Archive for the Healthy Foods Category

Healthy You

Nov 4th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

If you want a healthier you change your diet first

A plant based diet filled with whole foods such as fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to make a change especially as the winter months approach and you may want to eat lighter.

A beautiful soup!

A beautiful soup!

 

 

 

 

Vegetable soup will warm you up on a cold day, and eating some raw fresh fruit or vegetables for you snacks will keep the hunger away.

Pumpkins and squash; healthy freshness

Pumpkins and squash; healthy freshness

Hibernation

Nov 1st, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

This is the time of year for the scampering of animals who are collecting nuts and finding ways to hide them for the winter

more and more pumpkins

Some healthy foods; pumpkins and squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight Maintenance in the Winter: the homemade way

Oct 27th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »
Chop some avocado into your grain meals for that added good fat that you need. This will also help you to feel full and nourished

Chop some avocado into your grain meals for that added good fat that you need. This will also help you to feel full and nourished

As the days grow shorter, you may have to fight harder to keep those extra pounds away during the winter.
Helping with  your weight loss goals
Begin with some recipe development of your own. I love to experiment with some different kinds of meals that include healthy grains such as rice, quinoa or even some legumes such as lentils and split peas.

Keeping your bones healthy

Sep 14th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

 

Women  staying strong and healthy as they age

Take a walk to keep you bones strong throughout your life

Take a walk to keep you bones strong throughout your life

There is much evidence on how you need to keep your bones healthy as you age.  And Linda Sparrowe and Patricia Walden in their book  Yoga for healthy bones speak on the importance of diet and healthy bones.

As you age, especially after menopause, women begin to lose calcium from their bodies because of lifestyle choices; not participating in weight bearing exercising such as walking, and because of what they eat.
Research continues to mount on the fact that women who are vegetarian lose far less bone mass in their later years than women who eat animal-derived protein.

Food as Medicine

May 19th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

There are so many different kinds of food that are therapeutic to the body, can help you keep fit and trim and are just great for you.

Keeping your full: Resistive Starches
Number one on the list are beans. Packed with fiber they help with keeping your full and satisfied. You don’t even have to eat a lot of beans; each half a cup has about 7 grams of fiber.

The most potent type of resistive starches also include whole grains, potatoes, bananas and legumes ( split peas and lentils).

The ultimate fill me up legumes- split peas and lentils!

Fill up your belly with legumes