xmlns:fb='http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml' working4wellness: February 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Brussels Sprouts & Farmers Markets

Lakeway Commons Farmers Market has changed its name to Lone Star Farmers Market and is moving to the Lowe's Parking Lot on 3/3/13.  I think this is one of my favorite times of year for Central Texas Farmers Markets ....due to more growing locally now versus during insane heat of July and August!
Anyway, here is a quick snapshot of what I bought today--
p.s. I am most excited about the baby brussels sprouts....I hated them as a kid.  Yet, I recently started roasting them tossed with a bit of chipotle olive oil  from Con' Olio http://www.conolios.com/ and sea salt --these will be amazing!
Did you know that brussels sprouts are an AMAZING source of Vitamin C??  1/2 cup has more than 80% of the Recommended Daily Intake.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Olives: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I've been on a bit of an olive kick lately.  I thought I would research them a bit more.
Here is the Good, "not so good" and Ugly on olives.  
The photo above would be a recommended serving size, 
(which is most likely ALOT less than I've been eating lately!)

GOOD: they are HIGH in monounsaturated or the "good fat" and 
Vitamin E as well as contain anti-inflammatory polyphenols and flavonoids.
NOT SO GOOD:  It is great they are high in monounsaturated fat, but they ARE mainly fat--so moderation is key.
BAD: SUPER high in SODIUM -300 to 500 mg sodium in 4 OLIVES!

*if you have high blood pressure, these would not be a recommended snack

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Which, Why, When--Protein Supplements

Protein Supplements
Quick post of a well sourced link discussing a large amount of
the protein supplements out there.
As always- protein needs are based on activity, size & gender- 
their bio availability also differs when
comparing plant based vs animal sourced protein.