Optimize Your Time

Time and opportunities are so important. Time skips on past and being healthy and well means you can cherish your time and seize great opportunities.

One way to get the most out of your time is to be as healthy as you can be. Metabolic Balance is a program that can help you optimize your health! To learn more visit our website or send us a message on Facebook.

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Pumpkin Gratin

To finish our pumpkin week, we are sharing a delicious pumpkin gratin recipe!

Ingredients:
1 serving of mozzarella
1 serving of vegetables (pumpkin, spring onions)
Curry powder
Chili powder
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash and clean the vegetables and cut them along with the mozarella into thin slices. Put the pumpkin slices into a casserole dish and season to taste with curry powder, chili powder, and salt and pepper. Bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 15 minutes. Cover with mozzarella and bake for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with spring onions and enjoy!

One Life, One Body

Always remember this: You have only one body. So treat it well and provide it with the right nutrients. Studies prove that a healthy diet is an important part of disease prevention. So take care and stay healthy! 

Spices

Spices are one of the best ways to add variety, flavor, and color to dishes. But spices can also be very intimidating and overwhelming. In order to help simplify spices and how to best use them check out this great infographic. It helps guide you through which spices pair best with what foods.

Source: Cooksmarts

Pumpkin

Every year the pumpkin is THE star among the autumn vegetables. In terms of health, the pumpkin flesh is a true jack-of-all-trades. Pumpkins contain a lot of water and fiber which help the digestive system. Additionally, it is packed full of vitamin A and minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium. In folk medicine, fresh pumpkin juice is said to help with constipation.
Not just the flesh of the pumpkin is great for your health. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious but also contain valuable fatty acids, minerals and trace elements such as manganese, zinc, copper and selenium.

Use this opportunity to try out a new pumpkin recipe and know that you are doing something good for your body!

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has been a trend for a few years now. Dr. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, started researching this topic in 2013, and even started practicing it himself. Weiss started a clinical trial in order to learn more about the potential benefits of intermittent fasting. The goal of the trial was to compare the health of patients who were fasting between 8pm and 12pm and a control group that ate at 3 regular mealtimes. Interestingly scientists found no significant differences in weight loss, fat mass, cholesterol, or blood sugar control between the two groups. Furthermore, fasting patients actually had more lean mass than fat mass loss compared to the group with 3 regular meal times. This study provides further evidence that a lifestyle such as that of Metabolic Balance that is based on 3 regular meals is the way to optimal health!

Study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2771095?guestAccessKey=444bbcb2-7e13-4dc6-998f-5de5e27aa19e&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=092820

Sharing is Caring

Sharing food with loved ones and friends is one of the good things in life. Food connects us and enriches our lives. It can also be a source of anxiety and dis-ease. So learning to eat well for you is possibly one of the best things you can learn.

Right now with all the restrictions that are happening around the world, it still seems a distant memory being able to sit down and to casually enjoy a meal with lots of people. But this will come back! And imagine being able to do this with ease, comfort and knowledge that you’re doing the right things for you. Right now is the perfect time to focus on your health and wellbeing by learning your foods to balance your metabolism and lose the weight your body doesn’t need. Not only are you giving yourself the best opportunity and health to see through this pandemic but you are also giving yourself the best time once things open up again.

Too many people are making themselves sick and tired with binge eating and drinking. Get in touch with your local Metabolic Balance practitioner today so you can enjoy life to the fullest now and in the future.
Unique personalized nutrition plans…that’s Metabolic Balance!

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Preserving Food At Home

As the colder months are approaching it is the perfect time to try out different ways to preserve fresh fruit and vegetables for the winter.

There are numerous possibilities for preserving food. One of the oldest methods is drying. In the dehydrator, in the oven or in the open air, fruits lose their moisture and become more intense in flavor. A fun fall activity is to go apple picking, cut the tasty apples into slices, sprinkle with cinnamon or a pumpkin spice mixture, and then dehydrate in the oven at 225℉ for 2 hours. This make for delicious and healthy apple chips!

Another option which works especially well for vegetables is pickling or freezing. Both freezing and pickling in vinegar results in significantly lower nutrient losses than drying. Vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and beets are wonderful pickled. Fruits such as berries and peaches particular are ideal for freezing. Whatever method you choose, you can’t go wrong!

Meet Dr. Noel Aldrich

One of the great aspects of Metabolic Balance is that we have many wonderful practitioners and coaches that help guide clients on their journey to optimal health! Today we are featuring Dr. Noel Aldrich, a licensed nutritionist from Nutrition Proportion in Minnesota. To meet Dr. Aldrich and to learn about Metabolic Balance, check out this great video.

To connect with Dr. Aldrich visit his website: https://www.nutritionproportion.net/?fbclid=IwAR0Dk0_-WS0zHEtpnPjfumynukZoklVVX7RYT4Rk25XsP5GGBSIFHyHX8wM

Long-Term Change

With a long-term change of nutrition with Metabolic Balance you can decide to do something good for yourself permanently. This lifestyle change can help you have a more mindful relationship with food and improve your overall health. Rather than eating mindlessly or buying processed foods that are easy to prepare, this program can help become aware of your body and how the right foods can help you feel amazing! To learn more visit our website or check out our Facebook page!