Monthly Archive: April 2014

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Bruises…

We all have the occasional bump which turns into a bruise. Bruises or contusions are usually minor tears or ruptures to blood vessels under the skin. Blood leaks into the tissue under your skin...

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Benefits of Celery

I’ve always thought of Celery as pretty generic. Great as a vessel for dips…chopped into tuna…I had no idea the amazing benefits it contains!! 🙂 Celery belongs to the same family as Parsley and...

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Workout Foods

Are you wondering what you should eat before working out? Carbs are your best friend!! A combination of simple and complex carbs is the way to go!  Complex carbs will keep your energy level...

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Juicing vs Blending

Which do you prefer…juicing or blending…juice or smoothie?  Does one offer more health benefits than the other? Both are very beneficial but in different ways. Juicing extracts water and nutrients from fruits and vegetables...

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Metabolism Boosting Foods

Eating healthy foods that put your metabolism into overdrive is a great way to lose those few extra pounds!! 🙂 Your metabolism breaks down proteins, carbohydrates and fats to provide the energy your body needs....

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Healthy Kidneys

We all know that eating a balanced diet is important for good health. There are “Super Foods” that can easily be added to your diet that promote kidney health as well. The foods in this group contain antioxidants…. Flavonoids, Lycopene...

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Cholesterol…the Good and the Bad

I don’t know about you…but every time my doctor starts talking to me about HDL..LDL..Triglycerides…all I hear is “blah..blahblah..blah” For some unknown reason I can never understand it. That being said.. I decided to...

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Do you Hula Hoop?

The first Hula-Hoop was released in 1958 and can still be found in any toy store. We all had them when we were kids…you know it’s true! Using a Hula Hoop is not just for our kids’ any...

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Benefits of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family and is considered a calming herb. Also known as Melissa officinalis, it has been used for centuries to reduce anxiety, promote sleep and improve symptoms...

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Bell Peppers..

Bell Peppers provide more than just color and crunch to dishes. These vibrant vegetables are a source of valuable nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.  They are available year-round but are at their peak in August and...