Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Power foods that are life enhancing! Go nuts! 8/25/10

You can now register for the Urban One day retreat NYC on October 17th. The topic is warrior body! An amazing day. Go to events for details. 

When you take the time to choose foods that are life enhancing you are being loving towards yourself. Any actions you take from love bring more love into your life. Making small yet deliberate choices over time start to add up and your body will love you for it.  Also don't forget that working out is just as important. Even getting up and getting out and taking a nice walk in the fresh air is a loving gesture. It is not only about weight control but enhancing the quality of your life. Live a life you love, why wait? Waiting is a waste of time! Choose good food today!

"People who eat nuts regularly can enjoy a significant reduction in their risk of developing coronary heart disease. They'll also reduce their risk of diabetes, cancer, and a host of other chronic ailments. Eating a handful of nuts about 5 times a week would reduce your changes of getting a heart attack by at least 15 percent and possible as much as 51 percent. That's how powerful nuts are". Superfoods RX

Walnuts are one of the few rich sources of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids, play a significant role in lowering serum cholesterol levels, a good source of fiber and protein and, and they also provide magnesium, copper, folate, and vitamin E. Finally they are the nut with the highest overall antioxidant activity. 

Them main concern most people have is that nuts are very caloric and it is easy to overeat them and add too many calories to you day. Tips:

Stick to a moderate amount of 1 ounce, 5 times a week
Choose, raw, unsalted nuts instead of roasted, salted
Instead of animal protein add nuts to your salad sometimes
Crumble them and add them to yogurt and fruit salad
choose as an midday snack instead of a candy bar or cookie
Choose nut butters instead of regular butter on your whole grain bread
Make a trail mix with walnut, dried berries, raw cacao and coconut flakes instead of buying pre-made trail mix
Add to all your baked goods

Enjoy the great taste, satisfaction and healing power of walnuts and other nuts and see how a little shift in your choices can go a long way. Eat a few today and share this message with a friend.