What the heck is an antioxidant?

We're all trying to eat healthier right? We know we need lots of vitamins, minerals, essential fats and antioxidants, but sometimes we can know we need something without a clue of what it is and why we need it.

I put together this quick video to help explain what an antioxidant does how the affect "free radicals" (I think that's what my parents called me as a teenager.)

I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions about terms you hear or things you'd like to know more about, let me know, I'm always looking for new topics to create good health where ever I can.


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Do you get the pesticides off your produce?



Today I show you what I do with my produce when I bring it home from the store.

The thought of consuming pesticides with your healthy food choices is not at all appetizing, but do you know why consuming pesticides is harmful?

I recently heard a Dr. talking about this subject and one of the biggest problems it causes is to your gut health. We actually have about 40 trillion bacteria in our body, most of which are in our intestines. These are known as our gut microbiota, and are hugely important to our health.

Fruits and vegetables are great sources of nutrients to our gut microbiota, but the pesticides can kill the good guys.

So wash that produce and add some vinegar to the water to kill the bad guys and keep the good ones.

Since this kills some of the bad bacteria as well as the pesticides it also helps preserve the produce longer in the fridge.


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Day #35 - 40 Days of Training Videos - Weekly Grocery Haul

Many people I meet are trying to eat and cook healthy but they get stuck trying to find something they enjoy, that's easy to make, and good for them too.

I just got back from the grocery store (Trader Joe's) and thought I'd share with you what I bought and how I plan to use it this week.

Hopefully you'll find a few new ideas you can incorporate into your eating plan this week.


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My Favorite Snack

I'm a snacker. I wish I could just stick with the normal 3 meals a day, but I like to snack, so I had to find healthy options that wouldn't keep calling me back for more.

I love Skinny Pop White Cheddar popcorn and this is a go to snack of mine, but I have to say it is hard to stop with one serving. My favorite snack is this little combo:

I put 1/2 cup of Frozen cherries in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. (you might like to keep them the summer that's a yummy cool treat)

I add a 1/2 cup of Fage Plain 2% Greek Yogurt.

I buy the 2 cup size and score the top to let me know what 1/2 cup looks like.

I put that on top of my semi-warmed cherries and top the whole thing with .5 ounce of raw pecans.

I have used this little combo as a snack, breakfast, lunch, or desert.


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