Nutritious Life

Brining Nutrition to Daily Life

Food for the liver January 15, 2009

With all the junk we eat these days our liver gets overtaxed. Our liver is suppose to extract all the fat almondssoluble toxins that our kidneys can not handle. When we eat a lot of processed food (fast food, chips, cookies, cakes, frozen meals) our liver gets over worked and isn’t able to extract the toxins from the body, therefore, the fat stores within its own tissue.

 

Below are a few liver supporting foods that we should add to our daily diets:

 

         kidney beans

         raw almonds

         peas

         soybeans

         raw salads with fresh vegetables

         fruits

         leafy green vegetables

 

Next time it is 2pm in the afternoon and you want to reach for that mid afternoon snack reach for some raw almonds or some fresh fruit and a large glass of water. Water is also known to flush out toxins and cleanse the liver. Enjoy!!

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Fresh and Easy December 10, 2008

Today I discovered this new grocery market called Fresh and Easy. I decided first to check them out on their website and came across a coupon where I could save $6 if I spent $30 or more. I figured it couldn’t hurt to check them out and what a great way to get me in there… give me a coupon!! Well their food was fresh all right, however there was hardly any produce! I was disappointed. Not to mention it was well over priced! Most of their items were freshly prepared and packaged as heat and ready to eat meals. They looked good, but they were not all that healthy (lot of white flour, creamy sauces, high in fat)  so again I was disappointed. As I walked up and down every isle I noticed they carried a lot of name brand products and a lot of junk food. As I picked up a can of kidney beans I saw they had sugar in them…. why do you need sugar in kidney beans?!

My over all experience was OK and I saved $6 as I checked out, but in the future I don’t think I will be shopping there. My interpretation of Fresh and Easy is a lot of fresh produce …not a small little corner with apples and avocados and half their shelves filled with processed foods on it. It does full-fill its name of Easy because they do have a lot of  premade foods … but just because they are fresh and easy doesn’t mean they are healthy. Lesson for the day: don’t be fooled by the name of something!

P.S. The one cool thing about Fresh and Easy is that all their check out stands are self check out. I do give them props for that!

Here are the stores in San Diego.

 

 
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