Eat Like You Love Yourself !

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When we love something, we tend to treat it well. For our loved ones, we would do ANYTHING & EVERYTHING! But sadly it’s a simple fact that too often we don’t do this for ourselves … time, stress and general business often stops us from looking after ourselves properly.

It’s time this changed! We need to start loving ourselves enough to give ourselves the best food and nutrients possible to be healthy and well. Your body will thank you with renewed energy and a fantastic zest for life.

Get in contact with a certified Metabolic Balance Coach!

The Metabolic Balance App

Have you had your personal Metabolic Balance nutrition plan created after January 1st, 2018? Yes? Wonderful! Contact your coach and find out how to get your plan on your mobile phone. We just released the Metabolic Balance App!

App-Overview

You do not have a personal Metabolic Balance nutrition plan but are interested in finding out what tailor-made nutrients can do for your health? Look for a local certified Metabolic Balance Coach!

Popular Peanuts!

Peanuts are very popular at Metabolic Balance. But what makes them so valuable? Although their name suggests otherwise, they aren’t nuts! They’re actually a type of legume. Originally found in the Andes, today they are mainly grown in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Sudan and Senegal. The stems of the peanut plant dig themselves into the soil after the flowers are pollinated. This is where the seeds ripen in a woody shell and hey presto we get peanuts! 

Peanuts eaten raw actually taste like beans and only get their familiar peanutty smell through roasting. With 25-35% protein and 42-52% fat, peanuts are pretty high in calories; however, this is not bad! The fat provides a great source of the heart-friendly and essential fat, linoleic acid. Peanuts are also rich in vitamin E and most of the B vitamins (not B12), many minerals (iron, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium) and valuable trace elements such as copper, manganese, zinc and fluorine. 

Take a little baggy of peanuts in your purse for a great quick snack when you’re out and about!

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Bitter Tasting Foods to Fight Cravings!

There’s an old German saying, “What’s bitter for the mouth, is healthy for the stomach”. And we totally agree! However many naturally bitter salad leaves and vegetables are not as bitter as they once were. Instead due to modern farming and the types of plants farmed today, many of our bitter foods are nowadays much milder, sweeter or sour.

So why is this important? 

The plant components that give a bitter taste have been increasingly researched in recent years and have been shown to have many important functions for the human bodies. For example we now know that the bitter phytochemicals have very beneficial digestive characteristics and can help support and strengthen a healthy liver. 

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The health benefits can also start from the minute the sensitive taste buds on the tongue come into contact with bitter foods. This kick-starts a cascade of digestive benefits including the production of digestive juices in the stomach and boosting the function of both the gallbladder and the pancreas.

But what many people don’t realize is that these strongly alkaline and bitter substances act like a natural suppressant towards damaging sugary foods. The “bitter” taste naturally reduces the desire for sweet foods! So try to eat many sources of bitter foods that naturally help stop those cravings for sweets!

Eat Right & Feel Amazing

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The positive feedback from our clients confirm: with Metabolic Balance you know what to eat to be happy. 

Top comments include: after a short period of time you start to simply feel so much better. The pounds tumble, fitness increases and you simply feel comfortable in your body.  

Support your unique body with the right food and experience your best quality of life! Connect with your local certified Metabolic Balance Coach, who can assist you to have your personal Metabolic Balance Nutrition Plan!

Zinc – an Essential Nutrient for a Strong Immune System

Zinc is a chemical element which is one of the body’s vital trace elements. Since zinc cannot be stored by our body, a regular supply is particularly important. In healthy people, the daily requirement of zinc can be normally met from a good balanced diet. Good sources of zinc are most meats, eggs, oysters, oat meal, cashew and Brazil nuts as well as lentils and peas.

One vital role of zinc is for eye health: a chronic zinc deficiency may lead to night blindness. In addition, zinc is vital for many other processes in our body including cell division and cell repair processes. As a free radical scavenger, zinc prevents aggressive chemical compounds from damaging body cells. We need zinc to keep our skin and mucous membranes healthy and it’s essential for our immune system. So our No.1 tip … make sure you eat plenty of sources of zinc on your weekly meal plan, especially during the flu season.

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What to know about Red Cabbage

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So what do you know about red cabbage? Let us fill you in on this excellent versatile vegetable! Firstly it’s available all year round now! However, it’s most popular in autumn and winter as a classic side dish to game, duck and roast goose or turkey.  It’s red coloring is not cultured, but a variation of nature. In traditional medicine it was believed that red cabbage had a positive effect on blood. Compresses made from red cabbage leaves are said to have alleviated varicose veins, phlebitis and leg ulcers. Red cabbage contains the pigment anthocyanin – also found in red berries and red wine – which has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. It has been shown in numerous studies that this flavonoid has cancer-inhibiting and cholesterol-lowering effects and is also linked to reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes. Red cabbage is rich in many vitamins and fiber and is an important immune booster during the cold season. It contains above all the vitamins C, B6 and E. 

Tip: to preserve the beautiful rich color of red cabbage, add some vinegar or citric acid when cooking.

Roast Beef & Broccoli

This roast beef and broccoli dish, pan fried with apple is tasty and wonderfully easy to prepare. 

Ingredients:
1 serving of roast beef
1 serving of broccoli
1 portion wholemeal rye bread
1 apple
salt, pepper

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Clean, wash and cut the broccoli into florets. Bring about 2 cups of salted water to the boil in a saucepan. Add the florets and simmer covered until cooked al dente (about 5-8 mins). Drain in a sieve.

Remove the seeds from the apple, cut into eighths and finely chop. Cut the roast beef into 1 cm (1/2″) wide strips and add to the pan, together with the broccoli and apple. Season with salt and pepper and fry for two minutes.

Arrange everything together on the bread and enjoy.
Bon Appetit!

Fennel – Soy Bean – Soup

So what do you think about fennel? We just love it! It tastes so good in this soybean soup.

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Ingredients:
1 serving of soybeans (and soy sprouts)
1 handful of savory
1 serving of fennel
Spices: 1 tsp. of chopped lovage, fresh parsley, wild chive, salt & pepper

Preparation: soak soybeans overnight in water. Rinse, place in a large saucepan and add fresh water. Add savory to the water and cook the soybeans until soft (see package instructions).
Wash and clean the fennel, if necessary remove the outer leaves, cut into small cubes.  Add to the soybeans and simmer for another 10 minutes or until soft.
Wash lovage, parsley and chives, spin dry and chop finely. Season the soybeans with salt, pepper and your chopped herbs.

Enjoy!