Posts Tagged "antioxidants"

The Power of Juicing 00

The Power of Juicing

The Power of Juicing

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Well Dad’s trip to Chicago was cancelled due to the weather, so no Museum of Science and Industry for me. 🙁 Oh well. On another note, I’ve been wanting to post about my recent juicing escapades! About a month ago I dusted off my Cuisinart juicer and began to get back into juicing again! I absolutely LOVE fresh juice in the morning, but the hassle of making it and cleaning all of the...

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries 00

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

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After a crazy week and an extremely delayed flight last night, I finally made it back to Omaha, NE to visit my family for the holiday weekend. We started off the morning with a trip to the Benson Farmers Market, where I had my first shot of fresh wheatgrass juice and a taste of sunflower sprouts! The wheatgrass had a sweet honey after-taste, which was a pleasant surprise! Click here for more...

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Rooibos

Rooibos

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As mentioned before, last week was my birthday and I received some of the best gifts from my dearest friends including a Cuisinart Juicer and a Bob’s Red Mill Baking Book! However I do have another gift to share with you all. A wonderful friend gave me a box of my all-time favorite tea – Tazo Vanilla Rooibos! I always order it when I go to Starbucks, but have not been able to find it...

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Omega-3 Krill Oil

Omega-3 Krill Oil

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Recently krill oil has been gaining popularity as a superior source of omega-3 fatty acids. But what exactly is krill oil and is it better than fish oil?   Krill are tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that live near Antarctica and are a staple food source for baleen whales and penguins. Oil extracted from these small sea creatures are being extracted and manufactured into capsules as a source of...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C

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February is the month for vitamin C! What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is our very first vitamin of the month that is a water-soluble vitamin! Up until now, we have only discussed fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are found in the watery compartments of foods and fat-soluble vitamins are found in the fats and oils of foods. Upon absorption, water-soluble...

Health Benefits of Honey 00

Health Benefits of Honey

Health Benefits of Honey

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While I am aware that honey is not vegan, I feel that the health benefits of honey are too numerous to eliminate it from my diet. Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, honey is the world’s oldest sweetener. This natural sweetener is famous for more than just its great taste. Honey is recognized for its antioxidant qualities that make it an immunity-boosting food. Honey even has antiviral...

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Açaí

Açaí

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You may or may not have heard of the berry-like fruit a?ºa?¡, but it is well on its way to gaining popularity in the marketplace for its incredible antioxidant characteristics. The a?ºa?¡ berry grows on palm trees in the Brazilian Amazon and is rarely imported because it is so fragile, thus making it rather expensive to consumers within the United States. A?ºa?¡, topping the charts for its...

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POM Wonderful

POM Wonderful

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Look what finally arrived in the mail! POM Wonderful sent me a few cute little samples of their 100% pomegranate juice! I added one to a smoothie this afternoon and it was fantastic! Not to mention its loaded with antioxidants and potassium! Eat Chic recommends a diet high in potassium for individuals with high blood pressure. Both sodium and potassium help to regulate your body’s water...

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Tomatoes and Lycopene

Tomatoes and Lycopene

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Sadly my fresh farmer’s market cherry tomatoes are gone! I used the last of them to make a pita pizza for lunch. These tomatoes were so delicious and I was able to reap their nutritioal benefits all week! Not only are tomatoes rich in vitamins and minerals, but they fight against cancer! Tomatoes and tomato products contain lycopene which is a phytochemical that causes their characteristic...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin E 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin E

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin E

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Can you believe it is already September! Summer has sadly come to and end. But, look on the bright side, Eat Chic gets to share a new vitamin of the month with you! September is the month for Vitamin E! Like vitamin A and D, vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin. It also acts as an antioxidant to defend against free radicals! Check out the Importance of Antioxidants post to learn more about why this...

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Super Circuit and Whey Protein

Super Circuit and Whey Protein

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Super Circuit turned out to be really fun and a great workout! After such an exhausting workout I replenished my stores with a smoothie made of milk, blueberries for antioxidants, and and a scoop of whey protein that I picked up at work. It gave me a good boost of protein for the day! With my recently pucharsed Magic Bullet blender I just can’t get enough of smoothies and...

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Purple Bell Peppers!

Purple Bell Peppers!

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I recently got my hands on some purple peppers from Whole Foods! I had never seen these before, they are totally new to me! From what I have read, they have green flesh on the inside and taste bitter and earthy like green bell peppers. Purple peppers are harvested before they mature into green peppers. And the green ones eventually ripen into red peppers! So depending on when you harvest a bell...