We have often heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are nutrient-rich, known to lower uric acid as well as cholesterol. Especially older varieties of apples are rich in polyphenols, which counteract free radicals. Meaning, the naturally occurring flavonoids (phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables) carry out antioxidant action. Therefore, Metabolic Balance applies these impressive health benefits – we eat one apple a day – that’s one of our strategies of success. At Metabolic Balance we help people re-balance their metabolism and health. If you do not have a plan yet, get in contact with us – or one of our certified coaches. We are looking forward hearing from you!
European colonists first bought apples to North America during the 17th century. There are more than 7,500 varieties grown worldwide.
While apples are delicious and full of nutrients, they can also cause allergic reactions in some people. Just minutes after consumption you will begin to notice tingling, swelling, and itching in the mouth, lips, and throat; shortness of breath; and diarrhea, stomach discomfort and cramps.
An apple allergy is often occurs when an apple’s polyphenol levels are too low. Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant found in plants that combine with the allergy-triggering proteins in the apple, and this makes the apple much more tolerable for consumption. Polyphenols also help combat free radicals. Types of polyphenols in apples include quercetin, chlorogenic acid, catechin, and phlorizin
Old apple varieties often contain significantly more polyphenols than the newer varieties. Polyphenols give apples a sour taste and become brown quickly when you cut them are bite into them. As a result, these characteristics, along with the polyphenols were taken out of the newer varieties. Now, the newer varieties of apple are sweeter and fail to brown as quickly; however, they also trigger allergic reaction much faster.
Note: Most proteins are found in the flesh of the apple skin and change when heated. As a result, those with an apple allergy should peel and boil the apple before consumption. For instance, apple sauce is mostly considered allergen-free. Avoid certain new types of apples, including:
● Honey Crisp
● Golden Delicious
Instead, choose the older variety of apple. In addition to important vitamins, mineral, and polyphenols, the older varieties contain more fiber, including pectin and cellulose. During digestion, these fibers bind to heavy metals, cholesterol, and other waste products, and excrete them from the body. Another benefit of older apple varieties is they contain more vitamin C than the newer varieties. At the same time, imported older apples have less vitamin C than older varieties from a local orchard. Food loses its nutritional value the longer it has to travel.
The following are some older varieties you should purchase:
● Red Delicious
● Granny Smith
How does Metabolic Balance compare to other weight loss programs?
Answer: The Metabolic Balance® study from 2010 demonstrated that our method is scientifically proven to meet the highest criteria for effectiveness! The Metabolic Balance study showed that: 62% of participants lost 5% of their total weight AND kept it off for over a year! How could a Metabolic Balance® plan help you reach your health goals?
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Mushrooms are a type of fungi found in many different varieties all across the globe. From earthy shitake mushrooms to delicate oyster mushrooms, there is a variety for almost every type of dish. Mushrooms are packed full of micronutrients including copper, potassium, and phosphorus. On the Metabolic Balance mushrooms can be a protein or a vegetable depending on the type of mushroom. Oyster and shiitake mushrooms are considered a protein. They can be used fresh or dried and are delicious in soups, stir fries and salads. All other types of mushrooms are vegetables and can therefore be mixed and combined with another type of protein.
At Metabolic Balance we believe in the power of education!
After having spent decades working with people from all walks of life, we know that education is the way to create lasting health changes. Once clients understand WHY the changes are necessary and the science behind it, it alters how they FEEL about different foods.
Our Metabolic Balance coaches are a key part of helping our clients grow and make healthy changes. They are passionate about:
– promoting awareness of how a naturally balanced metabolism is fundamental to regulating hormones and all bodily functions
– ensuring patients have the information they need to make long-lasting dietary changes
– supporting emotional wellbeing as well as physical health
– passing on their knowledge so clients are empowered and have self-responsibility
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When times get tough it can be easy to stick our head in the sand and avoid life. But finding the help you need and connecting with a support team that can help you make the changes you need to make can be empowering! Metabolic Balance is a personalized nutrition plan with coaching from a certified health professional that has helped thousands of people improve their life. When you feel that life isn’t going in the right direction, you need to adjust the sails and this is what Metabolic Balance is all about. Find your Metabolic Balance practitioner today to move in the right direction!
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The Metabolic Balance nutrition plan under the microscope – can I eat according to it even on vacation?
Yes! With a nutrition plan according to Metabolic Balance, you can eat healthy while still enjoying your vacation. Mediterranean cuisine in particular, with its high-quality oils, freshly caught fish, lots of grilled food and delicious vegetables, is perfect for the Metabolic Balance nutrition plan. Other vacation destinations also have wonderful and healthy culinary delights in store. If you have an apartment with a kitchen on your travels, it’s very easy to eat according to plan. If you stay in a hotel, you have to be a little bit more flexible. But this is also quite easy. After a certain period following the plan, participants already have a feeling for the quantities and foods they should eat. After all, Metabolic Balance is not a diet, but a way of eating for a lifetime. For guidance or tips reach out to your coach or connect with members of our Facebook group.
Zucchini or also known as courgettes are a common type of summer squash, related to cucumbers and melons. Although considered a vegetable by many, according to their botanical classification zucchini are actually a fruit. Zucchini are packed full of nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and carotenoids. In the kitchen, zucchini are one of the most versatile fruits! They can be eaten raw, made into zoodles, roasted, used in soups or stir-frys, or even used for baking. The next time you have zucchini, consider trying out a new dish with this great ingredient!
Dates are the sweet fruit of date trees that are native to the Middle East, Northern Africa, and South Asia. This fruit has grown in popularity around the world and is used in a variety of cuisines. In addition to being delicious, dates have many health benefits and are packed with vitamins and minerals. Dates are high in fiber, polyphenols (antioxidants), iron, potassium, and magnesium. This fruit can support a healthy digestion, reduce the risk of heart disease, and support bone health. Not only are dates good for your health but they are also extremely versatile and perfect in many dishes. They are great in smoothies, on salads, as a quick snack, or in savory Moroccan stews.