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.
Red Wine, Green Tea and Dark Chocolate, 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, March 18, 2011
1/2 cup paprika
Fire up the grill....
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I know lots of people who hear "Brussels sprouts" and think YUK! Not me! I dearly love the little beauties..just about any way they are made...but this recipe is a favorite...it came from Ina Garten..she made them this week on her show and I had to run right out and make them for myself that afternoon...
So since today is St Patricks Day and I'm thinking about green things...here is something green and delicious for you..and so much healthier than green beer....
Feel free to improvise...like..splash them with Balsamic Vinegar partway through the roasting process...garnish with crispy bacon or Prosciutto..( naughty!) or dried cranberries...
Roasting them makes them sweet and the contrast of the salt on the surface and the sweet interiors just makes me so happy! I wish my daughter would try them...but she just wrinkles her nose. Picky...sheesh....
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The journal IUBMB LIfe which reports the work of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology reports that treating healthy people with 150 mg of Ubiquinol (a special form of Co-Q-10) safely and effectively reduced LDL levels by 12.7% after only two weeks!
That's a dramatic reduction for such a short treatment period!
It is important to note that drugs that reduce cholesterol levels can be hard to tolerate, because of the associated muscle pain and weakness and liver toxicity.
Co-Q-10 is a fat soluble antioxidant that works to protect cells from free radical damage, protects cholesterol from oxidation, reducing risk of blood vessel disease, and supports the production of energy. You can find Ubiquinol at your favorite natural food store or online.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Know your voice.
Recognize you when you
first come ’round the corner.
Sense your scent when I come
into a room you’ve just left.
Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.
Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean in to your space
and kiss you.
I want to know the joy
of how you whisper
~ Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
My thanks to Patrick Brinksma for this beautiful poem from Rumi.... his inspirational blog is here...food for your soul...