Why Bone Broth Is So Good For You

Why Bone Broth is so good for you? You will be surprised how great it is.

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My dad used to make often “Caldo de huesos”, which is “Bone Broth, and we used to all hate it! It was actually tasty but as a kid, we were really picky with foods. When we asked dad, what was made this “caldo”, he said “Come y calla” with a  smile, lol! (means “eat & shut up). After almost 30 decades, I discovered the powerful healing of this broth. 

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Bone broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). In fact, I’m absolutely certain that you’ve heard of one of them — glucosamine. Yep, those supplements that seemingly everyone is taking for joint health contain one of the GAGs we get from consuming bone broth. Also, besides the healing propeties, is Paleo and makes your hair, skin and nails so amazing. Get your sexy back right here!

Bone broth is a staple of the GAPS Diet, which is based on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) (principles developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.)

The GAPS diet is often used to treat children with autism and other disorders rooted in gut dysfunction, but just about anyone with allergies – currently like ME! – or less than optimal gut health can benefit from it, as it is designed to heal leaky gut.

Leaky gut: If your gut is leaky or permeable, partially undigested food, toxins, viruses, yeast, and bacteria have the opportunity to pass through your intestine and access your bloodstream; this is known as leaky gut.

When your intestinal lining is damaged due to reoccurring leaky gut, damaged cells called “microvilli” become unable to do their job properly. They become unable to process and utilize the nutrients and enzymes that are vital to proper digestion.

Eventually, digestion is impaired and absorption of nutrients is negatively affected. As more exposure occurs, your body initiates an attack on these foreign invaders. It responds with inflammation, allergic reactions, and other symptoms we relate to a variety of diseases.

~Leaky gut is the root of many allergies and autoimmune disorders.~
But far beyond this, broth or “stock” is a powerful food as it’s easily digestible, helps heal the lining of your gut, and contains valuable nutrients that promote healing throughout your body.

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While the recipe seems to long for simmering (about 24-72 hours), the actual preparation time is very short, making this a meal that even those who are time-crunched can prepare. If you’re fighting off a cold or the flu, homemade bone broth is excellent for speeding healing and recuperation from illness

In order for this diet to work, the GAPS diet starts out as an elimination diet, which means taking out ALL inflammatory foods. This includes high-fiber foods, processed foods, and anything that is going to be difficult to digest.

Just to give you a few more reasons why bone broth is so good for you:

~Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses, etc.
~Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, to proper digestion.
~Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects.

Bone Broth Basic Recipe:

This recipe is made with beef bones, but you can also make bone broth using whole organic chicken, whole fish (including the head) or fish bones, or pork. Each will render a different flavor. I suggest starting with chicken because it has the mildest flavor (beef tends to be more overpowering). If you’re using chicken, simply place the entire chicken, raw, into the pot in place of the beef bones and proceed with the recipe.
Cooking tips: if cooking a whole chicken, the meat should start separating from the bone after about 2 hours. Just remove the chicken from the pot and separate the meat from the bones. Then place the bones back in and continue to simmer. You can even use bones from a roasted chicken or turkey to make bone broth, which is incredibly cost effective since you would otherwise throw them away.
Bone Broth

☛ From the “Heal Your Gut Cookbook, Boynton & Brackett”


3-4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones
2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs
½ cup raw apple cider vinegar
4 quarts filtered water
3 celery stalks, halved
3 carrots, halved
3 onions, quartered
Handful of fresh parsley
Sea salt


Place bones in a pot or a crockpot, add apple cider vinegar and water, and let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the mineral out of the bones.
Add more water if needed to cover the bones.
Add the vegetables bring to a boil and skim the scum from the top and discard.
Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 24-72 hours (if you’re not comfortable leaving the pot to simmer overnight, turn off the heat and let it sit overnight, then turn it back on and let simmer all day the next day)
During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in a handful of fresh parsley for added flavor and minerals.
Let the broth cool and strain it, making sure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth.
Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is or store in fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.

Read the few or more signs, what is GAPS and who suffers with this syndrome, it can be one, two or more found in here, some in a severe way and others in a mild way:

 Did your child have normal development in the first year of life, and then in the second year became autistic, hyperactive, obsessive or developed other abnormal behavior?

Did your baby suffer from colic,constipation, eczema, asthma, ear or chest infections with antibiotics? 

Did you or your child have urinary infections or acne, treated with different antibiotics, and then developed bloating, abdominal pain and was diagnosed with IBS (irritable syndrome bowel)

Were you prone to colds and infections, and then developed an OCD (obsessive ~ compulsive disorder? 

Did you have food allergies/intolerances, painful or irregular menstruations accompanied by migraines, and then developed depression?


Do you suffer from mood swings, anxiety, poor memory, narcolepsy poor weight?

Lets bring that broth on! Hope you liked this recipe, i have made many different kinds, this i actually used and change a few ingredients from “Heal Your Gut Cookbook, Boynton & Brackettjust” for flavor matter, you can add a few things too to make it tastier. 

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Almond Butter Vs Peanut Butter

Almond butter or peanut butter? Whats your take?

Care for Almonds?

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Or Peanuts?

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Let’s start with peanuts: While “nut” is in their name, peanuts are in fact legumes. Peanuts actually grow underground, as opposed to nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc. that grow on trees (and are sometimes referred to as “tree nuts”).

Check this beautiful peanut tree:

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Peanuts, along with beans and peas, belong to the single plant family, Leguminosae. Legumes are edible seeds enclosed in pods. As a group, they provide the best source of concentrated protein in the plant kingdom.

Almonds: Are not nuts, the tree that produces almonds, belonging to the rose family and related to the peach and plum. Native to western Asia, it is widely cultivated in warm climates.
Fruits with these characteristics are called “drupes”.  Specifically, a drupe is a fruit that has an outer fleshy part surrounding a shell that contains a seed.  Other drupes include fruits from walnut trees and coconut trees.

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Almond Trees

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Almond is better for vitamin E and magnesium, which are two very important micronutrients.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and magnesium is important for bone health and your central nervous system. This is especially powerful since vitamin E is not found in a wide variety of foods.

Almond butter also has more calcium and iron than peanut.

But the creamy almond treat is not cheap (it’s often about double the price of peanut), and when pressed, most people really can’t tell you why they’re willing to splurge.

And when it comes to organic, you have to be more careful with peanuts. Peanuts are just one of those crops like soybeans and corn that are so overgrown and overprocessed in America. They’re hard to grow, so many pesticides are often used on peanuts, If the peanut butter is not organic, you don’t want to be anywhere near it.

When it comes to the big guys—carbs, protein, and fat—almond and peanut butter are like fraternal twins. You can see a gram difference here or there, but it doesn’t really make a difference.
Almond butter has worked better for people struggling with weight loss. Peanuts just tend to be more addictive for people; almonds tend to be more filling. Peanuts also may cause more bloating, since they’re technically legumes, not nuts.

 A single two-tablespoon serving of either is high in calories (200) but comes with lots of protein (about 7g) and healthy fats.

And while almond butter works really well in smoothies, peanut butter does tend to have more culinary uses, I’ll use peanut butter in a stir fry, Thai style, many other dishes and I do like a really great African spicy sweet potato soup with peanut butter in it that’s really delicious.

A lot of decisions come down to which just works better, for your taste buds or whatever you’re whipping up in the kitchen

I think peanut butter tastes better with bananas and almond tastes better with apples.

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In the U.S., peanuts and peanut butter are the most popular nut choice and comprise 67% of all nut consumption. Bottom line, its a matter of personal taste and also allergies, is common to see more people with allergies to peanuts than almonds, or both. Tree nuts like almonds aren’t the only foods that your allergist doctor may tell you to steer clear of if you have a peanut allergy. Artificial nuts, nougat, ground nut meal, mole or enchilada sauce, chili, egg rolls, some marinades and glazes, processed vegetarian meat substitutes, salad dressing, egg rolls, flavored coffee, cold cuts like mortadella, and traditional African, Asian or Hispanic dishes may all contain either peanuts, tree nuts such as almonds or both. In addition, be aware that seeds, like sunflower seeds, and nut butters including almond butter, may be processed on equipment that is also used to process peanuts.

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Protein Flour~Less Pancakes

Here is a basic recipe for my #musclefood and/or #musclepancakes ~ You can add and give it a good twist yourself. After you try your first bite,your pancakes will never be the same, with the nutritional value in it, this will be your best breakfast or dessert with zero guilt to eat. I have a few done here, one is an “Apple pie” style, I have a “Crepê” frenchy bite, and a “Nutty Chia” with Molasses. 

What is Molasses? Quickly Molasses is a dense, viscous byproduct obtained from the processing of sugar cane and sugar beet into table sugar. Molasses derives its name from the Latin word for honey, Mel. Its viscosity and thick texture gave rise to the famous designation of something or someone being “slow as molasses” for any slow-moving thing.

Why can be good for you? check this out The health benefits of molasses include relief from menstruation-related problems, obesity, diabetes, stress, cancer, enlarged prostate, acne and other skin ailments, constipation, headaches and anemia. It also helps to improve bone health, electrolyte balance, hair care, sexual health, functioning of the nervous system, and wound healing. Molasses also helps to strengthen the immune system, maintain healthy levels of hemoglobin and aid in the formation of new cells in the body.

You only need a dash on your pancakes or dessert, remember that, you will either love or hate the flavor, I happen to love it, we call it in spanish “Chancaca”…pretty funny name! This is what I made this am, a sunflower “Nutty Chia” one with FF Greek plain yogurt, berries & a touch of molasses:

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What you need, lets start with basic ingredients for your “Apple Pie” Pancake:

Protein Pancakes

1/2 apple (sliced thin)
1 scoop of protein (any flavor)
1 whole egg or 2 whites
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup water
Organic stevia leaf extract (few drops)


Beat the ingredients until a foamy texture.
Heat a nonstick pan with some spray oil or a bit of butter. Don’t be scare of that little lump of fat. It’s for flavor. Trust me.

Add the first portion of the batter adding a few slices of apples on top and add extra cinnamon too if you wish, and cook it just like a regular pancake, don’t over cook it. Just couple of mins on one side and even less time on the other side when you flip them.

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce (apple butter works too)
4 tablespoon ff Greek plain yogurt
Dash of cinnamon
Few drops of the same organic stevia

Mix it well to a thick-fudge consistency. You don’t want this watery.

This is how it looked my first batch: 

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Pour on pancakes and devour it!

This are some of the ingredients I need basically for most pancakes, crepes, flat breads, breads, muffins, etc.

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Showing that “Ricotta” in the picture above, here is a “crepê” i made a few days ago, stuffed with a little bit of strawberry jam, fresh berries and ricotta:

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Remember to eat “slow”…”The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor”

~ Chinese Proverb.

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Boot The Flu Naturally

Winter have extended way too long here in Connecticut, and keep us indoor even longer. Many also have gotten the worst cold and or flu. Here I have old never failed home remedies to help beat up the nasty cold.

1. Chicken soup..Never fails!

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2. Plenty Liquids 

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Cold and flu bugs thrive in dried-out throats and nasal passages, but drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day can help keep your mucous membranes moist so they’re better able to trap viruses. Then you can either blow them out your nose or swallow them so they’re destroyed by your stomach acids before they have a chance to make you sick. Not only can this help prevent colds, but it’s just as useful if you’re already sick.

If you have a sore throat, sip your water hot with a bit of honey (to coat your throat) and lemon (to shrink swollen throat tissues and help kill off virus cells), or add honey and lemon to tea, and again, if you dont mind the spices, cayenne works for me.

Liquids: Go for At least eight glasses of water or other fluids each day, and more if you have a fever. Avoid caffeine. Skip sugary juices, choose only unsweetened without added sugar. Get your VitC by eating whole fruits, as oranges and PINEAPPLES.

3. Garlic

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Garlic contain allicin, a potent antimicrobial that can fend off bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Amazing! I wont ask you to chew a clove every 3 to 4 hours, but it reallt works,son instead You can cut the clove into pieces and swallow them like pills. Or simply add them to your chicken soup, along with some onions. But chop garlic first and let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes before adding it to the soup. This will allow its therapeutic compounds to form.

Crazy Hint: one way to get children to consume garlic if they won’t eat it raw or in the soup, is to crush two cloves in a garlic press and put one in each of their socks. As they run around, the garlic will be absorbed through their skin. Trust me…try it!

And Finally…Left this for the finale!

4. Spices and spicy condiments

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Go Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine), cinnamon, coriander, and yummy ginger,this will promote sweating and are often used to help break a fever. You may also be able to unclog your stuffy nose by generously spicing up some dishes with cayenne (I said this before!), horseradish, or (for lovers of sushi) wasabi. Each of these condiments can shrink the blood vessels in your nose and throat to temporarily relieve congestion

Kick the fever: Try this ayurvedic fever reduce works wonders. In a cup (250 mL) of hot water, mix 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) each of powdered coriander and cinnamon with 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) of powdered ginger. Let it steep for 10 minutes, then IN through your mouth, cheers! Feel better! 

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What’s Behind Maca? Get Your Sexy Back!

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After you read and learn about maca…you might ditch your coffee…

 Maca is an Andean root, referred to as an herb. It’s a starchy tuber that looks like a radish or a turnip but tastes more like a potato. Like other starches, maca contains carbohydrates, protein, fats, and dietary fiber. It is also rich in plant sterols and a good source of iron, magnesium, selenium, and calcium.

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In Peru, out of necessity, maca has been a staple in the Peruvian diet of men, women, children, infants, pregnant and lactating women, elderly, and the infirm. Only two crops grow in the higher elevations in Peru: potatoes and maca.

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Maca can be eaten in many forms, cooked and mashed; mixed with milk; and dried, ground, and powdered into something that resembles flour that is used in breads, cakes, and cookies. In the Andes, Peruvians eat about half a pound of macs daily.

The nutritionary side, this root is full of minerals and vitamins, such as calcium, mineral magnesium, and iron are all located in maca, in combination with C vitamin and nutritional vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12. Along with that, maca has about three fatty acids, full of fiber content, getting 4 times much more fiber compared to the normal potato. The root also includes 18 healthy proteins.

Briefly, How does Maca works?

The strongest health benefits of maca powder are based on the way the root will work in connection with the endocrine system. Maca powder energizes the human body to make hormones, which is probably the many health benefits of maca powder. Maca was used by Peruvians for an vitality tonic and also as sport nutrition for improving libido. The plant has a exclusive sense of balance of proteins, carbs, anti-oxidants, plant sterols, minerals and vitamins. Maca offers energy, given it account balances the endocrine system, such as the adrenals, pancreatic, pituitary and thyroid gland. It reportedly will help people retrieve their endurance along with their mental balance. Maca has additionally been found to have two unique substances that increase sexual libido and male fertility. These ingredients are called macamides and machines. 

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It says also that women who make use of all real macs powder,  benefits visible enhanced levels of energy, improved capacity to hold up against stress, healthy sexual libido and male fertility levels, and those quick reducing of menopausal flashes and sweating at night. Maca is increasingly known as an adaptogen or even a plant that is able to balance hormone levels naturally and in addition it revitalizes the whole body. Other positive aspects include, stimulation on the sexual libido, which is ideal for women who will no longer feel enthusiastic about sexual practice.

In men, the health benefits of maca powder are confirmed in enhanced androgenic hormone or testosterone levels and improved sperm fertility. Some guys have also experienced an increase in erection cells reaction, an organic and natural supplement! Additionally, the increase in all-natural the body’s hormones also can result in virility that fights getting older.

In resume, Maca is Good for:

 Increase Energy and Stamina – Nutritional Powerhouse – Relieve Stress – Boost Your Mood.

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How to use Maca?

I have a quick recipe here but first, organic maca powder has a mildly sweet and pleasant butterscotch flavor, which makes it an easy additive to everyday drinks and food. You can start out by using ½ teaspoon of maca powder in your diet, and gradually increase the amount to 1 tablespoon a few times a week. It’s a great complement to oatmeal and other hot morning cereals, and powdered maca is even sweet enough to blend into milk-shakes or stir into hot chocolate. I like mixing maca powder in smoothies because it adds plenty of nutrients without overwhelming the flavor. Sprinkle a few teaspoons over soups, sliced fruit, or combine it with cacao nibs, for an extra-energizing maca supplement.

Maca’s flavor itself? a give it 4 from 5 stars ☆☆☆☆

Check out this Recipe:

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1 Tablespoon Maca powder

1 Scoop Vanilla or chocolate protein powder

1 2-Tablespoons Grenadines 

1/2 Tablespoon Hemp seeds

1 Teaspoon cacao nibs

Pinch of pumpkin spices 

Some water or almond milk (coconut, soy anything you like) 

1/4 Cup steamed of cooked pumpkin 

1/4 cup or less of cooked oats (about 3 tablespoons)

Organic stevia leafs to taste (optional) 


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Smash the pumpkin first with the oats, adding the rest of ingredients mixing it well. Eat warm. I put it all in a small pumpkin size, just for the heck of the fall season, love it!

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If you are watching your carbs intake, skip the oats and use just the pumpkin, without the pumpkin you can use instead some cashew meal or almond meal, for a low-carb recipe.

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Poor your proats on a bowl or in a personal size pumpkin: 

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How to get RIDE of puffy eyes

Nobody likes the look of puffy eyes and bags under eyes,  before you attempt this home remedies, avoid consuming too much salt, or food already prepared loaded with sodium, you must sleep good or try and if this doesn’t work besides icing or using frozen pea bags, get some preparation H. Keep it in your fridge cooled so you can apply a few times a day without getting any inside your eyes.

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Here are a few ways to get rid of puffy eyes.

1. Water

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The easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink water. You must try to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water each day. When the body is well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention which can cause your eyelids and other parts of your body to swell. Water will also help to flush out toxins from the water. Along with increasing your intake of water you must also reduce the amount of salt you eat. Also it is better not to drink sodas, coffees, or sugary drinks as it can dehydration.

2. Oatmeal Mask

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Fix 1/2 of a chamomile tea cup, rest it until is strong, set aside. Mix it with 1/4 cup of plain oatmeal, stir until is smooth and well mixed. Or you can also speed the process in the microwave for about 1min or so. Let it cool in the fridge and apply as a mask under your eyes, saving the rest for later.

Even plain Chamomile tea helps the inflammation.

3. Tea Bags

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 8.57.05 AMEither green tea bags or black tea bags, both can help to soothe puffy and irritated eyes. Tea bags will help to reduce the swelling around your eyes as it contains anti-irritant properties. At the same time it will give relief from redness and inflammation. For treating puffy eyes, you need to place moist tea bags over your eyes. For this, first soak the teabags in hot water for a few minutes and then take them out and let them to cool down to a warm temperature. Just lie down and put the tea bags over the eyelids and cover them with a soft cloth. After some time the swelling around the eyes will reduce.

4. Cucumber

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Chilled cucumber is a good way to treat puffy eyes. The enzymes and the astringent properties present in cucumber helps to reduce inflammation. Take one cucumber and cut them into thick slices. Put the slices of cucumber in the refrigerator for ten minutes. Now place the cold cucumber slices on closed eyes for around ten minutes or until the cucumber becomes warm. Repeat the process several times a day. This remedy will also help to get rid of the wrinkles around your eyes and will brighten up your complexion.

5. Potato

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Just like cucumbers, potatoes are also effective in getting rid of puffy eyes. The starch present in potatoes has got anti-inflammatory properties that can help in the treatment of puffy eyes. Take a medium sized potato, peel it, wash and then dry it. Now grate the potato and put them in a clean cloth and tie it up. Now place this cloth over the eyelids for several minutes. Repeat the process several times until the puffiness around the eyes gets reduced. This remedy is also great to get ride of headaches.

6. Egg Whites

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Egg whites have got skin tightening properties that can give relief to puffy eyes as well as help in the prevention of wrinkles. Take two eggs in a bowl after separating the yolk from it. Now whip the egg whites properly until you get a stiff consistency. Add a few drops of witch hazel to it which is also a natural skin-tightening astringent. Then with the help of brush or soft cloth, apply this mixture under your eyes and allow it to dry. This remedy will make the skin feel tighter and look less puffy.

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Cool Fat Burning Superfoods

Cool Fat Burning Superfoods

For Mariposa Fit

By Ramon L. Manego

October 9, 2014

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There are many diet programs now that promises you quick weight-loss plans and most of the time they do not work as promised. They focus more on what food you should not be eating thus making you hungry and unsatisfied.

When it comes to losing weight, one of the basic rule is simply to eat food with less calories and the more calories you burn the nearer you get to your goal.  Here are some superfood to help you lose weight without trying.

Grapefruit. This fruit is packed with vitamin C and can boost your metabolism naturally. Its ability to lower your insulin level is one of its secrets in helping you lose weight. Lowering your insulin level prevents storage of excess sugar in the body and help you curb appetite. Grapefruit also has very few calories, half of it is only about 40 or less calories. It actually takes more calories to digest the fruit than the amount of calories in it. It also contains fiber to make you feel full longer.  Eating it fresh is best for more health benefits.

Garnicia Cambogia Also called mangosteen or monkey fruit.  It effectively burns and melt your body fat that has already accumulated. It also blocks the formation of fat from the food that you eat. Carbohydrates and sugar will no longer be converted into fat that accumulates inside your body.  Garnicia is both fat burner and fat blocker and the secret is the active ingredient found largely in the skin of the fruit called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) which promotes weight loss.

Wild Salmon. A very delicious food… Easy to prepare and very satisfying. It’s loaded with good fats and lean protein to help build your muscle. But the best part is the excellent amount of omega-3 fatty acids it contains. Omega-3 encourages the body to produce leptin, a vital hormone that burs fat and suppresses appetite, a component of your body’s natural weight control process. It helps decrease your body’s resistance to insulin, which is the main cause of diabetes and weight gain. Essential fatty acids are an important nutrient to keep our body healthy and well balanced.

Eat more fruits and vegetables. Cut down on your sugar and starch. Don’t’ forget your protein. Everything in moderation.

Now, start eating right, do your workout regularly, and you could easily thaw out that unwanted fat while keeping a lean muscle.

About Ramon

Ramon Mañego writes for Organics Superfoods Store. Organic Superfoods Store is an online store, based in Florida serving their customers since 2012.

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Sprinkle More Dulse!

  What is “Dulse”?

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Its a seaweed (Palmaria palmata) and is very popular in Eastern cultures such as Japan, Korea, and China. Also called  dillisk, dilsk, red dulse, sea lettuce flakes or creathnach. This seaweed grows attached to rocks by a “holdfast” in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific. Is red in color (Rhodophyta) and has a salty flavor, for some seems to have a little kick of spice (Is somewhat spicy). Which makes it a tasty topping/supplement to add to your dishes.

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Because of its high amounts of nutrition, minerals, vitamins, and therapeutic properties, Dulse is an important element to supplements and super food powders. I take it in powder form and  fresh and add to my soups, salads, rice, etc.

Dulse is an excellent source of iodine, especially for those who avoid dairy. Adults need about 150 micrograms daily, and without it, our bodies will not function properly. Soooo…for the ones for a “salty palate and go crazy on the salt-shaker, instead of using regular or even iodized salt, I combine natural sea salt with dulse flakes. This way, I also benefit from this sea vegetable’s high potassium and antioxidant content. Easy with salt intake anyway, little of it is enough, add more dulse.

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Dulse is a high-protein and like all sea vegetable, it has a very high mineral content, besides the iodine mentioned, has potassium, phosphorus and organic sodium. It is recommend to correct mineral deficiencies, anemia (due to its high iron content), for poor digestion, enlargement of the thyroid (because of its high iodine content) and for proper gland function. Dulse is said to be beneficial for impotence and under-weight.  Purple dulse seaweed’s fluorine content boosts the body’s defence systems and strengthens teeth and bones. It is also helpful against the herpes virus. Fluorine is lost in cooking, which is why it is ideal in its raw state when eating. Dulse has also been an age-old remedy to get rid of parasitic worms in the body.

                                          Check 10 awesome health benefits of Dulse

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1) High in Vitamins and Minerals – Specifically Vitamins B6, B12, A, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Manganese 
2) Helps heal poor digestive systems 
3) Rebuilds and Maintains All Glands in the Body 
4) Cleanses the Body of Heavy Metals 
5) Increases Metabolism and aids in weight loss 
6) Also High in Calcium, Fiber, and Protein 
7) Supports healthy Brain function 
8) Very High in Iodine for healthy Thyroid Function 
9) Great for adding flavor to cooking 
10) Heals and enhances the Liver

My have way to use it, is buying it ready to sprinkle so is handy every time I make a dish and top it with it. It really won’t change the flavor of your food, is actually tasty. I make my own mix with sesame seeds, chias, hemp, dulse, kelp (I will post about kelp, similar) and sea salt with black pepper,my handy shaker is loaded with all that. There are many brands you can find and fix your own mix.

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NewGrip Review ~ Get a good grip!

I got this pair of NewGrip gloves to try about a month ago. These are made very simple & to a minimize design, the addition of the stretch elastic at the back to grip your hand is ridiculously simple and amazingly functional. I think all grips should be done this way.
These are lightweight, and because of the lightweight strap lead to tons of ventilation for your hands. I have sweaty hands and it really bothers me, but because of the size, and is flat opened on my palm, I can just blow my hands in between reps. After many workouts i put them through, they seem to last forever. Great pads in my opinion. Don’t expect a fancy pair of pads with special designs and material, it looks like it’s made out of $.50 worth of materials, BUT they work like a million dollar designed pads with a great grip and most important, these grips work well providing instant relief and they work perfect for me, they hold up really well while I’m adding more weights to my reps, also doing muscle ups, pulls ups, or anything having to do with a bar.

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I’m about 115 lbs, 5’2″, a petite instructor but I lift almost everyday, heavy weights and I also teach daily classes handling gym equipment. I do not like gloves, never did, in fact they hurt my hands even more. This pads give your hands a huge break from the extra effort you put to have a better grip, its a “hand-break”.  When you’re doing heavy deadlifts, having absolute grip becomes crucial. It can literally mean the difference between a clean lift and nothing and that for me would be a clearly great test. As i have been using them just for over 3 weeks, Im curious about the life of this pads. I will get there and will write about the quality and how long these last, it all depends also in each individual needs. So far so good, durable, and they haven’t fall apart. I recommend these New Grips for anyone who has wrist problems, carpel tunnel issues, weak grip, calluses, and other problems like that. NewGrip gloves are like shock absorbers for your hands. You can also customize it, the pads has attached a elastic band to slip your fingers, all fingers,one finger or not finger at all. I found this are great for pulling, lifting, pushing, dragging, and hanging.

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The NewGrip is durable, flexible, provides superior grip to prevent slipping. I think they will also work perfect for the Crossfit family, and even for people who have jobs carrying heavy equipment, or machines, like constructors, i can imagine how easier will be for people whom works with their hands. I do recommend these to anyone who is doing any kind of weight bearing exercise, whether it is weights, kettle bells, pull ups, or something else. These grips really work well, and provide instant relief and grip. The prices are not really bad, it ranges between $12,99 ~ $14,99 a pair.

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Thank you for asking me to try the NewGrip If you would like to try them yourself, click here and get your own: Lifting Gloves without Wrist Support are $14.99 (order here) or pinch anywhere in my review where it says NewGrip ☜

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                                                                                       Get a good grip!

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The Weather Can Affect You Negatively and Positively

 Is not a hidden fact that on days full of sunshine we can be a more pleasant person than on the days where it is raining. Sun makes most of us happy while the rain makes us sad and sleepy. The weather seems to alter the mood. I have heard many others make the same comment on how the weather seems to affect their mood, so NO, you’re not crazy if you think your mood is affected by the weather.

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Nearly 40 years of research suggests there’s a strong link. And one that, in some people, can lead to significant seasonal problems. Weather does affect people’s moods. Its probed that good weather makes people more pleasant and improves their memory and creativity. Hot weather made people more angry and violent. People respond differently to seasonal changes some are happy during summer and sad during winter or the opposite. People feel that their mood changes depending on the weather. There is a disorder called ~Seasonal Affective Disorder~ which is where people feel depressed or unhappy when they are experiencing times of very little sunlight. This is not a very common disorder and people who have it can get help in dealing with it. So, does the weather change your mood? Hell yeah!

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How to cope with that? Im not a doctor, but I found myself feeling better at being busy, either at work or into a project, Im definitely a “Sunny” person, anything close to the water (ocean!) makes feel alive and completely recharged. Avoiding and ignoring problems doesn’t help for sure, gotta deal with wants bothering you. Get out as much as you can, enjoy the last drops of sun, warm weather, especially for us living in the east coast. Call your friends, stick to your family, do things you normally don’t do and probably crying your butt off will help sometimes.

Exercises always helps and revives your soul & mind, bad food and alcohol will definitely help for couple hours but guess what? You will wake up a mess next day and feeling worst.

Have a shiny day!

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