Green Beans

Four Easy Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

green beans: Mince two cloves of fresh garlic and sauté in a pan in one tablespoon of olive oil over medium to medium-high heat for two minutes. Add two cups of washed, trimmed green beans and sauté, stirring constantly, for three additional minutes. Add ¼ cup of water, cover, and steam until beans

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

…of green coffee beans and raspberry ketones are some of the latest supplements for weight loss that are being touted for their ability to help shed pounds. But do they actually work? The short answer is a qualified yes and yes. Both appear to have moderate weight-loss effects. Green coffee bean extract…

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The Many Health Benefits of Garlic

…from my book The Whitaker Wellness Weight Loss Program you can try. Bon Appétit! Garlicky Green Beans Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large chopped onion 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed 6 cloves minced garlic (remember to wait 10 minutes after mincing before cooking…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Chipotle Chili

…chopped 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped ½ cup ripe olives, sliced 2 chipotle chiles canned in adobo sauce, chopped, plus a little sauce (more or less to taste—they’re very hot) 1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium tomatoes with juice, chopped 1/3 cup tomato paste 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and…

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Healthy Diet Meal Plans Made Simple

…are two healthy diet plans I share with my patients at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. Healthy Diet Meal Plan #1: Lunch: * Hearty salad (lettuce, beans, and other vegetables, with a low calorie, reduced-fat salad dressing) * 4 ounces lean protein such as chicken breast, turkey, or tofu Mid-Afternoon…

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

…the need to cut out pasta, bagels, and other starchy, carbohydrate-dense foods. To quickly lighten your glycemic load, eat lots of salads, green vegetables, beans, and legumes. One of my favorite meals is a hearty salad with a nice piece of salmon on top. It’s an easy way to get a tasty serving of healthy…

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4 Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

…shown time and again that the best diet for people with diabetes is one that is centered on healthy, low-glycemic foods. Examples include green vegetables, beans, and legumes. These foods are also high in fiber, which is another proven type 2 diabetes treatment. * Be active every day. One of the greatest…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…romaine lettuce, a small diced tomato, diced peppers, and half a small cucumber chopped. Add 1 tablespoon low-fat shredded cheese, 2 tablespoons black beans, and 2 tablespoons frozen corn. Top with salsa and a small dollop of low-fat sour cream. Garnish with sliced avocado strips, if desired. Serves 1. 3…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Garbanzo Curry

…teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 onion, chopped 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup water 2 cups spinach, tightly packed (can also use Swiss chard or beet greens) 1 tomato ¼ teaspoon salt or salt substitute Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan…

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Folic Acid for Alzheimer's Prevention

…impending epidemic. To reap the benefits of this Alzheimer’s prevention technique, simply increase your consumption of folate-rich foods (beans, leafy greens, and other vegetables) and take at least 800 mcg of supplemental folic acid daily. Now it’s your turn: Do you have an Alzheimer’s prevention…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…independent studies have found inverse relationships between vegetable and fruit intake and risk of osteoporosis. Along with calcium, vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains contain a variety of antioxidants, minerals, B-complex vitamins, vitamin K, isoflavones and other phytonutrients, and nitrates—all…

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