In his song Juicy, Notorious B.I.G reminisces about when he used to eat sardines for dinner. He’s pretty much saying that now that he’s a super famous rapper he doesn’t have to eat cheap, simple fish from a tin anymore. Well Mr. B.I.G., you don’t know how you good you had it with those inexpensive, super nutrient-dense little fishies.
Sardines are little nutrition powerhouses that everyone, kids and adults, should be eating. You eat them whole so you are getting nutrients from the skin, bones, and muscles. Don’t be a weeny and get grossed out. First let’s talk about their benefits; then we’ll talk about how to eat them.
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 know there’s a wide range of feelings about Valentine’s Day. Some people are all hearts and kisses and candy and flowers and others can’t stand the consumerism of it. But hey, it’s a day that serves as a reminder to really celebrate the people we love. Be a hater if you want but its a lot more fun to spend time with your favorite person or people while maybe sipping a little champagne or nibbling on chocolates.
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!