Recipes / Research / August 22, 2014

This recipe boasts 463 mg of calcium and 108 mg of magnesium all in this tasty dish! Wild shrimp contains a significant amount of selenium (102% of your daily value) in just 4 ounces! Selenium is an important trace mineral in your body and is needed in small amounts for various functions. It has also been shown that selenium has a positive impact on bone and joint health. Another health benefit of wild shrimp is that it has astaxanthin, which is a carotenoid that is receiving notable attention from health research for both it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. [1] In addition to wild shrimp, this recipe adds plum tomatoes, crushed garlic and fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley – all these ingredients added together make a dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals in each bite! Sources http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=107

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Nutrition / Recipes / August 18, 2014

Sweet potatoes are a storehouse of vitamins A and C and also boast a significant helping of manganese! The amount of Vitamin A that sweet potatoes have in just 200 grams adds up to 213% of your daily value! Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise your blood levels of vitamin A. And now that we know how much vitamin A is in each serving, we understand how it can have such an impact on your blood levels. Not only does this dish have many vitamins and minerals that you need, it also has black beans, which provides 15 grams of protein and 15 grams of fiber in a one cup serving! No other food group has a more health supportive mix of proteins plus fiber than legumes. They not only give this dish…

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Nutrition / Nutrition / Vitamin D3 / July 29, 2014

Did you know that if you get enough sun exposure in the summer your body will store vitamin D from the sun to get you through the winter? Pretty incredible isn’t it! But with August fast approaching and your summer days getting shorter, your window for optimal vitamin D storage is shrinking. Now if you’re worried about having to spend hours in the sun, you don’t have to be. The human body is able to produce as much as 10,000 IU to 20,000 IU of vitamin D in just 20 minutes. The catch is that you have to be outside to reap these benefits. Getting sun through an office window or a solarium is not the same at all. Glass blocks the UVB rays while the UVA rays pass right through. In short, you’re receiving the more damaging rays without…

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Nutrition / Recipes / July 18, 2014

Halibut is a lean fish known for its mild flavor profile. With that in mind, this recipe pairs it with tomatoes and capers, which are more powerful in taste, to create a complimentary dish. Capers are a storehouse of vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin and riboflavin. The mighty tomato boasts antioxidant properties such as folic acid, beta-carotene, and lutein.  photo by finecooking.com

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Nutrition / Recipes / June 20, 2014

The tomato boasts many antioxidant qualities but is specifically known for its lycopene content. Antioxidants aren’t commonly known for their bone health qualities, but maybe they should be. Recent research has now linked tomato intake to bone health in a study that removed lycopene from postmenopausal women for four weeks. The results showed that women started to show signs of oxidative stress in their bones and changes in bone tissue. Avoiding canned goods whenever possible, or switching to glass containers:Many brands of canned foods contain BPA – a chemical linked to serious health problems. That’s why it’s smart to steer clear of canned foods or switch over to brands that use glass containers instead.

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Nutrition / Research / June 18, 2014

Recent studies have shown the need for supplements in today’s diet. One reason is our farming practices – because the soil is not nutrient rich like in the past, our food isn’t either. And because of this, you are no longer able to get the adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals from your food alone. Second, we are consuming more empty calories in the form of sugar and refined and processed foods – which isn’t doing us any favors. With that in mind, the infographic below gives you an idea of supplements versus foods. This is not saying that we should replace our foods with supplements altogether, rather that supplements are now essential to our everyday diet because of the current state of our food system. Source by : blog.supplementcentre.com/ Taking a supplement as security for the shortfall of vitamins…

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Nutrition / Recipes / May 30, 2014

These light and delicious Vietnamese rolls are a great all-year-round appetizer, especially in the summer! The combination of fresh vegetables and herbs as well as your choice of a protein, make these rolls simple and refreshing. The peanut dipping sauce in this recipe not only tastes good, but boasts fresh ginger, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

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Bone-Healthy Living / Research / May 27, 2014

As someone who struggled greatly to mold myself into the person I wanted to become, I’ve had a life-long fascination with high-achievers and people who seem to effortlessly succeed. My fascination led me to study people I admire in an attempt to raise the bar in my own life. I do believe that we’re here to constantly learn, improve, and teach what we know to others. In this sense, we’re never done—we can never stop learning or striving to improve, as the point of being here is to do something with our lives that contributes to the world in a positive way. As part of my study of people who achieve and attain the highest level success, I also had to focus my attention on those who don’t. In this category of people, I identified two distinct groups: those who…

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Nutrition / Recipes / May 9, 2014

This dish is as healthy as it is tasty! Lamb is an excellent source of high-quality protein and is a source of iron, B vitamins and trace elements such as copper, manganese, and selenium. By topping the lamb chops with the lemon mint sauce, it not only freshens the dish, but also provides high amounts of vitamin K, C, and A.

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Nutrition / Research / May 8, 2014

What difference has it made that we humans pulled a huge dietary and lifestyle switch on cattle? Cows used to graze freely and eat various types of grasses (cereals, bamboo, grassland grass etc) as well as shrubs, clover and hundreds of species of sedges (a well known sedge for example is papyrus). Created by American Grassfed Association Yet since about 1950 we’ve fed them mostly corn and corn byproducts like husks, cobs, along with a minority of soy and soy hulls, spent brewery grain and some other cereals. Most cows spend the first 12 months of their lives eating grass, but after the first year the mass majority are moved to feedlots where they eat corn in order to fatten them up to 1200 lbs and beyond. They say ‘you are what you eat’. And the same is true for…

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