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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Super Food of the Week: Tomatoes Tomatoes are a jackpot of riches when it comes to their antioxidant and nutrient benefits. In terms of antioxidants, tomatoes provide a great source of vitamin C and beta-carotene in addition to being a good source of vitamin E and cancer fighting phytonutrients including lycopene. Other nutrients found in tomatoes include vitamins A, K,…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Recipe of the Week: Crunchy Pear and Celery Salad (from www.eatingwell.com) Crisp pears meet with celery, cheddar cheese and pecans for a delicious side dish for dinner or lunch. You can shake up the flavors a bit by adding Parmesan cheese with pine nuts or crumbled Stilton with walnuts. Nutrition Profile: Diabetes appropriate, low calorie, low cholesterol, low sodium, high…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Super Food of the Week: Celery Along with carrots, onions and potatoes, celery has become a common household staple. Its crunchy texture and distinctive flavor makes celery a very popular addition to salads, soups and other cooked dishes. Although available throughout the year, you’ll find the best quality celery during the summer months when it is in season. Locally grown…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Recipe of the Week: Arugula and Pear Salad (From www.eatingwell.com) Pears combined with walnuts add a sweet, buttery, nutty flavor to arugula. For extra added flavor I like to add a bit of crumbled goat cheese over the salad. Nutrition Profile: Diabetes appropriate, low calorie, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low sodium, heart and weight healthy, gluten free. Ingredients: Dressing:…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Super Food of the Week: Pears Pears were once referred to as the “gift of the gods”. Pears are often juicy and sweet, with a soft, yet somewhat grainy texture. Pears are generally in season from August through October, but there are a variety of pears available year-round because of the seasonal variations among the different varieties. Depending on the…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet Sunflower Seed Spread (from www.eatingwell.com) Toasted sunflower seeds and raisins join forces with yogurt cheese for a quick and tasty spread for whole grain bread, crackers, or raw veggies. Nutrition Profile: Diabetes appropriate, low calorie, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, heart healthy, gluten free, healthy weight appropriate. Ingredients: ½ yogurt cheese (see below) 2 tablespoons…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Super Food of the Week: Sunflower Seeds Looking for a healthy snack? A handful of unsalted sunflower seeds will take care of your hunger, while also enhancing your health by providing significant amounts of vitamin E, magnesium and selenium. Sunflower seeds are available shelled, unshelled, salted and unsalted year round at your local supermarket. They have been used for more…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Recipe of the Week: Spicy Thai Barbecue Oysters (From www.eatingwell.com) Barbecuing oysters is one of the easiest ways to enjoy them because it eliminates the need to shuck them. It’s a simple as putting the oysters right on the grill and cooking until the steam inside the oysters pops the shells open. Next drizzle with a little spicy Thai sauce…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Super Food of the Week: Oysters In many cultures oysters are not only considered a delicacy but also a commodity in enhancing a dull love life. Oysters are a wildly popular in coastal areas with many coastal towns and cities holding annual seafood festivals honoring oysters. Making oysters a part of your diet offers a number of health benefits. Oysters…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Recipe of the Week: Coffee Bean and Peppercorn Steak(from www.eatingwell.com) The bold combination of peppercorn and coffee beans works wonders with the rich meat of venison. Nutrient Profile: Diabetes appropriate, low calorie, low cholesterol, low sodium, gluten free, healthy weight appropriate. Ingredients: 1 small garlic clove1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided1 tablespoon freshly brewed coffee1 tablespoon balsamic vinegarFreshly ground pepper, to…

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