Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dried Fruit Fun

I really love eating dried fruit and vegetables. They really help me stick to eating whole sweet foods, and not grab processed food when I’m craving something sweet. Most of the dried fruit in the supermarkets have extra sugar added, and that is the last thing anyone needs in a snack! I do have some store bought favorites and am sharing them below, but in case you are feeling adventurous, you can make your own dried fruit and vegetables too!

I went on Amazon and bought a well reviewed lower priced dehydrater imageand now am the “proud” owner of this model right here. *You can buy it by clicking on it*

Here is what is so cool about these devices that I didn’t know before. They’re similar to a crock pot. You just set it and leave it. I put the fruit on the tray in the morning as I was starting my day, and the fruit was ready by dinner time. You can dry practically anything. I checked my fridge and found a package of beets. Slice it, layer it , leave it, and 8 hours later you are finished!  A homemade fun and super healthy way to eat your fruits and vegetables.

FOODSCOOP:When you dehydrate the food, the temperature dries it while retaining many of the Vitamins and Nutrients inside. This is because most of the fruit and vegetables are set at a relatively low heat for a long period of time while still preserving the vitamins!

BEET SCOOP:Gorgeous Red Beets are so high in Fiber and antioxidants They are Loaded with Folic Acid which is a known heart disease protector. The power player in Beets is the Betanin which prevents the formation of LDL. If you are struggling with high cholesterol then add Beets to help naturally lower it!

8 hours later and look at the results! Just Beautiful and Sweet!

 

 

Or you can buy some of my favorite dehydrated snacks below: Enjoy the Sweet Spring Time!

seaweed snak

Seaweed Snacks are full trace minerals!

Dang Coconut chips

The caramel flavor uses coconut sugar! Fiber Filled Sweet Treat! My favorite!

 

 

 

jicama chips

The absolute best! Pre- Biotic cleansing Jicama chips!

dried fruit

Organic Dried Fruit and Nothing Else Added!

 

Kidney Stones do Happen!

( Full article available on FitLife )

It happened to me, and it is the absolute worst pain that you can possibly imagine. A Kidney stone. It is  just the most terrible experience. There are things you can do to help prevent them if you know the right foods to eat. The irony is that I didn’t know that the exact food that I eat are part of the class of foods that can contribute to the development of Kidney Stones!

I write all about the reasons behind how someone can develop a Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stone in the latest article for Fitlife.TV

Trying to shift my habits about Kale, Spinach, Beets, Berries, Chocolate and Nuts is going to be much more difficult than giving up sugar! But I only need to cut back, not eliminate them.

This is a perfect example of how food works on a cellular level for each individual. One person’s food can be another person’s poison. I don’t necessarily have to eliminate as much as add other foods or nutrients to my diet to help support the binding and breakdown of Oxalate in my body.

skinny buddah

This is Skinny Buddha’s Salad! YUM!

So Yes! I can still eat the Raw Kale salad from Skinny Buddha and reap the nutritional benefits! Elyce’s yummy and so super healthy salad contains loads of raw garlic.

Garlic Scoop: Not only is her salad loaded with super immune boosting antibiotic properties, but the B-6 in the garlic helps reduce the levels of urinary Oxalates. Garlic is also a natural diuretic that helps flush the system.

Check out my article that provides some detailed information about the dreaded KIDNEY STONE and what you can do about it. Or click on the FOODSCOOP.co Website for a list of food to buy to help prevent stones!

Low Oxalate Wrap - Chicory, Tomato, Avocado, Mushrooms, Yogurt Cheese and YUM!

Low Oxalate Wrap –
Chicory, Tomato, Avocado, Mushrooms, Yogurt Cheese and YUM!

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