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CHI Protein Quality Chart



Provides a range of protein sources from high (whey protein isolate) to low (luncheon meats) quality including pH and denatured state

CHI Fat Quality Chart



Provides a range of fat sources from high (organic mixed oils) to low (margarine) quality including pH and micronutrients density

CHI Carb Quality Chart



Provides a range of carbohydrate sources from high (green vegetables) to low (sucrose) quality including pH and micronutrients density

Silent Inflammation



Ever wonder why so many gym members suffer with chronic joint pain, prolonged muscle soreness or sport injuries that never seem to heal? Part of the answer lies in the fact that exercise and sport practiced or played with any degree of intensity actually causes inflammation.

Lifestyle Nutrition for Active Seniors


If life itself is a sport, and I believe it is, then regardless of age we’re all athletes playing in the same game of survival. So the important question is “Are you winning?” Is your physical performance up to speed, and can you meet the challenge of the day, or has your ability to perform declined because of inactivity, poor eating habits, stress or just plain wear and tear?

Importance of Nutrition


Competitive bodybuilding is a strange sport. In fact, some don't consider it a sport at all. Unlike baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer, competitive success in bodybuilding is based primarily on appearance, not athletic performance. The vast majority of athletes eat to perform and, if they are smart, to stay well, prevent infection and avoid degenerative disease.

Energy



Energy is something that everyone wants more of, but unlike matter and its physical properties, energy eludes a concrete definition in terms of size, shape, or mass. Rather, the term energy implies a dynamic state, a condition of change, because the presence of energy is revealed only when a change takes place.

Cheating on Your Diet


Many nutrition experts actually promote a lifestyle of dietary cheating as a means of release, provided it is controlled, planned and monitored. Others say not to get hung up on the right and wrong of nutrition, that food is just fuel for the fire, and that ultimately, it's just not that important. I couldn't disagree more.

Waldorf Salad

Remember the episode on the TV show Fawlty Towers 1979 entitled “Waldorf Salad?” Waldorf salad is refreshing, crunchy, sweet and filled with hydrating ingredients. It is a light salad yet unbelievably filling. When you eat a Waldorf salad you can feel the goodness going into your body.

Zucchini and Tomato Sauté


Zucchini also known as summer squash is the most popular member of the gourd family, and one of the most abundant, economical and versatile vegetables. Summer squash is available all year long, but at its peak during late spring.

Hot-and-Sour Soup


I’ve tasted plenty of different variations of Hot-and-Sour soup and this is my own version. I like my Hot-and-Sour soup to be chock full of surprises and this shimmering, flavorful version skips the cornstarch which can often make it gloppy. You can make Hot-and-Sour soup as hot or sour as you like. It’s up to you and your taste buds.

Everyday Healthy Salad Dressing


It’s time to get down to business and eat more salad! These nourishing salad dressings will assist in bodyfat loss and provide clean energy needed to boost your immune system and stop unwanted food cravings. The only thing you’ll be craving a big salad morning, noon and night. The results will surely show in the mirror.

Tahini Sweet Rolls


The Tahini sweet roll is just that sweet and rich, high in dietary fiber and nutrients. It makes a great snack or treat that the whole family will enjoy… guaranteed. You can substitute tahini for natural unsalted peanut butter if you like.

Spinach Salad


Like kale and Swiss chard, spinach is an excellent source of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color, it is found in all green vegetables especially the green leafy vegetables.

Spinach and Egg Bake


This dish is great for brunch or dinner and can be eaten with or without any added meats. It is important to buy the highest quality of egg that you can find. The health of the chicken and its diet directly affect the nutritional content of the egg produced. Look for free-range or free-run, drug-free, omega-3, or vitamin E fed.

Ruby Cranberry Sauce


Though cranberries or “mossberries” are tiny, these ruby colored jewels pack a delightful but tart nutritious punch. Cranberries contain multiple families of antibacterial antioxidants called polyphenols. In documents retrieved from the 17th century, we know that cranberries were used for an assortment of medicinal purposes.

The Original Homemade Hummus

A versatile legume, Garbanzo beans or “chickpeas” are a member of the Pea family. Originating in the Middle East, Garbanzo beans are usually pale yellow in color, however, in India there are red, black and brown variations. Garbanzo Beans are the most widely consumed legume in the world.


Summer B.B.Q Pesto Meat Patties


Finally, summer is here and the B.B.Q is at the top of the list for meal preparations. The burger pattie is a favorite for any summer gathering. The fragrance and delicate flavor of the patties will be a hit at any barbeque.

Colorful Penne Primavera


Penna Primavera is a colorful, tasty and satisfying dish that everyone will enjoy. You can add a light green salad and any meat, fish or chicken as a side dish for a full course meal. However Penne Primavera can be served as a meal by itself.

Steamed Greens

Steam cooking ensures the optimum in natural freshness and flavor because steamed foods retain their shape, texture and fewer nutrients are lost in the cooking process. It’s a popular fat-free method for cooking vegetables. Steamed Vegetables are not only healthful and delicious they also add a dimension of balance and color to the meal.

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