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Cooking and other Food Tips

Add Chia seed to your smoothies will help you loose weight

Adding a teaspoon of chia seed to your smoothies and letting it sit for a few minutes before drinking it will make you feel more satisfied afterwards. 


From WedMD: Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. "Chia" means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals. The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel. Can Chia Really Help You Lose Weight? In theory, chia seeds are supposed to expand in your belly, helping you to feel full, eat less, and ultimately shed pounds

Tart Cherry juice as an anti-inflamatory

Drinking 1-2 8 oz glass of this juice prior to exercise  extrenous might help ease the sorness in your musles with its highly anti-inflamatories properties. Worth giving it a try!

March 15, 2013

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