In 2009, Food Network star Alton Brown lost 50 pounds in just nine months. Not one to eat bad-tasting diet foods, the chef credited his weight loss to eating large quantities of sardines. Although many people don’t care for these oily little sea creatures, Brown finds them tasty and enjoys their nutritional benefits.
“They’re delicious and amazingly healthy,” he said in an interview with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. “I’m also a fan of eating lower on the marine food chain and sardines fit the bill. So do herring, which I’m also fond of.” He worked with the aquarium promote their Seafood Watch program, which educates consumers about making seafood dishes that are healthy for both themselves and the oceans.
This new frozen food find will cool you off during this summer’s heat wave.
Gone are the days of additive-laden purple Popsicles that stain your tongue and tank top. Edy’s, the queen of frozen indulgences, has just about perfected the art of transforming the mere Popsicle into a sophisticated treat while still preserving the nostalgic feeling of eating sweetened ice on a stick.
This summer, they unveiled a new line of Super Fruit Bars: Acai Blueberry and Pomegranate flavors. Each flavor contains real fruit from real Super Foods.
Edy’s new Acai Blueberry Fruit Bars are an all-natural, fat-free, frozen fruit bar rich in antioxidants made with real acai berries and blueberries.
Guest blogger Amy Applebaum is a success coach whose work includes the Release Your Inner Millionairess coaching program designed to create life-changing breakthroughs in her clients. Amy’s groundbreaking six-step process has helped thousands of female entrepreneurs accomplish goals they never imagined possible. Amy’s coaching success has led to appearances on ABC News, CNN, TLC, and Martha Stewart, to name a few. For more information on Amy’s coaching club, go to AmyApplebaum.com.
In order to help my clients achieve an amazing life, I give them assignments and challenges that sometimes push them to the limit. (Hey, it’s the only way I know to get real results!) And to help my peeps get more done I always tell them they need the right fuel; super-charged, all-natural foods that give them a burst of energy when they need it most. Here’s a look at some of my favorite foods to help get things done, and stay healthy (with a note on a few):
In general, consuming a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables in one of the healthiest things you can do for your body. However, as with most things, some stand out more than others. And in the food world, one of the winter season’s most nutritional and dynamic options is the cranberry.
Not only are cranberries a sweet, tart little berry that brighten the flavor of anything they are added to, they boast a wealth of benefits that everyone should take advantage of.
Cranberry Health and Nutrition Facts
Some of the many benefits this tiny red fruit offers include:
Heart Health: Cranberries are good for the heart! With all the antioxidants, resveratrol, anti-inflammatories and anti-clotting agents, fat and cholesterol have a hard time sticking to the arteries. This lowers LDL and raises HDL cholesterols.
Oral Health: Each sip of 100%, no-sugar-added cranberry juice makes your mouth a healthier place, too. The juice has compounds that reduce bacteria that cause decay and rid your mouth of germs.
Cancer Protection: Again, the antioxidants and resveratrol make this a positive force in your fight to reduce certain cancers. Read Full Post >
This week I had the distinct privilege of meeting with Wendy Bazilian to discuss the new Smart Choices grocery initiative. She was kind enough to share a few tips to help all of us experience a healthier, more successful shopping trip.
Watch her tips now and then read on to learn about the giveaway!