Entries by Marian Isel Barragán


Drinking Coffee or Café Could Save Your Life

Moderate consumption of coffee is not a bad thing (for most people) in life. It induces a feeling of well-being, makes you more alert and aahh…who can resist the aroma? Really? Caffeine-related studies have conflicted over the years. A 2011 Harvard study suggested that coffee can help reduce stroke, but caffeine can also cause physical […]


3 Healthy Alternatives to Any Party Food

Chips, Dips, Pizza, Subs, Hot Dogs, Cupcakes….HELP! What’s a woman trying to keep her food and health game in check supposed to do on one of the biggest junk food days of the year? That’s right, Super Bowl Sunday can be tempting to fall off the health-resolution bandwagon. But there are healthy alternatives to party […]


3 Tips to Start Your Day In a Healthy Way

Many of us use the momentum of the New Year to get healthy. But what does that actually look like for you? Is your desire to be in good health broken down into tangible goals or is your resolution simply to “get healthier in 2012″? In the first of this three-part series, I will present […]


Great Summer Salads with Greens

Our love affair is approaching the three-year mark. It started when I fell deeply in love with Kale. But soon, I was seeing Bok Choy. Then Tatsoi, Mustard and Dandelion greens. Then came Escarole, Broccoli Rabe, and Swiss Chard. Followed by Arugula and Pea Shoots. If it’s green or anywhere near green, I eat it. […]


Super Easy, Super Tasty Summer Smoothies

What’s better than sipping on an ice-cold smoothie on a hot summer day? Whether you’re poolside minding the kids or stuck indoors doing laundry, smoothies offer a refreshing alternative to calorie-laden colas. All you need is a few ingredients, a little ice, and a blender. Added bonus: Smoothies are a great way to energize and […]

Healthy, Summer BBQs Your Family Will Love

It’s summertime and the cooking is easy! This is the time of year when our diets are meant to be light. Mother Nature blesses us with lots of sunshine, greens galore, and an abundance of fruit. So why is it that we bog ourselves down with heavy foods at family barbecues? Here are five simple […]