Nutrition

Green Powerhouse Cleanse Juice

I thought of making this juice to cleanse my body from so much eating out lately. Even though most mornings I am able to prepare an organic juice or a healthy fruit salad, sometimes (at least once a week) I like to juice to cleanse my kidneys, liver and colon by consuming ample fiber, fruits and veggies. So, today I chose to first juice the cucumbers with my juicer to use as base for my smoothie. Continue reading

On-the go kind of gal

Many of my students have asked me what do I normally have for lunch. That’s a great question considering how my lifestyle has drastically changed in the past few months. Before I became very busy and constantly on the road, I used to have more time to prepare home meals such as vegetable salads, guacamole dishes, cucumber snacks, homemade sandwiches and awesome smoothies. But now, I find myself constantly from place to place and barely home. So, a day where I would not have time to run home to prepare a meal or have any meals prepared, I would typically look for a vegan/vegetarian restaurant which I can trust. For example, this vegan friendly café in Allapattah called “Smart Bites”.  Unlike all the Fast Food Restaurants surrounding the Medical Campus, “Smart Bites” is located on 20th street across of the Miami-Dade Community College. Thank heaven for a this hidden treasure near by. Continue reading

Recombinant bovine growth hormone in Animals

Recombinant bovine growth hormone, also known as rBGH or rBST, is injected into cows to make them produce more milk. This practice, which is known to cause harm to cows and may pose harm to humans, is banned in Canada, Japan, Australia, and all 25 countries of the European Union.

RBGH causes udder infections in cows, which are treated with antibiotics. Increased antibiotic use in food animals is a serious problem because it creates antibiotic resistant bacteria and is strongly linked to human infections that are difficult to treat. Injections of rBGH also increase another hormone, called IGF-1, in the cow and the cow‚ milk. Too much IGF-1 in humans is linked with increased rates of colon, breast, and prostate cancer. While it’s not certain that rBGH given to cows significantly increases IGF-1 in humans, why take the chance? Continue reading

Nutrients in Earthly Foods and Weight Management Tips

The best way to lose and/or maintain weight is by eating vegetables because they contain ample amount of fiber and water and are low in calories. They are also rich in minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals, which are very helpful for maintaining and improving your health.

Broccoli: Broccoli has no fat and is made up of 60 percent carbohydrates, and 40 percent proteins, with lots of water, minerals, and vitamins. Carbohydrates in broccoli are quite complex, requiring time to digest. These carbs are slow-releasing, so you will have long hours of energy available after each meal. Prominent minerals and vitamins in this vegetable include vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and selenium. Continue reading

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