As Italian, we usually say Pasta e Basta!
meaning nothing else but pasta! But this could be fattening if you have white pasta with no nutrients.
Over the years, I learned how to make it in a healthy way using whole wheat flour and low fat items instead.
I decided to make a healthy dish called "gnocchi" using whole wheat flour, spinach and low fat ricotta cheese.
I haven't measure the ingredients exactly… Continue
Added by Susana on May 31, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Making it to 90 years old is awe-inspiring in much of the world. But on a tiny Greek island in the North Aegean Sea, nonagenarians barely merit a second glance.
The island of Icaria could be the newest of the world's so-called blue zones — places where residents have unusually long life spans.
has crossed the globe many times over the years in search of blue zones, and he recently teamed up with AARP… Continue
Added by Susana on May 30, 2009 at 10:03am —
To achieve health benefits, it is recommended that we include 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity 5 days each week. Well, what exactly is considered moderate intensity?
San Diego State University recently studied the effect of different exercise intensity levels to determine how fast someone needs to walk to be exercising at a moderate intensity level. Researchers monitored cardiac exertion of walking at different rates in 97 healthy adults on a treadmill. It was determined… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 28, 2009 at 10:00am —
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Added by Indian Dietician on May 28, 2009 at 12:00am —
The Great Plate concept is designed to be an easy way to control portion sizes and create a healthier meal, simply by dividing a 10-inch size plate into three sections.
* Half of the plate is filled with non-starchy vegetables such as green beans, tossed salad or carrots.
* A quarter is filled with lean protein such as skinless chicken, non-fried fish, tofu or lean cuts of beef or pork.
* And the final quarter is filled with whole… Continue
Added by Susana on May 27, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Added by David on May 27, 2009 at 7:30pm —
This cartoon looks funny but it says a lot!
Fiber is a miracle for eight reasons. It can help you:
• Lose weight
• Maintain your ideal weight for life
• Reduce your risk of a heart attack
• Maintain healthy cholesterol levels
• Reduce your risk of diabetes and maintain normal blood sugar
• Reduce your risk of cancer
• Maintain bowel regularity
• Improve your immunity
Have you… Continue
Added by Susana on May 27, 2009 at 1:52pm —
Great article below on Osteoporosis and how to help avoid it. Good reading to you all:
How to Avoid Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist, although any bone can be affected.
In simpler terms, osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break… Continue
Added by George Ortega on May 26, 2009 at 2:59pm —
Diets and diet aids do not help anyone. The only way to successfully lose weight and get the body that you want is by using the right information. This information can be found in the book Lose Weight Using Four Easy Steps which can be ordered through the website www,bbotw.com Everyone who has gotten a copy of this book is now healthier.
Added by joan weiler on May 26, 2009 at 1:25pm —
A few days ago, I shared a little information on the nutrient L-carnitine
. I want to give you a few more details related to this nutrient.
Let's review the function of L-carnitine. In order for the heart to pump blood it needs fuel. This fuel is produced in the mitochondria of your cells. The hearts preferred energy source is fatty acids. Coenzyme Q10 is needed for the production of ATP (fuel) within the mitochondria. L-carnitine… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 26, 2009 at 9:30am —
Added by David on May 25, 2009 at 11:50am —
In the previous post
I reflected on the rapid expansion of the gluten-free market share and the rising popularity of the gluten-free diet, and said I'm glad to see the growing awareness of celiac disease, and also happy that keeping a gluten-free diet is becoming easier.
But is there a downside of the gluten-free fad? Are we replacing… Continue
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on May 25, 2009 at 6:08am —
What makes you fat?
Simply put we eat more calories than we burn off in a day’s time. Take for instances a person that drives a truck for a living and has to unload and load all day long. Now even though they may not get to the gym daily the amount of energy they are burning is probably off setting what they are eating, unless they are eating a slab of ribs at every stop lol.
Now take a person that sits all day at their job in a call center, talking to people all day long.… Continue
Added by Marti Carter on May 24, 2009 at 8:08am —
Well... I have been up to ... well.. nothing! I was training for an Ironman race up until mid- march when I realized my support system was eternally flawed...and there was nothing I could do about it. As a single parent of a very busy preschooler... support is/was essential. Thus I sent a withdrawal notice in for the race which will be in mid June. I hated to do it ... but... I'd rather have a DNS (did not start/show) classification than a DNF (Did not finish) on the record books. So.. I've… Continue
Added by summergirl on May 23, 2009 at 3:41pm —
I posted a blog about The Magic of Yerba Maté before. The taste of it is not my favorite but I'm planning on giving more tries to get used to it.
To the contrary, I am a very Green Tea drinker. I have to admit I didn't like it at the beginning but little by little and knowing all the benefits, my taste changed.
I also drink Oolong & black tea. Do you drink any kind of tea? If so which one do you like most? Regular or Decaf?…
Added by Susana on May 23, 2009 at 2:41pm —
How GREEN is your fridge? Do you follow any of these useful tips?
Remember as a child when your father yelled, “Close the door!” as you stood in front of the fridge, pondering what to eat? Well, he was right: The refrigerator consumes more energy than any other household appliance. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the average American fridge uses around 1,383 kilowatt hours a year, which is 14 percent of your… Continue
Added by Susana on May 22, 2009 at 5:57pm —
Please check out this article below about dealing with Lactose Intolerance. I really trust anything by Angie Boss as she has always given me and my family great tips for dealing with our infants digestive problems. She’s a life saver and very informative.
Cope with Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance means that you cannot digest foods with lactose in them. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. After eating foods with lactose in them, you may feel… Continue
Added by Joe Mesma on May 22, 2009 at 3:54pm —
My husband and I live and die by the product in this article. BD has made my body feel so much better and given us the energy we need to live our daily lives. I recommend this to all of our neighbors and family members. It’s also gotten Fred and I to eat healthier and feel better all around.
Create a healthy digestive system
Today’s fast paced lifestyles often don’t leave time for peaceful mealtimes or even well-balanced nutrition. When your digestive system isn’t… Continue
Added by Sally Werner on May 21, 2009 at 3:42pm —
This is probably a supplement you’ve never heard of, but when supplemented along with coenzyme Q10 substantial benefits have been seen in individuals with heart disease.
L-carnitine is a compound produced by the liver and kidneys from the biosynthesis of the amino acids lysine and methionine. To form L-carnitine you also need adequate levels of vitamin C, B6, niacin, and iron.
Let me explain how L-carnitine works. The powerhouse of your cells is the mitochondria and… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 21, 2009 at 9:30am —
By Veronica Peterson, Editor, Care2 Healthy and Green Living
Want flawless skin, healthy bones, a youthful attitude and a mind like a steel trap? Say “bon voyage” to store bought vitamins–the answer may well be found in your fridge. “People may not realize a colorful diet is actually a heart-healthy and cancer-preventative diet,” says James Joseph, a… Continue
Added by Susana on May 21, 2009 at 8:15am —