Eat For Your Health

Four Simple Switches For Healthier Eating

Four Simple Switches For Healthier Eating

So youve decided to work on being healthier. Good for you. Start by making a few simple changes to help you avoid the consequences that come with eating an unhealthy diet. Here are some switches to make today in order to help you meet your goal: 1. Change from refined salt, to natural sea salt. Our bodies need the sodium and chloride present in salt. We also benefit from…

Eat Nuts To Live Longer

Eat Nuts To Live Longer

Did you know, theres a community of Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda, California that have been studied and researched since the 1950s due to their low disease rate and higher than average life expectancies. More recently, they received their Blue Zone Member status for their high longevity rates. In fact,  five Blue Zones have been identified and they help shed some light on the…

Top 5 Ways To Achieve Proper Weight And Remain Disease-Free

Top 5 Ways To Achieve Proper Weight And Remain Disease-Free

Although my primary focus is not about losing weight, as you follow healthy blue living eating guidelines, stop consuming refined sugar, and fill your plate with greens, vegetables, beans, legumes, and fruit, you may find yourself dropping a few pounds.   In the meantime, here are some tricks that will help get you started on the right path To Achieve…

Sugar KillsStop The Madness

Sugar Kills…Stop The Madness

  Saying I used to eat a little sugar is like saying Lance Armstrong did a little doping. Sugar is difficult to avoid. Sugar doesnt only mean cookies, cake and soda. Its everywhere prepackaged foods, fast food, processed food. You know whats in all those low-fat products youre buying? Yup, sugar. Research has proven that sugar increases the dopamine and opioid levels in…

Why Dark Chocolate Fits Into A Healthy Eating Plan

Why Dark Chocolate Fits Into A Healthy Eating Plan

  Eat chocolate for better health. You heard right. Evidence shows a little bit of dark chocolate a day can help fill you up, satisfy your sweet tooth and help burn fat. But, its important to remember, chocolate does contain a lot of calories so dont over-do. Play it smart and chocolate can easily fit into your healthy eating plan. But were not talking…

Eating These Foods Will Keep You Healthy

Eating These Foods Will Keep You Healthy

Did you know that eating purple and blue foods can lower your risk of heart disease? Blue Zone centenarians thrive on richly colored fruits and vegetables. The darker the food, the higher the antioxidant level. Blueberries, plums, and purple grapes, as well as other purple and dark blue fruits and vegetables have been found to reduce the risk for high blood pressure and improve HDL cholesterol levels. (the…

Banish Belly Fat And Live Longer

Banish Belly Fat And Live Longer

Fight fat with chocolate? Bust belly blubber with blueberries? Nosh on nuts to reduce that middle? You heard right. And dont believe what you hear about the merits of saturated fat. Although studies have found that saturated fat is not the culprit once thought when it comes to heart disease, it still needs to be limited. Saturated fat goes right to the abdomen and liver,…

Make Mine A Salad

Make Mine A Salad

Many Blue Zone centenarians grow their own greens to consume on a daily basis. You heard right, CENTENARIAN. Theres a reason that some people live so long.  A hearty salad like the one pictured here will not only fill you up, but provide enormous health benefits as well, quite possibly adding to your longevity. It certainly cant hurt. The choices…

Three Things To Eat To Avoid Stroke And Hypertention

Three Things To Eat To Avoid Stroke And Hypertention

Want to be healthy on your one-hundredth birthday? If youre like me, crossing the half-way point in life increased your drive and determination to remain disease-free. The centenarians of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, eat a diet rich in colorful fruits, filled with antioxidants, everyday. They spend 15% of what Americans do on healthcare. Coincidence? Not likely. On average, one American dies…