Nutrition


Grass-Fed Beef Gets a 10!

According to a 2009 study by researches at Clemson University in South Carolina and the USDA, grass fed beef is better for your health than grain fed beef.  Here are the top 10 reasons! Lower in total fat. Higher in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A. Great

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The Offal Things I’m Eating

Offal or awful, depends on how you look at it. Before the meat, cholesterol, and fat scare organ meat (otherwise known as offal), was prized for it’s nutritional content of vitamins & minerals, far superior to any vegetable. Beef liver for example is often dubbed natures multivitamin. The Weston A

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Recipe – Portabella Pizza

I posted this picture and received a few requests to post the recipe, so here it is!  I prepared it in my new Air Fryer (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/philips-viva-digital-air-fryer/).  That thing is awesome by the way, pizza was done in 10 minutes! If you have an air fryer, the recipe is in the book,

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Lessons From a Tomato

In the late 1700s, a large percentage of Europeans feared the tomato. A nickname for the fruit was the “poison apple” because it was thought that aristocrats got sick and died after eating them, but the truth of the matter was that wealthy Europeans used pewter plates, which were high in

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It’s HERE! ChelseaLayna.com has arrived. 1

What’s new? Why the change? After years of experience and education, I’ve learned that being healthy is more than just about being fit, it’s about being whole and finding balance. With that understanding, I’ve narrowed my focus to three essential areas where balance is key to reaching optimal health; fitness,

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Spice Up Your Antioxidant Power

Antioxidant compounds have the ability to protect cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are molecules that have become unstable due oxygen exposure. The most prevalent causes for this are internal stressors such as toxins (environmental, food, medication, alcohol) and excessive exercise (usually aerobic). Free radical damage can set the

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So what’s wrong with preservatives & food dyes anyway…..?

The dangers of Trans-fats, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Sweeteners, and even MSG have been under scrutiny for quite some time now.  More recently, food additives or “chemicals” have been added to the list, being linked to problems such as ADHD and even cancer.  The FDA claims that the connections

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