Fiber, fiber, more fiber

Fiber is found in all plant-based foods and plays an essential role in human health. A diet rich in high fiber foods can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lower the risk of several forms of cancer, improve cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as regulate digestion. There are 2 types of … Continue reading Fiber, fiber, more fiber

Spicy Salmon

Ingredients 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon salt (optional) 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger (fresh or powdered) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1 teaspoon sesame oil … Continue reading Spicy Salmon

Mediterreanean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is more than a diet, it is a way of life. Instead of focusing on what you cannot have, it focuses on what you can have -- the very best, freshest, healthiest foods. Research supports the health boosting qualities of the Mediterranean diet. This way of life can significantly decrease body weight, … Continue reading Mediterreanean Diet

Grains

Grains are the seeds of grasses, which are cultivated for food. They are an essential part of a healthy diet. Eating whole grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. Brown Rice Millet Amaranth Quinoa Brown rice Brown rice is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, selenium, manganese, and the vitamins B1, B2, B3, and … Continue reading Grains

Nuts and Seeds

Researchers have found that people who eat nuts regularly have lower risks of heart disease. Nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium. Nuts and seeds are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly monounsaturated and … Continue reading Nuts and Seeds