Health Hazards of Kale?

KaleKale is the “it” food  of the year– and for good reason.  A single one cup serving of kale has just 36 calories yet delivers a payload of  5 grams of fiber, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, 45 different antioxidants and 10x the RDA of vitamin K. I think that kale can legitimately  call itself  the ‘beauty green ‘ since it offers so much fiber and vitamin C,   the two nutrients linked  to lower  levels of wrinkles in the landmark NHANES study.

But wait there is more.  Kale, a cruciferous veggie like  cauliflower and broccoli,  also contains sulfur compounds that are linked to reduced  risk of  lung, breast, colon, bladder  and prostate cancer.   There is even some evidence that these  sulfur componds,  called glucosinolates, inhibit the spread of … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoFashion Flash this week is hosted  by Cindy of Prime Beauty .  I was a big fan of Prime Beauty, long before she agreed to join Fashion Flash. I  quickly learned to  just her judgement  about products and some of my current favorites were discovered in her blog posts.  At The BoomBox Party  during BlogHer, I got a chance to see   her in action.  I watched as she interviewed  a few brands  and was so impressed by the insightful and useful  posts she wrote about the new skin care lines.  She can spot a new idea, literally across the room, while I am still trying to find my glasses.  If you  care   about how you look, check  out Prime Beauty before you buy  new products.  She’s that good.

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoNow that summer is finally here, I am so excited to be hosting the first  all summer theme Fashion Flash.  Our bloggers  have drilled down into  their topics to share their experiences and skills.  In addition to blue skies and sandy beaches, summer brings heat and humidity that affects skin  and  hair in ways that  can last through winter.  Summer also changes  diets and  nutritional needs.   Digestion  slows down and  our need for water, both inside and out, increases as the thermometer rises.   The Fashion Flash bloggers have got you covered:

*Tired of going to the gym when the weather is so beautiful outside?  Kari of Fab Over 40 has some outdoor exercises to keep in shape in summer months.

*Looking for waterproof makeup that will stand up to heat … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week Une Femme d’un Certain Age is hosting Fashion Flash for the first time.  We’re so excited that she has joined Fashion Flash to round out  our group.  Her “classic with a twist” style is chic but never dull and she shares her fashion explorations with charm and humor.  Don’t miss her scarf tying videos  which can change  an outfit from ordinary to elegant.  Une Femme d’un Certain Age is one of the very first sites I subscribed to and I still  love to start the day with her posts.

When I saw the title of Real Moms Love to Eat I was hooked.   I remember how hard  it was to  follow  good nutritional guidelines when I had young children in the home.  Corraling two little girls off to school before going to work, then … Continue Reading…

Kale: The Ultimate Beauty Food

I’m working my way through the vegetable aisle, picking out items in no particular order.  Recently I added  big bunch of curly kale to my cart  and started to explore its nutritional profile.  I was blown away!  This common, affordable leafy green is so high in nutrients its ridonkulus.  One half cup of cooked kale,  which clocks in at just 21 calories, is practically bursting with a boatload of the strongest  antioxidants.  Its got twice the RDA for both vitamin A and vitamin C–both key anti-wrinkling nutrients.  It even has respectable  servings of calcium, iron and fiber.  But wait there’s more.  There is evidence that  kale is anti-inflammatory, offering a healthy dose of cancer fighting indoles.  Even better, Kale preserves these nutrients   after steaming, a stint in the microwave  or stir … Continue Reading…