100 Best Health Foods #3: Grapes

GRAPES! Yum!

Grapes are rich in polyphenols, which can help with cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention.

The skin in grapes are high in antioxidants catechin and resveratrol

Grapes (the darker the better) are good for antiviral and anti-fungal protection; they are also high in potassium and vitamin C.

Recipe: White grape and lemon foam

1 c grapes

3/4 sparkling mineral water

2 large scoops plain yogurt

1 1/2 tbsp concentrated frozen lemonade

Method:

  1. place grapes, mineral water, frozen yogurt, lemonade
  2. pour foam into glasses, top with a few grapes and serve


 

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Diet & Nutrition & African Americans – BlackDoctor.org – 10 Foods To Make You Beautiful

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100 Best Health Foods #2: Avocados

Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats: good fats.

Avocados contain nutrients such as: vitamins C, E (maintain a healthy immune system and skin), and B5; folate, iron, magnesium, potassium

Avocados can help reduce heart disease incidence, cataracts and macular degeneration, and cholesterol levels

Recipe:

Edamame and Avocado Spread

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a pot with salted water to a rolling boil; add the edamame and cook 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Combine the edamame, avocado, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and salt in a blender or food processor; pulse until smooth.

Happy MLK Day: Spread the love today and everyday!

Beating Obesity – The Atlantic

It will be less than 30 years for ALL black women to become overweight or obese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only if we keep doing the way that we do!

Beating Obesity – The Atlantic.

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Benefits of Vitamin D: weekly info

There are so many benefits to good ‘ol Vitamin D straight from the glimmering sunshine that I have decided to share some of them each week with you. As part of the Post Challenge to post each week for 2011. I thought it would be fun and informative to post this info as well as the 100 best foods. I may alternate between the food of the week and the Vitamin D benefit of the week, but only if I can keep track easily.

 

I am worried that I am taking on too many responsibilities at one time: blog, working out, school, book club, Meet up group. But, I feel more confident that staying busy in a positive way will keep me healthy and provide personal growth.

 

By the way check out my new Meet up group : Usisi: Black women meet up group. It is very new, so it may not even be up yet, but if you are in the Tucson area, please join! I will post more about it when we it gets better underway. I hope!

 

Happy New year!

 

Post Challenge

I’m Posting every week in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed,

Jamii