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Whip it Real Good!

July 3, 2012

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Try whipped butter on your toast — you’ll take in about a third less calories. Butter is known to be an excellent source of cjnjugated linoleic acid, which may be a cancer-fighting nutrient, according to Ohio State scientists.

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Cinnamon Secrets!

July 2, 2012

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Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants that inhibit blood clotting and bacterial growth (including the bad-breath variety). It also helps control your blood sugar. USDA researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who consumed 1 gram of cinnamon a day for 6 weeks (about 1/4 teaspoon each day) significantly reduced not only their blood sugar but also their triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol. Credit the spices active ingrediants, methylhydroxychalone polymers, which increase your cells’ ability to metabolize sugar by up to 20 times.

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Have you Heard about WheatGrass?!

July 2, 2012

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Wheatgrass is one of the most potent leafy greens on earth, containing a great source of vitamins and minerals. Buying your own wheatgrass powder or caplets is up to 30x MORE nutritious than tray grown wheatgrass juice shots.

 

Wheatgrass supports overall health and wellness. It sustains healthy energy levels & immune function while also supporting body alkalinity (building the blood). Wheatgrass cleanses the body, is high in amino acids (which are the building blocks of protein), and also fights and protects against illness by boosting the immune system. Wheatgrass juice protects the lungs and blood from water and air pollution, toxins, cigarette smoke and heavy metals. It is also a safe and extremely potent aid to weight loss since it suppresses the appetite and stimulates circulation and metabolism.

 

SMOKERS!!!

For those of you that have quit smoking or are trying to and find Cardio to be difficult, there is hope!

Wheatgrass has been found to dissolve scars formed in the lungs and in addition helps wash drug deposits from the body, purifies the blood and organs and counteracts acids and toxins in the body. It helps to increase the enzyme level in our cells, aiding in the rejuvenation of the body and the metabolism of nutrients. These enzymes assist in dissolving tumors. Since wheatgrass increases the oxygenation in the body, you can help offset smog, smoke and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise.

 

So WHY Wheatgrass??

Bottom Line… There is no debate that consuming dark leafy green vegetables is extremely beneficial for our health. Given that over 90% of us fall short of getting 5 servings of vegetables every day, wheatgrass offers an easier and effective way to meet this goal. So if you are reading my blog to get fit and stay healthy, take my advice and go to your local Vitamin Shoppe or GNC and pick this stuff up!

 

 

Smoothies to try!

 

4 carrots, 4 stalks of celery, 4 spinach leaves, 2 apples and 1 scoop of wheatgrass powder

– juice all.

 

2 oranges, 1 banana, 1 avocado (pitted), 1 lime and 1 scoop of wheatgrass powder

– juice all.

 

3 kiwi fruits, 3 apricots, 2 cups of strawberries, 1 cup of pineapple pieces and 1 scoop of wheatgrass powder

– juice all.

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Dump it out!

June 29, 2012

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The typical American eats 27.6 times more soybean oil than olive oil, and much of that comes from the generic bottles labeled as “vegetable oil.” Ban this oil from your life- its the main reason why our omega-6 to omega-3 ratios are so out of whack- and replace it with canola oil, which has near perfect 2:1 ratio of the two omegas, as well as olive oil.

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Hidden sugar!

June 29, 2012

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Scanning a products ingredients list to see if it contains sugar is smart, but you may nerd to expand your vocabulary. Here are 20 aliases that the sweet stuff goes by- none of which include the word sugar.
(Barley malt, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, evaporated cane juice invert syrup, fructose, fruit juice, galactose, glucose, granular fruit grape juice concentrate, high- fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, maltodextrin, maple syrup, organic cane juice, sorghum, sucrose & turbinado)

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