Thursday, December 16, 2010

Healthy Eating Blog Is Moving ...

All future Healthy Eating blog posts will be made to my new Healthy Eating Advisor blog

Some of the info on this blog will be moved to the new blog, but not all. So you may want to bookmark this page to come back to some favorite recipes or other useful healthy information.

Come visit me on the new Healthy Eating Advisor blog and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pepper, Mushroom & Green Bean Stir Fry

1 cup onion cut into 1/2" pieces
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup red bell peppers cut in 2" thin strips
1 cup green beans cut in 1" pieces
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
marjoram to taste (optional)
thyme to taste (optional)
Celtic Sea Salt to taste
1 tablespoons coconut oil
bone broth, chicken broth or water

Melt the coconut oil in a good quality skillet.
Saute the onions for about 1 minute.
Add the mushrooms, bell peppers and green beans and saute for another minute.
Add a small amount of broth or water, cover and simmer on low heat until the beans are just slightly tender.
Add seasonings and stir. You may substitute your favorite herbs or spices.
Add cilantro and turn off the heat.
Let sit for a few minutes then serve.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Do You Take Your Water With Or Without Lemon?

Silly question? You decide ...

A study done in 2007 found that 2/3 of the lemon slices served at 21 different restaurants were contaminated with bacteria that had the potential to cause disease.

Does that make you want a slice of lemon in your next glass of water?

Read more here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Truth About Organic Eggs

Have you ever wondered what's different about the organic eggs you pay such a premium price for and if they're really worth the extra cost? What about the organic eggs that are lower priced? Are they still as good as the higher priced organic eggs?

These are very good questions, and you'll probably be surprised at the answers.

There are some less than honorable egg farmers out there producing "Bogus" organic eggs and calling them "Organic." Read the article here to get the full definition of "Bogus" organic eggs.

How do you know if the organic eggs you buy are the real thing or the oh-so-common "Bogus" organic eggs?

The Cornucopia Institute created an "Organic Egg Scoreboard" and rated them on housing and outdoor space for roaming and feeding. The rating system is from 1 to 5 stars, 5 being the best.

Some of the common organic brands found in Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Safeway, WalMart and other popular grocery stores scored only in the 1 star category - "Bogus Organic Eggs."

Are you eating any of these "Bogus Organic " brands?

* Trader Joes Organic
* Safeway's O Organic
* Costco's Kirkland Signature
* A&P's Green Way
* Walmart's Great Value
* Whole Foods 365 Organic
* Land O'Lakes
* Horizon Organic
* Garden Valley
* Eggland's Best
* Chino Valley Ranchers

These are only a few of the "Bogus" brands.

A couple of the 3 star brands - rated "very good"

* Clover Organic Farms
* Organic Valley

The 5 star farms are small to medium family farms. Most of those brands I've never seen in the health food markets where I shop and actually have never heard of.

See the entire Organic Egg Scorecard.

Now's the time to start scrutinizing the brand of eggs you buy. It's obvious by this study that organic on the carton, even certified organic may not really be true organic.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Cancer And Diet

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, during his medical school oncology rotation, his professor stated that 70% of all cancers are diet related!

What would happen to the rate of cancer in this country, in the world, if everyone ate a healthy diet?

What would happen to the food industry if everyone only bought healthy food?

If you knew that you could save yourself from cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and many other ailments by eating a healthy diet, would you do it?

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Health Benefits of Beets

Beets are a nutritional powerhouse. There is abundant nutrition in both the root and the leaves. They are especially helpful for the health of your liver and gallbladder. They are also anticarcinogenic and protective against heart disease.

Beet greens are an excellent source of beta carotene, calcium and iron. The young beet leaves are a rich source of betaine, which is important for liver health and helps your body to metabolize fat.

The beet root is a source of vitamin C, folacin and manganese, as well as many other nutrients. Fresh beets have greater amounts of the C and folacin.

Both the greens and the roots can be eaten raw or cooked. The greens can be used raw in salads or green smoothies. They can also be steamed lightly, for 2-3 minutes. Season with raw organic butter and Celtic Sea Salt®

The beet root can be shredded and mixed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil for a liver-gallbladder tonic or added to a salad. Beets can also be steamed or baked. They should be cooked whole and cut after cooking is complete.

Read more about the amazing benefits from eating beets.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Top 10 Ways to Avoid GMOs

Avoiding GMOs is getting harder and harder as more and more GMO crops are planted and high levels of secrecy are maintained as to which products contain genetically engineered ingredients.

Here are some tips from Maria Rodale about how you can avoid GMOs:

1. Buy USDA-certified organic food.
2. Avoid all nonorganic soy products like the plague. (I recommend avoiding ALL soy.)
3. Don't buy anything that claims to be "non-dairy" that isn't organic.
4. Don't buy or eat anything with corn in it that isn't organic.
5. At all costs, eliminate high-fructose corn syrup (a.k.a. "corn sugar") from your diet.

Read the full article.

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