This vegan basil pesto is a great way to get plant-derived phytochemicals that help our bodies produce antioxidants that help reverse cell damage and promote repair. Pecans are a great source of monounsaturated fats and fiber.
Many people are familiar with the benefits of chia seeds, but don’t know how to add it to their diet. This is a delicious & really easy way to enjoy them. Did you know chia seeds originated in South America? They are low in carbohydrates & very high in fiber, unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids & protein. They also provide a good amount of iron, calcium and potassium (beneficial in lowering blood pressure).
Many people may not be familiar with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), but if you are a woman who has dealt with the symptoms or are someone who has had problems with infertility, you are all too familiar with the many problems that go along with PCOS. Is it possible to improve this condition and in turn, improve your long term health? As a weight loss doctor, I am here to tell you that it is possible!
A study due to come out with final results later this year, called CLARITY-BPA hopes to shed more light on this chemical.
Preliminary results of this 7 year collaboration study have been mixed, and scientists and endocrinologists involved with the study are disagreeing on whether the results will actually help clarify once and for all if BPA is indeed harmful at the low levels that the FDA currently says are safe.
I recently discovered an award-winning dietician who has amazing "Desi" recipes and meal prep ideas- she even has a free E-book for download with 25 easy whole food recipes! She is the Desi-licious RD Shahzadi. I wanted to share with you her recipe for Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu- healthy and delicious.
RECIPE FROM NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG
Avocado and almond butter add richness to this chocolaty pudding
Prep Time 10 mins
Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Difficulty: Easy Makes: 4 1/4 cup servings
Daily Dozen Food(s): Berries, Nuts and Seeds, Other Fruits Servings:
4 servings Calories: 165kcal
“Could there be something going on with my metabolism?”
“How do I know if I am at risk for developing diabetes?”
“I have a family history of heart disease. How do I know if I am at risk?”
I often hear these questions being asked.
As a woman of South Asian ethnicity, this is deeply personal.
Did you know that South Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Sri Lankan) have high rates of heart attack and stroke?
60% of the world’s heart disease patients are South Asian and we have the highest death rate from heart disease in the US compared to other ethnic groups. Sadly, risk factors also seem to occur at a younger age in South Asians.
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