Good Morning everyone!
Wellness Wednesday yesterday was a review of Cancer Fighting Foods and a taste test session!!! Last week I gave you the statistic that 1 in 2 American men and 1 in 3 American women will deal with cancer in their lifetimes. I am working to keep that from being YOU! If you are interested in a link that takes you to a quick quiz about your risk factors that involve the foods you choose, email me and I am happy to send it to you! The highlights are as follows:
TOP 10 CANCER FIGHTING FOODS
1. mushrooms
2. garlic
3. berries
4. turmeric
5. cabbage and crucifers
6. leafy dark green vegetables
7. legumes
8. red grapes
9. walnuts
10. celery

I brought one of my trainers, Nichole Simon with me for show and tell yesterday. Nichole is the one who has been experimenting for me with different energy bars and snacks 🙂 We “taste tested” Oatmeal cinnamon raisin bites, Vanilla Macadamia nut, Cashew cookies, Coconut flour bread, and a vegan cheesecake sample. The goal is to have nutritionally dense snacks that are tasty and without too much sugar!! I’m pretty sure the winner of the day was the Oatmeal cinnamon raisin!! We (meaning Nichole) will keep at it with your feedback and suggestions!! The next batch will be around to sample soon!! Part of the discussion with Nichole was asking how she meets nutritional requirements as an active person and a Vegan. She has many tips for anyone who might be trying this kind of diet 🙂 One thing is for sure, EACH of us have things and foods and activities that work for us and those that DO NOT work for us. The game is to find the ones that DO, and to stick with them!! Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy week full of gratitude for your fitness, and a desire to find foods that you love that support your health! Keep experimenting, it is worth it. YOU ARE WORTH IT!!