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Carrots

Carrots are a versatile vegetable that are delicious when picked straight from farm.

Many people are used to only eating the root but the leaves or tops can also be used! They are great when added to a pesto or blended in a smoothie.

For a smoothie simply puree the tops of 3 large carrots with 1 3/4 cup water (~400 mL), 150 g of baby spinach, a peeled orange, half a mango, and a tablespoon of flaxseed oil together until smoothie. For a colder smoothie try adding a few ice cubes.

The Science Behind the Food Industry

Have you ever had a moment at a party or while sitting on the couch where you feel as if you just cannot stop eating those chips and cookies? Well this is not an uncommon scenario but not for the reasons you may think.

The problem is not that millions of people lack willpower but rather their willpower is unable to compete with the billions of dollars that are spent every year to override that willpower. These dollars have been used to design and engineer foods so that consumers eat more and more. The addition of salt to sweet foods such as cookies and sugar to savory foods such as tomato sauce is one of the things that has made foods so addictive. Both salt and sugar have been shown to have opioid like qualities and activate the same regions of the brain as cocaine. Adding addictive substances and engineering flavor profiles is one of the reasons why it can be so hard to stop eating those chips or cookies.

To learn more about the food industry and the science behind it check out these great articles:

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?fbclid=IwAR1sXcJSfrGcGVLwqfeGbCAg0oCbwvJ0jslrHOR9mG2WYsSXEREo9OR5MRY

https://www.ecowatch.com/food-companies-making-products-addictive-2632845184.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

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Pinto Bean “Meatballs”

Today we have a great recipe for pinto bean “meatballs”. These are packed full of protein and can be served with a salad or with pasta.

Ingredients:
1 serving of pinto beans
1 serving of vegetables (parsnip, zucchini, cabbage turnip, red onion)
Caraway
1 garlic clove
Curry powder
Vegetable broth
Marjoram
Thyme
Rapeseed oil
1 slice of crispbread

Preparation:
Soak the beans overnight, drain, add fresh water and then cook for 1 hour. Wash the vegetables, clean and grate 1/3 finely and cut the rest into strips to eat as a side. Sauté the onion cubes with garlic, add the grated vegetables and cook until soft. Finally add the herbs and then take off the heat to cool. Blend the crispbread into flour in a food processor. Drain the beans and save some broth, then puree the beans with some broth into a smooth consistency. Add the steamed vegetables and puree everything together. Season as needed and then depending on the consistency, add the crispbread flour until the mixture sticks together. Form small balls and then bake until crisp on the outside. Enjoy!

Make a Change

Health is something to be treasured and valued. What you eat is the biggest thing that will impact your health day in and day out. Metabolic Balance has been helping people since 2002 make the changes they need to make, to improve their health. Tried, tested, and loved throughout the world for nearly 20 years, we know personalized nutrition!

If you are interested in making a change and seeing how you can improve your health check out our website or send us a message on Facebook.

We love helping people get better and find their way back to great health!

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

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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!

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Vegetarian Sandwich Spread

This vegetarian sandwich spread is easy to make but packed full of flavor!

Ingredients:
1 serving of seeds (pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
1 tbsp pumpkin seed oil
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
Vegetable broth
1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano and thyme
Chives or cress
2 slices of rye bread

Preparation:
Roast the seeds in a dry pan and allow to cool. Add the seeds along with the other ingredients to blender and puree until smooth. If the mixture is too dry, add some water. Spread the mixture on bread and garnish with cress or chives. Enjoy!

Tip: This spread also tastes great as a dip with fresh vegetables such as tomato, cucumber, radishes, peppers and kohlrabi. For more variety you can also experiment by adding different spices!