Health Tip Thursday: Antioxidant Rich Foods

  Antioxidant-packed foods protect healthy tissue in your body by destroying free radicals and also help in fighting and preventing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions.  Free radicals are formed through normal body processes and through exposure to sun, pollution, cigarette smoke, stress, and the intake of unhealthy food and alcoholic beverages.Continue reading “Health Tip Thursday: Antioxidant Rich Foods”

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My Favorite Things: Hershey's Kisses Special Dark Chocolate

For as long as I can remember I have always had a sweet tooth. And one of my all-time favorite treats is Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Chocolate. If you weren’t aware of it, dark chocolate actually has health benefits. That’s right – by eating dark chocolate it can actually improve your health.   But, thisContinue reading “My Favorite Things: Hershey's Kisses Special Dark Chocolate”

Health Wise Series: Enjoying the Avocado

The avocado is actually a fruit not a vegetable as most people may think. This hard scaly covered fruit contains 320 calories for one average sized avocado. Although most of us use avocado to make guacamole dip, we can enjoy avocados so many other differ ways, but in particular we can benefit from their vitaminsContinue reading “Health Wise Series: Enjoying the Avocado”

My Favorite Things: Healthy Smoothies

http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js When it comes to constantly maintaining a healthy diet, it can be a little challenging at times. Especially when you have a busy schedule and you are always on the go with meetings and appointments and simply everyday life. One of my favorite healthy treats that is full of vitamins and nutrients that you canContinue reading “My Favorite Things: Healthy Smoothies”

Health Wise Series #11: Going Nuts Over Pistachios

Pistachios are one of those flavorful nuts that once you start eating them, it is hard to stop. But through research, we now know that it is okay to truly enjoy this nutty favorite.  A few handfuls of pistachios each week can actually produce great health benefits. Such as …   Reducing LDL (“bad”) cholesterolContinue reading “Health Wise Series #11: Going Nuts Over Pistachios”

Health Wise Series: #9 Enjoying the Benefits of Leafy Green Kale

I must admit, when I first heard about this leafy green wonder food on Dr. Oz last week, I had no idea what his featured guest, Dr. Joel Fuhrman had introduced. What resonated with me is the patient that he had treated who suffered from migraines for years and was able to stop taking herContinue reading “Health Wise Series: #9 Enjoying the Benefits of Leafy Green Kale”

Health Wise Series: #8 Sweet Potatoes

  What’s orange, round or oblong in shape and packed of multiple health benefits? The sweet potato, which has often been over looked as a side dish and only truly appreciated during the holidays. But now more than ever, more and more people are coming to realize that this sweet vegetable provides benefits that canContinue reading “Health Wise Series: #8 Sweet Potatoes”

Health Wise Series: #6 Almonds the Super Food

Healthy Thursday to all of you! This week’s health tip is on a super food that we can enjoy as a nutritious snack. Almonds are known as a super food because they are rich in protein, fiber, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin E. Almonds also contain antioxidants that fight against free radicals and prevent heart diseaseContinue reading “Health Wise Series: #6 Almonds the Super Food”

Health Wise Series: #5 An apple a day…

Everyone knows the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But are we truly aware of all of the health benefits that apples really provide?  Over 85 studies have been conducted on this delicious super fruit and results are fascinating. Apples are considered to be an anti-inflammatory food; therefore, according to research itContinue reading “Health Wise Series: #5 An apple a day…”