Ice Cream

With summer in full swing many of us are looking for a refreshing treat like ice cream. Today we have a few tips for healthy ice cream options so that you can stay on track while enjoying summer!

And if you want to enjoy ice cream bought in the supermarket, we have the following tips for you:

1. For a homemade ice cream, puree a portion of frozen fruits with a hand blender or mixer.

2. The shorter the list of ingredients, the better. An organic ice cream is usually more expensive, but for a taste experience without additives, it is worth spending a few cents more.

3. Information on high-quality processing can also be found in phrases such as “without colorings, additives and flavorings” or “only natural ingredients”. 

4. Avoid plastic spoons and cups as much as possible and, like this, ensure clean ice cream enjoyment!

Never Give Up

Never give up on working to be your best self! If it matters to you, you will find a way! An important aspect of the Metabolic Balance program is the support from our coaches and groups. If you are needing support feel free to reach out to your coach or in our Facebook groups! Get in touch and let us help you know your foods and how to stay on track!

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A Healthy Summer

With the start of summer it is easy to keep your Metabolic Balance guidelines – or Strategies of Success – also during vacation times and holidays! One key is to plan ahead. Whether it is packing our own meal for a barbecue or looking at a restaurant menu make sure to have a plan to stay on track. We wish you a happy and healthy summer with Metabolic Balance!

Strawberry Season

Welcome to the strawberry season!

From a botanical point of view, this is not actually a berry, but an aggregate fruit. The red part is actually a pseudo-fruit, while the actual fruits of the strawberry are the small green or yellow spots on the surface. Strawberries should not be rinsed with a strong water jet, but rather be soaked in cold water for a short while Drain the washed strawberries well or pat dry carefully. Always remove stems and leaves after washing, otherwise the aroma will be watered down. Strawberries are full of vitamins: They contain many B vitamins, folic acid, zinc, copper and even more vitamin C than oranges or lemons.

Optimize Your Health

Is it actually possible to eat healthy…? Buying healthy food, well that can be easy. But to know which individual foods are good for your health, that’s another story. The solution for a holistic way of eating is: Metabolic Balance. Our nutrition plan, based on your personal blood analysis includes exactly the foods you need for optimal health. To learn more visit our website to connect with one of our coaches!

Radishes

Do you like small radishes? We love them! They are a little milder in flavor than their bigger counterparts such as daikon. Nevertheless, they taste delicious especially with a bit of salt and are delightfully crunchy.

Their fresh juice is considered a genuine medicine in naturopathy: Its essential oils clean and regenerate the mucous membranes, stimulate digestion and lower high cholesterol. Water accumulation in the body is also accelerated and washed out again. Small radishes contain valuable carotene, some B vitamins, plenty of potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and enzymes. If you don’t like them raw, you can try to roast or saute them with some garlic, salt and pepper. This gives them a milder but delicious flavor.

Spinach

Spinach is a dark, leafy green vegetable that originated from central and western Asia. It contains high-quality protein, fiber, and 10 different vitamins and 13 different minerals. Its bitter substances support the entire digestion and also act as a tonic for the heart, liver and nerves. Its content of chlorophyll, folic acid, iron, copper and valuable enzymes strongly promotes the formation of both red and white blood cells, which has a strong influence on the immune system. The carotenoids in spinach protect the skin and mucous membranes and also strengthen the eyes.
Since spinach contains an above-average amount of oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium, one should preferably avoid eating milk or dairy products at the same meal, but choose a different source of protein.

Vitamin D

Also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D is one of the many important vitamins and minerals that the human body needs. This fat soluble vitamin is produced in the skin when exposed to sunlight, which is the reason why we often say that you can get your vitamin D outside! Vitamin D can also be found in small amounts in foods including salmon, egg yolks, and fortified foods such as milk. In the body, this vitamin is vital for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and for immune system function. So the next time the sun is shining, go outside and enjoy the sunshine, knowing you are doing something good for your body!

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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, also called German cabbage, is particularly popular in Europe as a versatile spring vegetable. In most cases, only the lower part of the plant, the round stem, is used. It is digestible like no other cabbage. The vegetable has a slightly sweet and mild-nutty flavor and crunchy texture, especially delicious when eating raw.

The healthy kohlrabi scores with a high magnesium content and a considerable amount of vitamin C contained (63 mg/100 g). A high amount of fiber also supports the intestine and prevents cravings.

By the way: Not only the stem, but also the delicate leaves of the kohlrabi are very healthy. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals – much more than the actual stem itself. So enjoy a pesto made of kohlrabi leaves or add them finely chopped into the salad.

Take Care of Your Body

Often times in life we get so busy that we stop to take a moment to do things for ourselves! When was the last time you did something really good for yourself? One way to take care of yourself is to eat well, as this can help you feel good inside and out! Eating what’s right for you is the best present you could give your body. You are what you eat! So nourish your strong and powerful body with fresh and whole foods. Do something great for yourself and prepare a meal made of colorful, vibrant, and delicious foods!

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