These 12 stretches take 3 minutes and will give you a little afternoon pick-me-up (without the coffee!). Breathe and enjoy!
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It was an honor to be a speaker at the NOFA conference at Princeton University this weekend. Amazing energy, thoughts, and tons of creative juices flowing. Here are 10 tips on how to eat local and organic without breaking the bank.
3. Always look for organic store brands and specials
4. Buy in bulk
5. Plan ahead. Need help organizing meals?
6. Eat out less and make your own
Build your immunity with this Blueberry Ginger Greek Yogurt.
1 container organic, plain 1% greek yogurt
1/2 cup organic blueberries
1/2 tsp dried ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp agave nectar
Mix them all together and enjoy!
Our immune system protects us by fighting off invaders such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, fungus, and parasites. Stay healthy and feel alive this winter session with these tips.
5 Factors that Influence Your Immune System
1) Sugar Consumption. Not only does sugar add pounds, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found when you consume 100 grams of sugar (3 cans of soda) the ability of white blood cells in killing bacteria during the next 5 hours will be reduced.
2) Water. Our bodies need water to remove toxins and keep the system working.
photo by: Max Hammad (http://www.justphoto.co.nr)
Parties, gatherings, dinner with friends, New Year’s Eve bashes—the holidays are filled with boozey temptations. These cocktails are under 150-calories and are delicious.
1) Champagne: 5 oz of bubbly is under 100 calories
2) Berry Vodka Cocktail: 1.5 oz of vodka, 4 oz club soda, 1/2 cup crushed berries, and fresh mint
3) Sangria: 2 oz red wine, 4oz club soda, slices of fresh orange, apples, lime and lime
4) Ginger Goodness: 1.5 oz light rum, 4 oz club soda, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon, and 1 tsp agave nectar
Stay Healthy and Trim this Winter with Blueberries
A new University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests that blueberries may help reduce belly fat and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. They are also super high in antioxidants which are essential to optimizing health by helping to combat the free radicals that can damage cellular structures as well as DNA. This Baked Apple Blueberry Pie French Toast will pack your morning with a punch.
Serving Size: 2
4 slices of whole wheat bread (there should be no more then 4-5 ingredients)
2 apples (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup blueberries
Olive oil spray
Clean up your diet and lose the processed foods. You’ll feel satisfied, energized, and feel good both inside and out with this simple plan.
Organic Plain Oatmeal (1/2 cup cooked) w/ Maple Apple Almond Crisp
Tip: use steal cut, there is 4x more fiber. Take it a step further and make it ahead of time so its quickly available in the AM
1 cup raw broccoli w/ 2 tbsp of hummus
Tip: Make sure the hummus is not loaded with ingredients or make your own
Spinach (2 cups) topped with Tomato, Avocado, Feta Topping
I had the great pleasure of having coffee with Maria Rodale, CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., the world’s leading multimedia company with a focus on health, wellness, and the environment, and the largest independent book publisher in the United States. If you haven’t read her most recent book, Organic Manifesto check it out. Thank you Maria for amazing and super inspirational words!
ML: What are some common misconceptions about organic foods?
MR: Common misconceptions are that it’s too expensive, too hard or doesn’t taste good. Wrong. Wrong and wrong again!
ML: What tips do you have for making the transition to eating more organic foods?
Our step-by-step guide (page 12) will help you keep your resolution to eat organically in 2012 and save a little money too
New Year’s Day is one of the best days of the year. It’s a time when we all get the chance to reboot and start fresh with a brand new 365 to be smarter about saving money, lose that extra ten pounds or just find more time to honor ourselves. If any of your resolutions for 2012 include trying to eat better, think about exploring organic foods this New Year. The benefits of eating organically start at home—with the simple pleasures of better tasting meats and veggies and improved personal health—and resonate around the globe.