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… Read more "Going green? Don’t stop at recycling!!"

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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… Read more "PROTEINS – It’s all in the balance!!"