🤔 Do you ever wonder why so many are so confused when it comes to health and fitness? ———————————————————————
We are fully aware that there is so much conflicting information out there, numerous fad diets, and countless ‘proclaimed’ experts giving their advice and opinions. ————————————————————————
🕙 Don’t eat late at night or it will turn into body fat. ————————————————————————
Counting calories is the biggest waste of time. ————————————————————————
Eating little and often is the best way to lose weight. ————————————————————————
💭 Have you ever asked yourself why most are so susceptible to false information, myths and lies? The answer is pretty simple. ————————————————————————
😐 The next time someone advises you about protein or tells you you need more in your diet, ask them this simple question....
What is protein? Pay close attention and observe the confusion in their face or prepare to listen to waffle (in most cases). ————————————————————————
💪🏾 They don’t have a clue of what the word actually means or fully understand how the body breaks it down and uses it to build, grow and repair muscle tissue. ————————————————————————
Can you confidently and competently define the following:
- Amino acid
Do you even know what it actually means to be healthy? ————————————————————————
🤓 Few people can actually answer these questions accurately and concisely. This is why there is so much confusion and people believe most of what they’re told. ————————————————————————
📖 How can you possibly begin to understand a subject of you don’t have an understanding of the words used to describe it? ————————————————————————
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be dropping my list of key words and definitions I feel you need to know in order to grasp a good understanding and irradiate the confusion from your life. There’s nothing complicated about health and fitness, the problems lie in a lack of understanding. ————————————————————————
👍🏾 Once you know the correct meanings of these words, you can make an informed judgement on the validity of claims and opinions you’re presented with.
Burger night ! I had some extra red peppers which have been tasting amazing 🤰🏼 and decided to try it as a bun ! Great idea and added an extra crunch . Burger, pepper jack cheese, pickles, mayo and served Turnip fries 🤤
I love this color. The color of hibiscus 🌺 is so beautiful. I made this mask by pulverizing dried hibiscus and mixing that with ginger powder and bentonite clay. Also, if you haven’t used a paint brush 🎨 to put your face mask on you MUST. It feels a lot more boujee & gentle af.
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Gus Gunderson, Director of Southern Farming Operations for @limoneiraco and our #FarmerFeature of the Month, not only helps produce some of the freshest fruits in CA, but he's saving the planet one citrus at a time. Tap the link in our bio for more! #OurAlliance
Baby, it’s cold outside! That means we’re staying indoors more, closer to people, and making it easier to contract illnesses. How do you prevent and treat colds? I’ve come up with my top 7 cold and flu remedies that I use on me and my family! Last year around New Years many of my family members were sick and passing it from person to person. I had one day that I didn’t feel quite right. I immediately started this regime and never got sick! Check out the latest blog post to read how you can do the same! 💪🏼💚😷
Eating right this time of year isn’t always easy. I’ve already had 2 holiday events and a third one coming in the 10 days of my December Shred! 🤦🏻♀️
But I love that there are options and support when needed. Like this great #shred10 friendly holiday drink that also won’t get you into trouble on the drive home. 👍🏻🙏🏻🥂 #mindfulmonday
Nourishing Broth 🌌 Transitioning into the colder months can be difficult for many reasons. As someone who has dealt with a lot of digestive issues in the past, the change in diet is particularly hard for me to adjust to. I crave grounding foods but that often means heavier foods. Broth can be an excellent way to stay warm and grounded throughout the winter months without burdening the digestive system. Mushrooms are probably my favourite ingredient to use when making broths. They are packed with nutrients and immunological compounds that make them an essential winter staple (in my world). My favourite broth recipe creation to date is one I actually made for @villagejuicery. It’s on rotation at all locations, if you’re curious to try. 🍄🌎
One would assume these two things come hand in hand. But with food culture and marketing playing such a heavy role in our lives, how do we go against the norm and not feel limited?
With social media playing a heavy influence in today’s world and people being easily susceptible to messages, it’s no wonder eating disorders like Orthorexia are so prevalent. Having had personal experience with this disease, I constantly feel like I’m walking a fine line between two things: health and mental happiness. .
Instagram bombards us with fad diets. It also bombards is with self-love and intuitive eating. Yet, being someone who has suffered from an eating disorder AND currently suffers from health issues that are exacerbated by my diet, I find myself at a crossroads. .
I manage this dilemma but only because I have chosen to make a career out of these fields. For everyone else, it saddens me that this is a struggle. It’s as if we have to choose foods that make us “happy”/social creatures and eating for our health. In America’s culture, those two things just don’t seem to go together. .
There are definitely people who can manage both— and I sometimes envy them. But for the rest of the population, I feel this is a huge social issue that is widely ignored.
I dag blev det til lækker rødbedesalat med plante deller.. ikke dårligt på en mandag aften og så friskpresset æble/ gullerods juice til 😍
Plante dellerne var på slum 😁
Rødbede salaten er lavet på:
- 1 dåse kikærter
- Ca 1/2 kg rødbeder kogte og skåret i tern
- 3 store æbler
- lidt purløg og valnødder som drys på
- saft af 2 citroner
- ca 125 g Tahini
- 1 1/2 dl vand
- 1 daddel
Blend til det er tykt i konsistensen..
Bland i salaten så det ikke bliver for vandet. Jeg brugte ikke det hele. Resten kan bruges til salat en anden dag 😃
Today we went for a beetroot salad with plant based balls... Not bad on such a monday evening and even with freshly squeezed juice of carrots and apples. The plant based balls are made without recipe.
The beetroot salad is made of
- 1 can chickpeas
- Ca 1/2 kg beetroot boiled peeled and diced
- 3 large apples
- Pinch of chives and walnuts for sprinkle
- Juice from 2 lemons
- Ca 125 grams Tahini
- 1 1/2 dl water
- 1 date
Blend to a thick mass.
Mix in the salad without it getting too watery. Use the rest another day
I LOVE using powerful healing ingredients when cooking. And turning something that could be considered bland, or not palatable into a flavor packed dish 💗 confession: I’m not crazy about the taste and texture of mushrooms. But I eat them because they are amazing super foods packed with nourishment and medicine. On a mission to change that for myself and my children- I created this taco 🌮 . And I feel like I could eat them everyday 😩😋🌱 topped with a mole packed with nutrients from pepitas, to tlanepa (hoja santa), to almonds and spinach. This taco is a nutritional powerhouse and I’m obsessed. swipe to check out some benefits of this beautiful mushroom 🍄#letfoodbethymedicine#mothernatureprovides#plantbased#vegan#nourishment#moleverde#xochitl#xochitlvegan#veganaf
Let food be thy medicine
Medicine be thy food !! This quote is so apt as nowadays lifestyle disorders are increasing at a alarming rate in obesity. India is now diabetes capital as per WHO.
Now, this is the time to realize how important food is to man. Food is our primary fuel and it is high time that we should respect and love our food. When it comes to weight loss people see food as an "fear" to their goals. But we should never forget that if we eat right food and exercise religiously then our very food is blessing for us and our body. Overall health comes from the healthy gut and healthy gut is achieved through healthy food options. Ditch the processed, junk and packaged foods and start eating healthy food which our mother earth has bestowed us with. India is blessed with diversified seasons and vegetation and therefore we have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, millets, grains and cereals right throughout the year. We should diligently eat clean and good foods and our health will be grateful to us.
Just imagine people we would never require medical help and Doctors and such expensive treatments and medicine if we eat right food and follow sound nutrition.
Think about it where you want to invest in right food choices now or in expensive medical treatments in future.
Are you brave enough to try this easy and powerful home remedy? I learned about this one when I was studying at the academy of @culinarynutrition. Mince a clove of fresh, raw garlic and let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes. (This makes it even more potent.) Eat with a tablespoon of raw honey. Stop your cold in its tracks or get rid of it more quickly with this one! 🍯 #holistichealth#rawhoney#immunehealth#athomeremedy#cneprogram
This is a really great (and short) read from @thechalkboardmag that not only explains WHY your gut microbiome is so important for great mental and overall health but HOW to optimize it.
“By eating a wide range of plant-based foods, you are feeding a wider range of bacteria. A diverse gut microbiome is associated with stronger immune function and improved overall health. Plus, the more diverse your diet, the wider range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients you will consume and the more interesting your meals will be.”
It’s easy to see why food can by medicine. Tend to the garden of your gut and you’ll be reaping the health benefits! Link to article in bio.
The “Second Meal Effect” or the “Lentil Effect” describes the remarkable effect of beans, peas and lentils to help control blood sugar levels hours after eating them. EVEN the NEXT DAY after eating them!
“Let Real Food be your Natural Medicine & Natural Medicine be your Real Food!”-Zeeshan Haider Khan, HLC1, Wellness Advocate & Fine Artist 👨🎤 Bachelor of Arts 🎭
What’s real food for you?
What’s Natural Medicine for you?
Food banks are on the rise. But what food is in those banks. A bank is still a bank. Like a school is still a school. “Institutions” comes to mind.
While it is true that many people simply can't afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we've somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability than priority. p.187
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Book recommendation alert! Do yourself a favour and read this....if you suffer from allergies, auto immune disorders or any digestive issues you probably have leaky gut syndrome. Sounds icky I know, but, it’s more common than you think and not difficult to heal! There is so much great info available about gut health and I’ve been connecting a lot of the dots for myself lately and making a few changes to my diet, supplementation and self-care and it’s already starting to pay off. My hay fever is almost completely gone, my skin is clearer and well let’s say I’m a lot more “regular” too 💩 This is stuff our GP’s just don’t talk about and in actual fact most GP’s are making worse by prescribing anti-biotics and other chronic meds for conditions that can be healed through dietary and lifestyle changes. Don’t get me wrong, I do have huge respect for medical professionals but one does have to ask the question about how much training they get about the importance of good nutrition.....and by good nutrition I mean whole foods, foods that still have dirt on them! I am really excited by the idea that we can all heal ourselves if we heal our gut. After all Hippocrates, the great father of medicine himself said “All disease begins in the gut”. If you’re interested to know more about how focusing on healing my gut has been helping me please get in touch because I’d love to share some tips and learnings with you in the hope that you can start to feel your healthiest and most energized self! 🦠🥑 #eatdirt#draxe#guthealth#healyourgut#letfoodbethymedicine#healthymicrobiome#probiotics#healyourself#goodbacteria#balance#wholefoods#eatwholefoods#nomoreallergies
Alzheimer's and diet - there's been alot of new research on dementia and Alzheimer's recently. Some scientists are calling it type 3 diabetes due to it being related to the brain losing the ability to utilise glucose as an energy source efficiently. One way they have found they can get around this is by switching the fuel which the brain is being fed to fats rather than glucose (carbs). When someone gets Alzheimer's plaques form in the neural pathways of the brain, preventing messages from being sent and causing memories etc to become almost inaccessible. Some scientists say this is what it is, and it just happens, which to me makes very little sense. Other scientists say it is caused by the brain basically being starved, causing atrophy (weakening) of the pathways, which results in a release in proteins called beta amyloid which form these plaques and block the pathways, similar to atherosclerosis. So basically, if you know anyone with Dementia, try getting them to go on a high fat diet, with good proteins, and a broad range of veg, it might just change their life 😀
Combine this kind of diet with intermittent fasting and you'll induce autophagy, which is where the body uses cells which go around and basically clean up the internal environment, removing plaques and improving the body's physiological processes.
Foodpreps - do you make foodpreps? I must say I am a big fan of them, especially when you are working nonstop and have little time for cooking daily.
As for me I wash and cut all the veggies, make a salad and put it in a big bowl, with a dressing aside. I cook rice or quinoa, make sauces etc. And store everything in the fridge. It’s so comforting to just open the fridge and see the food all been prepared. Saves so much time. ❤️
🛑if you are in Germany you can still take part in my advent calendar giveaway from yesterday. Just go the post where it said 9️⃣.
Wishing you good luck! 🍀 .
Hallo, ihr Lieben! Seid ihr auch solche Fans von Foodpreps?
Ich liebe es, es erspart mir eine Menge Zeit in der Küche und den Stress, mir ständig Gedanken zu machen, was ich essen könnte.
Macht ihr Foodpreps?
Was sind eure Lieblingsfoodpreps. Brauche Ideen! 😁❤️
🎄🛑Ihr könnt immer noch gerne am Adventskalendergewinnspiel von gestern teilnehmen. Ihr habt bis zum 11.12.2018 um 10Uhr Zeit
Viel Glück 🍀✨🍀