Happy Valentine’s Day

MB 02-14 - Valentines DayEven though Valentine’s Day is mostly celebrated as the day for romantic love – today is also the day to generally proclaim “Happy Valentine’s Day” to your family and friends (as well). Celebrate today as the day of Love to your loved ones – and yourself! Enjoy the magic of this special day.

By the way: Metabolic Balance is not only a successful weight loss program, but is also known to assist Cupid! How you may ask? Some of our clients have found love through Metabolic Balance.
While some met at group meetings, others have found a partner for life after losing a few kilos and gaining self-confidence. We love this – simply wonderful!

13 Essential Vitamins & their Importance

We know the letters of the 13 essential vitamins, but do you know what they are important for? Following we give you a simple list.
Please remember, though, that vitamins have multiple uses throughout the body. This lists only the most well-known uses …  

  • A       skin and mucous membranes
  • B1     heart and muscles
  • B2     detoxification, oxygen supply 
  • B3     concentration and endurance 
  • B5     good mood and vitality
  • B6     immune support and mental performance
  • B7     (H) healthy skin and hair
  • B9     cell renewal and regeneration 
  • B12   cardiovascular and nervous system
  • C        immune system, vital during stress
  • D        bones and teeth, intestines and prostate 
  • E        free radical scavenger (antioxidant), protection of blood vessels and brain 
  • K        regulate blood clotting, strong bones

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Health and Happiness

Health and happiness are always seen in a close connection. This probably has to do with the fact that how we feel physically and how we feel emotionally cannot be separated. It is generally recognized, for example, that someone who feels happy and has joy in their lives is less likely to become ill at the “organ of joy” – aka the heart. Whereas, conversely, when we’re feeling down we often become more susceptible to viruses and bacteria and a generally weaker immune system. A key to personal happiness – and thus to health – is a healthy diet. Metabolic Balance has been proven to increase the quality of life which naturally leads to boosting health and happiness.

Like Mahatma Gandhi we truly believe health is the real wealth in life.

A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

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Whatever you want to achieve, whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or simply feel healthier and fitter: Metabolic Balance gives you a nutrition plan which supports you in achieving your personal goal. A certified coach accompanies you and is always on your side on your way to a healthy you.

Find your personal certified Metabolic Balance Coach.

Happy Metabolic Balance Day

Nobody wants to be old, but everybody wants to age well. How does this work? It is probably in the nature of things that we are so fascinated by both old age and eternal youth. So much so that science has been driven for centuries to find the “philosopher’s stone” or an elixir of life that might allow us to live forever! While eternal life is of course science fiction, ageing well is most definitely possible.

It’s widely acknowledged that a person’s nutrition and lifestyle plays the biggest role in ensuring vitality and MB - Healthy aging - family cooking INTongoing youthful appearance up to the golden years and beyond. A balanced diet based on natural food can modulate the metabolism, so that the body can perfectly manage all its tasks without imbalance that leads to dis-ease and ill health.

MB - Healthy aging - funny older couple INTThe Metabolic Balance program is not just a “diet”, but a nutrition program which combines and includes the latest nutrition and scientific findings. It’s number one aim is to bring you closer to your goal of “vitality for healthy ageing”. Plus you’ll also gain the excellent bonus of reaching a healthy weight. Now that’s impressive!

Did You Know that Poor Nutrition Can Promote Inflammation?

Poor nutrition is a major cause of chronic inflammation, stated in numerous recent studies. In particular, it’s increasingly apparent that many conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and rheumatism are more closely related to inflammation than it was discussed only a few years ago. A major cause of inflammatory processes in the body is a poor diet or malnutrition. A diet rich in ‘bad’ fats such as saturated fats and trans fats and high in simple sugars (basically the average western diet) is increasingly shown to promote chronic inflammation. This is in direct contrast to fiber, antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, healthy fats in fish and nuts plus beneficial oils, such as olive oil, which all have a natural anti-inflammatory effect. These recommendations correlate with Metabolic Balance and why reducing inflammation is one of the key benefits experienced by many of our clients.

Find a certified Metabolic Balance Coach to create a nutrition plan that will show your anti-inflammatory foods in a tailor-made meal plan!

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Every Living Cell in Your Body is Made from the Food You Eat!

“You are what you eat” – it’s an old saying but one that is so true! The reasons for why we eat are obvious – just because we’re hungry, or when we get together with friends, when we’re bored, because of our routine etc. etc. But fundamentally it’s all about fueling our bodies so that they can work right and we can live our best lives. Basically, the food we ingest, feeds our body’s cells and also provides fuel for the many microorganisms that live in our body. Therefore, it’s just so important to choose our food so that our cells and the good bacteria in our body really get what’s needed. This way we are more protected from ailments, disease or bacteria causing diseases. The best way to achieve this is with a healthy, varied and natural diet according to Metabolic Balance.

Metabolic Balance = your food tailored for you.

Find a local certified Metabolic Balance Coach!

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Fit For The Cold?

It’s not only your immune system that needs support in the colder months, we also need to look after our skin. Cold weather plus indoor heating is the perfect combination to dry your skin. The skin vessels narrow, the production of our natural oils in the skin, sebum, is reduced and the formation of the central skin barrier is lowered. This all adds up to uncomfortable, dry, brittle and cracked skin.

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What can you do to radiate healthy skin and vitality even in winter? We recommend a combination of internal and external tender, loving care for your skin. First, make sure you keep your omega 3 fatty acids in your daily essentials. Look for great sources from either oily fish and cold-pressed oils such as flax seed oil and rapeseed oil. It is also important that you stay properly hydrated. Even if you’re not as thirsty in the winter, you still need to make sure that you drink enough water. We recommend herbal teas, ginger water and mineral water or even a simple cup of hot water!