Oh cilantro! It seems like people either love it or hate it. Interestingly, this may be due to a genetic trait.
I’ll admit it. I’m a cilantro lover. You other cilantro lovers out there probably adore it for it’s fresh, citrusy flavor but there are lots of other reasons to heart cilantro.
is a great source of antioxidants (2)
is rich in vitamins A, K & C as well as potassium and manganese (2)
helps cleanse the liver thanks to the compound linalool (1)
helps cleanse the body of toxic metals (2)
supports the digestive system (2)
promotes a calm feeling (2)
can improve sleep quality (3)
helps balance blood sugar (3)
has natural anti-histamine properties that calm skin irritations (3)
Cilantro pesto is a tasty way to add more cilantro to your diet. It’s versatile and super easy to make. It boosts the flavor of chicken, beef, white fish, shrimp, eggs, roasted veggies, steamed veggies, and makes for a delicious salad dressing. My recipe is barely a recipe; just a few ingredients blended together in a food processor.
I first learned about podcasts through a trainer I was working out with during my NPC bikini days in 2011-2012. She told me that she listened to them while she cleaned the house. She didn’t dread cleaning so much if she was looking forward to listening to a podcast. Genius!
Since then, I have been listening to podcast when I clean the house, do yard work, cook, walk the dog, and any time I’m in the car. Over the years, I have mostly stuck with health and fitness related podcasts but I’m ready to branch out. I’ll never abandon the health related stuff but I’m in need of a little variety. Help me, please!
I have been reading food/health/wellness/nutrition blogs for a while now. Probably, the last 5-6 years. One of the features I continue to really like on these blogs is posts about what people eat in a day. Is it weird to care about what a stranger eats all day? Most likely, but I find it interesting. Why? Because, through these posts I am introduced to new:
This quote is everywhere and it’s super annoying because it’s so true. Spontaneity is great but, how many spontaneous trips to the grocery store after work, when you’re starving and tired with everyone else in the world who’s starving and tired has ended up with a delicious healthy meal?
Eating has become over complicated. Something once innate and simple has become complex and frustrating. We’re long past the days of hunting, gathering and eating what Mother Nature provides. There are numerous contributors to this dramatic change but a few that merit mention are:
The poor science of the fat-phobia ringleaders birthed an entire “diet” industry that values profits over health.
Nutrition Infobesity. Infobesity: information overload; refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.