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How to Eat Healthy?

How to Eat Healthy?

  How to Eat Healthy?   Diet plays an important role in our overall health and happiness. That is why healthy eating is so important for all of us. The food that we consume affects the way our body works and the level of nutrition it receives.  Every day our body needs certain nutrients – such as proteins, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, fibers vitamins, and minerals – to function properly. Healthy eating is not as complicated as it may sound. It can be overwhelming as many people think they have to give up on the foods they love, but that is not always the case. You can still enjoy the foods you love the most, but in smaller quantities and not on a daily or regular basis. I still enjoy a piece of Belgian chocolate or Manchego Cheese on occasion or have 1 cup of coffee in the morning. The biggest mistake you can make is to restrict yourself from eating the foods you love. This is the leading cause of binge eating. Since...

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Kitchen Tips and Tricks: These Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way You Cook

Kitchen Tips and Tricks: These Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way You Cook

  Kitchen Tips and Tricks: These Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way You Cook   Hi guys! Today I want to share a few of my kitchen tips and tricks with you. I received many questions about how to keep things simple in the kitchen. While we all know that fresh home cooked meals are the key to healthy eating, most of us don’t have the time nor the strength to spend whole evenings in the kitchen. Modern life forces us to live at 90 mph. So how do you begin to combine work, school, family, hobbies, and other responsibilities with prepping healthy meals for yourself and your family? Here are 3 of my favorite kitchen tips and tricks to speed up home cooking and create more time to relax and spend time with family and friends.   Kitchen Tips and Tricks That Will Change Your Life   Batch Cook Single Ingredients   Maybe one of the most important things is getting ready for the week. Spending 1 to...

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Spirulina Health Benefits, The Ultimate Ocean Protein

Spirulina Health Benefits, The Ultimate Ocean Protein

  Spirulina Health Benefits, The Ultimate Ocean Protein   Although I’m not a huge fan of powders and supplements, spirulina is one of the exceptions I gladly make. Especially when you are committing to a more, or even a 100%, plant-based lifestyle it is worth adding this superfood to your daily diet. It houses a fair share of health promoting nutrients and is packed with proteins, too.   What Is Spirulina Before we take a look at what spirulina can do for you, let me first introduce this wonderful superfood to you. Spirulina is a natural occurring algae (or cyanobacteria) that grows in both fresh and salty water. It is often referred to as blue-green algae. It uses photosynthesis, just as plants, to produce its energy out of sunlight. Spirulina can be found in tablet or powder form. A standard dose range between 1-3 grams, although some people successfully use up to 10 grams per day.  It is incredibly high in complete protein, iron, magnesium, calcium (26 times more...

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Affordable Blendtec or Vitamix Alternative That Delivers The Same Quality

Affordable Blendtec or Vitamix Alternative That Delivers The Same Quality

  Affordable Blendtec or Vitamix Alternative That Delivers The Same Quality   Hi Guys, After opening the doors to my new online shop a few weeks ago, I’ve had so many positive responses! I promised to get you good deals, but what I stumbled upon now has actually blown my mind! Living in Asia has given me the possibility to find real and unique products as almost everything is made here before it gets shipped to the rest of the world. Living closer to the source enables me to find the sweetest deals for you and we’ll ship them to you, no matter where you live in the world.   Affordable alternative to the Vitamix/Blendtec Look, you know you need a really good blender if you’re making green smoothies, nut butter/milk, veggie soups, tahini, ice creams (or blended frozen fruits), cashew creams, etc on a daily basis. You could opt for the less expensive models ($40-$120), and live with the chunky smoothies, or you could make an investment in...

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Natural Medicine Cabinet: Pineapple Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Natural Medicine Cabinet: Pineapple Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

  Natural Medicine Cabinet: Pineapple Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie   While acute inflammation is a natural body response to allergens, injury, or stress, due to mal-nutrition and our modern fast paced lifestyle many people are suspected to chronic or constant inflammation which can lead to a wide range of ailments. Inflammation is associated with weight gain, headaches, migraine, chronic (joint) pain, bloating, acne, fogginess, depression, and cancer. Turmeric works wonders in fighting inflammation and healing wounds. The smoothie I’m about to share with you is not only yummy and inflammation fighting… turmeric is also great for digestion, detoxification, it boosts the immune system, reduces bad cholesterol, breaks down dietary fat and has anti-cancer properties too!! Click here to learn more about turmeric benefits for overall health. And the best part not only turmeric is going to help you get rid of inflammation, all other ingredients are inflammation fighters too. For more info on inflammation fighting foods, read: 16 Foods That Fight Chronic Inflammation And Taste Great   Pineapple Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie...

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How To Spiralize Vegetables Without A Spiralizer

How To Spiralize Vegetables Without A Spiralizer

  How To Spiralize Vegetables Without A Spiralizer    Hi guys! Today I want to share with you my latest discovery/obsession…. Spiralized vegetables! Zucchini pasta is all over the net these days and I first ate it in a vegetarian restaurant in town. It was love at first bite. If you are anything like me and love to experiment in your kitchen I bet your cupboards are filled to the brim with all sorts of kitchen tools… so buying another big tool like a spiralizer was no option. And that’s when I found a julienne peeler on Amazon for less than $10 … It was a real bargain.   Here are a few examples: Zyliss Julienne Peeler Priority Chef Julienne Peeler Precision Kitchenware Julienne Peeler   Although it will take you 10 minutes more to spiralize your veggies into a delicious raw noodle dish…. It is cheaper and takes no space in your kitchen cupboards. It so simple to use. Wash your veggies, cut the top off, scrape the julienne peeler from bottom to top...

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Essential Tips for Vegans and Plant-based Eaters In A Carnivore World

Essential Tips for Vegans and Plant-based Eaters In A Carnivore World

Essential Tips for Vegans and Plant-based Eaters In A Carnivore World   You’ve thought about it but can’t seem to figure out how to go through with it. In a meat-eating world, it’s safe to say that going vegan or eating a more plant-based diet is a hard thing to do. BUT it is not impossible. Here are some essential tips for vegans, vegetarians, or mainly plant-based eaters or people in a transition phase, just like me.   Do Some Research If you’re serious about shifting to a vegan diet, you need to know everything that that needs to be known. There are different kinds of vegans. We have the raw food vegans, the junk food vegans, whole food vegans, low-fat raw vegans, starch solution vegans, raw till 4 vegans, and the beauty detox vegans. Going vegan is not as simple as taking meat out of your diet. You also have to think about other animal products and by-products like milk, cheese, yogurt, and honey. Veganism is also not...

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30 Easy Go Green Ideas For Your Home

30 Easy Go Green Ideas For Your Home

  30 Easy Go Green Ideas For Your Home    Our planet is losing all its beauty at a fast pace. If we keep living like this, all could be lost for our children or their children to see. The last remaining rain forests could be consumed in less than 40 years. Deforestation accounts for about 20% of global emissions of CO2. If we all start making smart, green choices in our daily lives we could protect what’s still there. Going green isn’t that hard. Small and simple changes will make a huge difference. And you’ll save some money on your way. So a win-win, if you ask me. And if you’re having kids, don’t forget to involve them in the process. When they learn green habits from their childhood, it’ll be second nature to them when they’re adults. And they will pass it down to their children.     “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world” Let’s make it all a challenge for...

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Healthy Fats You Should Be Consuming

Healthy Fats You Should Be Consuming

  Healthy Fats You Should Be Consuming   Fats used to have such a bad reputation. They have been link to the development of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic illnesses. But more recent studies are showing that not all fats are created equally and harmful to your health. There are certain fats that are in fact essential for good health and recommended to be consumed on a daily-ish basis. They are needed for a good functioning brain, they are a source of energy (next to carbs) and important in relation to fat soluble vitamins, too. Fat should make out 20-30% of your daily calorie intake. This is about the amount of 6-7 tablespoons (or 70 gram) of coconut oil a day. This may seem a lot, but actually most of us are consuming even more. Sneaky fats are hiding in many foods such as biscuits, cakes, meat products and ready meals.   Here’s your quick guide to healthy fat sources you should be stockpiling in your pantry   Fruit sources Avocado...

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