REASONS TO DRINK GREEN SMOOTHIES

When it comes to being healthy and having a healthy diet, green smoothies are something that really should be considered especially if you’re trying to lose weight. If you are new with the idea of green smoothies diet then we hope that this article will be one that will help you see why they can be of great benefit for your overall health.

Green Smoothies Increase Your Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

No doubt on average, a lot of people struggle with eating enough veggies. Quite often if people don’t make an intentional mental note to eat a salad or broccoli at a meal even though they may not want to. With that kind of dislike for such healthy food it can affect your diet and you may not be getting what your body needs. Even if a person were to actually eat fruits and veggies at every meal they still don’t always get the right amount of these items that their bodies require. This is where a green smoothie added to your diet can help. Continue reading “REASONS TO DRINK GREEN SMOOTHIES”

SUGAR OR ELSE

Trying to grocery shop for one of my children who is trying to eat sugar free is no easy task. Some extended branches on our family tree dos contain a few diabetics. When my oldest son went for his workplace physical, his lab work came back with some results that didn’t exactly indicate Diabetes but warranted some words of caution from the doctor. Hence, a new diet.

Sugar substitutes have come a long way from the early days when the little pink packet of Sweet-N-Lo or tiny saccharin tablets were the only options. Now I am utterly confused as I stand gazing at the shelves of the baking aisle at my local grocer. What is all this stuff? Continue reading “SUGAR OR ELSE”

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

My family and I generally eat pretty healthy. Out of our typical recipes and snack foods we do have our favorites. However, science has proven that there can even be too much of a good thing where healthy eating is concerned. Here is a list of foods that most health conscious people include in their diet regimen that should be eaten in moderation:

Nuts – Although a healthy source of fat and protein, they are also a high calorie treat. Keep in mind that each handful packs a calorie count of almost 200. Continue reading “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING”

MIDDLE AGE PREGNANCY

So what can my neighbor expect since she is expecting at the age of forty-seven? She and her husband have one child. He is eight-years-old so she was no spring chicken when they brought him into the world. It took years of fertility treatments and several miscarriages before the couple was finally blessed with a healthy baby boy. From what she told me they were not even trying for another. In fact, she suffered a miscarriage last year. I remember while she was convalescing. I would visit with pots of soup and plates of cake and pans of roasted chicken. Now that she has maintained her pregnancy for four months, she felt it was safe to break the good news to her nosey neighbor who thought she had gained a few pounds and wanted to know what was up. Continue reading “MIDDLE AGE PREGNANCY”