Win-Win Nutrition: Spicing things up to get the good burn


On a daily basis I am reminded of how blessed I am. I am talking about my philosophy on my eating style. Theyyyy say one of the keys to happiness is loving the things that you have. I know that we all have the ability to make food for ourselves. I have an extreme passion for taste and experience of eating. I also share an extreme passion for nutrition and the ability to reinforce my health and energy by what I eat.

These two passions married together are a foundation to my happiness and I am determined to share them with the world. Imagine of the foods that had the most to offer also were the most satisfying and fulfilling… Then imagine the foods that you craved reinforcing your health and actually making you healthier in the long run. Welcome to my world!

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“Making healthy tasty, making tasty healthy”

 

Nobody is born a professional. One becomes a professional based off consistent professional habits fueled by a desire. A main ingredient in desire is fascination.

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“An interested person wants to know if it works. A fascinated person wants to know how”

 

My solution is getting people interested that the nutrition and “healthiness” that we eat can taste very good. From there I hope that interest turns into a level of fascination, thus leading to a sustainable form of motivation. I can’t ever see my fascination declining, as there are endless possibilities of flavor and health combinations.

 

I am an addict.

I eat good because it makes me feel good

When I feel good I have more energy

When I have more energy I am a more effective and happier person to be around

The side effects are all great; sense of well being, thriving immune system, less body fat, and youth

I do not want this feeling to go away.

Therefor I am addicted to feeling good.

Try some of these “flavors with benefits”

These are all worth adding into your eating habits!

Yerba Mate/Green Tea
If you’re going to take one new habit from this list, let it be that you start getting some green tea in your diet. Green tea and yerba mate come from different plants, but they both contain extremely high levels of the catechin antioxidants that promote fat loss.
Try this: Add in smoothies, steam frying, sauces, etc..

Hot Peppers
Hot red peppers have been rumored to have fat loss properties for years due to the bioactive compound capsaicin. Simply cooking with whole hot pepper or adding hot pepper extract or spice to food may decrease hunger and reduce energy intake, while stimulating fat burning and overall calorie burning in the body.
Try this: Add hot peppers to salad dressing, veggie or meat dishes, or eggs

The Spice Bundle: Cinnamon, Ginger & Turmeric
All three of these are anti-inflammatory and there’s promising, if peripheral, evidence that cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and various other spices support healthy digestion and fat loss. Ginger improves thermogenesis just like hot peppers, and studies report that cooking with ginger can decrease appetite.
Try this: Add these spices to smoothies, juices, sauces, and shakes. I like to have all 3 in the morning as a boost with warm water.

Lemons
Great source of vitamin C and B6 as well as potassium, folic acid, and more! Helps aid in weight loss because of its benefits as a digestive aid, and it helps cleanse the liver. They work to slow down the rate of starch digestion, helping to keep blood sugar balanced. This prevents spikes in insulin and reduces fat storage.
Try this: Lemon in water, on salads, or proteins to provide healthy satiety factor. Don’t worry about what it does to your teeth, this would take someone using it like mouthwash to break down enamel.

Seed Tri-factor: Hemp, Flax, and Chia
Containing high in levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and high in fiber. So they help in curbing your appetite by keeping you full throughout the day. The power seeds help to build the muscle mass, which burns more calories that fat. The high fiber content aids healthy digestion and thus supplements weight loss.
Try this: Add to smoothies and dressing for added texture and fiber. They are great as a garnish for salads and vegetable dishes. All three can create an alternative for an egg in most recipes.

Apple Cider Vinegar (raw)
Balanced glucose levels to support blood sugar, cleanses digestive tract and increases circulation. Great base for dressings brings out flavor in spices.  is a delicious, zesty, refreshing and immune enhancing vinegar filled with enzymes and potassium. Hippocrates, in 400 BC used apple cider vinegar to treat his patients. It has been famous ever since for its cleansing and healing properties.
Try this: Base of dressings and sauces, better alternative to other cooking vinegars.

I challenge you to explore spices and flavor. Leave some feedback of your favorite ways to implement beneficial spices and herbs.

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