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Addiction to Sugar More Powerful Than Cocaine

As we rapidly fall into the holiday feasting, an interesting factoid from FitnessRX Magazine caught our eye: “Sugar Addiction More Powerful Than Cocaine” Really????   Does this mean that all those pageant mom’s on Toddlers and Tiara’s are really pushing drugs when they are pouring pixie-sticks down their throats???    That’s just our opinion.  Here’s what the […]

Your Health Begins With “D”

We LOVE the end of daylight savings…cooler weather, sleeping a little longer and less hot sunlight streaming into The Belly Dance Studio. But this time of year does have it’s gloomy side – and that can effect your health! With less sunlight, comes less of our “sunshine vitamin,” also known as D3.  According to many […]

Watermelon Soup — with Feta!!

  Watermelon  Soup — with Feta!!     What do we still have right now in Southeast Texas?  Even though it’s September, we still have the sweet summer taste of watermelons. . .watermelon is still in season!  Albiet not for long, pumpkins are quickly replacing them in the produce aisle shortly.   While we still […]

Why Popeye’s Girlfriend is Our BFF – Olive Oil!

Why Popeye’s Girlfriend is Our BFF – Olive Oil! Okay, we know the difference between fact and fiction, and Popeye’s girlfriend’s name was actually spelled Olive OYL, but we just had to grab your attention to one of our BFFs at The Belly Dance Studio.   Here’s some surprising uses for this healthy kitchen staple: […]

Anytime Avocado and Cucumber Salad!

Avocado and Cucumber Salad Makes 8 servings 4 cups avocados, diced to your liking 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes 2 cups cucumbers, peeled and diced medium 1 cup red onion, diced small 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 cup olive […]

The Belly Dance Studio’s Summer Smoothies Will Make You Shimmy!

Summer Smoothies! It’s the middle of July and the heat in Texas is already unbearable.  Let’s cool thing’s off with Summer Smoothies! Throw all the ingredients in a blender….and blend!   Chocolate Smoothie 1/2 Tbsp. of cacao powder 1 Tbsp. of cacao nibs 1 cup of soy milk 1 pack stevia 1/2 cup ice Island […]

The Benefits of Carrots…Morroccan Style!

  Did you know carrots. . . Prevent heart diseases . . . High cholesterol is a major factor for heart disease.  Since regular consumption of carrots reduces cholesterol level it is good to prevent heart related problems. Prevent cancer . . . Beta-carotene consumption has been linked to reduced risk of several cancers, notably […]

Water On The Rocks, Shimmied Not Stirred

The latest nutrition recommendations from the US Dept of Agriculture advised  people to drink water when they’re thirsty.  Seems like a no-brainer, huh?  But unfortunately it’s something we ALL need to be reminded of. These recommendations were based on data dealing with dehydration, temperature regulation and metabolic control.  Many nutritional scientists strongly disagreed.  Many partially […]

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