Blood Sugar Balance

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat Apples Everyday

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Blood Sugar Balance, Digestion, Healthy Changes, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Recipes | 0 comments

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat Apples Everyday

The old Welsh proverb “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is grounded in current research. Nutritionally, apples are low in calories, providing only 50 calories per 100 grams. An average apple is about 90 calories, rich in dietary fiber (~ 4 grams of soluble fiber per apple), and contains fair amounts of Vitamin C and beta-carotene, two powerful antioxidants. Apples are a good source of B-Complex vitamins and contain minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium and boron. For your health, here’s 10 reasons why you should be reaching for an apple every day: 1)  Blood Sugar...

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Grammy’s Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Blood Sugar Balance, Breakfast, Digestion, Entrees, Essential Fats, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Recipes, Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Grammy’s Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

Ahhh, Fall is coming . . . . Crisp mornings, warm days, and cool nights. Leaves turning brilliant colors, the rain coming back to Oregon’s landscape, and WINTER SQUASH reappearing at the market! One of my favorite childhood dinners Mom used to cook was acorn squash baked with spicy sausage, butter and maple syrup. We gobbled them up! And, as I recently found out, this is a recipe passed down from my maternal grandmother. Talk about nourishing traditions! Acorn Squash Nutritional Facts  With its bright yellow-orange flesh, acorn squash is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory...

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Call in the Cauliflower!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Gluten-Free, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Call in the Cauliflower!

“How’s your cruciferous vegetable intake?” asked the doctor never. When concerned with anti-aging strategies, fighting off cancer, and reducing inflammation, cruciferous vegetables should be on your plate. In general, cruciferous veggies are jam-packed with dietary benefits. They are low in calories, and high in fiber, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and beneficial enzymes. Crucifers contain important disease-fighting phytochemicals that may help lower your risk of cancers.

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Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Digestion, Hormonal Balance | 0 comments

Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

My student’s used to ask, “If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what two foods would you bring?” My standard answer used to be bread and cheese. But several years ago I started toying with the idea of giving up bread in my diet . . . Crazy idea, huh? Bread is everywhere in our American diet! It’s in some form at e-v-e-r-y meal and given freely at restaurants to tide us over while waiting for the plates to come. A handful of crackers, a piece of toast or half a bagel is an easy snack to grab between meals. In fact, toast slathered in peanut butter or...

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Ditch the Table Salt and Switch to Sea Salt

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Blood Sugar Balance, Hydration, Mineral Balance | 0 comments

Ditch the Table Salt and Switch to Sea Salt

Every cell in the body requires salt to function. In fact, salt is needed for countless functions in the body.  Salt . . . helps with nerve stimulation, muscle contraction and expansion, proper functioning of the adrenals, and other biological processes contains magnesium which is important to nerve conductivity, bone density, resistance to heart disease,  producing enzymes, and forming tooth enamel provides chloride which helps produce acid necessary for protein digestion and enzymes for carbohydrate digestion is necessary for proper brain development and growth, especially in the...

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Choose a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Blood Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Hormonal Balance, Just. Eat. Real. Food. | 0 comments

Choose a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

While hiking with a friend, she asked me what I thought about an “all-protein-for-a-week-to-lose-weight” diet she was thinking of starting based on a book she’d recently bought. I checked out the book review on Amazon. They claim it is all the rage and has been working for French women for 10 years. Surely it would do the same for us in American, right? Probably not.   The French are not “fat phobic.” Americans are. In the 1950’s, Ancel Keys conducted research that claimed that if saturated fat remained a major component of our diet, our blood-cholesterol...

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