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Healthy Sources of Protein

Some healthy protein sources that you may not have thought about.

Of course there is meat…

But beans are an excellent source of protein and so is quinoa.

Also, a handful of almond is an excellent source.

*Even just a small amount is enough.

For me the energy source is important.

Now what I like to do is to make healthy protein shakes.

There are over 100 different recipes and you can try whatever you like!

For more information on the shakes Health Challenge please feel free to contact me!

Sincerely,

Jill

905-859-0340

Click here: Health Challenge

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/healthnutrition/tp/protein.htm

Goji Berries and GoChi

Are you feeling tired or stressed these days?

There is a way to help you sleep better and have more positive energy.

The Goji Berry has been proven to be extremely effective in helping you live a healthier life, with less stress.   The Gochi drink can help you in many ways and this drink is: 

  • 30% more of the special goji polysaccharides
  • Preservative free
  • Kosher certified
  • Halal
  • Even better tasting
  • Proven by double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled studies

Research, Benefits and GoChi:

In the randomized, studies for GoChi the benefits found in just 14 days, include:

  • Less fatigue
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced stress
  • Sharper mental acuity
  • Better sleep
  • Better bowel regularity
  • Feeling happier and more content
  • Plus more!

Goji berries have been said by may experts in the medical and clinical as possibly being the healthiest food on Earth.  They have been consumed in Asia for thousands of years as medicinal.  In addition to the antioxidants and nutritional benefits, the Goji berry includes a master molecule that has the potential of slowing the signs of aging. 

Best Regards,

Jill

905-859-0340

Eating Healthy

I try to eat healthy. How about you? Sometimes however it is not that easy. When I lived on my own I only stocked healthy foods in my fridge. I rarely bought cookies and candies, etc. This way it helped to eat well. You know as well as I do, when the sweets are available you want to keep eating them. I personally would rather stock my cupboards with only healthy foods. Now that I am married and have a son you would think that there is even more of a reason to eat well, however my husband loves sweets. So, as much as I try not to buy these things, he still comes home with a bag of cookies. Despite this I offer my family healthier alternatives and ensure that they eat well. It is important to eat a nutritious diet even with a busy lifestyle. Healthy soups are convenient and you can add so many nutritious foods to them. For example you can add corn, beans, broccoli, chicken, tomatoes and much more. Whatever your heart desires! For quick, yet nutritious meals try canned beans, hummus or roast chicken, but don’t eat the skin. If you find that you have to skip a meal, then snacks are quite important. Healthy snacks include: yogurt, fruit, cold pizza, V-8 juice, either white or chocolate milk and crackers with almond butter, peanut butter or cheese. Just be sure that your are getting a source of protein with your fruits and vegetables. It is important to get your iron and vitamin C. Women especially need to make sure they get enough iron. A lack of iron can cause you to feel tired. The best and most easily absorbed source of iron is lean red meat, however if you choose to limit your red meat cosumption try enriched cereals, beans, peas, fruit and of course, dark, leafy vegetables like spinach or swiss chard. You should eat foods that are rich in iron with a source of vitamin C, because the vitamin C helps absorb the iron. Foods with sufficient vitamin C include: orange juice, strawberries and kiwis. So be sure to eat well despite a busy schedule and limit unhealthy snacks. Eat fruits and vegetables instead of poor food choices. If you are thinking about grabbing a cookie reach for an apple instead or if you are craving chips try crackers with protein. Also, you can try protein drinks that will reduce food cravings.

Why are Cranberries Red?

Are you completely aware of the real benefits of cranberries?  The good news is this little berry is quite healthy.

Cranberries are generally harvested in the autumn when the fruit achieves the classic deep, red pigment.  White cranberry juice is made from cranberries that are harvested after maturity, but before they become deep, red.

Here is some history on this little berry.  The cranberry was first called “crane berry” by European settlers in North America, because the vine resembled the head, bill and neck of a crane.  The berry eventually became knows as the “cranberry” and has been known to contain a number of important nutrients, including:

  • anthocyanins – responsible for the deep red colour of the cranberry
  • proanthocyanins – this antioxidant is effective in maintaining the overall health of the urinary tract
  • quercetin – a beneficial flavonoid that aids in urinary tract health

The Journal of the American Medical Association announced a study,  which showed that the phytochemicals in cranberries are beneficial and it was confirmed by another study published in the British Medical Journal.

The Canadian Journal of Urology published their research showing that frequent consumption of fresh cranberry juice was associated with maintaining proper urinary tract health. 

The cranberry is also known for numerous other health benefits, including:

  • promotes of healthy gums and teeth
  • promotes a healthy stomach
  • promotes cognitive thinking by protecting the brain cells
    from free radical damage
  • protection of overall heart health by inhibiting LDL cholesterol oxidation

There are some fantastic products on the market today containing cranberry extract.  Research indicates that one should consume 1,000 mg a day for optimal benefits, which is equivalent to 10 oz of pure, undiluted cranberry juice.  Taking a cranberry supplement can be very affordable and convenient, without all the sugar!  Be aware that not all supplements are created equally.  Many of the products on the shelves contain fillers and aren’t as effective.

If you’re interested in finding out how to purchase a cranberry supplement that I believe is superior to what is sold at the local markets, feel free to contact me.  You’ll save some money and be so thankful to have found a product that actually does what it is supposed to do.