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Archive for February, 2014

Perfectly Prepared Broccoli

It may not be a new food, but recent research shows us that how we prepare our broccoli properly can help maximize its health benefits.First go with fresh over frozen. Fresh broccoli contains higher levels of sulphoraphane, a powerful phytochemical with cancer fighting properties that may also reduce joint damage. Next, get an even bigger phytochemical punch by steaming the broccoli for 3-4 minutes until it turns bright green. (Chatelaine magazine March 2014)

Stress Hot Spots

How many people really listen to what their body is telling them? Since no part of the body is immune to stress, it can affect the entire body, taking a heavy toll on the nervous and digestive systems. If you don’t want stress to become part of your norm, here’s what to look for: Sleeplessness Poor digestion Lack of concentration Feeling stiff and achy Frequent flu-like illness Try these tips to keep stress under control Delegate Does the house need cleaning? Laundry piling up? On the home front, let each family member be responsible for a room or a specific task. If you don’t have someone to delegate to at home, give yourself a break. Allow some tasks to wait…

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