Do you like pancakes? Who doesn’t! I love them too. I grew up in Lithuania, where potatoes are a staple food with almost every meal. But after eating a serving or two (it’s hard to stop with only few of them) you feel full, stuffed and bloated.
Once I took my dear friends (they are Italian and Malaysian) to a Polish restaurant for dinner and they enjoyed a plate of traditional food including potato pancakes. In about 30 minutes, they started complaining about feeling ‘like balloons’.
So I decided to experiment with other vegetables to find the satisfaction of white potato pancakes, but with a healthier kick. You would be surprised how many options there are. My favorites are sweet potato and courgette cakes just to mention few. You can make them savory or sweet, depending on your mood [...]
We all accumulate so much junk mentally, emotionally, and physically on a daily basis and it is imperative to allow yourself the time to rest, reset, and recover – a bit like rebooting your computer. Why? Because in our modern world, it’s likely that you suffer from some sort of hormonal imbalance characterized by signs as burnout, anxiety, insomnia, or weight gain.
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is: What would I recommend to help the body repair itself?
First and foremost, I suggest that people begin by cleansing the body; clearing out the congested hormone receptors and resetting key hormones – and all our body functions, by taking a break and giving the body a full detox [...]
Having a holiday of eating and binging does not mean don’t eat the next day, it just means you need to clean it up. Overdoing the alcohol and food wreaks havoc with your body.
First of all – stop as soon as you can and forgive yourself. The past is gone, the future didn’t come yet, so live today. Eliminate processed food, desserts and rich foods for at least 3 – 7 days. Take vitamin C, which helps cleanse your liver, sweat in a sauna or a steam room to cleanse your skin and pores. Sweat through exercise. That is always the best detox for body and mind, and a healthy weight loss cleanse [...]
When you think about ways to build muscle mass, what comes to mind? Usual suspects include animal protein or isolated protein in the form of powders — especially whey and soy protein — that are blended into shakes and smoothies.
Is this the only way and a healthful way to build muscle? What’s not considered as often is that our hormones play a big role, not only in our appearance and sexual life, but are a very important factor in how we perform physically.
Cravings are our body’s way to communicate and tell us that something is out of balance in our body. For instance, when you eat salty food, you are most likely to crave sweets and vice versa.
Cravings could be a signal that you are lacking nutrients. We are living in time where there is a large population of people who are overweight, but malnourished. Finally, several studies have suggested that eating a diet lacking in variety can lead to more food cravings.
What else is causing your cravings? There are many additional theories: Blood sugar imbalance, emotional factors, and hormones to name some.
Instead of ignoring or trying to punish yourself for having a craving, try to substitute it with something healthy.
Most diets and quick weight-loss plans don’t work as promised because the conventional wisdom “calories in and calories out” is not as has been thought. We are all bioindividuals and no single rule applies to everyone. If you’re trying to drop a few pounds, you may want to consider these surprisingly simple ways to lose weight.
Broccoli has been reinvented as a tender-stem, purple sprouting nutritional powerhouse. This tasty vegetable is packed with vitamins, minerals and superantioxidants. Raw broccoli is one of the best natural sources of the phytonutrient glucoraphanin (GR) – a long lasting antioxidant that boosts the body’s natural defenses against pollutants and toxins.
Benefits of glucoraphanin last up to 3 days while other antioxidants last only up to 3 hours. [1,2] Glucoraphanin , when consumed, converts to a potent antioxidant and cellular protector called sulforaphane .
Worried that you not be able to return to your exact pre-pregnancy weight or shape? A woman gains weight when pregnant. It is totally normal to think about the ways how you’ll lose the baby weight following the birth of your child.
The goal should be gradual weight loss. Your body needs time to recover from childbirth. For many women, pregnancy causes changes in the body. If you are breastfeeding, wait until your baby is at least 2 months old before you try to lose weight. For long-term success and to keep yourself feeling good along the way – keep these tips in mind.
Wow everyone at Thanksgiving dinner by bringing a healthy, flavorful, sweet and satisfying dessert to share with friends or family.
Just because you live healthy, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a holiday desert. I find that more and more people have food sensitivities, so I am always on the look out for a healthy gluten and dairy free desert. My latest challenge was finding grain free desert recipes that would be sweet and satisfying to everyone who joins me in a celebration of Thanksgiving.
I believe the best way to activate the power within the immune system is by ingesting certain superherbs and superfoods. What’s the easiest way to incorporate the maximum of superfoods into your daily routine. You guessed it right – make Superfood smoothies.
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