Archive | March, 2012

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29 Mar

25 metabolism boosting foods

29 Mar

25 metabolism boosting foods

Lemon

Cocoa

Water

Blueberries

Flax

Sweet Potatoe

Avocado

Tomato

Yogurt

Cinnamon

Garlic

Beans

Almonds

Apples

Egg Whites

Soybean

Ginger

Brussel Sprouts

Spinach

Olive oil

Oats

Fish

Cottage Cheese

Chick Peas

Lima Beans

Ditch arm flab!

28 Mar

Summer is upon us!

28 Mar

Are you ready?

10 reasons to eat avocados

28 Mar

According to http://www.healthdiaries.com/:

10 Reasons to eat an avocado everyday:

Prostate Cancer Prevention
Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

Oral Cancer Defense
Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.

Breast Cancer Protection
Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.

Eye Health
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.

Lower Cholesterol
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.

Heart Health
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.

Stroke Prevention
The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t.

Better Nutrient Absorption Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn’t include avocados.Glutathione Source
Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging, cancer, and heart disease.

Vitamin E Powerhouse
Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health.

 

Runners love

28 Mar

Why Run?

According to Active.com:

“Benefits of Running

Why did you decide to start? Most likely your answer includes feeling better–physically, mentally, emotionally. Running is among the best aerobic exercises for physical conditioning of your heart and lungs. Studies have shown the health benefits to be enormous, reducing the likelihood of everything from the common cold to cancer. Your stamina will increase. You’ll lose weight; most beginners lose nearly a pound a week.

Just as important, running–like many forms of exercise — is a great cure for stress, emotional strain, even mild depression. You’ll likely find yourself with fewer headaches and more energy, patience, humor and creativity. Studies have found that healthy adults who exercise regularly are generally happier than those who don’t.

And running, quite simply, is convenient. You don’t need any elaborate gear. No special playing field or apparatus. No need to juggle the schedules of others. Just a pair of shoes and the inclination to get out the door.”

Shrimp Tacos

28 Mar

 

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp:

I just got frozen cooked shrimp and unthawed it.

Add it into a sauce pan with a little water, Tj’s taco seasoning, lime juice and corn salsa (look at my taco salad posting) and heat it up and let it sit while you chop up your veggies.

White Sauce:

I LOVE Trader Joe’s Yogurt dip with Mexican food.  It is low fat and a great substitute for sour cream.  I put a little bit of that mixed with hot sauce and salsa.  That’s it.

Veggies:

Purple cabbage

Avocado

Cherry Tomatoes

Red peppers

I put radishes on the side with a little cup of cuban style black beans! YUM! They were so good!

 

for the love of jean shorts!

27 Mar

Are your legs ready for Jean Shorts? Summers coming…

 

If your not ready, here are some fun workouts for sexy legs!!!

11 reasons why you should drink green tea

27 Mar

Kristen’s Taco Salad

27 Mar

Taco Salad

What you need:

Ground Turkey meat

Green onion

Tomatoes

Black Beans or Kidney beans

Butter Lettuce

Avocado

Natural shredded cheese

Corn (I use the TJ’s corn and chille salsa)

Salsa

Low fat thousand island dressing

Organic corn chips

Tj’s Taco Seasoning

What you do:

Brown the meat and add in the seasoning and chopped green onion

Heat up the black beans

put the butter lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, corn and avocado into your salad bowl

Mix a little bit of thousand island with some salsa for your dressing

Add the meat and black beans once they cool down a little bit

Add organic corn chips if you would like.

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