What makes food superfood? The clinical definition of superfood is pretty grey. To us, though, foods soar to super status if they’re rich in phytonutrient content such as certain antioxidants or beta carotene that provide specific health benefits. Or likewise, foods that complement one another in a way that super charges the effectiveness of their nutrients.
When Randy and I resolved to start living healthier, we knew we had to start eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. Always being on a tight budget, I decided to try the Farmer’s Market – friends were always telling me about the great deals they found at the Market. So, I took a venture… My first trip to the Farmer’s Market was not what I expected. I felt just like “Dorothy” walking out of her Kansas, wind-blown home and taking in Munchkinland for the first time. I stood there, wide-eyed with a bit of fright, holding my basket wondering how I was going to find my way through the rainbow of color before me… All I was missing was “Toto.” It was a bit overwhelming. Really, I had no idea how to pick the right fruits and vegetables... And, there were soooo many to choose from...
Looking for some healthy alternatives to add to your grocery list? We may have just the right list for for you... Randy and I were out grocery shopping today, and I realized I had forgotten my grocery list… Ohhh I hate it when I do that! This led me to think it would be nice to make a grocery list for all of us here at health-actually. When Randy and I started out, it took us a while to read labels searching for healthy alternatives to our regular food staples. We developed our list over several weeks. Hopefully, this list can get you all started out a bit easier saving you some time, and fat and calories to boot!
Your body burns calories all day no matter what you are doing. It needs energy to maintain itself and run your vital systems. So your Base Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories it would take to run your body all day while laying on your bed doing nothing. There's a lot more awesome geeky information on it at Wikipedia BMR so I won't go into a bunch more detail here. The calculator on this page does the BMR calculation and also asks for your normal activity level. It multiplies by a corresponding factor to give you and idea of how many calories you need to consume in order to run your body without gaining or losing any weight.