Vitamin D & Diabetes

No big surprise here, as vitamin D is crucial to nearly everything that is happening in your body right now… But, it seems that vitamin D deficiency can super-charge insulin resistance (a condition where the body starts to become desensitized to the hormone that shuttles sugar into body cells, and considered pre-diabetes). A recent studyContinue reading “Vitamin D & Diabetes”

Sports Hydration

Whether you’re running, cycling or boxing, keep these hydration tips in mind: Very important to hydrate pre-race/trip As a body exercises, blood shifts from the digestive tract to muscles changing its ability to absorb nutrients. Begin exercise by drinking water. Drink 6 ounces over 10-15 mins (varies with amount of sweating (more sweat = drink more))Continue reading “Sports Hydration”

Homemade Sports Drinks

Gatorade & Powerade are TERRIBLE, what with the food colorings, preservatives, caffeine and high fructose corn syrup… and high price tag. Why not make your own sports drinks? The purpose of sports drinks is to provide the body with quick-burning energy and electrolytes. This is not the time for protein and fat. Sugar is aContinue reading “Homemade Sports Drinks”

Homemade Sports Drinks

Gatorade & Powerade are TERRIBLE, what with the food colorings, preservatives, caffeine and high fructose corn syrup… and high price tag. Why not make your own sports drinks? The purpose of sports drinks is to provide the body with quick-burning energy and electrolytes. This is not the time for protein and fat. Sugar is aContinue reading “Homemade Sports Drinks”

CRAZY things people want to do with kids’ health…

They’ve got good intentions, I’m sure, but these people are also obviously VERY CONFUSED! ========= source: http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=2CWpy0Fe Docs are currently debating whether to test kids for high cholesterol… which would lead to treating them for it with medication… 8 of the 14 members of the guidelines panel reported industry ties (ie. consulting fees from drug companies areContinue reading “CRAZY things people want to do with kids’ health…”

Grilled Fava Beans

BuzzNutrition comment: I got this recipe from my Mom… neither of us have tried these… I’m wary of eating the PODS of fava beans. They’re so sturdy and packed with what looks like styrofoam made by fairies. If you try them, please post a comment and I’ll do the same. Source: http://food52.com/recipes/print/18008 INGREDIENTS 1 pound fresh favaContinue reading “Grilled Fava Beans”

Low-sugar Chocolate Chia Pudding

Adapted from: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2012/01/chocolate-chia-pudding-and-other-sugar-free-flour-free-desserts.html Ingredients 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cocoa powder Sweetener of choice, to taste (stevia, sugar, xylitol, maple syrup, dates…) 3 tablespoons chia seeds 1/2 to 1 cup raspberries, cherries, or other fruit, plus additional for garnish Instructions Place the milk, vanilla, and cocoa into the blender andContinue reading “Low-sugar Chocolate Chia Pudding”

Healthy Granola Bars

Healthy Granola Bar Recipe Source: turtlewoman.hubpages.com/hub/Best-homemade-healthy-granola-bars-energy-bars  2 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cups flax seed 1/4 cup sesame seed 1 cup chopped almonds (optional: any other kind of nuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds) 1/2 cups shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup organic local honey 4Continue reading “Healthy Granola Bars”

cha-cha-cha-Chia Seeds!

Chia Pudding Source: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2836 Chia seeds soaked overnight turn into a simple pudding, similar in consistency to tapioca. Ingredients 2/3 cup chia seeds 2 cups milk, or substitute 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons currants or chopped dried figs or dates 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes Method Put chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla inContinue reading “cha-cha-cha-Chia Seeds!”