Healthy Living : 7 Foods Men Should Eat Weekly

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eating healthy is like going to work -- you have to do it everyday whether you like it or not.

When you consume nutrient-rich foods, your body repays you with a healthier heart, increased energy, and the ability to fight off numerous illnesses. We have put together a list of nutritional foods that are not only very tasty, but also some of the world's healthiest. These are some of the best foods men can pick up at the local grocery:

Bananas - A naturally sweet fruit that can be harvested year around. One of our best sources of potassium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), bananas may help prevent high blood pressure and may protect against type 2 diabetes. They can also help improve your body's ability to absorb calcium, promoting bone health.
When choosing bananas at your grocery, pick ones that are firm, but not too hard. They should be bright in color and free from bruises or scarring. Despite their rugged appearance, bananas are delicate and will often bruise and scar quickly. Some other foods high in potassium like bananas include broccoli, soybeans potatoes, avocados, apricots, pomegranates, and turnips.

Collard Greens - High in vitamins K, A, and C, collard greens are one of the most popular and most healthy Southern vegetable traditions. This leafy green offers several nutrients as part of the %DV serving you should get. These include manganese, folate, calcium, fiber, potassium, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acides, and zinc.
Collards are an excellent source of vitamin A and zinc, two nutrients that can significantly improve our immune system function. Collard greens are also high in folate and a very good source of vitamin B6, both of which are needed to maintain low levels ofhomocysteine - a chemical compound that could present a cardiovascular risk in high levels. When buying collards, look for firm, unwilted leaves that have a deep green color. Yellow or brown leaves show signs of nutrient loss.

Wheat and Bran - Unless you live on a wheat farm in Kansas, your best source for this valuable grain is breads, pasta, crackers, and cereals. In its most natural unrefined state, wheat contains important nutrients. To receive the full benefit from wheat, it is important to choose wheat products made from whole wheat flour rather than those that are refined. Be sure to select 100% whole wheat products. These foods retain the bran and the germ, a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese.
Eating foods high in insoluble fiber, such as whole wheat or bran cereals and breads -- substantially lowers the risk for Type 2 Diabetes and may help reduce the risk of other health issues like gallstones. Studies also show that eating whole grains such as whole wheat, has been linked to protection against atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, and diabetes.

Cabbage - Cabbage is a worldwide staple vegetable available year around. Cabbage is high in vitamins K, C, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), fiber, folate, and manganese. Research has shown that cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage lowers the risk of prostate and colorectal cancer. Choose cabbage heads that are firm with shiny, crisp, and colorful leaves. While outer leaves are green and inner leaves are whiter, they should all be free of cracks, bruises and blemishes.
According to the George Mateljan Foundation World's Healthiest Foods resource, cabbage's anti-carcinogenic glucosinolates are formed by the activity of myrosinase enzymes, which are released when cabbage is sliced or chopped. These enzymes are deplenished when cabbage is overcooked.

Salmon - We all know that fish is much better for you than steaks and pot roast. Dozens of fish and seafood dishes like salmon provide invaluable amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon contains two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -- both of which are excellent for promoting a healthy heart by preventing erratic heart rhythms and making blood less likely to clot inside arteries. Eating salmon, as little as twice a month, may protect against ischemic stroke (a stroke caused by lack of blood supply to the brain), colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer.
Eating salmon that is either broiled or baked may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia. While frying salmon tastes great, it can mean less protection against atrial fibrillation and often increases the production of harmful fats.

Apples - "An apple a day..." This old statement still holds true and this versatile fruit is packed full of fiber and vitamin C. Apples contain both insoluble and soluble fiber which are critical in lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risks for stroke and heart attack. Eating apples with their nutritional peels left on, can stabilize bowel movements and help relieve constipation. The all important peel contains concentrations of special antioxidant compounds that may assist in the prevention of a number of chronic diseases.
The fructose (natural sugars) in apples is can help keep blood sugar levels stable and also behaves like a natural sweetner -- perfect for baking or snacks.

Lima Beans - Rich in soluble fiber, protein, and iron -- lima beans can be a great complimentary vegetable for baked chicken and rice dishes. The high fiber content in these legumes prevent blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making them an especially good choice for people with diabetes. Lima beans' rich supply of magnesium and folate contribute to good cardiovascular health, and their high protein value can act as a replacement for red meat dishes in your diet.
Sometimes called "butter beans", a cup of limas contain about 23% of the total daily value of iron men should get.

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Ambitous and driven Women , Who are living their DREAMS !!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The HFM Group is a group of  positive, ambitious,amazing, and driven females. We love to support females who are following their dreams and doing it BIG. We are all about Female Empowerment and Black woman power. Many times as women, we tend to never show love or acknowledge each other's success. Today we will acknowledge a few women who are doing it way BIG!  Enjoy

                                                                 Queen of PR
                                                                 Marvet Britto

                                                                     Tv personality

                                                               Celebirty Blogger
                                                                Necole Bitchie
                                             Reality TV Star, Relationship expert
                                                          and Enterpreneur
                                                            Tionna Smalls

Author and Motivational Speaker
Shanell Cooper

Hip Hop Blogger
Karen Civil

Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur

Founder of Black Girls Rock Inc
Dj Beverly Bond

College Basketball Star of Notre Dame
Skylar Diggins

Black Business Women Online
Social Network for Black Business Women Online & all Women Entrepreneurs
 Websites for Professional Women and Entrepreneurs

 Author and  Relationship Expert
Minister Kim Brooks

    Mandy Hale
The creator of

                                               Vanessa And Angela Simmons
                                              Reality Tv Star and Enterpreneur
                                                 We cant forget ...
                   Hunger For More Ent , The HFM Group, Dj Frecklyn :)

Beyonce joins Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign

Saturday, April 9, 2011

BeyoncĂ© has teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama‘s “Let’s Move!” is a campaign to help end childhood obesity.

 Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
Michelle Obama stated

"In the end, as First Lady, this isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition."

The pop diva Beyonce get the hit single " Get Me Bodied " a makeover. This single is  now renamed " Work your body" which is kid friendly to fight aganist the risk of obesity .

  Behind the scenes of Let's Move with Beyonce

Let's Move! Flash Workout Beyonce Intro

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr, his legacy will live on

Monday, April 4, 2011

 43 years ago today, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. He gave his life so ours could be better! Rest in Peace to an amazing man!!!

Dr. King’s pursuit of equality and justice for African Americans through nonviolence began with a year long Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in 1955.

Dr. King went to Memphis March 29, 1968 to assist the striking black sanitary workers seeking higher pay. The night before his assassination, Dr. King’s sermon, “I’ve been to the Mountaintop,” seemed prophetic when discussing death threats.

April 4, 1968 at 6:01 p.m., standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Dr. King was struck by a single gunshot. Rushed to the St. Joseph’s Hospital, he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.

James Earl Ray was arrested June 8, 1968 and confessed to the crime March 10, 1969 – although he later tried to withdraw it. Ray was sentenced to 99 years.

Later on today.

NAACP president to march in Newark to mark anniversary of King assassination

NAACP President Ben Jealous will lead a march in Newark to mark the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Organizer Larry Hamm says the march will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday downtown.

The event with the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is one of several throughout the day in New Jersey, including rallies in Camden.
Great quotes from the honorable Martin Luther King

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

"We must use time creatively.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”

Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.”

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

Attention All Parents! Saturday April 16 An Easter Extravaganza!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

                                              Attention Wonderful parents!!

Mark your calenders, Saturday April 16 is our Easter Extravaganza. Easter egg hunt, Music, Easter play, games , giveaways for the  kiddies and so much more. We are giving an awesome program while helping our community at the same time. For all those with children . Please bring them out , this will be a fun filled day!!!


                                                             Saturday April 16

                                                              Time: 12pm-4pm

                                              Location : Mission For Today
                                       298 6th avenue Brooklyn NY 11215

                                                Admission:  $10 for 12 and under & donation of your choice for each adult.

                                      We will have many great activities for the kids such as bible scavenger hunt, easter egg hunt,prizes, a dynamic Easter play and will provide lunch for them too .

We will also have performances by our praise dancers , choris and gospel dj. The kids will have so much fun learning more about Jesus and how he paid the ulitmate price so we could be saved. Please come enjoy this wondeful time with us.

For more information: Email us at

Nuggets' Forbes "blessed" to get NBA shot

Check out this awesome inspirational story on our client Gary Forbes of Denver Nuggets .  

Article from Denver Post by Chris Dempsey

Gary Forbes wakes up and starts almost every morning with a tweet: "Thanking God for another day alive . . . #Blessed."

Living is something Forbes no longer takes for granted. Each day after his GForbz3 tweet, Forbes takes two insulin shots. 

There is another shot before lunch and one or two more before he goes to bed.
The Nuggets small forward has lived with Type 1 diabetes since he was diagnosed in 2005 when he was 19.

"I'm pretty much used to it by now," Forbes said. "It doesn't bother me. It doesn't affect me. I'm still out here running up and down like everybody else."

And he's also talking about it. For a long time it was hard for Forbes to wrap his mind around the situation, much less discuss it with others. There was the wondering and the "whys." His father and grandfather were diabetic, so he always felt there was a chance it was genetic.

Now a 26-year-old NBA rookie, Forbes remains convinced that widespread knowledge of his condition cost him a real shot at being drafted out of Massachusetts in 2008. And, while time has healed that draft snub, it doesn't mean he'll stop carrying a life-sized chip on his shoulder.

As a fifth-year senior at UMass, he was named Atlantic 10 player of the year. But he watched as guys such as Ante Tomic, Richard Hendrix, Shan Foster and Maarty Leunen were drafted while Forbes waited, and waited.
But now, as the Nuggets head down the home stretch of the season, Forbes is doing what none of those players have done, play in the NBA.

Forbes' basketball travels have taken him from Italy to Israel to the NBA D-League's Sioux City Skyforce. He's played in good conditions and bad but never let go of his goal to play in the NBA.

The Nuggets signed him this summer as a free-agent invitee, mainly a guy signed to help in preseason practices, but Forbes has stayed with the team.

"Personally, it's been up- and-down. I've had my good moments, and I've had my down times as expected," Forbes said of this season. "But I'm going to stay in the gym and keep working and keep getting better every day. I have a high expectation for myself, and I definitely think I'm going to reach those goals."
Nuggets coach George Karl fell in love with Forbes' defensive tenacity in training camp. Notorious for being tough on rookies, Karl not only took a liking to this one, but in some ways sees a little of himself in Forbes.

Karl pulled Forbes over Thursday morning for a chat about playing time. Forbes wants more. He has averaged 11.5 minutes per game (4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds).

"I said, 'I know you want more minutes, but keep your focus because there might be a playoff situation or there might be a game that I need you for five or six minutes,' " Karl said. "And I say that as a positive because that's who I was, that's what I was told at the beginning of a playoff series. 'You're not going to play a lot, but be ready to cover this guy,' or 'We might have foul trouble, you might get five or six minutes.' I have confidence to put him on the court in that situation."

Karl trusts the 6-foot-7 Forbes enough to install him as the emergency starter (eight times this season) when a starting wing player was injured.

"I look at the opportunities as a chance to let Coach know that he can trust me in these situations," Forbes said. "If I can be effective in these types of games that are must-win games, then hopefully down the line in the playoffs he can look down the bench and remember the times that I've been helpful and dependable."
But no matter what happens, Forbes says always remembers he is "blessed to have this opportunity."

"We did a clinic with special-needs kids, and that was really touching," Forbes said. "Some kids are blind, disabled, in a wheelchair, and they look up to us. But for me to have this opportunity to have all of my body parts and be able to go out there, it's just a blessing."


Hawks’ Gary Ervin wins NBL Player of the Week

Kudos to our cousin Gary Ervin!!
Gary Ervin (born 9 August 1983 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American basketball player who plays point guard for the Wollongong Hawks in the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. He was signed in August 2010 as the Hawks' final import for their 2010-11 season in the NBL.

Wollongong Hawks’ import guard Gary Ervin has been awarded his second National Basketball League Player of the Week honour for the season, taking out the award for Round 24 of the iiNet NBL Championship.

Ervin, who also won the NBL’s weekly award back in Round Two, led the Hawks to an 86-70 win in their final game of the season against intrastate rival Sydney Kings with a game high of 20 points. 

The dynamic American guard also had eight assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in the game against Sydney at the WIN Entertainment Centre on Sunday.   Ervin nailed 57.1% (8-of-14) of his shots from the field, and 66.7% from the perimeter (2-of-3).   He also sunk 2-of-3 free throws.

Ervin is considered one of the leading contenders for this season’s Andrew Gaze Trophy for the Most Valuable Player of the iiNet NBL Championship and is currently ranked 2nd in the league for average points, following close behind New Zealand’s Kirk Penney with an average of 20.1 points. 

Cairns Taipans star Ayinde Ubaka was unlucky not to win Player of the Week in Round 24 after leading his team to a win over the Perth Wildcats that sealed the Snakes’ playoff berth.  Ubaka had 20 points as well as six rebounds and six assists for the match.

Also in contention for this week’s honours was Ubaka’s Taipans teammate Ronald Dorsey who scored 20 points against Perth, shooting at 46.2% from the field (6-of-13), scoring 7-of-11 free-throws and sinking a three-pointer. He also pulled in eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Adelaide’s Rhys Carter, whose three-pointer with only seconds to go gave the Sixers a win against the Gold Coast Blaze in overtime, was also a contender. In the thrilling game at the Gold Coast Convention Centre Carter shot at 43.8% from the field, sinking three critical three-pointers, and three free-throws for a total of 20 points.  He also had two rebounds, three assists, and one steal.

Other contenders for Round 24 Player of the Week included Julian Khazzouh (Sydney), Ben Madgen (Sydney), James Harvey (Gold Coast), Adam Gibson (Gold Coast), Daniel Johnson (Adelaide), Kevin Lisch (Perth), Corey Williams (Melbourne), Michael Cedar (Townsville), Lucas Walker (Melbourne), Oscar Forman (Wollongong), Will Blalock (Townsville) and Trey Gilder (Sydney).

2010/11 iiNet NBL Championship Player of the Week WinnersRound 1 – Julian Khazzouh (Sydney Kings)
Round 2 – Gary Ervin (Wollongong Hawks)
Round 3 – Luke Schenscher (Townsville Crocodiles)
Round 4 – Gary Wilkinson (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 5 – Shawn Redhage (Perth Wildcats)
Round 6 – Oscar Forman (Wollongong Hawks)
Round 7 – Michael Cedar (Townsville Crocodiles)
Round 8 – Corey Williams (Melbourne Tigers)
Round 9 – Kirk Penney (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 10 – Kirk Penney (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 11 – Luke Schenscher (Townsville Crocodiles)
Round 12 – Corey Williams (Melbourne Tigers)
Round 13 – Mark Worthington (Gold Coast Blaze)
Round 14 – Kirk Penney (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 15 – Ira Clark (Gold Coast Blaze)
Round 16 – Julian Khazzouh (Sydney Kings)
Round 17 – Julian Khazzouh (Sydney Kings)
Round 18 – Cameron Tragardh (Melbourne Tigers)
Round 19 – Kirk Penney (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 20 – Peter Crawford (Townsville Crocodiles)
Round 21 – Matthew Knight (Perth Wildcats)
Round 22 – Damian Martin (Perth Wildcats)
Round 23 – Phill Jones (Cairns Taipans)
Round 24 – Gary Ervin (Wollongong Hawks)

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