Liver Health....

Posted on November 21 by
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Coming into the holiday season, social gatherings can bring about more alcohol intake than usual. Many people would say their liver’s worst enemy is alcohol. Yes, alcohol is harmful to your liver, but there’s another substance that can be equally damaging......fructose. Fructose, the most damaging type of sugar to your body, is particularly hard on your liver, much like alcohol!

Fructose must be 100 percent broken down by your liver. Glucose on the other hand only needs to be partially broken down before it can be utilized.

Fructose is metabolized directly into fat that gets stored in your liver and other internal organs and tissues as body fat.

Fructose produces toxic metabolites and free radicals when it is metabolized, that can lead to inflammation in your liver

Fructose is a cheap form of sugar that’s found in thousands of food products and drinks.

If you already struggle with fatty liver, high cholesterol, diabetes or inflammatory issues, consider limiting your total fructose intake to 25 grams per day, coming from whole fruit, not juice or added to a processed food.

Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

Posted on November 20 by
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander
¾ teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (approximately 3 pounds)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place oil and spices into large bowl and mix together, making a paste. Add chicken and rub mixture onto chicken until evenly coated. Place on baking sheet.
Bake approximately 30-35 minutes until golden brown and chicken registers temperature of 160 degrees F.

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Friday Funny....

Posted on November 15 by
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Pesticides

Posted on November 13 by
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Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as IBS,
headaches and nausea to chronic impacts like cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption.

Ideally, choose organic as much as possible, but remember that it doesn't have to be all or nothing. If you need to pick and choose which produce to buy organic, consult EWG's "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" lists, which highlight the most and least contaminated produce as follows:

'Dirty Dozen' — Choose Organic

Strawberries
Spinach
Kale
Nectarines
Apples
Grapes
Peaches
Cherries
Pears
Tomatoes
Celery
Potatoes

'Clean 15' — OK to Choose Conventional

Avocados
Sweet corn
Pineapples
Sweet peas (frozen)
Onions
Papayas
Eggplants
Asparagus
Kiwis
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Cantaloupes
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Honeydew

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