This post is all about some tips and tricks that will help when you are fighting stress, toning your body, when your sad, and few other say-to-day issues!
Did you know when you’re stressed you should have 1 cup of low-fat yogurt with 2 TBSP mixed nuts? the amino acids in each help to diminish the effects of stress hormones in your body! Also the University of Bristol in England discovered when stressed-out men consumed caffeine alone, they remained nervous, but when these men consumed caffeine in a group their feelings of stress were diminished!
Did you know when you are sad you should have an arugula or spinach salad? The B-vitamins in these leafy greens are precursors in the synthesis of our “good feeling’ hormones like serotonin and dopamine. A lack of the vitamin B6 can cause nervousness, irritability, and even depression. Also people who consumed high fiber foods more frequently have a positive outlook on life and are less likely to be depressed! So stock up on fiber rich foods like veggies and whole grains!
Did you know when you are feeling fat you should have a small scoop of tuna salad, without the bread? Eating tuna can speed up the digestion process, which leaves your stomach calmer and defeats bloating! The Omega-3 fatty acids found in the fish stimulate hormones that regulate food intake, body weight, and metabolism!
Did you know when you are hungry you should eat a handful of trail mix? Raisins give your body potassium and your body uses that potassium to convert sugar into energy! Nuts give your body magnesium, important to metabolism, nerve function, and muscle function!
Great for the detox! Try this Black Bean Burger recipe!
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 7 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 (15.5 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2; tsp ground coriander
- 2 tsp hot sauce
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp Creole seasoning
1.) Cook onion with 1 tbsp olive oil in saute pan until lightly caramelized. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds more.
2.) In a bowl, mash beans with back of a fork until smooth. Stir in cooled onion mixture, cilantro, egg, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, and hot sauce. Mix well.
3.) Shape into patties and dust with flour and seasoning.
4.) Heat remaining oil in a nonstick skillet. Cook patties until golden on both sides.
Protein: 16 g
Carbs: 46 g
Fat: 16 g
Fiber: 11 g
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Intestinal microflora or “good bacteria” are the natural bacteria that are present in your gut. They are necessary for the maturation of your immune system and intestinal development. The bacteria present help prevent the attachment of unwanted microbes and allergens to the intestinal wall. Some of the bacteria in your intestines actually produce vitamins, as well as help with their absorption, and some evidence suggests that the natural bacteria is anticarcinogenic. The end product of the good bacterias’ are lactic and acetic acids, lowering the pH of the intestines and making its codition unfavorable for the formation of bad bacteria colonies.
What are probiotics used for? The alleviation of lactose intolerance symptoms, and anti-diarrheal effects are the two most common disease states that probiotics are used for, they have also been found to help heal mouth sores like cold sores and cancers and prevent their development. Probiotics are also used to help with the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns Disease, Irritable Bowel Disease, to prevent some cancers, tooth decay, vaginitis, and yeast infections. There is also evidence that probiotics help with HIV treatment symptoms, colds, the flu, obesity, eczema, food allergies, urinary tract infections, rheumatoid arthritis, and hormonal imbalance.
Our natural bacteria is often wiped out form antibiotics, alcohol, infections, stress and poor diet, therefore leading to constipation, diarrhea and more serious ailments, so it is necessary to supplement!
Here at elements at Wareham Crossing we offer Detox Support 08, our FDA BalanceDiet Supplement Line of Probiotics, containing over 4 billion probiotics per serving! Come on in and ask about our probiotics!
MARCH on into your 7-Day Cleanse! Our cleanse coupled with our Lean Protein powder is a great way to lose fat, gain muscle, cleanse our body of all it’s toxins, increase our energy and get refreshed for spring! Keep on with those New Years Resolutions to get healthy! Lose up to 8 lbs with our 7-Day Cleanse! This month only get $10 off!!!
Try this Scallop recipe with an Asian twist!
- 3 clementines, 2 peeled
- 2 small heads frisee, for serving
- 1 tablespoon EVOO, plus more for the frisee
- 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and chopped
- 8 large sea scallops
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- Store-bought balsamic glaze
- Cut between the membranes of 2 of the clementines, letting the segments fall into a bowl. Juice the remaining clementine. In a bowl, toss the frisee with EVOO.
- In a skillet, heat 2 tsp. EVOO over medium-high. Add the mushrooms; cook, stirring, until browned, 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add 1 tsp. EVOO to the skillet. Add the scallops; cook, turning once, until browned and firm to the touch, 5 minutes. Transfer to 4 plates; tent with foil.
- Lower the heat to medium; add 1/3 cup water, the worcestershire and clementine juice. Bring to a boil, scraping the pan. Add the mushrooms; cook for 1 minute. Spoon the sauce over the scallops.
- Divide the clementines and frisee among the plates with the scallops. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze.
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In this day and age, the “healthy options” are not as healthy as they seem. There is always a healthier alternative, even obviously unhealthy meals at certain restaurants can be made healthier!
Choosing Panera’s Half Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich on Country Miche with Steak Chili is better than the full Frontega Chicken Panini on Focaccia! You’ll save 370 calories!
A Cold Stone Creamery Double Chocolate Devotion Cupcake has 350 fewer calories than the Sinless Cake N’ Shake Milkshake
Choosing Domino’s Pizza’s Brooklyn Style Crust Chorizo, Mushroom, Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Pizza over the sausage will save you 140 calories!
This month only detoxify your body and increase your energy by trying our 7-Day Cleanse and Lean Protein, on special at $75! Here’s a delicious smoothie recipe to go along with your cleanse!!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 TBSP flax
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup spinach
- 1 TBSP almond butter
- 1 scoop BalanceDiet Vanilla Lean Protein
- 2 TSP lemon juice
Blend together and E N J O Y!
Phytonutrients (compound that make your fruits and veggies those amazing colors!) serve several different important purposes. They serve as antioxidants, enhance immune response, enhance cell to cell communication, convert to Vitamin A, regulate estrogen metabolism, cause cancer cells to die, repair DNA damage caused by smoking and other toxic exposures, and detoxify carcinogens. Carotenoids (phytonutrients that make your fruits and veggies red, orange, or yellow) protect against certain types of cancers, heart disease, and age related macular degeneration. Carotenoids are found in carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, citrus, peaches, and apricots. Polyphenols another important phytonutrient and antioxidant are found in onions, apples, tea, red wine, red grapes, grape juice, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries.
So make sure to vary your fruits and veggies so you can get the most out of your diet and help prevent disease!