Superfoods: Olive Oil Olive Oil Olive oil has been used for thousands of years and is at the heart of the well researched Mediterranean Diet; which is a heart healthy, longe life way of eating. Though olive oil contains almost no vitamins or minerals it is still considered a "superfood" due to the tremendous amount of health benefits. Olive is a mono-unsaturated fat, an Omega-6 fat, and though beneficial keep in mind it is calorically dense and should be used in moderation.
In one of the classes I teach we learn how to incorporate more plant-based foods into our diets and this week we talked about legumes. Beans are a great source of protein, and fiber as well as high in antioxidants, B vitamins, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and copper and: Steadies blood sugar Hels you feel more full and satisfied Burns more calories than the same amount of carbs Acts as a natural anti-depressant and helps improve behavior and mood Is necessary for proper
Superfoods: Garlic This Week’s Featured Superfood: Pomegranate TRIVIA The Fear of garlic is called Alliumphobia WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? Garlic promotes endothelial health – This helps keep arteries from getting stiff. The endothelium is an important part of our blood vessels, working ike a pharmacy to our bodies. Just as long as you don’t block it with plaque. Cardiovascular heath – Increases HDL while lowering LDL, lowers Triglycerides ,lowers blood pressure, and lowers plate
Superfoods: Garlic This Week’s Featured Superfood: Garlic TRIVIA The Fear of garlic is called Alliumphobia The stronger the aroma, the stronger the benefits Was an givent to ancient Olympic athletes in Greece as a performance enhancer Dates back to 2000 BC in China British Royals never eat garlic out of a concern over bad breath. The chef is to never use it The juice is used as an adhesive in mending glass and porcelain For centuries it has been believed that garlic wards of