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Superfood of the week: Strawberries

Hi, Friends! Here is this week’s superfood from my nutritionist Florence Quinn: Strawberries!

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Hey friends! Here is the food of the week from Florence Quinn.

BEETS

The facts

We call beets “nature’s multivitamin” because they boast an incredible range of vitamins, minerals (especially folate, manganese and potassium) and antioxidants that can ward off all kinds of sickness and disease, from the common cold to cancer. So how do these humble, awkward-looking roots manage to do it all? Well, take their dark red color for starters. Beets’ intense crimson pigment indicates the sheer quantity of antioxidants they contain. One of these antioxidants is betalain, which studies have shown to provide more of a health-protecting boost than vitamin C! Even more incredibly, scientific studies have shown that beets are able to significantly lower blood pressure.

Orange You Glad

All right friends- I have been sick with some nasty cold/flu for two weeks, and in case you didn’t know, I hate to be tied down. Today I woke up feeling better. Thank Heavens!!!! Now I will go back to the gym, and I’m excited about that for sure. It kind of makes me giggle ’cause I can’t believe I missed my workouts, but it’s true friends. Oh lord I’m creating a fitness monster within.

Along with working out comes my nutrition. Two to three times a month, I will meet with Florence Quinn my nutritionist and she will be giving me tips and recipes, as well as a lot of support. I’m learning to fuel my body, not fuel my emotions. It’s so comforting and so rewarding to make these changes for myself.

Every week Florence will be sending me a “Food of the Week” which I will share, and also I will add it into a yummy recipe and share with you. The irony of this week’s food is that I had just left Whole Foods and I bought one perfect orange just because it looked so luscious. I never eat oranges, I never buy oranges and I hardly ever drink OJ. But blame the cold, I found myself loading it into my cart. Then, an hour later, I saw Florence’s email and was like “Wow!” The universe had a plan for me. (LOL) Vitamin C in a perfect package. Here is my orange :0) Read more