Sunday, June 19, 2022

Benefits of Mango

 


Health Benefits of Mango:

1. Boosts the Immune System: 
Mangos contain large amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A as well as 25 different kinds of carotenoids that will keep your immune system healthy and strong.

2. Improves Digestion: 
Mangos contain enzymes for breaking down protein which cab help to improve your digestion. The fiber in mangos also provides additional help with digestion and elimination.

3. Lowers Cholesterol: 
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) which is known as the bad cholesterol. 
4. Prevents Cancer: 
Many research studies have found that the antioxidant compounds found in mangos may protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.  Quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat are a few of the compounds found in mangos that have shown the ability to prevent cancer 
5. Reduces Acne: 
Mangos are versatile for your skin and can be used both internally and externally. Eating mangos provides the body with the nutrients it needs to detoxify and improve skin from within. Mangos can be used as a face mask externally to help clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Vegan Layered Greek Briam


Vegan Layered Greek Bri├ím! 
Prep: 1 cup Brown Rice 
1 can Garbanzo Beans
Zucchini Noodles

Pre heat oven: 400 (optional)

Chunky Veggies in Sauce Recipe:

10 minced garlic cloves
1 minced Serrano Pepper 
1 cup chopped Parsley
1 cup chopped Cilantro 
1 tbsp chopped Chives
1/2 cup chopped Onions
1 sliced Red Pepper
2 diced Roma Tomatoes
1/2 cup diced Zucchini 
1/2 cup diced Eggplant 
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Vegan Worcestershire Sauce 
2 tablespoons Dried Basil 
1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Last Ingredients: 
1/2 cup distilled Vinegar 
5 oz Organic Tomato Paste

Lightly Spray pot with Spectrum Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil Cooking Spray

Saute' all ingredients except "last" ones

Wait about 3 minutes; add Vinegar & cover
Let simmer 2 minutes; stir in Tomato Paste

Layers:
1. Zucchini Noodles
2. Chunky Veggies in Sauce 
3. Brown Rice
4. Chunky Veggies in Sauce 
5. Garbanzo Beans, Parsley, Cilantro, Chives, micro arugula 
Place in oven for 5-7 minutes or eat as is!

Servings: 2-3

I can't even with this deliciousness!


 

Friday, May 27, 2022

Alcohol

 


Alcohol has a different relationship with all of its users and even its former users. Some people spend their entire lives in the pursuit of alcohol. Wether it be the weekend warrior who works hard all week and just gets wasted all weekend or the two glasses of wine a night business woman who just needs to unwind. Some people can have just one drink and some just can’t stop.  Most people start off a certain way with alcohol but it seems that the general gist is that a lot of peoples problems or lack thereof in life can be directly correlated with their relationship with alcohol. 

For me personally, there was a period of time where I did go out and enjoy drinking but i was always very controlled with the amount of nights and drinks I had once I learned my limits. I never let it affect accomplishing my goals in my career and fitness. After my relationship with many alcoholics I just made commitments to my health, my body and mind. I outgrew alcohol being part of my life and would have one drink here or there.  Slowly but surely as I would have an occasional drink, it would have a horrible affect on me. Like a sip of vodka would cause anxiety and I couldn’t tolerate the lack of mental control. I didn’t like how it made me feel. When I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy I didn’t want to have a drink especially while on the medications and I just haven’t had any alcohol since. It’s been over a year and I just don’t have alcohol in my life at all and it’s nothing like I can’t if i wanted to it’s just I think that drinking alcohol prevents you from evolving, enjoying life and tackling your goals.  Alcohol is the inventor of problems and the masker of emotional wellness. It robs you of life even your celebrations. Why is #alcohol the celebration and not the feelings of joy you feel being enough. Problem thinking, bad decision making, procrastination and in some cases health issues. You can only go so long before alcohol deteriorates you in some way so you either go down with it or survive it. 




Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Benefits of Omega-3’s


Benefits of Omega 3:

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1. #Cardiovascular Health: Many studies have shown that Omega-3s contribute to better heart health. "The strongest evidence for a beneficial effect of omega-3 fats has to do with heart disease. These fats appear to help the heart beat at a steady clip and not veer into a dangerous or potentially fatal erratic rhythm." - Harvard Medical School

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2. #Child #Development: Omega-3 fatty acids are important for brain development of the in utero and growing child. Higher IQs in children have been linked to higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids consumed during their mother’s pregnancy. A study of 500 children found that those low in omega-3 fatty acids had more trouble reading.

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3. #Dementia and #Brainhealth: The American #Nutrition Society has conducted 3 studies on the elderly that show evidence that omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent dementia because dementia is linked to cardiovascular health. Omega-3s are linked to bigger, healthier brains that bode well for the aging body.

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4. Bipolar Depression: In a review of different supplemental therapies for #bipolar depression, #omega3 fatty acid was the one that showed the highest promise for making a difference.

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5. Prevent Breast Cancer: Research in Asian countries where seafood is commonly eaten shows reduced breast cancer rates. Scientists who work specifically in the field of breast cancer have long recommended the addition of omega-3s, in their patients nutrition.

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6. Reduces Anxiety: A study conducted by John Hopkins, links omega-3s to how you feel.  The study concluded that teens low in Omega-3s are more likely to feel anxious. It showed that making sure they have adequate omega-3s in their diet can help prevent excessive anxiety.  Similarly, expectant mothers who consumed more Omega-3's during their pregnancy reported far less anxiety than those who consumed less.

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Omega-3s are commonly associated with seafood but there are a lot of plantbased sources like walnuts, Hemp hearts, chia seeds & leafy greens. It's extremely important to eat a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet that's high in omega-3s for a healthy heart & a calm mind giving your body and mind balance for optimum health!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Food For Sex Power




Who wouldn’t want to be a sex machine?  Keep your blood flowing and the good vibes going by adding these foods into your nutrition. This is a great chart that explains how to increase your blood flow, feed your body great nutrition and keep your libido high and happy! 

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