I love soup. Lentil soup the most. So I’m always searching for good recipes. Especially ones whose ingredients I actually have. Imagine my joy when I found this one for Winter Vegetable Lentil Soup…that even included my favorite spice, curry. I was giddy as I looked over the ingredient list. I have every one…in my kitchen…now (the better you know me the better you will understand how amazing this is). I even thought to myself…I should have created this recipe (this is also quite humorous if you know me)! Can’t wait to make it today and eat it tonight. Do you have a good soup recipe to share?
Kale, Yams, and Beets…if you aren’t eating these veggies on a regular basis, you should be. According to Alan Tyson, physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, if you are an athlete or just want to perform at your best, these veggies should be on your A-List.
We all know that eating vegetables is a good thing to do. But not all vegetables are created equal. The more colorful the veggie, the more significant the nutritional potency (Vitamin C and E, carotenoids, polyphenols, etc.). When we eat a variety of green, yellow, and red vegetables we receive the maximum benefit that vegetables have to offer. Vegetables’ potent qualities are reflected in studies of populations with primary plant-based diets. Over time, people in these cultures are far less likely to be obese; they enjoy a longer lifespan; and they have a decreased risk of developing a number of chronic diseases. The general admonishment to “eat more veggies” is perfectly legitimate, but if you’re looking for a more concrete recommendation, the following are the reasons Alan Tyson says we should really get to know these three great veggies: [Read more…]
Are you getting enough veggies? If you are like most Americans, the answer is likely no! Including more vegetables is probably the most difficult nutritional change for most people to make. However, according to Run Smart nutritionist Alica Shay, if we do not eat at least 1/3 the volume of our lunch and dinner as vegetables, it is really easy to overeat and very difficult to get enough nutrients through food. “It is simply not possible to optimize health and recovery without the full spectrum of nutrients and antioxidants contained in vegetables, “ she says. [Read more…]