Amazing Results with Metabolic Balance

With over 1 million satisfied clients around the world, the results of Metabolic Balance speak for themselves! Using the results from your blood test, we create a personalized nutrition plan for you. Along with support from a Metabolic Balance coach and our online community you will have all the tools you need to be successful on your journey towards to optimal wellness.

For more information visit our website or send us a message on Facebook!

Brain Health

Have you ever thought about how the foods you eat affect your long term brain health?
Multiple scientific studies have shown a connection between lutein (a carotenoid found mainly in plants) and improved cognitive function. Furthermore, lutein has also been found to play a role in age-related cognitive decline, with older adults with higher levels of lutein performing better on cognitive function tests. Great sources of lutein include dark green, leafy vegetables, avocados, and eggs!
Check out this video from NutritionFacts.org to learn more!

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/brain-healthy-foods-to-fight-aging/?fbclid=IwAR2XekaYlQZUqVtX7wQu-VTffr2moSoTEU59mn88EJTkn6fLfQxQoiuBAZE

Summer Charcoal Choices

What is nicer than cooking a good piece of meat, fresh filet of fish, or colorful vegetables outdoors on the grill? Not much in our minds! In order to make barbecuing fun, healthy, and safe, we have a few more tips for you.

Use lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes and ignition aids without harmful residues! This prevents unhealthy or even poisonous fumes from being drawn into the food and you can enjoy a healthy and delicious culinary treat. Check out this link below that describes four charcoal products that are healthy for you and the environment.

https://www.annmariegianni.com/organic-lump-charcoal/

Herb Zucchini with Mozzarella

This recipe is a great way to use up fresh summer zucchini or squash!

Ingredients: 
1 serving of zucchini 
1 serving of buffalo mozzarella
1 garlic clove
4-5 lavender flowers
1 sprig of thyme
1 Tbsp. of rapeseed oil
1 Tbsp. of olive oil
Salt, freshly ground pepper

Preparation:
Wash the zucchini, pat dry, and cut into 1/2 inch or 1 cm thick slices, salt lightly. Remove the thyme leaves from stalks and heat along with the garlic in rapeseed oil. Add the zucchini slices and, turning frequently, roast everything lightly for about 5 minutes. Season with pepper and remove from the heat to cool. Cut mozzarella into thin slices and add to the zucchini. Mix and season to taste, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with lavender flowers. Enjoy!

All About You!

If you stand in your kitchen and never know what foods to eat, then Metabolic Balance is for you! Using blood your blood results we create a personalized nutrition plan for you that contains foods ideal for your body and metabolism. Along with our coaches and supportive online community you will never again ask, “What should I be eating?”

To learn more visit our website or reach out over Facebook!

Video: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Nutrition Personalized for You!

One of the core ways that we create personalized nutrition for you at Metabolic Balance is by analyzing over 30 markers in your blood. Results from these tests give us an enormous amount of information about your overall health. A strength of this approach is also that we are looking at many different values in order to get a complete picture rather than focusing on just one value such as iron or thyroid hormones (TSH). These markers, which are all related to metabolic health, then allow us to create a nutrition plan tailored to your health and to what YOUR body needs.

To learn more visit: https://www.metabolic-balance.us/ or send us message!

The Link Between Diet and COVID-19 Risk

As more and more research is being conducted surrounding all aspects of SARS-COV2 and the disease it causes (COVID-19), the role of diet is being explored as well. What you eat and your overall metabolic health is not only important for homeostasis but also plays a role in how your body responds to foreign pathogens such as SARS-COV2. To learn more check out this great NY Times article and infographic from the WHO.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/well/eat/coronavirus-diet-metabolic-health.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR2Z6exVixWoxdnr85E1RNChpMX97YA2s_f8uEe1Of_Mws3wz-yailzuDww

Infographic: WHO

Summer Grilling

One of our favorite ways to enjoy fresh produce and proteins in the summer is by grilling. Below are a few summer grilling tips to help you get the most out of your summer!

  • Experiment. Try grilling new foods such as chilies (adds wonderful flavor to proteins) or avocados.
  • Grill fruit! A great dessert idea is to put fruits such as pineapples or peaches on the grill. The natural sugars in the fruits will caramelize and give them a delicious flavor.
  • Keep your grill clean. Be sure to scrub your grill after each use to prevent burning, bitter flavors, and smoking.
  • Marinate. Adding a simply marinade or dry rub of spices to proteins and vegetables is a great way to add flavor and variety to your meals.

Melon Carpaccio

This spicy melon carpaccio is a delicious twist on tradition and perfect for summer!

Ingredients:
1 serving seeds (2/3 pumpkin seeds, 1/3 sunflower seeds)
1 serving melon
1 serving vegetables (e.g. kohlrabi and arugula)
Salt and pepper
Fresh ginger
1/2 chili pepper
Vinegar

Preparation:
Roast the seed mixture in a dry pan and allow to cool. Peel the kohlrabi, slice thinly and season with salt. Remove the skin and seeds from the melon, cut into thin slices. Wash the arugula, pat dry, and spread out on a plate. Place the melon and kohlrabi alternately on top in a fan shape. Wash the chili, cut into thin rings and add to the plate. Make a dressing with the ginger, vinegar, a little bit of water and salt and pepper. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, then mix with the seeds, and pour over the plate. Enjoy!

Tips: For those who don’t like it that hot you can omit the chili.