what is raddichio & those 'other' lettuces? 
why they're good for you & how to use them?  


essential yoga stretches for runners.

raddichio vs. the rest.

raddichio is a featured rockstar on our menu this week, but what really makes raddichio different from other types of leafy greens? check out our list of comparisons:
raddichio.
  • what it is - a leaf chicory that has red leaves and white veins. it is bitter and spicy when eaten raw, and the flavors calm down when cooked.
  • health benefits - excellent source of phenolic flavnoid antioxidants. B-complex vitamins, folic acid, vitamin K and other minerals. 
  • how to eat it - chopped in a salad or even baked, as seen our 2 dishes here.  grill it, and toss it in with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and mustard, following this easy and yummy recipe.
endive.
  • what it is - a leaf vegetable hailing from the daisy family. it is rich in vitamins and fiber, and it can be chopped, sauteed, or eaten raw.
  • health benefits -  vitamin A & b-carotene rich. folic acid and minerals such as copper, iron, and potassium.
  • how to eat it - mix with snap peas and parmesan dressing to make this delicious salad.
watercress.
  • what it is - a perennial plant that is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables eaten by humans. it has a zesty, peppery flavor.
  • health benefits - rich in iron, iodine, vitamins A, C & E, antioxidants and folate.  in addition to proven skin health and cancer prevention benefits.
  • how to eat it - throw it together with avocados, onions, and apples for a crispy, tangy dish.

boston bibb.
  • what it is - a type of head lettuce with many leaves. it has a sweet taste and a tender texture.
  • health benefits - a good source of thiamin, riboflavin  calcium, magnesium & phosphorus. plus, a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins: A, C, K, B6, Folate, iron and potassium.  
  • how to eat it - combine with grilled prok, apples, cherry tomatoes, and walnuts for a hearty salad that will keep you satisfied all day.
yoga for runners.
we know that yoga is crucial for keeping you limber, healthy, and fit, but it's easy to be so worn out after a great run that stretching is the last thing on your mind. here are some simple tips for ensuring that you keep your muscles stretched and loose after a good jog:
  • relax tight hamstrings and prevent future injuries with postures like the supine leg stretch and locust pose.
  • do some gentle stretching postures to ease weary muscles and ensure that you stay healthy.
  • practice some basic poses with weights to increase your muscle strength and stability, allowing your body to carry you on longer runs in the future.


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