30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition: When Motivation Boosts!

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It is often the most difficult thing to find a start – take the first step. It’s easy when the desire suddenly arises in you: Off the couch! The optimum nutrition will give you more energy in everyday life, so that your natural urge to move increases. There is no obligation for physical activity, you just want to move. This makes the difference: Find pleasure in exercising rather than feeling tortured. And once you have regained the happiness in exercise, you want to stay with it! The positive effects on body, mind and spirit are addictive. It is so simple!

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Silver Bullet Flax Seed Oil

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The super star among all eatable oils – often called the Happiness Oil. Recent research even assumes that flax seed oil has a preventive effect on diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, this has not been proven.
Flax seed oil has an extremely high content of omega-3 fatty acid. Particularly worth mentioning is the alpha-linolenic acid, an important building block for the tissues of heart, retina and brain.
Flax seed oil has a fine nutty aroma, but is very sensitive and turns rancid quickly when exposed to light and air. Therefore, purchase flax seed oil in the smallest possible containers and store in the refrigerator. You will find that most containers on the market have a comparatively short shelf life.
Never heat flax seed oil! Use in salad, yogurt, or add after cooking to oatmeal or vegetables.

Always Delicious: Omelette with Leek and Apple

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Ingredients:
1 serving leek
1 serving egg
1 apple
spices: salt, pepper to taste

Wash and clean the leek and cut into fine rings. Saute leek in a hot pan for a few minutes, season with salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into a hot pan and let it set, then fry on both sides. Cut the apple into small pieces. Place the omelette on a plate and top with leek and apple.
Enjoy your meal!

Mushrooms – Protein or Vegetable?

So you’ve got mushrooms in your Metabolic Balance nutrition plan: are they a protein or a vegetable? That is the question!

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Fish, meat, poultry, eggs and cow’s milk products are great proteins. Vegetarian proteins are soy, legumes, sprouts, nuts and seeds and some mushrooms. In the case of mushrooms, however, a distinction is made between those rich in protein and those considered a vegetable. At Metabolic Balance we distinguish between protein and vegetable based on the biological value of the mushrooms. This is calculated based on the amount of protein in a food that our bodies can use directly – basically this needs to be a good value for us to consider as a protein. 

The protein mushrooms are oyster and shiitake mushrooms. They can be used fresh or dried. Preparation suggestion can be fried in a wok or pan. They make a great mushroom risotto-style dish with a delicious cauliflower rice! All other mushrooms, such as button mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms, or chanterelles, are considered vegetables and can be combined with a protein.

Born to be a Glamour Root

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Do you have a favorite recipe for carrots? We love them in every variation, but freshly pulled out of the ground, carrots taste the best!

After shopping, carrots should be taken out of their packaging immediately and preferably stored in the vegetable drawer of the fridge. We also advise always removing the top greens before storing, but don’t throw them away! Carrot greens are far too good not to use – we suggest adding them to a green smoothie like this one … simply mix the green stems from three carrots with 400 milliliters of water, 150g baby spinach or romaine lettuce, a peeled orange, mango and banana with a tablespoon of cold pressed flax seed oil! 

This is dining at its best – it not only tastes great, but it also provides plenty of energizing power and goodness!

By the way, did you know that the naturally contained alpha and beta carotene in carrots are a precursor of vitamin A? This is what makes carrots healthy “eye and skin vegetables”. In addition they have lovely B vitamins and vitamin E plus an excellent level of the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and iron as well as the fiber pectin.  

A couple of tips: … always add a little oil to your carrot dishes, otherwise the containing fat-soluble vitamins cannot be used to their fullest.
Secondly if your carrots should go slightly soft, simply wrap them in a moist kitchen towel or put them in water. Voila, they will become crisp again! (This rejuvenating tip applies to all root vegetables.)

Super Star in Salad – Walnut Oil

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Walnut oil has a wonderfully fine nutty flavor. However, it has a limited shelf life, even in the refrigerator. Therefore, only buy in small quantities and pay attention to the expiration date.
Walnut oil is high in ellagic acid. An antioxidant, which is hoped to undermine the growth of cancer cells. The also contained saponins, are supposed to strengthen our immune system and make us less susceptible to infectious diseases. Walnut oil is also a rich source of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acid.

Born to be a Queen – Cucumber

Do you love cucumber as much as we do? 

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In our kitchen, cucumber is an absolute highlight. It consists of 97 percent water, has a mild taste and as a raw food, goes well with many dishes and is a natural addition to almost every salad. It has an impressive nutrient list to its name, too! It’s rich in carotene, vitamins E, K, B1, B2 and B6 and contains among others calcium (15mg per 100g), phosphorus (25mg per 100g) and potassium (140mg per 100g). Cucumbers have a fabulous detoxifying effect on our bodies, they help reduce uric acid and have a healthy diuretic effect. Fresh cucumbers are best stored in a cool place and separated from other vegetables. 

Quick tip: Clean the peel well and then eat it. It’s rich in silica and therefore can help strengthen your skin, hair and nails.

Especially important: When shopping, please look out for your locally grown produce – if they are organic, too, then that’s even better!

Avoid Waste of Produce: Vegetable Puree

Vegetable purees are great to avoid waste of produce. You can take one type of vegetable or combinations such as: 
cauliflower celery puree
carrot cauliflower puree
pumpkin carrot puree
broccoli cauliflower puree
zucchini celery puree … just try them all!

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Ingredients:
Vegetables in line with your plan
Spices: salt, pepper, 1 pinch of nutmeg
When in Phase 2 with oil: 1 TBsp. oil
in Phase 3 or 4 you can also use some coconut milk

Preparation:
Steam vegetables, puree with a little vegetable broth, add a salt and pepper to taste. Add a healthy oil (e.g., olive oil, walnut oil, argan oil, etc. / or flax seed oil after taking from heat) depending on your taste and puree well, till the puree becomes creamy! If you like, you can add 1 TBsp. chopped herbs or finely chopped salad leftovers.
Add protein according to your plan and enjoy!

Nothing Beats a Home Cooked Meal! Our Roasted Cabbage Noodles are Absolutely Delicious!

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Ingredients for 1 Serving:
1 serving grated cheese
1 serving green or pointed cabbage
1 serving rye crisp bread
Herbs and spices: caraway or cumin, 1 TBsp. olive oil

Preparation:
Crumble rye crisp bread,  cut green and pointed cabbage into fine stripes. Roast bread in a dry pan and then put aside. Stir-fry the cabbage in a pan, add the roasted bread and season to taste with some caraway or cumin. Sprinkle with grated cheese and roast until crispy. Serve immediately. Enjoy your meal!

And Action!

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Life is always full of new opportunities. Those are usually outside of our comfort zone.  Be a pioneer, get to know new things, open new doors. One of them is named Metabolic Balance®. Your action will make life colorful again!

Look for your local certified Metabolic Balance Coach to meet #TheNewYou