yet you struggle with throwing them out because they are so good. Then you also have to contemplate that they are filled with so many calories. ... Read more »
Without starting this blog out reviewing high school biology, I just need to say that the veins in your body return blood back to the heart. This seems like a fairly important job. Of course there are different types of viens, but I want to get to my varicose veins and why there is medical cause to have them repaired. I have included a great video on the anatomy of the veins in which you want to learn a little more (click here to see it).
What I find facinsating about veins, is how the body handles re-routing blood without major consequences to the heart when the vein’s valves stop functioning. Are you wondering why I would even ponder this question? I have alot of collasped valves in my legs. Here is how I found out...