Candice’s Corner – Healthy Benefits of Hiking and Recipe
- Improved cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
- Improved muscular fitness
- Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
- Lower risk of colon and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
- Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
- Reduced depression and better quality sleep
- Lower risk of early death (If you are active for 7 hours a week, your risk of dying early is 40% lower than someone active for less than 30 minutes a week.)
- Weight control; hiking burns up 370 calories an hour (154-lb person)
Exercise has always been a part of my life. Starting early and introducing it to your family and friends to help them get started, if it is not a part of your or their lives, is a positive choice you will always be grateful you made.
Did you know that after 50, working out at least 6 times a week is crucial for good health. A good book to read that will jump start you to increased and new levels of health and exercise education is “Younger Next Year”, by Chris Crowley. The title is deceiving. It is NOT about being younger, it is more about how exercise is a MUST for good and long term health. Exercise is the helpful key to turn back the much talked about biological clock.
HUmineral believes in HEALTHY aging, not anti-aging. We all must age, let’s do it healthy.
Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Holiday!
A recipe staple for holiday dinners and often served at my dinner parties. An easy, healthy and enjoyable side dish to play with according to your guests’ and palate. I also favor this side-dish because I can substitute flavors and texture, by adding nuts (cashews, almonds, brazillian), or fig, raisins, etc., to the finished dish. Also by adding a different herb or spice, such as turmeric or fennel, or when cooking, simmer in mushroom or carrots as another filler.
Broccoli and Potato Medley
Sea Salt – as desired to taste
Vidalia Onion – or other white
Red Pepper (ground) – 1/2 tspn or to taste
Humic Mineral – 4 Tblspns
Fresh Thyme – (any herb of preference) – 2 Tblspns
All ingredients should be planned according to guest.
Peel potatoes, cut in half and then half again (they will separate again at cooking, so not too small), add to boiling water, cook for 15-20 minutes. Clean broccoli cut into small bites (as a bag of frozen broccoli), cook for 10 minutes same as potatoes. Drain all. Cut cool potatoes into chunks. Prepare large dutch oven/skillet with lid to cover. Add olive oil so that it coats pot, be generous (you will continue to add as needed, so set close). Sautee onion, garlic, sea salt for 5 minutes, add potatoes, cook for 10 minutes, then add broccoli and cover. Simmer on lowest heat for 30 minutes (to desired cook preference), stirring occasionally. Just before done, add in cayenne, humic mineral and any of the herbs you like, to taste (should just be a hint of flavor). The potatoes take longer to soften and the broccoli can be less cooked, depending on your liking.
*Note, I am not a person that measures ingredients. Although I have all kinds of cool measuring devices, as I LOVE to cook. I cook via eyeballing what seems right and guest number. To me the enjoyable part of cooking is the process; shopping for the meal, preparing, and cooking, smelling the dishes as they bake/cook, setting a beautiful table, and then the treat is serving my guest. I love a good dinner party.
Last TIP: Big picture, it does not matter where you are eating or what you are eating, what matters most is WHO we are with. REMEMBER to ENJOY your families, friends and acquaintances, always.