Browsed by
Month: March 2013

Top 3 Superfoods for Increased Energy, Stamina and Power

Top 3 Superfoods for Increased Energy, Stamina and Power

By: Maddy Lucier     July 29, 2011Eating quality calories at every meal can be difficult, but for athletes it’s necessary to do so as often as possible to reap maximum performance benefits on the field and in the weight room. Getting adequate amounts of protein is important for gaining lean mass, but it’s not the only nutrient needed to build up muscle tissue. Your body’s largest energy supply comes from carbohydrates.The following three superfoods—so-called because of their carb content…

Read More Read More

10 Habits That Will Help You Become The Healthiest, Slimmest Version Of You

10 Habits That Will Help You Become The Healthiest, Slimmest Version Of You

By Mary VanceLooking to get in the best shape of your life this year? Here are 10 foods and habits to help you get there.1. Eat protein. It’s essential because your body uses it for muscle and tissue repair, and it breaks down into the amino acids used to synthesize feel-good neurotransmitters in your brain responsible for good mood, sex drive, appetite control, sleep, and regulating cravings. Lack of quality protein is one of the most common factors I see with clients…

Read More Read More

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

Shubhra Krishan    March 23, 2013I simply love bell peppers, particularly the brightly colored ones.  Although they belong to the chili pepper family, bell peppers are mild and can jazz up a salad in an instant, lend a perky crunch to your pizza, and taste fantastic when roasted.But the appeal of bell peppers goes way beyond their stunning good looks. Here’s a short list of the good things they can do for your health:Bell peppers are low in calories! So,…

Read More Read More

The Remarkable Healing Properties of Pumpkin Seed

The Remarkable Healing Properties of Pumpkin Seed

By Sayer Ji       Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Pumpkin seeds, like all edible seeds, pack an immense nutritional and medicinal punch. After all, they contain future worlds within their compact structure. As Emerson said, “the creation of a thousand forests is within one acorn.” In order to prepare their “babies” for survival outside the pumpkin, Nature equips these seeds with an extremely dense source of organically-bound nutrients, including exceptionally high levels of key, health-promoting minerals. For example, a one…

Read More Read More

Top 10 Brain Foods

Top 10 Brain Foods

by Fiora Stevens on March 22, 2013Boost your brain power and keep your cognitive processes running smoothly into old age with these top ten brain foods.1. Olive OilDrizzling your salad with olive oil or using it to sauté veggies may help preserve your brain’s overall health and function as you age. A 2010 study found that diets rich in monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, can improve scores on test of overall cognitive function as well as verbal memory.2. AvocadosLike…

Read More Read More

Whole Grains: Teff (Eragrostis)

Whole Grains: Teff (Eragrostis)

by Karen Railey Teff is an intriguing grain, ancient, minute in size, and packed with nutrition. Teff is believed to have originated in Ethiopia between 4000 and 1000 BC. Teff seeds were discovered in a pyramid thought to date back to 3359 BC. The grain has been widely cultivated and used in the countries of Ethiopia, India and it’s colonies, and Australia. Teff is grown primarily as a cereal crop in Ethiopia where it is ground into flour, fermented for…

Read More Read More

7 Ways to De-Stress and Slim Down

7 Ways to De-Stress and Slim Down

Think back to the last time you felt pressure from your work, family, or friends — did you have the urge to reach for a candy bar? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Stress is one of the major causes of eating poorly and eating excessively, so it’s no surprise that stress can lead to extra pounds around your waist. And it’s a red flag for risk factors associated with inflammation, heart disease, and diabetes. Finding ways to…

Read More Read More

5 Super Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

5 Super Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

The sunflower is one of my favorite flowers, and its plentiful seeds are packed with health benefits that can help you from head to toe. They’re easily available all year round, and just a scant handful of them can mean dramatic improvement in the way you feel.Here’s a short list of what they can do for you: They  control cell damage, thus playing a role in preventing cancer. This is because sunflower seeds are a good source of selenium, which…

Read More Read More

What is Tempeh?

What is Tempeh?

Although not a common item in most households in the United States, tempeh, with its distinctively nutty taste and nougat-like texture, is increasing in popularity. It easily absorbs the flavors of the other foods with which it is cooked making it adaptable to many types of dishes. Tempeh can be found in health food stores and specialty markets throughout the year. Tempeh has been a staple in Indonesia for over 2000 years. It is a highly nutritious fermented food traditionally…

Read More Read More

How To Quit Sugar In 30 Days

How To Quit Sugar In 30 Days

By Kate HarrisQuitting sugar… why would I do this?! I had been experiencing insomnia, anxiety and mood swings, and was having trouble losing weight. Once I kicked the sugar habit, those issues went away. But I was surprised to find other things changed for me, too: my skin looked radiant, even without makeup! More than that was a renewed sense of being alive. (Weird, I know, but it’s true.) After my experience of going through the first 30 days more than once,…

Read More Read More