Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Slimming tips...learn to love artichokes!

I am in love with artichokes..are you? 

The great thing an artichoke is that it takes a while to eat, and it is so incredibly low in calories it’s almost impossible to overindulge.  One medium artichoke is only 64 calories and you're getting 10 grams of waistline whittling appetite-reducing fiber. And half a cup of artichoke hearts has 45 calories and seven grams of fiber. Terrific over your favorite pasta for a light springtime main course.

Added benefit?  this springtime veggie also provides cynarin, a substance that naturally reduces cholesterol. Just be careful not to undo all the benefits by dipping the leaves in a super high calorie dip...try a little blend of olive oil, mayo and mustard..with some garlic, sea salt and spices like chives and turmeric added...or grill the steamed artichoke till you have grill marks and sprinkle it with olive oil and coarse sea salt...yum!

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