Month: February 2014

Have You Had Your Coconut Oil Today?

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Have You Had Your Coconut Oil Today?

Coconut oil is an amazing oil. Here are just a few things it can do:

  • – promotes great heart health
  • – promotes weight loss
  • – promotes the immune system
  • – promotes a healthy metabolism
  • – promotes a great energy source
  • – promotes skin health and youth
  • – promotes healthy thyroid function

Not all saturated fats are created equally. There are those created “naturally” and those man made or artificially manipulated into a saturated state through a process called hydrogenation. This is a process of adding hydrogen atoms to vegetable and seed oils while heating it, which produces a rancid and thickened oil that only enhances the shelf life of the product it becomes a part of. These become trans fats and these are not healthy for you.

Most nutritional experts agree that these types of trans fats should be avoided, but somehow in the process ALL saturated fats got a bad rap. This is not true though, there are healthy fats and very unhealthy fats and even healthy fats become unhealthy if you cook them at a high heat.

Coconut oil has a unique ingredient called lauric acid, which is 50% of the fat content in coconut oil and is rarely found in nature. Lauric acid is converted into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Wow!

Coconut oil is also one of the FEW oils that stays healthy while cooking it at a HIGH heat. Add it to a smoothie, cook your pancakes and french toast with it, add it to your quinoa recipes to make them delicious….even use it as a moisturizer!

The possibilities are endless! Enjoy and be healthy ( :

Protein Power For Your Day

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Protein Power For Your Day

Hmmm…..What do I know about protein? Well, a lot, but yet maybe not enough.

We know the incredible benefits of protein. Eating whole foods and especially healthy protein is a natural thing for our bodies and part of our history through the generations of family before us. Our parents and grandparents ate protein as a staple, but we have somehow strayed from this lifestyle into the convenient processed fast food lifestyle. What a shame. What choices of food we eat makes an incredible difference in our daily life. This everyday choice affects our LIFE directly because it affects our ENERGY, the BALANCE of our body’s systems and processes, and it affects our STAMINA and even our OUTLOOK for the day.

Unfortunately, the food industry is not helping us out in this regard. Our food supply has become more watered down than ever and actually is filled with things we don’t even need or want (extra sugar, dyes, artificial ingredients, and fillers of all kind, many hidden even in the labels we are reading!). We are all super busy and we do our absolute best each day, but deep inside, we all know we could do BETTER. We don’t have to harp on that or be hard on ourselves, we just have to keep striving to eat foods that are closer to nature…whole foods, foods we prepare ourselves from scratch. Each day is a NEW day to improve our health, eat healthy protein, increase our food’s nutritional value and in the process literally gain more LIFE!!

It’s all about getting back to the basics and treating our body to exactly what it needs. It’s so easy! It’s not just convenience and buying the latest greatest processed and perfectly packaged and marketed food that we have been sold on. It’s taking that extra step feeding ourselves and our family what our body can actually utilize and build on. Educating yourself on healthy alternatives to processed foods.  A little bit of knowledge goes a long way and toward long lasting health.

We need to eat everyday anyway, why not pick something healthy that sustains you. Whatever your meal consists of, focus first on a healthy protein as the center, allow yourself some healthy fats and a few healthy carbs to fill it out, then it’s a perfect meal. Or whip up a whey protein shake. They are easy and super healthy feeding your body the protein it needs.

Show your “protein power” abilities starting today!

 

Enjoy A Coconut Moringatein Smoothie

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Enjoy A Coconut Moringatein Smoothie

Get a tropical boost from using delicious coconut milk to blend your Moringatein smoothie! It tastes great and has a light feel to it, so it works well as a snack in your busy day!

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop of Moringatein powder
  • ¼ cup of coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of ground chia or flax seeds
  • ½ frozen ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large cup of ice

Blend at high speed to perfection, garnish with a sprinkle of coconut and a slice of lime and enjoy!

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How to Use Herbs in Cooking

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How to Use Herbs in Cooking

An important part of cooking is also to know the flavors of herbs and spices and how to use them. Seasonings are the key to making a great meal.

If you are not familiar with different herbs, experiment. Get to know the flavors and how herbs work to flavor your food.  Also be aware herbs are not just for flavoring foods, but also have nutritional value as well as medicinal traits.

The following are the most popular used herbs.

Basil: This herb has a very aromatic odor and some can even be sweet. It can be fresh or dried. The herb goes well with lamb, fish, roast, stews, ground beef, vegetables, dressing and omelets. Basil should always be added after cooking your recipe dish, as heat chances the color and texture of basil.

Basil is also best used as whole leaves or torn. Do not use kitchen shears to cut…

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Win A One Week Supply Of Moringatein!!

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Delicious Moringatein

Moringatein combines the nutritional power of Moringa leaves and a time-released protein blend into a delicious and convenient meal replacement smoothie the whole family will enjoy. When you drink Moringatein, you are investing in sustainable Moringa farming and creating generational change to help end world malnutrition.

Win a one week supply of delicious Moringatein! All you have to do is commit to sharing your one week experience with us in a testimonial. Sign up with our email or social media and we’ll include you in the drawing on March 7th.

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The Story Behind Moringatein

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The Story Behind Moringatein

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Fabulous Foods With High Fiber Content For Improved Health

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Fabulous Foods With High Fiber Content For Improved Health

What is fiber and why do we need it in our diet? Fiber is the part in our foods we eat that the body cannot digest or absorb. It is found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. It has a long list of health benefits, and a major one is it can significantly decrease the risk of heart disease. It also greatly aids in our digestive health.

There are two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fiber is found in whole-wheat flour products, wheat bran, nuts and vegetables. It helps to increase your stool bulk and promotes the movement of your food through your digestive system. Soluble fiber is found in peas, carrots, oats, beans, apples and citrus fruits. This type of fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance. It helps your body to slow down the absorption of food components, so you can retain more nutrients.

What are some delicious and easy foods that are high in fiber?

  • Almonds
  • Black beans
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Broccoli
  • Walnuts
  • Avocado
  • Pears
  • Lentils
  • Mango
  • Apples
  • Oatmeal
  • Raisins
  • Barley
  • Pumpkin
  • Blackberries
  • Okra
  • Artichoke
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach

New information is now showing that a diet high in fiber may actually help to slow the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, mainly by enhancing insulin sensitivity. This actually isn’t because of the fiber content, it is because foods high in fiber tend to be a major source of important micronutrients. When you’re choosing high fiber foods, focus on whole plant foods like from the list above, not fiber pills or supplements to achieve this added benefit.

Who knew that something we can’t even digest is so good for us!