Friday, April 25, 2014

Eat Clean

I believe you can improve your eating habits and choose healthier options, cut back on refined grains, added sugars, salt and unhealthy fats. Watch the portion you eat, I promise, you will feel a lot better.

Limit your intake of process food!
It is so important since they are loaded of excess sodium. Look at the ingredient list on the packages. When you see a long list of ingredients that you have never heard of or can't even pronounce, it can't be good for your body, therefore your mind.
Instead, make homemade version of your favorite recipes. Increase your intake of vegetables, cut down on saturated fats but keep in mind that your cells need good fat that you find in fatty fish, nuts and oil. These good fats can help raise your good cholesterol, while saturated fats increase the risk of heart disease.

Cut back the sugar!
This is a serious threat to your health and weight. Look on the cereal box and see yourself how much sugar it has been added. I just will remind you that the AHA recommends no more than 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men. Just a soda a day is more that you need: 40 gr of sugar in a 12 oz can of coca cola is about 10 teaspoons.

Watch your daily intake salt 
Too much salt increase your blood pressure. Look how much salt is in the food you buy. Choose a can of green beans with no salt added if you don't buy them fresh.

Eat more vegetables and fruits
It will boost your immune system!

Drink water
Avoid all refined fruit juices and sodas.

Have a great week end!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A movie that everybody must see

On May 9th, the movie "Fed Up" is coming out and I recommend and urge all families to watch it. Mark your calendar!
Here is a link to the trailer.

There is another documentary that I really liked. It is called "the weight of the Nation". It is available on youtube.

Have a great Easter!