Fiber

Today we want to talk a little bit more about fiber, a plant-based nutrient, that many Americans are deficient in. Commonly found in legumes, fruits, and vegetables, fiber has many health benefits! A diet high in fiber:

  • Supports a healthy gut. Fiber is used by the microbes in the gut as energy and allows them to support a healthy microbial community in the gut.
  • Helps with weight loss. Foods high in fiber tend to keep you full for longer than low-fiber foods.
  • Controls blood sugar levels. Soluble fiber can help slow the absorption of glucose and a high fiber diet has been associated with a decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
  • Regulates bowel movements. Dietary fiber helps to keep you regular and consistent.

For more information check out this infographic and article below.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/science/food-fiber-microbiome-inflammation.html#:~:text=Once%20bacteria%20are%20done%20harvesting,They%20also%20send%20messages.

Free Webinar Tomorrow

If you have not yet signed up for our free webinar tomorrow you still have time!

This webinar will help you discover how the Metabolic Balance Method can help improve your immune system, reset your body, increase your vitality and help you reach your health and weight goals naturally.

Join us tomorrow, August 14th at 12pm ET/ 9am PT.

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Free Info Webinar

Discover how the Metabolic Balance Method will provide the right insight and strategies of success to improve your immune system, to reset your body, increase your vitality and reach your health and weight goal naturally.

Our next informational webinar is on August 14th at 12pm ET/ 9am PT.

Click on the link below to register.
https://www.metabolic-balance.us/Information-Event

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Healthy Skin

Metabolic Balance is a nutrition concept that balances the metabolism and the whole body. You get a quality of life that you cannot only feel, but also see. One benefit that many of our clients see is how this program and way of living can also be a rejuvenating cure for the skin. A balanced proportion of macro- and micronutrients and the right amount of water will provide the optimal conditions for healthy skin.

Many foods that are regularly on the menu with Metabolic Balance, such as high-quality oils, berries, herbs or carrots, also contain natural beauty elixirs, which enhance the positive effect of the nutrition on the skin.

The Power of Food

The idea that foods can be used as medicine has been around for thousands of years. But in an age where the brightly colored labels of processed foods shine bright in grocery stores, enticing consumers, we need to focus on this idea more than ever.

The foods you put in your body every day is one of the most important things that impacts your well-being. Many chronic health conditions are associated with inflammation and one of the strongest drivers of inflammation is poor nutrition. Avoiding processed foods and sticking to whole food based plans such as Metabolic Balance is critical for overall health and wellness.

To learn more about how Metabolic Balance can help food be your medicine connect with us over Facebook or visit our website.

How to Sprout

Sprouts are nutritional powerhouses that are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, packed full of beneficial vitamins, enzymes, and fiber. Many people may not incorporate sprouts into their diet because they may not be familiar with them, sprouts can be hard to find in store, or can be very expensive. The wonderful thing about sprouts though is that they are cheap and simple to grow at home (it might even be easier than actual gardening). To learn how to sprout check out this infographic below and you will be on your way in no time!

Infographic: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Skin: A Reflection of Your Health

Although face creams and skin products can help with skin maintenance, the key to clear and healthy skin comes from within! What you eat and drink has a direct influence on your skin health. Providing your body with the correct balance of nutrients ( helps to “feed” your skin. Many skin problems such as acne, psoriasis and eczema can be caused by poor eating habits because your skin isn’t getting the proper nutrients it needs.⁣

Skin diseases often result from internal illnesses and nutritional metabolic disorders. For instance, research has found that acne occurs in primitive tribes only when they gave up their traditional diet. Before that the tribe members had no skin problems.⁣

Evidence also suggests that acne can be aggravated by dairy due to the growth hormones found in dairy products like milk. Milk in particular is a real hormone cocktail and contains precursor molecules of testosterone – a male sex hormone significantly involved in the development of acne. Milk also contains insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is similar to insulin and also stimulates testosterone production.⁣

When it comes to your diet and the Metabolic Balance program, be patient and consistent. Whether the change is due to an illness or cosmetic concern, your skin won’t improve overnight. That being said, if you stick with it, it will be worth the investment.⁣ Many of our clients notice a clearing up of their skin or having healthier skin after following their plan!

For more information check out these studies and links:

Adapted from: Metabolic Balance Canada
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Asian Inspired Grilled Turkey

Today we have another delicious recipe for you that is perfect for lunch or dinner!

Ingredients:
1 serving of turkey breast
3 Tbsp of oil
2 tsp salt
A pinch of each cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, and sweet paprika powder
1 serving of carrot
1 handful of fresh coriander
Salt and black pepper
Apple cider vinegar and oil
(From phase 3 onwards, 1 tsp of ground hazelnuts may be added as part of a treat meal)

Preparation:
Mix the oil with salt and spices, rub on the turkey breast, and marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Peel the carrot and grate it finely. Chop coriander leaves and mix with the carrots. Season the carrot and coriander slaw with salt, pepper, vinegar and oil. Grill the turkey and then enjoy with the carrot and coriander slaw!

What is in your Shopping Bag?

Real food is fresh, colorful, and simple. It is not wrapped in plastic or filled with ingredients that nobody can pronounce. In order to nourish your body properly, you need to start by making the best choices at the grocery store. This means sticking to the produce aisles and staying away from the sections filled with packaged and processed food.

At Metabolic Balance we emphasize the importance of eating whole and clean foods. Often clients start to notice real changes after just a few days because of the real and whole foods on their plans!

Oral Health

A diet according to Metabolic Balance and a regulated metabolism not only has a positive effect on your weight shape, the skin and the hair but also your teeth! According to scientific findings, nutrition plays an essential role in the development and the prevention of cavities. An acidic environment, caused by too much sugar- and acid-containing foods and not drinking enough, significantly increases the susceptibility to cavities. A diet based on Metabolic Balance counteracts this vulnerability and can help with keeping a radiant smile.