My Favorite Healthy Lifestyle Reads for Week Ending January 30, 2021


Nutrition

Snacking on Whole Almonds Improves Endothelial Function and Lowers LDL Cholesterol While the Almond Board funded the research, the results have been replicated many times. Eating nuts is a heart healthy, plant forward move. Just in time for February, American Heart Month.

Covid-19 Associated with Increased Vitamin D Deficiency What’s news is the suggested degree, 5%, more likely. For everything you wanted to know about Vitamin D, I suggest you read Vitamin D and Covid-19: Do You Need Supplements by Dr. Jo Lichten.

Exercise

Skipping Breakfast Can Impact Your Performance Later in the Day Intermittent fasting has been shown to enhance weight loss, improve blood glucose and reduce inflammation but it’s not for everyone and definitely not the competitive athlete who trains later in the day. I personally can attest to the pitfalls of an empty tank on afternoon runs and rides.

Winter Workouts: 6 Benefits of Exercising in Cold Weather Time to get your non-shivering thermogenesis on. Conquer winter blues, get some vitamin D, improve your outdoor temperature regulation, increase your brown fat, burn energy more efficiently and workout longer all by embracing the winter elements.

Mental and Emotional Health

Emotional Wellness Checklist This is part of the Emotional Wellness Toolkit published by the National Institute of Health, available in both English and Spanish.

Recipes of the Week

Rose Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla Simmered in an entire bottle of Rose this dessert is perfect for your Valentine.

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip Serve it up for a healthy Super Bowl option.

Roasted Tomato Soup Add a drizzle of balsamic for added flavor.

Best Promotion of the Week

As a dietitian, I have to say this is a very A+, LOL way to sell a product. Well done Kodiak Cakes.

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