Ways to Enjoy Protein Powder

Ways to Enjoy Protein Powder

In a previous post, I shared about the different types of protein powders. Check out the previous post here. For many years I had a smoothie almost every day; it had mostly fruit so I am sure I was getting way too much sugar. I actually had so many smoothies that I have a hard time enjoying them anymore. I still wanted to occasionally incorporate protein powder in my diet so I have found other recipes for protein powder. In this post, I thought I would share a few ways to add protein powder into your diet besides smoothies or shakes.

Protein Powders

Protein Powders

The beginning of each New Year many of us set health goals for ourselves. It can be losing weight, exercising more, improving food choices, or maybe all of these. When improving food options, some may be considering adding protein powders to the diet. What is the best protein powder for you? There are so many options; it can be difficult to know what type is best.

Pomegranates: Powerful Super Food

Pomegranates: Powerful Super Food

November is Pomegranate Month! Don’t you just love these vibrant beauties? They can take a little effort to enjoy but well worth it. In virtually every civilization, they have been a symbol of prosperity and abundance!

Pumpkin: Health Benefits and Recipes

Pumpkin: Health Benefits and Recipes

October is considered pumpkin month. Just look around they are everywhere! Carving pumpkins is a tradition in many homes, but what about eating pumpkins? Pumpkin pie is what most people think about if they are going to eat pumpkin, but did you know that pumpkin is actually a power-pack fruit (yes, pumpkin is actually a fruit)?

Turmeric: A Powerful Spice

Turmeric: A Powerful Spice

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and is cultivated in India, China, Indonesia, and other tropical countries. Turmeric is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger. It has a pungent, bitter flavor.

The name turmeric derives from the Latin word terra merita (meritorious earth), referring to the color of ground turmeric, which resembles a mineral pigment. Because of its brilliant yellow color, it is also known as “Indian saffron.”

Kiwi Berries

Kiwi Berries

Kiwi Berries? Did you know there was such a fruit?

Hubby and I were on a recent vacation in Washington State, and one of the things we like to do is find local farmer’s markets and farms. This is how we found out about kiwi berries. We were on one of our daily road trips and stumbled upon an organic market stand called Cascadian Farm in Rockport, WA.

Vitamin A: Retinol and Carotenoids

Vitamin A: Retinol and Carotenoids

As summer winds to an end, kids will be going back to school, and before we know it, the holiday season will be here. This time of year can also bring back the cold and flu season, yuk. Having had respiratory flu last year, I am determined to keep my immune system as strong as possible. By following an Eating for Health Diet, I am giving my system the best tools to fight off sickness.

Vitamin A is one of those nutrients that can help with this battle.

Leafy Green Storage

Leafy Green Storage

Lately I have been sharing about how important leafy greens are for us. You can check out my posts on inflammation and dark leafy greens if you missed those posts. Well now you have bought all those leafy greens, but can’t seem to eat them before they start to wilt and get mushy, right? This is like throwing money in the garbage. So here are a few tips on how to extend the life of your greens.

Dark Leafy Greens

Dark Leafy Greens

As you may have noticed, I share a lot about adding dark leafy greens to your diet, and for good reason. Green leafy vegetables are very nutrient dense and incredibly healthy for us. They are a vital source of antioxidants, and if you are wanting to lose some weight they can help in that effort, too.

Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation, is it good or bad? Well the answer is yes to both. Inflammation is important to our body’s immune response. It is the body’s way of fighting against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, or healing damaged tissue. The problem starts when it becomes a part of the whole body; this refers to chronic, imperceptible, low-level inflammation. Now there is mounting evidence that this can lead to many serious, age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and the many autoimmune diseases that are on the rise.