Bloating

Bloating is one of the most common digestive problems experienced by many people daily. It is not
just an uncomfortable feeling though. It can also be painful, embarrassing and annoying!
But you don’t have to live with it!
There are many possible options that can help reduce and even stop bloating from happening. Gut
health and eating the right foods can play an enormous role in reducing bloating and making your
digestion feel much more comfortable day to day. Often it can be a problem with the combination of
foods you are eating, or just the presence of one problem food.
Our top tips for general advice to reduce bloating is to chew your food carefully, increase fiber in your
daily meals and include more fermented foods for supporting your good bacteria. These simple
strategies can make a difference for many people. So if bloating follows you around on a daily basis
give these a try today!
Metabolic Balance uses your blood test results to find the right foods for you – allowing you to target
problems such as bloating. Together with your certified practitioner, you will learn your foods and
create the lifestyle you need to know for balance, well-being, and long-term health. Feel you’ve tried
everything, but are still suffering? Get in touch to take the first steps to a long-term personal nutrition
plan that will actually work.

Glutamate

Glutamate – flavor enhancer with consequences

Our body naturally produces glutamate but we can also absorb it from foods such as eggs, cheese, meat, potatoes, spinach or cereals. Glutamate is essential for life, as a messenger for the transmission of stimuli.
The food industry also uses artificial glutamate (also known as MSG) as a flavor enhancer in various products. This may contribute to an oversupply of glutamate in the body. For example, soup contains a hundred times as much glutamate as naturally found in tomatoes or milk. Having an overabundance of glutamate is not without consequences and can cause head, stomach and limb pain. Glutamate can have another unpleasant effect: loss of appetite control! Who hasn’t experienced this: You open a bag of potato chips and you can’t stop eating. You continue eating until the bag is empty. To learn more about the different effects of glutamate, check out these links below:

-https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-with-msg#What-is-MSG?

-https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196



Take Care of Your Body

Often times in life we get so busy that we stop to take a moment to do things for ourselves! When was the last time you did something really good for yourself? One way to take care of yourself is to eat well, as this can help you feel good inside and out! Eating what’s right for you is the best present you could give your body. You are what you eat! So nourish your strong and powerful body with fresh and whole foods. Do something great for yourself and prepare a meal made of colorful, vibrant, and delicious foods! To learn more about how Metabolic Balance can help you take care of your body, visit our website and connect with a coach today!

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Rhubarb Parfait

This combination of strawberries and rhubarb is a classic and absolutely delicious!

Ingredients:
1 serving of rhubarb
1 serving of cottage cheese
1 serving of fruit (we recommend strawberries)

Preparation:

Simply steam the rhubarb in some water for a few minutes. Alternately, layer cottage cheese, rhubarb and strawberries and enjoy.

Rhubarb

Although many of us think of rhubarb as a fruit and use the stems similar to other fruits such as in a jam, compote, chutney or in cake, rhubarb is considered a vegetable.

Rhubarb is incredibly healthy and fits perfectly with Metabolic Balance. It contains large amounts of vitamin K and C, potassium, and calcium. This vegetable is also packed full of malic acids, various glycosides, tannins, essential oils and pectin which can be soothing for the intestine. Rhubarb is perfect for “internal cleansing”. The contained anthraquinones strongly stimulate the digestive system and have a laxative effect.

Functional Food

When food does more than satisfy your appetite – functional food

According to product developers and food designers, food should not only taste good, but also provide a portion of health, well-being and comfort. There’s the yogurt that saves you the trouble of exercising after a meal, the cheese that speeds up sluggish intestinal flora and even juices that help boost the immune system with just one sip. And best thing of all, you can get all of those products, “functional foods”, in the supermarket for a bargain price. Health off the shelf! So why make the effort of eating a balanced diet, sticking to a slimming diet or giving up bad habits if there’s a supposedly simpler way?

But beware: Functional foods are not the “pill” to compensate for nutritional mistakes. 

Exercise and Metabolic Balance

Although incorporating exercise is not a must while you are eating according to your Metabolic Balance plan, many of our clients tell us that they have gained or regained their motivation to exercise.

“Exercise is part of my life again”, Kerstin says, who has lost 6 dress sizes with Metabolic Balance. “Three times a week I go running, and I play handball in my home club team again (without pain and with success). I’m doing really well! I sleep well, my blood pressure and my blood count are top again. I have become more self-confident and have a much more positive effect on those around me.”

If you want to learn how you can regain your health, visit our website and reach out to one of our great coaches! (https://www.metabolic-balance.us/).

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Transform Mind and Body

With our award-winning program, there are no magic pills, slimming shakes, or proprietary foods. Are you required to keep track of points or count calories? No way! Our all-natural nutrition program will bring balance to your hormones, optimize your health, and lead to a new invigorated lifestyle with successful, long-term weight management. Your personalized nutrition plan acts as your roadmap, indicating exactly which natural foods you should eat. Together with your practitioner, the program will orchestrate the biochemical changes needed for reaching your desired health and wellbeing goals. Are you ready to transform your body and mind and gain extra energy and confidence?

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Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream

With summer now in full swing, it is ice cream season! This recipe is a healthy and delicious ice cream option. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ingredients:

1 serving of fresh or frozen pineapple

1 tablespoon of coconut milk

Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Pinch of ground cloves (optional)

Preparation:

Cut the pineapple into small chunks and then add to a small blender along with the coconut milk and a small pinch of cinnamon and cloves. Blend everything together until you achieve a smooth consistency. Put the finished mixture into a container or mold and freeze to enjoy later or serve immediately.

Healthy Ice Cream

Enjoy ice cream without any extra calories!

Summer, sun, it’s warm and wonderful – the only thing missing now is ice cream!  Normal ice cream is delicious, but it contains a lot of sugar and fat.  So should we go without ice cream or go for the so-called water ice? Never ever! There are so many tasty ice cream alternatives!  Below are few tasty options to try!

Just try:  

  • Frozen yogurt (at least 3.5% fat) with fruit: Fill half of a muffin pan or ice cream molds with yogurt, add washed, cleaned and chopped fruit (berries, mango, peach, etc.) and mix with a spoon. Put the muffin pan in the freezer and stir well every 20 minutes until the mixture is well frozen.
  • Peel and freeze overripe bananas. Take the frozen bananas out of the freezer and let thaw for about 5-10 minutes, then add to blender with other frozen fruit such as mango or peanut butter and mix until smooth – enjoy!