Posts in category "nutrition"

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing
What is your favorite part of stuffing?  It is the flavor, the texture or the crunch?  Perhaps it is all three of these characteristics.  Most stuffings are fattening because of the butter, the bread and the meat.  Now I would never suggest to get rid of all these things.  But you can swap out or lessen the amount of these ingredients...

Why Whey is the Best Protein for Supplements

Why Whey is the Best Protein for Supplements
You want muscles, want to be leaner and want to recover faster after training, whey protein is simply better.  Whey protein is superior to other protein powders when it comes to post-workout muscle-building drinks.  “It’s 31 percent more effective at helping you build muscle compared to soy,” says a 2009 study conducted at McMaster University.... Read more »

The secret to a bikini body

The secret to a bikini body
The secret to a bikini body is building muscle.  I think a lot of people go for a bikini body all wrong.  Muscle is where it is at whether you are a man or a woman!  Why you ask instead of simply weight loss across the board?  The answer is simple.  Build more muscle, you... Read more »
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Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?

Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?
This brillantly colorful cactus fruit is trendy in the culinary world. But as famous Chefs like Rick Bayless, Owner of Frontera Grill and Roxanne Klein and Charlie Trotters, Owner of Charlie Trotters utlize it in savory recipes, this little Mexican fruit will find its way into your kitchen soon. Nopal is actually the Spanish word for... Read more »

Chia Seeds: The Latest Superfood

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 »

My 5 Favorite Supplements

My Favorite Supplements are listed below.  You can click on them to see where to purchase them at fairly reasonable places.  Although I buy them wholesale because of my gym (POW! in the West Loop), I wanted to make sure you could find them at other online retail locations. #1 Pick Isagenix Cleanse for Life... Read more »
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Why is bacon bad for you?

Why is bacon bad for you?
I am not the biggest fan of bacon, but my brothers and husband really love it.  I will admit I have tried the candied bacon at Honky Tonk (served on a beer no less) and Vosage Mo’s Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar.  It tastes good, I’m just not one of those people that thinks ‘bacon makes everything taste better.’   I am certainly not trying to ruin anyone’s personal love affair with bacon, but I have decided to respond to my husband’s repetitive inquiry, ‘com’on, bacon isn’t that bad for you?’  So I guess in some ways this is a letter to my husband...

What exactly is one serving of fruits and vegetables?

What exactly is one serving of fruits and vegetables?
I recently read a history of how it came to be known that 5  servings of fruits and vegetables are required for optimum health.  Where exactly did the number 5 actually come from?  A woman named Linia Patel, a Sports Nutritionist also pondered this – she recently investigated this claim. What she determined is that  5... Read more »

Do you know why some eggs are brown?

Do you know why some eggs are brown?
I have always wondered why some eggs are brown verse white.  It turns out that brown eggs are more expensive because they come from a different type of hen than the ones that lay white eggs.  There are different breeds of hen.  Those that lay the brown eggs are larger and therefore require more food. ... Read more »
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5 Reasons to Eat Bison: The new healthy red meat.

5 Reasons to Eat Bison: The new healthy red meat.
If a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is what you follow, then the title of this blog will probably upset you.  There seems to be a very well defined line in the sand between those who eat meat and those who don’t.   If you are against meat and believe it has no nutritional value for humans... Read more »