A Look at Superfoods: Olive Oil

Superfoods: Olive Oil A 16 week look at Superfoods This Week’s Featured Superfood: Olive Oil Olive oil has been used for thousands of years and is at  the heart of the well researched Mediterranean Diet, which is a heart healthy, longe life way of eating.  Though olive oil contains almost no vitamins or minerals it is still considered a superfood due to the tremendous amount of health benefits.  Olive is a mono-unsaturated fat, an Omega-6 fat, and though beneficial keep in mind it is calorically dense and should be used in moderation. Olive is what we call a “right fat”, if you aren’t using olive oil it might be time for an oil change! Trivia The oldest Olive tree in the world is over 5000 y

A Look at Superfoods: Broccoli

Superfoods: Broccoli A 16 week look at Superfoods This Week’s Featured Superfood: Broccoli Broccoli is an amazing superhero of superfoods filled with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients with only a small amount of calories per serving!  You should definitely eat your broccoli!   Broccoli retains the most nutritional value when eaten raw, but if you don’t care for it raw you can lightly steam it and retain much of the goodness! Trivia Did you know that Thomas Jefferson planted Broccoli at Monticello in as early as 1767? The word broccoli comes from the Italian “broccolo” meaning “The flowering crest of cabbage”. Broccoli was popular in Italy as far back as the 6th century, but was slow reac

A Look at Superfoods: Avocado

Superfoods: Avocado A 16 week look at Superfoods This Week’s Featured Superfood: Avocado Avocado’s can sometimes be vilified because of the high fat content, but have no fear this superfood is here to save the day!  Avocados contain 20 essential nutrients, have more potassium than bananas, and contain vitamins A, Bs, E plus folic acid.  Enjoy, but as with anything remember moderation. Mono-unsaturated Fats –  Shown to be beneficial to the heart when eaten in moderation and a replacement for saturated fats (though recent research is showing saturated fat to be safer than once thought).  Can help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce risks of stroke and heart attack, may improve function of blood v

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