A lot of you will be heading off to college in a few weeks. It’s a scary and exciting time. Everything around you is about to change, including your eating habits.
I’m about to be a Senior so I’ve had 3 years of experience with eating at college. It hasn’t always been easy - I’ve…
I’m working on bringing back more of my ‘Friday Food Feature’ and including loads of CLEAN EATING recipes, but in the mean while I’d LOVE to revisit some of my old favourites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Friday Food Feature | Lemon
After having just enjoyed my lunch snack of a cleansing warm lemon water and yogurt, I thought it would be great to share with you this Friday Food Feature on Lemons and how great they are.
There’s an abundance of people who wake up in the morning and the first thing they have is a glass of luke warm water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice added to it and they can’t give it enough praise. It’s a fantastic kick start to the day for many reasons. Personally, I love it and highly recommend it.
Here are some of my favourite health benefits of Lemons.
- Immune system booster: a good source of Vitamin C, B Vitamins and also contains minerals Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium.
- Digestive system support: great for the stomach, liver and overall digestion, also acts as a cleansing agent for detox.
- Winter warrior: the natural antiseptic properties of lemons help to fight throat infections. Just add freshly squeezed juice to water and gargle.
- Clear skin promoter: lemon juice added to sugar can be a great skin cleanser and exfoliant, but also drinking daily lemon in water helps to promote clear skin from the inside, eliminating toxins that come out through the pores.
Workout Nutrition Guide!
Protein (helps your body maintain its strength, contains minerals that keep immune system strong)
Chicken Noodle Soup (known to reduce symptoms, the myth isn’t actually a myth!)
Calcium rich foods (Helps keep immune system and bones strong and healthy)
Ever wonder what you should eat after a workout for the best results? Well here’s a chart I made just for you! Feel free to be the first one to pin this on Pinterest :)
Fitness tip #171
FLAXSEED….Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. How much flaxseed do you need? The optimum dose to obtain health benefits is not yet known. But 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed a day is currently the suggested dose, according to the Flax Council of Canada.
- Add flaxseed to a food you habitually eat. Every time you have a certain food, like oatmeal, smoothies, soup, or yogurt, stir in a couple tablespoons of ground flaxseed. Soon it will be a habit and you won’t have to think about it, you’ll just do it.
- Use it in baking. Substitute ground flaxseed for part of the flour in recipes for quick breads, muffins, rolls, bread, bagels, pancakes, and waffles. Try replacing 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the flour with ground flaxseed if the recipe calls for 2 or more cups of flour.
- Keep it in the freezer. The best place to store ground flaxseed is the freezer. Freeze pre-ground flaxseed in the bag you bought it in, or in a plastic sealable bag if you ground it yourself. The freezer will keep the ground flax from oxidizing and losing its nutritional potency.
- Whole flaxseed keeps longer. The outside shell in whole flaxseed appears to keep the fatty acids inside well protected. It’s a good idea to keep your whole flaxseed in a dark, cool place until you grind it. But as long as it is dry and of good quality, whole flaxseed can be stored at room temperature for up to a year.
Fitness tip #164: Careful with eating foods that rapidly break down into sugar!
7 Healthy Foods That Will Fill You Up
- Bananas - If you reach out for a banana when you feel hungry instead of an empty calorie snack, you’ll nourish your body and you’ll be ingesting way less fat and sugar than many snacks.
- Eggs - As long as you’re not eating 12 of them in one week, eggs are good for you.
- Almonds - Just one handful of almonds will keep you full for a long time because they are great at suppressing appetite.
- Avocados - It contains good fats (monounsaturated fatty acids) and it contains protein that will fill you up nicely
- Peanut Butter - You can easily find peanut butter that contains only 100% roasted peanuts (you can buy the organic and non-organic kinds). There are no hydrogenated oils, sugar or salt added to the peanut butter. This is a healthy option.
- Oatmeal - Is a great super food because it’s low in sugar, high in fiber and it’s so quick to prepare.
- Apples - Packing an apple for your daily snack will not only add one fruit/vegetable portion to your daily recommended intake and the fiber will fill up your stomach
Eat these and your poo will be bueno.