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Cinco de Mayo~ Guacamole Recipe-Raw & Delicious!

Benefits of Raw Food that tastes Great-

Happy Cinco de Mayo-Guacamole Recipe!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy and Be Healthy!

Raw food is a key to having optimal health and weight management! You may be wondering how to incorporate, enjoy and have raw food be a regular part of your life! Being raw can be fun and part of special occasions and holidays! Because the benefits of Digestive enzymes are so important for health and weight loss and weight maintenance, be sure to take digestive enzymes with meals anytime that you are not eating raw. Digestive enzymes will make you feel better, prevent bloating, digestive issues, and keep you weight healthy!

Some of the key benefits of eating raw food is:

  1. It tastes better so less additives are needed!
  2. They are loaded with digestive enzymes which our body needs to be optimal.
  3. The quality is higher than cooked food, so you don’t eat as much.
  4. It prevents many disease due to less free radicals in your body.
  5. Many raw foods are very alkaline and helps your pH balance in your body for even greater health.

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, most people being enjoying Guacamole which I love because tastes great, very health and Raw!

This is a simple and delicious recipe that can be made in a snap and enjoyed guilt-free! This is from Rachel Ray’s website where you can find more amazing healthy recipes!

Guacamole


Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • Coarse salt

Directions

Halve avocados lengthwise around pit. Remove pit with a large spoon, then scoop out flesh into a bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice into bowl. Add tomato, onion, and jalapeno, and mash guacamole with a fork to desired consistency. Season guacamole with salt, to taste.



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Protein and Metabolism Myths

I am amazed to learn the importance of each component of nutrition.  I continue to research and learn while assisting my weight-loss clients. When I help my clients focus on losing weight, losing inches, getting even healthier, and feeling better, it comes with years of experience and knowledge.  In order to achieve a slimmer, healthier you, the largest hammer in your weight-loss toolbox is to jump-start your metabolism. Doing so will make ANY lifestyle, nutrition and exercise improvements all the more powerful. With a boost in metabolism and a focus on leucine and protein, your weight loss goals are put into overdrive.

Protein is of course very important. Along with that is the amino  acid,

Leucine, that we don’t hear much about.

We can find leucine in these foods:

Foods high in leucine include:

· Cottage cheese 3,294 mg/cup

· Fish & Seafood 1,000-10,000 mg/lb

· Meat 2,000 -8,500 mg/lb

· Poultry 3,500-8,500 mg/lb

· Peanuts 4,500 mg/cup

· Sesame seeds 3,500 mg/cup

· Dry lentils 3,500 mg/cup

The challenge lies in eating enough of these foods to get the amounts of leucine that will maximize the benefits in weight-loss.

By choosing a natural protein shake that has the proper amounts of leucine in it, one can be assured of getting enough each day of protein and leucine.

Leucine helps repair muscles, regulates blood sugar and provides the body with lots of energy. It aids in repair of bones, muscles, and skin a well. Other benefits are that it also increase the production of growth hormones and it burns visceral fat.

It is important to burn visceral fat because it is the always slowest to respond to diet & exercise and it is harder to lose than subcutaneous fat because it is more deeply embedded in the body’s tissues. The fact that leucine helps this is crucial in hitting your total health goals.

 

“Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals Jim Rohn

Should we ‘wine’ about our metabolism slowing down?

Alcohol & metabolic shutdown!

After falling in love, yes with my beautiful reds…Merlot, Cabernet,Shiraz, Pinot Noir…and now the blends that are like heaven in so many ways. I know I had heard somewhere that wine has sugars and calories and not probably a great addition to weight loss and weight management programs.

AND I remember to enjoy the treats life in moderation and that red wines have that cool, healthy ingredient, resveratrol. I can even say it now that it is all over the media.

Resveratrol does have many health benefits even possibly assisting in weight loss…is this for real?

What’s the verdict on red wine and weight management?

Here are the facts:

  • A 5oz. glass of wine has 150 calories.
  • People tend to eat 20% more food while drinking alcohol.
  • When alcohol breaks down it turns into Acetate. Your body burns that before fat or sugar.
  • Alcohol prevents proper processing of vitamins & minerals which is necessary for metabolism.
  • Alcohol lowers blood sugar levels and dehydration, which leads to an increase in appetite.

With any weight management program, the facts should be considered.Life is best enjoyed in moderation. At the beginning of a weight loss program, it would be beneficial to cut out alcohol or limit consumption in order to reach one’s weight goals.

So wanting the benefits of resveratrol. There are now over 2,000studies supporting the benefits which may include more energy, reversing or slowing the aging process, prevention of cancer, weight loss and many more. Extensive research is still being done to see the health applications that exist.

I personally found a all-natural reseveratrol product which is equivalent to drinking 3,000 glasses of red wine per month with out any of the negative side effects mentioned about.

So I can have my red wine benefits, loss weight, and possibly LIVE & LOOK EVEN YOUNGER!!!

 

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