Ringing in the New Year means a fresh start to a new you. At least that is the ideology behind making New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re going into the New Year expecting to wake up a completely different person, you’re setting yourself up for failure. 36% of New Year’s Resolutionaries abandon their resolution before January is even over and worse yet, some never even start. Only a shocking 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s resolution.
Don’t get stuck being one of the many who don’t meet their own mark. Set yourself up for success this year by eating truly healthy foods that fuel your mind and body. It’s no secret that the better nourished you are the better you’ll think and the more you’ll accomplish. You’ll feel better, sleep better and perform better at both the gym and the office... and to be honest the sack.
Eating well doesn’t need to be expensive, nor time consuming. Mimick the pros and eat like a nutritionist. They know the food that’ll give you strength at the gym and mental power in the boardroom to knockout that presentation.
Here’s a glimpse of foods you’ll find in a nutritionist’s kitchen that bolster health.
Whether you soak dried beans or purchase canned beans, discard the water. Pour the beans and fluid they’re in into a strainer in the sink. Turn on the water and rinse your beans until all the bubbles are gone. Those bubbles are what gets into your intestines and later depart from your rear. They’re a medium sized type of carbohydrate called oligosaccharides and the bacteria in our intestines love to ferment them for us. This causes gas.
Beans are loaded with fiber, magnesium, potassium, protein, and more. They are mega cheap and easy to find. Many people claim sensitivity, allergy or dislike of these guys due to the above mentioned muffin cutting, but for the most part the majority love bean. Keep at least four cans or bags in your pantry at all times. They’re such a versatile item that can be added to just about anything. They can really help stretch a food budget, while improving nutrition.
Click here to start your year off right with a hot bowl of Fortune Soup or here to get a great recipe for Vegan Chickpea Salad. For a great song and deep belly laugh, click here for a great song about beans.
Don’t lose valuable work (and life) time to aches, pains, cold, flues or upset stomach. Make and enjoy ginger tea regularly. To make ginger tea, slice 3 or 4 pieces of ginger root. Add ginger slices to boiling water and wait about 5 minutes.You now have ginger tea. It will begin to ease sour stomach within 15 to 30 minutes of finishing your cup of tea.
For individuals after the anti-inflammatory properties, be patient. It takes a couple weeks of drinking it daily to see a difference. But when you do start to see the difference it’s pretty amazing. Make ginger tea at the very first teeny, tiny sign of a cold and you may just be able to avoid it all together. Or regularly incorporate ginger tea into your diet in the cold months and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer, including being a delicious calorie free drink.
Nutritious, delicious, affordable, lasts long in the fridge, and simply easy. Kale is, in a word, awesome. This nutritional powerhouse has about everything, except a bunch of calories. The dark, green leafy is seriously loaded with vitamins A, C and K, making it great for both short term and long term health. Actually, it contains about every other vitamin and mineral too. Great for the digestive tract, improving the overall immune system, decreasing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and helping rid the body for toxins.
Raw kale may be an acquired taste, but cooked kale tends to win over the masses. It can be steamed, roasted, sautéed and even turned into chips. Chop it up and add it to your next meal in some way, shape or form. You’ll instantly have tons of ideas of what else to add it to. Kale is an affordable way to get healthy in a hurry.
Food safety note: A bag of frozen peas does help decrease inflammation and pain at an injury site. This could also come into play for joint injuries not related to weight training. Do not to use said bag o' frozen peas in food. The temperature and texture have been compromised making them unsafe to eat and gross.
Pumpkin seeds are more than a super awesome snack go-to. These seeds are mega loaded with magnesium. A ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds will have about half the magnesium a you need in a day. Individuals with an established deficiency, stress, disorders of the female reproductive system, headaches, migraines, bone/joint pain or any inflammatory condition will need more magnesium.
In addition to magnesium, pumpkin seeds have iron, potassium, zinc, fiber and protein. All nutrients the majority of Americans could use a help with. Pumpkin seeds are a great crunchy addition to salads and other dishes. You don’t have to wait for pumpkin carving season. Pumpkin seeds are widely available year round and freeze well.
The simplest way to get to know these wonder guards is to wash them, chop them in half and put them in an even that has been preheated to 400 degrees F. In about 45 minutes to an hour you have delicious, perfectly baked squash. There are a variety of techniques within this technique. Lightly oiling the squash prevents burning and creates a great flavor. You can roast them dry on a cookie sheet or wet in a cake pan with about 1" of standing water. You've got options.
Now head to the grocery store to stalk up your kitchen with everything you need to make sure it’s only your business’ bottom line that’s burst.
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