Our Top Picks for a Fit, Healthy, Vibrant YOU!

1. Blueberries—This colorful fruit is rich in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients for good health 2. Broccoli—This cruciferous vegetable is packed with nutritional power from fiber, calcium, vitamin E, vitamin C, and protective compounds like lutein and beta-carotene. 3. Garlic—Garlic has a purifying effect that reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, fights unfriendly bacteria, and … Read More

Outdoor Fitness – Top Sports Nutrition Myths

Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald shares his Top Sports Nutrition Myths with Tina Vindum, on the Outdoor Fitness podcast. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. Myth #1 – Athletes should avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates Most athletes are familiar with the concept of the glycemic index, which classifies various food types according to how quickly the body absorbs their … Read More

Chicken Vegetable Curry

Here’s a healthy, hearty dish for a cold winter’s night. You can make this with vegetables only or add chopped chicken near the end of cooking. Leftover or pre-roasted chicken works perfectly. Ingredients: 1 T Olive Oil 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger 3 cloves garlic finely chopped 2-3 tbs yellow curry … Read More

Boosting Immunity with Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient that has been used for good health and protection against respiratory infections for over eighty years. Recent studies suggest that vitamin D supplementation may have a protective effect against viruses and COVID-19. The studies show that coronavirus patients who are vitamin D deficient are more likely to suffer … Read More

Persimmons—The Seasonal Superfood

It’s persimmon season—the perfect time to embrace this ancient fruit for its versatility and health benefits. Originally from China, this beautifully orange-hued fruit is packed with flavor (think apricot and honey) and nutrient dense. Just be sure to find them while you can. Persimmon season is from October through January. Persimmons can be consumed fresh, … Read More

August – The Best Produce from the Farmers Market

Tis the season to stock up on fresh produce (and flowers) from your local farmers market. It doesn’t matter what you buy, you can create your own recipes! Most fruits can stand on their own for breakfast or a simple dessert. Really fresh veggies only require a little sprinkle of good salt (like Maldon sea … Read More

How to Brew Sun Tea

Tea is a versatile beverage all year round. It warms you up in the winter and it cools you down in the summer. Next to water, it’s one of the most consumed beverages on the planet—nearly 3 billion cups per day! And for good reason. It’s readily available, it tastes good, it’s cheap and it’s … Read More

Plastic in the Food Supply—A Cause for Concern?

By now you are probably aware that plastic is lurking in the nation’s food supply. For more than a decade, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization has been on the forefront of sounding the alarm and educating the public on key issues and potential health risks of plastic chemicals leaching into our food … Read More

Water and Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition and nutrients in our food, they can be divided into two categories—macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients and the nutrients your body needs in large amounts. Micronutrients are the nutrients your body needs in small amounts. Often overlooked, water is a vitally important component of a well-balanced diet. Technically, water is not … Read More

Foods to maintain 20/20

It’s been well documented that your diet has a direct affect on your overall health and wellbeing. What about the health of your eyes? In this new decade, 2020, there’s no better time to focus on 20/20 vision and your eye health. Research shows that the risk of macular degeneration and other eye-related diseases can … Read More

Bone Broth—Is it All it’s Simmered-up to Be?

It’s all the rage—a nutritional bonanza promising everything from clearer skin, more lustrous hair, fat loss and fewer colds. It’s impossible to walk into a grocery store—healthy or not—without finding bone broth on the shelves. Have you seen the prices for a container of bone broth? It can set you back $12 per quart, where … Read More

Turmeric: Is it really all that?

Have you noticed that turmeric is getting a lot of press these days? It’s a spice that is touted to ease everything from inflammation to arthritis, and improve memory skills and even lift depression. It has also gotten a lot of attention from the medical and scientific community worldwide. Turmeric is a spice that has … Read More

Keeping up with Safer Food Choices—A Shopper’s Guide

Pesticide residue and unwanted chemicals in our food system is making headlines around the globe. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a not-for-profit alliance offers an annual shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce. The report includes the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists that include the top fruits and vegetables found to have the highest and … Read More

Diet and Exercise: The Real Reason We Want to Lose Weight

Good nutrition is an integral element of any healthy lifestyle. My approach to eating is (mostly) balanced, making the most of high-nutrient foods. It doesn’t take too much planning, and it keeps me satisfied and supports my outdoor workouts. It’s actually a way to eat with pleasure and variety through the seasons and the years. … Read More

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