Brain Health

Have you ever thought about how the foods you eat affect your long term brain health?
Multiple scientific studies have shown a connection between lutein (a carotenoid found mainly in plants) and improved cognitive function. Furthermore, lutein has also been found to play a role in age-related cognitive decline, with older adults with higher levels of lutein performing better on cognitive function tests. Great sources of lutein include dark green, leafy vegetables, avocados, and eggs!
Check out this video from NutritionFacts.org to learn more!

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/brain-healthy-foods-to-fight-aging/?fbclid=IwAR2XekaYlQZUqVtX7wQu-VTffr2moSoTEU59mn88EJTkn6fLfQxQoiuBAZE

Grilling Tips Part 3

We continue our grilling series today with another great tip!

Smoked or cured food should not be placed on the grill: it contains nitrite pickling salt, which creates nitrosamines when it is cooked at high temperatures. These are suspected to be carcinogenic. It is better to choose high-quality, lean, drained marinated food at room temperature, such as meat, fish or vegetables.

Happy Grilling!

Grilling Tips Part 2

Today we are bringing you another grilling tip to help you stay safe while grilling!

If fat or oily marinade drops into the embers, smoke is produced which contains highly toxic substances that are considered carcinogenic. The simplest way to prevent fat and liquid from running into the embers is to put aluminum foil on the grill. Extra strong foil is best, as it does not tear so quickly. If the edges of the film are bent upwards, even small pieces of food, such as shrimps, can be cooked on them. Vegetables, such as potatoes, beets, or radishes, can be completely wrapped in foil with herbs or marinades for flavor.
Another option is to use special aluminum grill trays which also ensure that nothing drips into the embers, as the liquid is collected in the deep grooves. Grill trays are ideal for more tender or very juicy foods. An aluminum bowl also offers protection if the food has to cook longer and would burn on the grill.

Happy Grilling!

Grilling Marinade

Are you on the lookout for a marinade that is both healthy and delicious? Well then we have the recipe for you today! Many ready-made marinades at the store are full of sugar and other ingredients that are not good for your metabolism. Making a marinade at home is therefore not only much better for you but is also quick and easy!

We recommend trying this marinade:
Mix 1 cup (¼ L) of rape seed oil with 1 teaspoon of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, 1 large grated onion, and 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley. For more flavor you can add 2 chopped garlic cloves and/or other seasonings such as paprika, or chili. Put the barbecue food in it for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight and then grill.

Food Matched to You

Metabolic Balance is the well-being and weight loss key to transform your health and life! It is simply eating high quality food, in the right combinations, matched your body!

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Summer Charcoal Choices

What is nicer than cooking a good piece of meat, fresh filet of fish, or colorful vegetables outdoors on the grill? Not much in our minds! In order to make barbecuing fun, healthy, and safe, we have a few more tips for you.

Use lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes and ignition aids without harmful residues! This prevents unhealthy or even poisonous fumes from being drawn into the food and you can enjoy a healthy and delicious culinary treat. Check out this link below that describes four charcoal products that are healthy for you and the environment.

https://www.annmariegianni.com/organic-lump-charcoal/

Herb Zucchini with Mozzarella

This recipe is a great way to use up fresh summer zucchini or squash!

Ingredients: 
1 serving of zucchini 
1 serving of buffalo mozzarella
1 garlic clove
4-5 lavender flowers
1 sprig of thyme
1 Tbsp. of rapeseed oil
1 Tbsp. of olive oil
Salt, freshly ground pepper

Preparation:
Wash the zucchini, pat dry, and cut into 1/2 inch or 1 cm thick slices, salt lightly. Remove the thyme leaves from stalks and heat along with the garlic in rapeseed oil. Add the zucchini slices and, turning frequently, roast everything lightly for about 5 minutes. Season with pepper and remove from the heat to cool. Cut mozzarella into thin slices and add to the zucchini. Mix and season to taste, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with lavender flowers. Enjoy!

German Nutritional Engineering!

Metabolic Balance is quite literally German engineering for your body! No other nutritional program has quite the legacy, experience and trust from so many professional practitioners. Established in 2002 and present in over 35 countries, Metabolic Balance has helped over 1 million people balance their metabolism and achieve optimal wellness!

For more information visit our website or connect with us over Facebook!

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All About You!

If you stand in your kitchen and never know what foods to eat, then Metabolic Balance is for you! Using blood your blood results we create a personalized nutrition plan for you that contains foods ideal for your body and metabolism. Along with our coaches and supportive online community you will never again ask, “What should I be eating?”

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