Eating trends change, but what’s healthy for your body doesn’t. Vegetables can be en Vogue one minute and out of style the next (remember spinach, then came kale!). In order to understand how to eat for your body, you first have to know your body and then be able to identify your goal. The next step is creating a health plan that helps you achieve your goal given whatever lifestyle constraints you feel might be holding you back. The foods that have always been healthy are still healthy! Eat them. But, understand them and their nutritional benefits. Why is this particular food good to have for _____? Eating is not just about satisfying the moment of hunger, it’s about giving your body what it needs to operate optimally for your lifestyle.
A few must reads to learn how you can eat healthy and love doing it.
What's In My Kitchen
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Juice I'm Loving Right Now
What I’m Reading...
What we put in our body is so important. Our daily food intake is what fuels us for the day and depending on the caloric intake, it can help us maintain, gain, or lose weight and contribute to inflammation (ie; bloating). Try to keep your diet as wholesome as possible. Stick to natural, antibiotic-free and hormone-free meats and fish, get the freshest fruits and vegetables you can find. Feel the difference in how you look, feel and even see an improvement in the clarity of your skin by eating cleaner. I’ll keep sharing small substitutions that are yummy, but that improve the quality of your life. You are what you eat. Make little steps that lead to major progress!
Juices and smoothies are a quick and easy way to help you get your daily serving of fruit and veggies. These two forms of liquid foods are two of the least invasive ways that allow you to get your convenient daily dose of nutrients. Blending and juicing takes about 90% of the work off of your digestive system making the nutrients that you need easily accessible for absorption.
When creating your own at home, it is always important to add whole foods. Although raw fruits and veggies contain more fiber than store bought juice, you can always add extra fiber to your smoothies and fresh juices by placing in a spoonful of the extracted pulp, ground flax and/or chia seeds.
Below are a couple juice and smoothie recipes. Let me know what you think. Try adding vanilla whey protein to the smoothies for a great post workout snack.
I’m often on the go, and looking for a nutritious way to fill up with a smoothie packed with supplements, but that tastes like a milkshake!🥤
If you are anything like me, then I know for a fact you will enjoy the recipes above.
Why does your juice have to be green? Yes, your healthy "green juice" should no longer be just green. After my travels internationally, I have voluntarily change the color of my juice to red!
It was not even on my radar until my last adventure to Israel. Street vendors everywhere were not only selling pomegranate juice to the masses, but where squeezing the red fruit directly in front of us. After taking my first sip, I instantly did my due diligence with research and prayed in the holiest land that my fall for Pomegranate was justified. I got lucky, as I found more added benefits than an overpriced multivitamin.
Here are the 5 benefits that I found the most interesting. Let me know what you think!
Benefits of Pomegranate!
So now you know, your healthy green juice isn't the only healthy option out there when it comes to nutrient dense drinks. Performing at life and looking lean is the game that I love playing every single day. The fact that pomegranate may reduce inflammation and promote muscle recovery is good enough to get me to add it to my repertoire.
Hopes this helps!
Remember, You don't have to be an athlete to look and feel like one - BeExceptional!
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