Nutrition / 3 posts found

The Benefits of Olives

Olives can be a nice addition to your choices of snacks or added to a salad while contributing to your daily nutritional goals. Olives, whether green or black contain about 115 to 145 calories per 100 grams, or approximately 59 calories for 10 olives. They consist of 75-80% water, 11-15% fat, 4-6% carbs and a small amount of protein. Olives contain antioxidants that help prevent heart disease. The fat in olives contain fat but it’s healthy monosaturated fat, good fat, which has been shown to reduce…

The Power of Magnesium

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a magnesium fanatic and I confess that it’s true. It all started when hurricane Ivan hit our tiny island Grand Cayman of the Cayman Islands and annihilated it. Just taking a guess, but I would say that over half the homes and businesses lost everything, which included me. So, because of my loss, sleeping in the attic of a commercial building with no electrical power and no bed to sleep on for over 3 months gave birth to a slight sciatica problem. This is not…

Encouraging Healthy Fat Loss

It can be extremely tricky to lose weight, actually I should say lose fat, and we are often tempted to use a quick fix solution to lose those extra pounds. With these practically overnight programs, you may lose weight initially but the answer to keeping your weight off permanently is to have a healthy fat loss system. There is no such thing as the perfect diet, I prefer to call it meal plan, but if you are realistic in your approach you can find a meal plan that is well suited for you. To encourage…