Dec 31, 2013

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Nutrient Dense Foods; Vegetables & Fruits

Nutrient Dense Foods; Vegetables & Fruits

Nutrient Density Foods are foods that are high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Instead of spending money are supplements you should be getting them from your food intake. Your body is a machine that recognized whole foods and uses it as fuel. Your body is not a machine that recognizes foods or supplements that are created in a laboratory or pumped with hormones and and chemicals. Your body is not a wasteland do not feed it powders or potions just real food.

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Dec 30, 2013

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Mz Everythang! Robin Roberts

Mz Everythang! Robin Roberts

Incomparable. Brilliant. Stunning. Fighter. Role model. Advocate. Cancer Survivor.

Mz. Everything Robin Roberts.

I, like everyone who has grown up in this country knows who Robin Roberts is. Whatever her parents did needs to be bottled and immediately sold in Costco sized quantities. Robin Roberts fought sexism and racism throughout her career beginning in sports and later into the morning news. Funny how waking up would be unimaginable without her on Good Morning America.

The New Year is fast approaching and regardless of what your fitness goals are, like loosing those last stubborn 10 lb.s are really insignificant when you think of what Robin Roberts has come against. As superficial as it may seem to just highlight Ms. Roberts fitness regimen I thought if we all could have an understanding of how dedicated to health and fitness this woman is that this could serve as some sort of inspiration. Looking at this example to better our lives inside and out. Realizing how her healthy lifestyle mentally and physically has helped her fight cancer, her career, and anything else this lady touches.

Her nutrition intake consists of foods high in nutrient density. The key is eating foods low in calories while being high in nutrients (vitamins & minerals). Great nutrient dense foods are kale, spinach, Greek yogurt, and a wide variety of fruits, grains, and healthy fats. Remember that fiber and omega-3’s are a large factor as well. Instead of spending money on supplements your nutrient dense food intake should be your supplementation. By taking in fiber and omega-3’s your body will fight off hunger while also allowing you to eat as much as you please since there is little to no calories in nutrient dense food sources.

And… REMEMBER TO EXERCISE!!! It’s a no brainer. Eating Clean + Exercise = a Healthier YOU

 

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Nov 25, 2013

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What’s ailing America?

What’s ailing America?

So far, so bad…. top ten list this year of what’s ailing Americans of all ages and groups. Many on this list are linked/intertwined w obesity. Are we living in a generation where our parents will outlive us? Seems likely.

1. High Blood Pressure

2. Diabetes

3. Heart Disease

4. High Cholesterol Levels

5. Cancer

6. Infertility

7. Back Pain

8. Skin Infections

9. Ulcers

10. Gallstones

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Nov 10, 2013

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D-Town Farm;Urban Agriculture at it’s Finest

D-Town Farm;Urban Agriculture at it’s Finest

Detroit has been though hell and back. The people of Detroit are fighters, resilient, diverse, and intricately unique. These people are using there land to make a difference by Urban Agriculture. I give you D-Town Farm

For more info check out http://dtownfarm.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 9, 2013

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Don’t Cook Your Greens to Death Eat Them Raw

Don’t Cook Your Greens to Death Eat Them Raw

Greens are known worldwide for their vitamins, high fiber, and multitude of nutrients. But, did you know that your cooking all of these components of these Superfoods every time you boil/steam/bake,or dehydrate them. You are literally killing them every time you raise the temp on them. For real.

The best way to insure optimal health by getting everything and then some out of your greens is to EAT THEM RAW. Don’t worry I’m not here to try to sway you towards the raw food movement ;-D I’m just here to tell you if you don’t own a good blender (notice I said “good” blender/juicer….quality does help!) it’s about time you do.

Your probably asking yourself so how do I eat them raw? The obvious answer it salads and my all time fave smoothies. Just grab a handful of greens, preferably kale or spinach since them blend beautifully with anything else you combine it with(similar to Tofu), and add water/soy/milk, and your choice of fruit or protein powder. It’s fast and easy with a lot less clean up involved with the added bonus that your getting the best out of all of your greens. BTW be a little leery of the collards they can get pretty spicy in a smoothie. Believe me…. the dog won’t even get near it. Honestly, I tried and she didn’t.

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