Author: tmcbride

There’s a reason they call them dyes!

Because most of them are horrible for you!! They should call them DIES!! Here’s what prompted this blog post. I got a bunch of crap for having mini chocolates in my fridge at work!! Now, because I’m constantly telling the office people that they are eating “CRAP”, they decided that their only recourse to feel

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Fiber 101

Originally posted on The Nutritious Noodle:
What is fiber? Fiber comes from plant foods, like fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is the part of the plant that the body cannot absorb. Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fats; your body does not digest dietary fiber. It goes through the body whole. There are two types of dietary…

Going green? Don’t stop at recycling!!

Go green with your grilling too. Vegetables taste better and are healthier for you if you grill them because you are not losing any of the nutrients in the cooking medium (water, oil, steamer). And make sure you don’t “char” them because that char is loaded with carcinogens according to some recent studies. You can

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GRASSFED BEEF!! Philly got it going on :-)

Here’s an article I received in my email from my mother (#bestmomever): Philly’s grass fed beef boom. If you are not sure why you should be eating grassfed beef, you will know exactly why after reading this article!! If you would like to know more about the nutritional benefits of only eating 100% grasped beef,

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Date Walnut Bars

Originally posted on The Nutritious Noodle:
Date Walnut Bars 10 pitted dates 1 cup walnuts 1 tsp vanilla Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until it begins to form into a ball. Form into a ball and cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Take out and flatten into a square.…

PROTEINS – It’s all in the balance!!

6 degrees of preparation ūüôā   Good¬†nutrition¬†can¬†help¬†prevent¬†disease¬†and¬†promote¬†health.¬†There¬†are¬†six¬†categories¬†of¬†nutrients¬†that¬†the¬†body¬†needs¬†to¬†acquire¬†from¬†food:¬†protein,¬†carbohydrates,¬†fat,¬†fibers,¬†vitamins¬†and¬†minerals,¬†and¬†water. Proteins:   Protein¬†supplies¬†amino¬†acids¬†to¬†build¬†and¬†maintain¬†healthy¬†body¬†tissue.¬†There¬†are¬†20¬†amino¬†acids¬†considered¬†essential¬†because¬†the¬†body¬†must¬†have¬†all¬†of¬†them¬†in¬†the¬†right¬†amounts¬†to¬†function¬†properly.¬†Twelve¬†of¬†these¬†are¬†manufactured¬†in¬†thebody¬†but¬†the¬†other¬†eight¬†amino¬†acids¬†must¬†be¬†provided¬†by¬†the¬†diet.¬†Foods¬†from¬†animal¬†sources¬†such¬†as¬†milk¬†or¬†eggs¬†oftencontain¬†all¬†these¬†essential¬†amino¬†acids¬†while¬†a¬†variety¬†of¬†plant¬†products¬†must¬†be¬†taken¬†together¬†to¬†provide¬†all¬†these¬†necessary¬†protein¬†components. There are 33 elements you should be aware of to keep your body functioning at the proper levels. If you would like to know if you are properly balanced, take this test: Micronutrient Testing This test is a comprehensive nutritional analysis of 33 vitamins, minerals,

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