Preferences? Sure.

Isn’t it great that Metabolic Balance® nutrition plans are so highly individualized? Not only 36 blood values are analyzed, but even your preferences are taken into consideration. A match to your taste buds is at the same level as successful dating!

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Find your ideal coach as a partner on your health-journey HERE!

Lamb Chops, Carrot Stew and Baby Spinach

Today our young celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters recommends something very special: Lamb Chops, Carrot Stew and Baby Spinach

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Preparation time: 9 minutes
Ingredients for 2:
5 carrots
6 – 8 lamb chops
2 garlic cloves
2 sprigs rosemary
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 handful of cherry tomato
1⁄4 l vegetable stock
1 handful of baby spinach, ready to eat

Preparation:
Peel the carrots, remove the ends and cut them lengthwise into bite-sized stripes. Pat the lamb dry with paper towel and place in a medium-sized bowl.  Peel the garlic, cut into fine slices and add to the lamb. Heat a medium-sized pan at a high temperature without adding fat. Rinse the rosemary under cold running water, pat dry, pluck the needles from the branches, chop finely and add with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the lamb in the bowl. Season with sea salt and pepper. Rub the lamb with the marinade, place it in the preheated pan and sear it on both sides until it browns evenly.  Then reduce the heat to an intermediate level. Rinse the cherry tomatoes under cold running water, dry with paper towel, cut in halves and place tomato halves and carrots to the lamb into the pan. Stir well, deglaze with vegetable stock, season with sea salt and pepper to taste, let the liquid boil down a little. Add the baby spinach and leave it to briefly simmer at low heat. Remove the lamb from the pan and let it rest for a short time. Evenly drape the vegetables on plates and arrange the lamb on top of it. Enjoy!

Reasons for Healthy Nutrition:

Fewer sick leaves due to diet-related diseases or deficiency symptoms!

Even Hippocrates knew: The right diet keeps us healthy and can even cure diseases. Anyone who is at work knows how important it is to always be present. Long periods of absence, for example due to diet-related illnesses followed by rehabilitation, interrupt working life for a long time. Often it is difficult to get back on the job.

With Metabolic Balance you receive a personalized Nutrition Plan, which keeps your well-being up and strengthens your immune system. Find your local Coach right HERE

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Have you ever tried Dandelion Salad?

Dandelion leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins and enzymes it acts as a stimulant on many bodily functions. Try it in pointed cabbage salad:

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Ingredients:
150 g pointed cabbage
50 g dandelion
apple cider vinegar
1 TBsp. oil
salt, freshly ground pepper

Preparation:
Clean the pointed cabbage and cut very finely. Wash the dandelion and chop finely. Mix both with salt, blend and let rest for approximately ½ hour. Then work the greens thoroughly with apple cider vinegar; use salt and pepper to taste and add the oil. Let it rest in a cool place for one hour. Enjoy your meal!

What is saffron …?

… and what do I use it for?

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Saffron originally comes from the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. Saffron is extracted from the stigmas of a crocus species – the bulbous plant with the name autumn crocus (because it blooms in the northern hemisphere in autumn) – in a very laborious way and then has to be processed.  That is why real saffron is almost unaffordable and has been falsified in many ways for 500 years. Today it comes mainly from Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Pakistan and Valais (Switzerland). Saffron contains saffron bitter picrococin (this substance has a toxic effect in large quantities).

It has a beneficial effect on digestion and acts as a cardio stimulant.
Saffron goes well in rice dishes, whether sweet or salty, and fits well for the preparation of sauces.

 

Reasons for healthy nutrition: Fashion is fun again!

Body-hugging T-shirts, blouses, suits, shirts and dresses look wow again; you just feel good again if you don’t have to pull your stomach in all the time anymore . . . This also gives you a whole new sense of self-esteem when some people’s appraising looks or even unfriendly comments are a thing of the past. Those who are healthy, are attractive. This also increases your charisma to others.

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Rosemary-Pesto

Since the rosemary is so wonderful, it deserves another post: Try a homemade pesto made from fresh rosemary leaves! Simply mix the needles with a blender, fill into a glass with screw cap to ¾ and then pour in virgin olive oil. To preserve, add a heaped teaspoon of sea salt to a quarter of a liter. This pesto is available all year round for use as a spread on bread, in soups, sauces and meat dishes. Just so yummy!MB (2019-06-10)

The Matter with the Healthy Fats

The matter with the oil – or rather healthy fats! How much oil can a Metabolic Balance participant actually consume?MB (2019-06-09)

If you want to lose weight with Metabolic Balance, you are recommended to forgo oil for the first 14 days.  Afterwards it is important to include high-quality oils in your daily regime again. It should be 3 tablespoons per day. Many clients also eat more and feel great about it.

We recommend to take at least 1 tbsp flax-seed oil per day.  Flax seed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and is the star of recent research to prevent diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, reliable studies are not available yet.

The ratio of flax seed oil to other oils should be 1:2, even better would be 1:1.
Oils may be mixed. Only for few oils heating is recommended.
You may also use oils from oil seeds and nuts that are NOT on your plan.
So do not hesitate to experiment, enjoy and have a good time!

 

Rosemary – herbal Power-House

Rosemary often grows wild in the Mediterranean region.  In our climate it thrives quite well in the warm season in your backyard or in pots.  The plant smells pleasant and intense because the narrow leaves are rich in essential oils.

The distilled essential oil is used for topical application with joint and muscle rheumatism and circulatory disorders.

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Rosemary is one of the most popular herbs in our kitchen. Its fine-needled foliage has a unique, spicy aroma.  This spice goes wonderfully with many Italian dishes, especially meat in all possible variations. It’s especially delicious on grilled meat.  It’s best to sprinkle on top before serving, cut into small pieces. Food seasoned with rosemary is not only delicious, it is also easy to digest. A herb infused oil prepared with rosemary goes particularly well with meat dishes.

Reasons for healthy nutrition: Fewer sick leaves due to diet-related diseases or deficiency symptoms

Especially in our school children, a lack of ability to concentrate is being observed more and more frequently. Even when it comes to brain performance, healthy eating is the keyword. No sugar and white flour products, healthy fats, high-quality protein, a large portion of vital food and plenty of drinking water – this is the optimal brain-food, which increases the ability to concentrate.

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