Rhubarb

Although many of us think of rhubarb as a fruit and use the stems similar to other fruits such as in a jam, compote, chutney or in cake, rhubarb is considered a vegetable.

Rhubarb is incredibly healthy and fits perfectly with Metabolic Balance. It contains large amounts of vitamin K and C, potassium, and calcium. This vegetable is also packed full of malic acids, various glycosides, tannins, essential oils and pectin which can be soothing for the intestine. Rhubarb is perfect for “internal cleansing”. The contained anthraquinones strongly stimulate the digestive system and have a laxative effect.

Functional Food

When food does more than satisfy your appetite – functional food

According to product developers and food designers, food should not only taste good, but also provide a portion of health, well-being and comfort. There’s the yogurt that saves you the trouble of exercising after a meal, the cheese that speeds up sluggish intestinal flora and even juices that help boost the immune system with just one sip. And best thing of all, you can get all of those products, “functional foods”, in the supermarket for a bargain price. Health off the shelf! So why make the effort of eating a balanced diet, sticking to a slimming diet or giving up bad habits if there’s a supposedly simpler way?

But beware: Functional foods are not the “pill” to compensate for nutritional mistakes. 

Exercise and Metabolic Balance

Although incorporating exercise is not a must while you are eating according to your Metabolic Balance plan, many of our clients tell us that they have gained or regained their motivation to exercise.

“Exercise is part of my life again”, Kerstin says, who has lost 6 dress sizes with Metabolic Balance. “Three times a week I go running, and I play handball in my home club team again (without pain and with success). I’m doing really well! I sleep well, my blood pressure and my blood count are top again. I have become more self-confident and have a much more positive effect on those around me.”

If you want to learn how you can regain your health, visit our website and reach out to one of our great coaches! (https://www.metabolic-balance.us/).

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Transform Mind and Body

With our award-winning program, there are no magic pills, slimming shakes, or proprietary foods. Are you required to keep track of points or count calories? No way! Our all-natural nutrition program will bring balance to your hormones, optimize your health, and lead to a new invigorated lifestyle with successful, long-term weight management. Your personalized nutrition plan acts as your roadmap, indicating exactly which natural foods you should eat. Together with your practitioner, the program will orchestrate the biochemical changes needed for reaching your desired health and wellbeing goals. Are you ready to transform your body and mind and gain extra energy and confidence?

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Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream

With summer now in full swing, it is ice cream season! This recipe is a healthy and delicious ice cream option. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ingredients:

1 serving of fresh or frozen pineapple

1 tablespoon of coconut milk

Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Pinch of ground cloves (optional)

Preparation:

Cut the pineapple into small chunks and then add to a small blender along with the coconut milk and a small pinch of cinnamon and cloves. Blend everything together until you achieve a smooth consistency. Put the finished mixture into a container or mold and freeze to enjoy later or serve immediately.

Healthy Ice Cream

Enjoy ice cream without any extra calories!

Summer, sun, it’s warm and wonderful – the only thing missing now is ice cream!  Normal ice cream is delicious, but it contains a lot of sugar and fat.  So should we go without ice cream or go for the so-called water ice? Never ever! There are so many tasty ice cream alternatives!  Below are few tasty options to try!

Just try:  

  • Frozen yogurt (at least 3.5% fat) with fruit: Fill half of a muffin pan or ice cream molds with yogurt, add washed, cleaned and chopped fruit (berries, mango, peach, etc.) and mix with a spoon. Put the muffin pan in the freezer and stir well every 20 minutes until the mixture is well frozen.
  • Peel and freeze overripe bananas. Take the frozen bananas out of the freezer and let thaw for about 5-10 minutes, then add to blender with other frozen fruit such as mango or peanut butter and mix until smooth – enjoy!

Mood & Food

Did you know that 70% of our serotonin (aka the happy hormone) is made in our gut? That means
what is going on in your gut affects your body and mind. …and it’s amazing how often food choices are overlooked when it comes to your mood and overall mental wellbeing! Just like we need the best nutrients for our physical health, our mental health also requires the right fuel. Knowing what food affects our mental state and why is so important. Don’t let food damage, dictate, or drive your mood any longer. Get in control with a total body reset from your local Metabolic Balance Practitioner.

International Self-Care Day

International Self-Care Day is celebrated every year to recognize for the practice of self-care and prioritizing personal health and wellness. On days like today, we want to promote self‐care as it is a vital foundation of health. But what do you consider as self‐care?
-A regular sleep routine?
-Keeping a reflective journal?
-Taking a walk?
-Getting a massage?
-Reading a good book?
There are so many things that people can do as a form self‐care, but we feel there’s no better way
to do it than through retooling your nutrition. Metabolic Balance is the ultimate in nutritional self‐care. Why? Because each plan is entirely based on the individual and what makes them unique. We work with you to determine your personal needs and find the best possible program to fit those needs. Make nutrition and taking care of your body and mind your new self‐care routine!

Personalized Nutrition

Everyone has a body that is uniquely their own, so it seems obvious to us that what everyone needs for optimal health and wellness is not going to be the same!

The foods that make one person perform at their best could be worlds apart from someone else’s, and that’s why our program is completely personalized to each client. Our Metabolic Balance® food plans are designed using your blood tests and personal health history, to ensure you get the nutrition that is right for YOU. Great health starts by knowing what foods you need to eat! To connect with one of our coaches visit our website!

Hydration

How much water does the body need?

The optimal amount of water depends on several factors. Depending on how much water we lose each day, we also need to adjust our intake. Since we sweat more in summer than in winter, the amount of water should also be increased on hot days. It also requires more fluid if we exercise and do sports, for instance. Those who want to detoxify the body should also drink more water. But body weight also plays a role. As a rule of thumb, adults should normally drink at least 0.5-1 ounces of water per pound of body weight per day. In order not to forget to drink, you can use special apps or set alarms on your phone to remind you of it, so you’ll always be well hydrated.