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Be #HeartHealthy And Win!

Calling all creativity! All you Instagrammers and Tweeters out there; it’s time to show off your artsy side…and win a great prize for posting.
 
It’s simple to enter. Simply share a photo on Instagram and Twitter showing off a heart-healthy dish you’ve prepared. But here’s the catch. From February 18-22, you’ll be showing off dishes made with yummy greens.

Christina Cooks Heart Health Contest

It's contest time! Don't you just love that idea? I do! To celebrate American Heart Month, I'm giving you the chance to become a 'proactivist' and take your heart health into your own hands...and win some very cool Christina Cooks prizes along the way!

 

Shiitake Just Got Real!

 
If we think about mushrooms at all, we may consider them a tasty addition to a salad, stir fry or casserole. Ah, but they are so much more. 
 
There are about 38,000 species of mushrooms and most of them provide a wealth of protein (yes, you read right), fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, as well as calcium and other minerals. At least three species have also been shown to have phenomenal healing potential: maitake, shiitake, and reishi.

The Beat Goes On - American Heart Health Month

I hear it all the time. Thank goodness February is short. It’s the most unpopular month. It’s dark and cold, snowy and grey. There’s nothing special about this beleaguered month (except for this year because it's Leap Year).

Sure it’s cold and snowy in most places and by the end of the month, we are all longing for spring, but February has a cool factor as well.

One Healthy Thing - Week 5

Waking Up and Smelling the Toast

Oh, What a Relief It Is

Look out, kids. It’s cold and flu season!

 

We’ve seen the ads and they make colds and flu seem as terrifying as anything Stephen King can imagine.

 

One Healthy Thing - Week 4

One Healthy Thing Week 4: Be Nice and Eat Your

Natural Radiant Beauty

Radiance, beauty…that elusive glow that we all seek to achieve.  I would venture to say that we would rather look good than feel good.  Unfortunately, you can’t have one without the other.  Like love and marriage, looking great is usually the result of feeling great...and conversely, if you don’t feel well, it’s hard to put your best face forward.

One Healthy Thing-Week Three

It’s almost the middle of January and look at you! You’re glowing with the spark that comes from becoming a proactive creator of your own health and wellness.

With you well on your way, you’re seeing how the little things add up to creating a wholly healthy you. No magic, no rainbows or unicorns or wishful thinking. No ‘what if…’ Simple, logical steps you’re taking to get your act firmly together.

One Healthy Thing - Week 2

 
See? That wasn’t so bad. One healthy thing, each day, and you already have 4 days of making healthier choices under your belt. Just look at you! You’re glowing…with the pride that comes with doing what’s right for your wellness.
 
As we move forward into these next days, let’s up the ante just a little bit and challenge ourselves with lifestyle choices that will result in real radiant health.
 
Everyone tells us that being healthy is easy (including me…) but is it?