Yoga for Calm and Clarity

Do you sometimes feel you are rushing through life going from one task to another?   Do you feel that you are just surviving, yet not thriving?   Make time now to SLOW DOWN, calm and regain clarity. * Let me know how it went. I love hearing from you!

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100 Restaurant Salads That Are Worse Than a Big Mac

Ordering a salad at a chain restaurant often seems like the healthiest choice to dieters or nutrition-conscious custom

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ers. However, many restaurant salads are actually loaded with high-fat and high-cholesterol ingredients—like processed meat, cheese, and creamy dressing.

Physicians Committee dietitians compared the nutrition data of salads from more than a dozen

restaurants against the notoriously unhealthful Big Mac. They assessed calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, looking for salads that exceeded the Big Mac in three of those five categories. Overall, they found more than 100 restaurant salads that are worse than a Big Mac.

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100 Restaurant Salads That Are Worse Than a Big Mac

Cholesterol

While cholesterol is a hot-button topic, years of research have linked dietary cholesterol with heart disease. The liver produces all of the cholesterol the body needs to function. Consuming excess cholesterol can result in a build-up of plaque within the arteries.

Fun fact: Only animal-based foods contain cholesterol; plant-based foods are naturally cholesterol free. By keeping your salad focused on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, it is easy to keep the cholesterol content down to zero!

 


Corn and Squash Miso Soup

Corn and Squash Miso Soup

one of my favorite quick soups recipes

Summer Squash Soup

2 t olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 six-inch strip of wakame sea vegetable
3 C water or soup stock
3 C buttercup or any winter squash, skinned and cubed
1 celery stick, sliced
1 C corn (fresh or frozen)
4 T rice miso (light colored)
Celery leaves or parsley for garnish

Heat oil in a heavy stainless soup pot. Sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add the water, squash and celery to the pot. Use a pair of scissors to cut the wakame once along its length, then hold over the pot and continue cutting very thinly across the width so the pieces fall into the pot. Bring to a boil and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes. Add the corn and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Blend the miso in 1/3 cup broth, then add to the soup. Cook 1 minute longer. Serve and garnish each bowl of soup individually.

The light colored miso paste are most delicious!  You can make miso soup a different way every day of the year. Let your imagination and the seasons be your guide.


Yoga Benefits for All Ages

The older we are the more rewarding and essential yoga becomes.

About three years ago Patricia Becker visited my home to familiarize me with Yoga. I have been receiving her wise counselBill Reller June 5, 2015 ever since. I was a skeptic but now a believer! Particularly because of Patricia and who she is as a person.

I had visited three knee replacement surgeons who generally provided the same advice: not yet. But I was hurting. Today, although I have knee discomfort, I generally can walk anywhere I want to go, hike 5-10 miles per week at age 80! While there are many explanations for my improvement the smart money is on the support provided by Patricia in providing me with flexibility, balance, muscle strength, breath awareness, and most important, confidence. No two sessions are the same, each is tailored to my needs, and each day’s effort is planned in advance.

Patricia is a unique person totally committed to Yoga. It really is her religion. She strives as much for my happiness as my physical well-being. We end each session with the word “Namaste”-the divinity within me greets the divinity within you.

Bill Reller,
Retired Businessman, Palo Alto,

You can’t beat the one-on-one attention of a private yoga sessions.

No experience required on your part.


Sugar, Where it Does Not Belong

Sugar has a sneaky way of showing up in places where it doesn’t really belong. You expect the sweetness to appear in desserts, candy-coated treats and donuts, but in your hamburger?

Sugar’s near-ubiquity in processed and packaged foods makes limiting one’s daily sugar intake — a choice from which nearly anyone could benefit — a more difficult task. Krispy Kreme’s original glazed contains 10 grams of the stuff, but while we expect a donut to be extra sweet, savory foods such as a meatball sub and foods that are marketed as “healthy” — such as Greek yogurt — can easily get by a person’s sugar radar.

For the average adult, the World Health Organization recommends a daily intake of 25 grams of sugar, or about two and a half Krispy Kremes. According to Natasa Janicic-Kahric, an associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, many Americans eat around five times the recommended amount of sugar.

Overdoing it with sugar may increase a person’s risk for heart disease, obesity and diabetes.  A third of American children are overweight or obese, which puts them at a greater risk for developing diabetes later in life. And recent research has found that sugar can get in the way of cognitive function or even put people in a bad mood. In more serious cases, sugar-laden foods may exacerbate experiences of depression and anxiety.

If you avoid dessert and sweet treats, but don’t keep track of the incidental sugar in your meals, you are mistaken.  Check below!

Thank you huffingtonpost.com

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