Prevention Powerhouse # 2
Coffee and Vinegar = Fight Diabetes
One-third of Americans are pre-diabetic or have some form of diabetes. Many studies have shown that coffee can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar. Liver function and cholesterol can also improve with coffee consumption. For maximum benefit, drink 4 8-ounce cups a day, which translates to 2 large takeout coffees. Note: both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee are effective.
Blood sugar rises after we eat. Studies have show that vinegar can inhibit rising blood sugar by about 30%. Have a couple of teaspoons of vinegar twice a day, at both lunch and dinner. Keep a bottle of vinegar on your kitchen table to use as a seasoning. Get into the habit of mixing vinegar with olive oil for a homemade vinaigrette you can enjoy on salads or other veggies.
Click here for a sundried tomato vinaigrette recipe; it can be a delicious, low-fat topping for baked potatoes, grilled fish or a simple dark green salad.
Prevention Powerhouse #3
Brain Smoothie Cubes = Prevent Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Blueberries, banana, hemp nuts, apple juice and flaxseed oil are 5 superfoods for the brain. They all contain acetylcholine and omega-3 fatty acids, which are both vital for brain health.
Mix up a powerhouse brain smoothie using the above ingredients. You’re thinking: I don’t have time each morning for such a lengthy endeavor. Instead, make a large smoothie batch once a week and freeze it in ice cube trays. When you’re on your way to work or wherever you’re headed, pop 4 cubes in a travel mug and start the day with a powerful brain booster. Click here for the recipe.