Di Knoll’s Quinoa Tuna Creation

I think it’s awesome that everyone is getting creative on this subject. The fact that people have not only decided to introduce Quinoa into their lives in replacement of rice is a great thing.  Quinoa provides so many more vitamins and nutrients than rice, but not only that it contains protein. It’s a great compliment to many dishes, so without further ado, here’s Di Knoll’s Quinoa Tuna Creation submission. Read more of this post

Vinegar for Fat Loss

In a recent short article by Danielle Alvarez in Fitness Magazine, she quotes a recent study finding that two tablespoons per day of Vinegar consumed by obese people helped them lose an average of 5 percent more tummy fat than those who did not consume the vinegar. A study by Tommoo Kondo, a researcher at Mizkan Group Corporation in Japan states that Acetic acid, which is the main ingredient of vinegar helps reduce body fat by stimulating oxidation of fat in the liver.

I personally hated vinegar as a kid, but now I use it with everything, making a variety of different types of dressings. I use White Wine Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar or even Balsamic to create variety in my salads and keep my palate in ecstasy.

Kiwi for a Muscle Building, Fat Burning Workout

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These little fruits are often neglected in the diet and when I recommend to personal training clients that they should consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, I mean it! Many people limit their diet to a few different foods that they are comfortable with, but rarely do people think outside of the box and outside the norm of fruits. This brings me to this little punch packer, Kiwi.

Kiwi packs three grams of fiber at just 45 calories and a Rutgers University study named green kiwi the “most nutritionally dense” fruit. As all the vitamins and minerals are found Read more of this post

Black foods, the color of nutritional health

Blackberries in containers, 2008.

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When we consume food, we rarely take into account the colors of the food product and how the variety in color translates into a variety of health benefits. We have been encouraged for years to consume a colorful variety of food in order to insure consumption of a wide range of vitamins and minerals. So what about black colored foods?

Black colored foods have been around for centuries and research is now showing a tremendous benefit from foods such as Black Beans, Black Rice, Black Vinegar, etc.

Here are a some examples of black foods and their benefits… Read more of this post

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