Quinoa is a seed that is related to beet, chard, and spinach plants. It is considered a grain and a tasty choice for those who follow a wheat or gluten-free diet. It comes in a variety of colors and is a very nutritious food. Quinoa has a slightly nutty flavor and when cooked is fluffy and creamy, but still a little crunchy. Actually, it was quite the staple for South American Native Indians, and the Incas called it the “monster seed.” Also known to give strength and stamina, it was the called “the gold of the Aztecs.”
Quinoa is a great source of magnesium and manganese, plus a good source of the minerals iron, phosphorous, copper and zinc. It also contains B2, vitamin E and fiber. Quinoa has all of the essential amino acids, which makes it an excellent source of protein.
Easy to prepare, this grain is a tasty accompaniment to any meal. For perfectly cooked quinoa, simply add 1 part grain to 2 parts liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and let summer for about 15 to 20 minutes. The quinoa should look translucent at the end of the cooking process. You can dress it up any way you like. Here are some quick serving ideas to try. Continue reading “Quinoa: A Super Grain”
December 28th, 2011 by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach
Here’s today’s Holiday Mojo tip: be a food snob! It’s all about being choosy with what we have and what we choose not to have during this festive time of year. Here are a few ideas to explain what I mean…
When I heard the news that a coworker had fallen and badly broken both of her wrists, I was really concerned. My initial thoughts for this avid gardener, photographer, writer, musician, and petter of three beautiful cats, was wow, it is going to be a very long recovery and an even longer time until she can enjoy doing her favorite things with her hands again. I so happy to be proven wrong! Despite needing surgery (a week after her fall) and occupational therapy (starting a week after surgery), the speed at which she recovered still amazes me. Her doctors were also truly blown away by the speed and quality of her bone healing and wrist mobility. When asked about her success, she attributes it to her good health leading up to the fall, as well as an excellent diet, solid supplement program, and strong commitment to her OT exercises.
I want to share with you her supplement protocol in case you or someone you know suffers from a fall and breaks a bone. We put our heads together at Village Green to come up with a program that would include the best supplements to support bone healing and collagen repair, and she did some of her own research as well. Her protocol included the following:
A comprehensive bone-building formula (highly absorbable forms of calcium, magnesium, and other vitamins and minerals), as well as extra vitamin K2 and vitamin D3
December 26th, 2011 by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach
Today’s Holiday Mojo video is about food pushers. We all have them, those well meaning people who push food on us and may (if we’re not careful) sabotage our best efforts at maintaining healthy habits throughout the holiday season. Well, here are a few ideas that may help.