Healthy and delicious lunch: Tuna with Balsamic Vinegar

Tuna is full of Omega 3 fatty acids which actually good for the heart and is full of protein.

Have it with whole wheat toast which is full of fiber, that lowers your cholesterol.

SInce most people eat tuna with mayonnaise which is full of fat and cholesterol, I suggest substituting the mayonnaise with balsamic vinegar. For the oil and vinegar taste effect, splash some olive oil on the sandwich.

For more taste or garnish, add a red onion slice which is not only has antioxidants, but also good for, believe it or not, fighting against stomac cancer.

For more fiber, add a couple slices of romaine lettuce which will also has vitamin E (antioxidants for your heart and improves skin tone) .

If you are really daring, try dressing up this sandwich with some Smart Bacon (made of soy, not animal fats). Smart Bacon tastes pretty decent, but is not as tasty as regular bacon and is very dry.  That is only because Smart Bacon has no grease, which is what makes regular bacon so juicy. So, what I do is brush it with a little olive oil and some lemon juice. I find that the lemon juice really brings out the flavor. I have not tried this yet, but maybe, you can marinate the Smart Bacon in lemon juice for a couple of hours before using it. It may add some vitamin C to it.

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5 Minute Cool Berry Medley

I made this for my daughter’s birthday party and it took me 5 mintues to prepare:

  • 2 packages of strawberries
  • 4 packages of blueberries
  • 2 packages of raspberries
  • 1 package of blackberries
  • 2 whole limes

Directions:

Take out all the berries and combine in a bowl. Cut lime wedges from a lime and line the bowl with them. Squeeze lime juice of the other lime all over the berries for even better taste.

Nutrition:

  1. Tons of vitamin C to fight colds
  2. Loads of antioxidants for the fight against heart disease
  3. Lots of energy. You WILL feel energized.

Hey, you don’t need a party to make this. Have it now!

Quick Health Question: How do we acquire a vitamin C deficiency?

Answer 

  • smoking
  • physical or emotional stress
  • drinking alcohol
  • allergies
  • fever or viral illness
  • antibiotics, cortisone, aspirin or other pain medicines
  • exposure to toxic chemicals (e.g., DDT, petroleum products, carbon monoxide), environmental pollution or heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury, cadmium)
  • If you suffer from recurrent infections
  • If you’re a woman who takes the birth-control pill
  • If you’re older than age 60

All these things can cause a vitamin C deficiency. So, if you are guilty of doing any of these things, make sure you stock up on berries, citrus fruits, and vegetables such as red peppers and tomatoes