yes, pizza CAN BE healthy! If you cut this crust into 8 slices, each piece of crust (without toppings) has only 50 calories, 2 carbs and 5 grams of protein! There’s no need to feel guilty about eating a few slices, several times a week. :)
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You can top the pizza with whatever you like, just make sure the toppings are already cooked since you’ll only be broiling the pizza for a few minutes. I spread on a layer of my basil lima bean hummus, my favorite homemade pizza sauce (recipe from Ashley of the Edible Perspective), roasted squash and zucchini, roasted eggplant and a sprinkle of the shredded mozzarella, about 2 Tablespoons. The crust already has cheese so you don’t need much on top. Also keep in mind that the cauliflower crust isn’t quite as hearty as most regular dough-based crusts so you don’t want to weigh it down with a ton of ingredients. Keep is simple.
We’ve all been “trained” to believe that ALL saturated fats are bad. What people don’t realize is that unlike the high-calorie, cholesterol-soaked, long-chain saturated fats found in meat and dairy products, coconut oil is made from raw saturated fats containing mostly medium-chain fatty acids. This means the body can metabolize them very efficiently and convert them right to energy.
Coconut oil/cream actually restores natural saturated fat levels to the skin. These saturated fat levels are imperative for growing children and their nervous system. Coconuts contain no appreciable levels of cholesterol and actually support heart health.
Many studies have been done to support these claims too. Farm animals fed coconut oil never gained weight. When this oil was replaced by soy oils, they did. In other cultures, where coconuts are a staple, they not only have thriving health, but do no have any of the health issues we have in America.
Just in case you need more proof, Dr. Raymond Peat (a leading researcher in the field of hormones) had this to say about coconut products:
“When regularly added to a balanced diet, lower cholesterol to normal by promoting their conversion into pregnenolone. Pregnenolone is also the precursor to many hormones including progesterone......Pregnenolone is a major factor that gives coconut products their beautifying qualities. It improves circulation, gives the face a lift, restores sagging skin, and reduces bags under the eyes by promoting the contractions of muscle-like cells. Pregnenolone counters fatigue, enhances memory, protects the nerves from stress and has anti-anxiety properties.”
So there you have it. That’s the tricky thing about nutrition. It’s the only science where you can prove and disprove theories. You can prove meat is good for you. You can prove it’s bad for you. The same goes for dairy and even coconut oil. The key is to try it yourself and listen to your own bodies cues. I have just recently begun using it and it’s become a powerful component of my diet and skin care regimen and I will defend it always.
** On a side note, if you’re wanting to try some of this super awesomeness in a jar, make sure it’s cold-pressed, organic if possible, and in a glass bottle, preferably a dark one.
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WHAT IS THE 90/10 Diet (Integrative Nutrition Diet)?
The Integrative Nutrition Diet promotes eating healthy foods most of the time (90% of the time) and eating less healthy foods on occasion (10% of the time). There is no set plan to this diet, and it is easy to follow and hard to fall off!
We recommend paying attention to emotions surrounding food, and noticing what makes the process of eating enjoyable. Do certain emotions lead to certain food choices? Food journals can be an effective tool in the 90/10 Diet.
Foods to increase:
Leafy green vegetables
Varied forms of protein
Foods to reduce:
Home cooked food
Enjoyable physical activity
Healthy and supportive relationships
Sweet Potato Soup
2 cups dice sweet potatoes
2 cups diced carrots
1 cup diced celery root
1 cup sliced Roasted red peppers
3 cloves garlic
3 bay leaves
½ tsp nutmeg
7 cups chicken stock
1 cup mascarpone cheese
Season with salt and pepper
(Note I use a pressure cooker, if using a stock pot add 1 more hour for cooking)
1. Add all ingredients except cheese and Salt and pepper to a pressure cooker. Seal the lid and place over med/high heat, bring up to heat or when the safety valve clicks ups and than reduce heat to low and continue to cook for 25 minutes
2. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes release steam, than remove lid when safety valve has gone down. Puree soup and add Mascarpone cheese and season with salt and pepper
One of the major benefits of raw honey is that it's nature's own multivitamin. Vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and even antioxidant-rich vitamin C are found in raw honey. It also contains minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, and phosphate.
Raw honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it an excellent option to treat wounds with — sort of like Neosporin does. And because of its immune-boosting antiviral properties, it traditionally has been used in the treatment of ulcers, diarrhea, bronchitis, and gastrointestinal issues.Honey that has been heated or pasteurized has lost all the necessary life giving propeties.
When shopping for raw honey, I recommend buying organic; honeybees can sometimes carry herbicides and pesticides from the flowers back to the hive. If you do buy organic, you're getting honey that is harvested with care in isolated, untouched areas filled with wildflowers. Also, keep in mind that children under one year of age should not consume honey as it may contain Clostridium botulinum spores and toxins that can cause infant botulism.
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Written by: Greg Rublev
It’s hard to find excuses to not eat your veggies every day when the list of known benefits far outweighs any reason to leave them out. According to Harvard University, reduced risk of stroke, heart disease, certain cancers, digestive issues and eye problems are just some of the reasons for incorporating vegetables in your diet. Fresh veggies are excellent for promoting good health since they don’t lose any of the vitamins and nutrients that are often leached out during the cooking process. One of the best and palate-pleasing ways to consume more raw veggies is by eating fresh salads! Toss together some tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, celery, carrots, and red onions – basically, whatever suits your taste buds – and you’ve got yourself a power-packed meal in a bowl. You can make your salads even healthier by using olive oil based dressings, rather than using ones loaded with mayonnaise. Fitness magazine advisory board member and American Dietetic Association spokesperson Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, says that those who eat daily salads have higher levels of disease-fighting antioxidants. It’s also easy to mix it up when it comes to salads. One day you can have one with spinach, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes and bacon. Another day you can throw in some mixed greens, raisins and pine nuts. Chop up some chicken and wrap it up in red lettuce leaves for a breadless “sandwich”. You can also eat more salads by choosing them when you go out to eat, instead of picking one of the calorie-laden items that dominate most restaurant menus. Just ask for your dressing on the side, and you’re good to go. With all the different choices out there, salad-eating need not ever get boring and can greatly assist in your goal of health and longevity.
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