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The Health Benefits of Green Tea

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What is Green Tea? Green tea is made from tea leaves that were steamed or baked immediately after being harvested. Doing this prevents the leaves from oxidizing and gives the tea a lighter taste. It also allows the tea to retain more of its inherent nutrients, which is what gives green tea its health benefits. What Are the Health Benefits of Green Tea? Green tea has many health benefits, including anti-oxidant properties, stress relief and can also help ward off … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Coconut Popped Kettle Corn

Coconut Oil Popcorn

One thing that you may not know about me (but my dentist certainly does) is that I LOVE popcorn.  Not just any popcorn.   The stove top, homemade, nectar of the Gods kind.  In addition to this love, we had rain this weekend here in San Diego (I believe they call that “weather” in the rest of the world) it was the Oscars, AND I got a new wok last week.  So as you can see I had no choice … Continue reading

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Eat Like a Champion

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As any athlete can attest to, 80 percent of their performance can be attributed to the food they put in their body. Although we may not be receiving medals at the end of our own marathon days, we can certainly gain insight on the best way to stay strong and energized! Starting Your Day Right Most athletes start their day around 6 a.m., so skipping breakfast is not an option. Their breakfast is packed with protein, which provides longer-term energy. … Continue reading

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Eat Great, Stay Healthy and Live within Your Means

Black bean quinoa salad

I have to admit that the first time I went to the store with the hopes of buying some healthier foods, I spent a fortune! Not only that, I came home with a ton of food that I didn’t know what to do with and went bad before I could even eat it. This left me feeling defeated, broke and hungry. However, over time I created certain rules of thumb that allow me to create healthy meals, while sticking to … Continue reading

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3 Quick & Easy Meals to Eat Before You Exercise

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Have you ever noticed that some days you hit the gym and feel like a rock star while other days you are staring at the clock, begging for it to move faster? The difference is usually what you ate beforehand. Your pre-workout meal provides the energy to fuel you and can make or break your workout! About 70 percent of your pre-workout meal should come from carbohydrates. They are a short-term energy source and include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. … Continue reading

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How I Start Every Morning…And Why!

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Like many of you I have spent the last week or so thinking about 2013 and what I want to see happen in 2014.  More specifically I’ve been thinking about my own personal nutrition and the changes that became habits vs. the changes that fizzled away.  Looking at the changes that stuck, I was able to come up with a couple of common threads that I wanted to share with you. For the sake of this blog I’m going to … Continue reading

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