Savoy cabbage or also known as curly cabbage is one of the prettiest and unique varieties of cabbage. It has green, slightly curly leaves and is less tightly packed than some of its relatives in the cabbage family. For a long time it wasn’t a very popular ingredient but has recently risen in prominence. As a vegetable it is extremely versatile and can be used in many dishes from soups and salads to wraps and lasagna. Savoy cabbage is also very healthy, packed full of vitamins C, B6, E, folic acid, as well as potassium, calcium, and iron. During your next trip to the grocery store pick up a savoy cabbage and try it out in some new dishes!
Our mission at Metabolic Balance is to help our clients regain their health and guide them on their health journey. Testimonials from our clients are always amazing to read and hearing our client’s journeys and stories is one of the reasons why our coaches do what they do! Would you like to be able to tell a story such as the one by one of our clients below about yourself? If so, then get in touch with us!
“I was much too heavy. In March I had exceeded the 350 lbs limit. It couldn’t go on like this. My goal was to be under 250 lbs within half a year. What can I say? I did it!”
Metabolic Balance is the tried, tested and trusted way to eat right for you. It’s truly personalized nutrition. We use 36 blood parameters to identify what is going on for you and which foods you then need to eat to get well and achieve your health goals. If you’re someone who has struggled to change their health such as lose weight, calm inflammation or manage your digestive health then finding out the right foods could just be the difference you need. This is why Metabolic Balance is loved worldwide as the holistic, natural and healthy way to be well. Let 2021 be your year for wellness and feeling the best you can feel. Find your Metabolic Balance practitioner and never look back!
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The pineapple originally comes from South America and Hawaii but is now commonly grown in many warm and tropical regions. This fruit not only tastes delicious but also contains high amounts of bromelain, an enzyme which breaks down proteins. This enzyme can have phenomenal effects on the body: it inhibits blood coagulation, improves blood circulation, has an anti-inflammatory effect, lowers blood pressure and helps to break down deposits on the inner walls of the blood vessels. Note though that this enzyme is broken down when heated, so cooked pineapple will no longer contain active bromelain. In addition to bromelain, pineapples contain almost all essential vitamins as well as important minerals and trace elements. No matter how you enjoy pineapple, in sweet or savory dishes, this superfood is worth incorporating into your diet.
There are basics that a healthy body needs – for example, enough unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins B, C and E and much more. These vital substances are particularly common in certain foods. Therefore, if we eat properly, we provide ourselves with all the important nutrients. Which foods are optimal for your body? A personalized Metabolic Balance nutrition plan will tell you. You don’t have one yet? Just contact us – we will be happy to advise you! Take charge of your health and start feeling and seeing the results for yourself!
Red and purple foods! You’ve probably heard of how important it is to “eat the rainbow”. Well red and purple foods are an essential part of that rainbow. This is because they are a great source of polyphenols. These essential phytochemicals are excellent antioxidants which we need for healthy ageing and protecting our cells from damage and inflammation. Natural and real foods have an incredible ability to keep us healthy. So enjoy something red or purple today and of course we say choose it from your Metabolic Balance food list. It’ll then be even more incredible for you! What are some of your favorite red and purple foods?
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At Metabolic Balance we are all about real whole foods!
It is so easy to take our food for granted but if you take time to look then you’ll see real foods are simply gorgeous! The vibrancy and life that they hold is amazing. The color and shape is beautiful. The promise of health and wellbeing is so exciting! We encourage you to stop and look at your food. Look at what you are putting in your mouth and think “is this what I want my body to be created from?” Your body needs whole fresh vibrant foods that are filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Colorful foods are nutritious, delicious, and much better than any processed food containing chemicals and fillers!
So the next time you are cooking or eating a meal, take a moment and try to really “see” your food!
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In order to create a custom and personalized meal plan for you, we need your blood results. You might be wondering why that is!
Well, your blood test results together with your personal information, such as body measurements and food preferences, is the vital information that we need to create a Metabolic Balance nutrition plan that is custom for YOU! Rather than a cookie cutter meal plan that is the same for everyone, we tailor what you eat to your body and lifestyle!
It is only when we know all this information that we can select the right foods which will match your nutritional and metabolic needs. In this way, your food can optimally support and balance your metabolism and you can reach your health goals!
Metabolic Balance is an analysis of a person’s blood test results to find their personalized food list i.e. all the foods that are right for them to eat. Sometimes our analysis can be confused as being a food intolerance test. This is not the case! Metabolic Balance is in fact the opposite of a food intolerance test! From our prospective, classic food intolerance testing is very short term information. It is the response of the body to foods at the time of testing and is highly dependent on gut health, immune health and the quality/source of the food eaten. The Metabolic Balance analysis is about finding the foods required for changing health for the better. This may strongly influence and improve both gut and immune health and hence many previously suspected food intolerances can no longer be a problem. Metabolic Balance is knowledge that heals. Food intolerance testing is short term information that often confuses, restricts and can result in false positives, false negatives and nutrient insufficiency problems. If you’d like to find out more about how Metabolic Balance could answer your questions about what you should be eating, you can find your practitioner by visiting our website.
Legumes are one of the best sources of vegetable protein and are far more than just a simple ingredient on the winter menu.
For far too long, dishes with legumes have been considered simple or “just” for vegetarians. But after a number of star chefs showed creative ways to use peas, lentils, and beans, legumes started gaining popularity. The United Nations even named 2016 the International Year of Pulses (Legumes) to raise awareness about the sustainability, affordability, and versatility of this food group.
Since the legume group encompasses everything from quinoa to beans (there are over 12,000 different types of legumes), there are thousands of recipes to explore.