Friday, September 30, 2011

Halibut Recipe: The Natural Sleep Aid

HALIBUT is packed with Vitamin B6 and Tryptophan. B6 is good for your Cardiovascular Health (The Heart and Blood Vessels) and the Circulatory System (The Blood Flow.) Tryptophan is an Essential Amino Acid found in foods that contains protein; which tryptophans converts into serotonin after entering the brain. (Serotonin has a lot to do with your mood, appetite, sleep and your impulses.)

Grilled Halibut and Fresh Mango Salsa

2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups diced peeled ripe mango
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey, agave, or beet sugar
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
1 tablespoon olive oil

Prepare grill.
Combine first 7 ingredients. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and garlic.
Rub halibut with oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place fish on grill rack; grill 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with mango salsa
Nutritional Information...
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 295
Calories from fat: 24%
Fat: 7.8g
Saturated fat: 1.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
Protein: 37g
Carbohydrate: 19.5g
Fiber: 2.8g
Cholesterol: 54mg
Iron: 2.3mg
Sodium: 687mg
Calcium: 105mg

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sauteed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Pan Sauce

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Ingredients :
· 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
· 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
· 1 1/2 teaspoons drained brine-packed green peppercorns, lightly crushed
· 1 teaspoon butter
· 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
· 2 (6-ounce) tilapia or sole fillets
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
· 2 teaspoons butter
· Lemon wedges (optional)
· Combine first 3 ingredients.
· Melt 1 teaspoon of butter with oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat.
· While butter melts, sprinkle fish fillets with salt and black pepper. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Dredge fillets in flour; shake off excess flour.
· Increase heat to medium-high; heat 2 minutes or until butter turns golden brown. Add fillets to pan; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fillets from pan. Add broth mixture to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in two teaspoons of butter with a whisk. Serve sauce over fillets. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desire

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
· Calories: 282
· Calories from fat: 26%
· Fat: 8.3g
· Saturated fat: 3.2g
· Monounsaturated fat: 2g
· Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
· Protein: 35g
· Carbohydrate: 15.3g
· Fiber: 0.8g
· Cholesterol: 92mg
· Iron: 1.5mg
· Sodium: 739mg
· Calcium: 43mg

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Istinja...True Cleanliness

The Benefit of Istinja is cleanliness of the genital and rectal areas for both men and women. In Islam, Shaving the pubic hair and istinja is a sunnah. Istinja must be done after every time of urination and defecation. You don't need anything fancy or a bidet (pronounced ~Bih-day) as seen above. You only need a water bottle or something to put water in or a container with a spout... Many Mosque and Masjids here in the United States and Public muslim owned places use watering pots due to it being easy to fill lots of water and easy to clean from dust and other particles.

Health Benefits of Istinja:

  • It Promotes Good Hygiene 
  • It Promotes Freshness
  • It Removes Odor
  • It Remove Harmful Bacterium
  • Helps to Resist Urinary Tract Infections
  • Can Relieves Symptoms (such as itching and pain) of Non-Venereal Infections or Ailments.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Salty-Sweet Body Scrub

When you mix a coarse sugar, a mineral rich sea salt, and Olive oil... It makes a wonderful exfoliate that promotes circulation,removes dead skin, and promotes nourishing fatty acids to the skin, not to mention softness.... So Here's the Recipe:
1/2 cup of sea salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of extra light olive oil 
essential oil (optional) 
(1) Combine sea salt and sugar in a container with a lid and shake well to blend thoroughly. (2)Slowly add in olive oil stirring as you pour.
(3) If using essential oil add in a few drops. 
(4)Massage on to wet skin, for more intense exfoliation apply to dry skin in a circular motion and rinse thoroughly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Natural Sleep Aid...Whole Grain Bread

Eating foods rich in tryptophan can actually increases the Amino acids entering into the brain, like in the case of carbs such as whole grain breads... it will stimulates the release of insulin. Whole grains also has B vitamins which in turn also helps tryptophan convert into serotonin for a good nights rest.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Helpful Fat Loss Methods...Tip 3

Mix Up Aerobic and Strength Training Routines.

Mixing up your exercise regimine frequently can replace boredom with encouragement! Different routines have different fat burning effects and they sometimes can sculpt one part of the body more so than another part. Which also stimulates the metabolism greatly, inturn melting away fat on a greater scale...

I mix running with a turbo kick routine for cardio and recently began implementing light weight training with a mix of calisthenics. Variety Works.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

"Lighten Up Friend"

Everyone falls off the their nutritional routine sometimes, and that is ok...I have this belief that, (A) You are entitled every once in a while, especially when you have put in overtime with your Wellness routine. and (B) It may give you the incentive to work it off with more vigor, burning more calories, and firming up.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sirlion Salad

This Salad was not only a complete hit with my family,for taste, but with me for it's simplicity! and it didn't even need to make a dressing! We absolutely loved it...

Ingredients: Iceburg lettuce, carrot sticks, purple onions, green peppers, feta cheese, and sirlion strips.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Worried about the Pop-ity-corn?

A U.S. study was led by the chemist Dr. Vinson from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. This study showed that some whole grains breakfast cereals and snack foods are a good source of polyphenols. (Polyphenols are antioxidants). BUT...Amazingly, popcorn passed the test with flying colors, having the most polyphenol of all tested foods, even fruits and veggies. I guess you are wondering how? Well fruits and vegetables has more water content which can dilute the antioxidant content in them. Where as the popcorn's polyphenol is concentrated!
But, don't even dream of giving up those beloved fruits and vegetables for popcorn my friends.  Fruits and vegetables are still very valuable in our diets and very much so needed.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Helpful Fat Loss Methods...Tip 2

Gradually Ease Your Way Into Aerobics.
moderate aerobics are likely to burn a greater amount of body fat if the intensity is kept at around 70 percent of maximum heart rate, and taken beyond the 30-minute mark (with one hour being the eventual goal).With weight training, high repetitions with moderate weights would work best for an obese client during the initial stages of training. It is important to remember that lower intensity weight training and aerobics should both be done in the same program to maximise results.Walking is a perfect, low impact aerobic activity for the obese. For weight training, all body parts should be targeted with basic exercises that work larger muscles.

Helpful Fat Loss Methods...Tip1

Exercise Moderately With Aerobics & Weights or Calisthenics.
Gradually Increasing The Intensity, As Fat Is Lost
When one is severely overweight, it is probably best to start their fat burning phase with low intensity aerobics and weight training, to ensure that the body is not placed under undue stress at this early stage. For the significantly overweight (those over 25 percent body fat in males and 30 percent in females) it is best to work moderately as a way in which to gradually ease into a higher intensity program. 
A walking program would be a healthy start!  
May you have great success!