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What's on your plate? New Food Pyramid No matter what diet you choose, daily exercise is also very important.
 
 
 
We now offer "Private Chefs" and "Wellness Coaches" to help you improve your life and live longer!
Our Chefs and Wellness Coaches are Health Experts. Our Culinary Experts can help YOU discover some of the most important foods for a healthy diet and improved lifestyle. Our wellness coaches help people improve their health and well-being, in an extremely personalized way. Usually people come to a wellness coach because they are struggling with something that is hurting their well being, like stress, weight loss, life balance or energy. We help people overcome the struggle; build skills such as self-motivation, self-awareness, confidence and resilience; and make changes that are sustainable. Often, people try lots of quick fixes and find they do not stick. Our wellness coaches are skilled at getting people to a place where it sticks where their new lifestyles and achieve their goals. Contact us by E-mail here chefdepot@gmail.com for personalized training packages. One of the most basic facts to remember - the darker or richer the natural color foods are better for you. Less processed foods are always better for you than highly processed foods. Below is a list of Super Foods that we like to eat often. There are many others too!
Eating for YOUR good health! A few of our Super Foods will help YOU to live longer!
Apples - "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." sweet, crunchy and great tasting, apples benefit the brain. Packed in it's own natural wrapper, it's a perfect snack food. Pectin is a form of soluble fiber than lowers both blood pressure and glucose levels. It can also lower the levels of LDL, or "bad" cholesterol in the body. Pectin, like other forms of fiber, helps maintain the health of the digestive system. Apples are an excellent source of pectin. Another apple nutrient, boron supports strong bones and a healthy brain. Quercetin, a flavonoid, this nutrient shows promise for reducing the risk of various cancers, including cancers in the lungs and breast. It may also reduce free radical damage. Free radicals develop when atoms in the body's cells have unpaired electrons, which can lead to damage to different parts of the cell, including DNA. Quercetin may neutralize free radical damage, which has been implicated in a variety of age-related health problems, including Alzheimer's disease. Vitamin C boosts immunity, which helps maintain overall health. Apples are rich in a variety of phytonutrients, including vitamins A and E and beta carotene. These compounds fight damage from free radicals and can have a profound affect on health, including reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and asthma.

Bananas - You should be eating these every day. They help clean you out, and can help prevent cancer. Adding them to your diet can reduce cholesterol. Ready for a snack, why not eat a banana?

Blueberries - besides the wonderful taste, blues provide excellent benefits for the brain. One cup a day can lessen the effects of Alzheimers disease and damage from a stroke. Rich in antioxidants is a perfect snack food.

Beans - Both canned and dried are full of antioxidants, protein and fiber they help prevent cancer. Adding beans to your diet can reduce cholesterol and can slow sugar levels for diabetics. Ready for a snack, why not eat lots of Hummus?

Blueberries - besides the wonderful taste, blues provide excellent benefits for the brain. One cup a day can lessen the effects of Alzheimers disease and damage from a stroke. Rich in antioxidants is a perfect snack food.

Broccoli - Contains vitamins C, A, Beta Carotene and Fiber.

Cabbage - Red and Green Cabbage is full of sulphoraphane glucosinalate, an antioxidant that helps prevent cancer. It also helps prevent breast cancer. Think about coleslaw with your next BBQ.

Carrots - 2 carrots every other day provide enough beta carotene to reduce stroke risk by half for men who already have symptoms of heart disease.

Chocolate - Especially dark chocolate, rich in antioxidants and it can lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. It is thought to have a positive mood altering affect.

Garlic - Fights off misquitos and it's good for your blood system, we always keep minced dried garlic, in the cabinet so when we run out of fresh garlic, we can still add it to pasta salad and marinara sauce. More ..





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