Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor and variety to meals! A simple tomato can taste completely different when paired with basil or roasted potatoes taste earthy and flavorful with rosemary! No matter what herbs you pick, it is hard to go wrong!

Not only do herbs add delicious flavor but they also have amazing nutritional and health benefits. Today we are showcasing a hearty, earthy, and aromatic herb: rosemary.

Rosemary has excellent immune boosting benefits as it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances. It can increase circulation, support digestion, help eliminate toxins from the body and reduce stress. In the kitchen, it is a fabulously versatile herb and goes well with many dishes. The easiest way is simply by adding it to any roasted dish such as chicken, potatoes, or mixed root vegetables. Even simply adding lemon and rosemary on top of salmon before baking it can transform the dish! If this has not convinced you enough, rosemary is also very easy to grow in your garden or indoors in a small pot.

Your Roadmap

A target without a plan is always just a wish!

No matter what your target is, whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or just feel healthier and fitter: Metabolic Balance gives you a roadmap that supports you to reach your personal target.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

This smooth and creamy broccoli soup is great for the upcoming fall and winter months.

Ingredients:
1 serving of broccoli
1 cup (250 ml) vegetable broth
1 serving of cream cheese
Cayenne pepper
Nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Ingredients:
Clean the broccoli and cut into small florets. Bring the vegetable stock to the boil and cook the florets in it for about 5 minutes until soft. Take out two broccoli florets and set aside. Add half of the cream cheese to the broth and remaining broccoli and puree in a blender until smooth. Season with cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Arrange the soup on a plate, add the remaining cream cheese and garnish with the reserved broccoli florets. Enjoy!

Start Now!

During quarantine or while on vacation, it can be easy to indulge or use food as a coping tool. Over time this might have led to a few undesirable pounds. Although the journey to weight loss might seem impossible we are here to help! Start NOW with your Metabolic Balance nutrition plan and find your way back to feeling healthy and confident.

The best thing is that in addition to losing weight with Metabolic Balance you also strengthen your immune system in the long term – perfect for the upcoming winter months.

Move Your Body

Staying and working at home these past few months has brought a lot of change to our lives. Working long days can sometimes make it tough to take time to move your body. Although it can seem like a big task, taking even a few minutes every day can add up! Check out the infographic below to see how small steps every day can lead to big results!

Credit: American Heart Association

Change Your Future

The correct foods and the right combination of foods can change your health future! At Metabolic Balance we create an individualized nutrition plan for you so that you can achieve optimum health and wellness!

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Roast Beef and Broccoli

Yesterday we highlighted the amazing benefits of broccoli. Today we have an easy and delicious recipe that uses this great vegetable!

Ingredients:
1 serving of roast beef
1 serving of broccoli
1 portion rye bread
1 apple
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean, wash and cut the broccoli into florets. Bring about 2 cups of salted water to the boil in a saucepan. Add the florets and cook until al dente (about 5-8 mins). Drain in a sieve.

Remove the seeds from the apple, cut into eighths and finely chop. Cut the roast beef into 1/4 in (~1cm) wide strips and add to a pan, together with the broccoli and apple. Season with salt and pepper and cook for two minutes.
Arrange everything together on the bread and enjoy!

Tips: For even more flavor try experimenting with different herbs such garlic, rosemary, or chili!

Broccoli

Did you know that broccoli is a true nutrient boost?

Not only is the full list of all the nutrients it contains very long but it is also considered a complete list. We know that everything that is in this valuable vegetable has been fully researched by scientists. One of the most important nutrients that broccoli contains is the essential trace element chromium. Chromium has a positive effect on insulin production, your blood sugar balance, and overall metabolism. Broccoli also contains the indirect antioxidant sulforaphane, which, when eaten regularly, is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and protecting the skin from harmful UV radiation. In addition to containing plenty of dietary fiber, broccoli has lots of vitamins C and E, provitamin A, potassium, calcium and iron. Due to its high content of coenzyme Q10, broccoli is also said to have a rejuvenating and anti-ageing effect.

Fresh broccoli is dark to blue-green, compact and firm. Since it withers quickly and loses its valuable nutrients, it should be prepared and eaten soon after harvesting – preferably within three days.

Important: The shorter the cooking time, the more nutrients are kept! Even consider trying broccoli raw in a salad or in a slaw!

Tired?

Do you feel tired, have no energy, and don’t feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning? A reason may be your diet! Foods high sugar, high in fat, heavily processed foods, and wrong foods for your body can all affect how long and how well you sleep. At Metabolic Balance we use over 30 blood markers from your blood test results to create a personalized and individualized nutrition plan for you. This ensures that your body gets the right combination of foods to restore your metabolism and optimize your health. Rather than waking up feeling lethargic you will feel energized and ready to take on any day!

Did You Know?

Diabetes is not just about sugar and carbohydrates. The disease is also associated with disorders of protein and fat metabolism. Therefore, individual nutrition plans for diabetics play an increasingly important role. In addition to normal blood sugar levels, with the right nutrition you also achieve optimized blood fat levels, normal blood pressure and a healthy body weight.

To learn more about diabetes check out these great resources:

-The book “Mastering Diabetes” by Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro
-https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/type2-diabetes/
-https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/type-1-diabetes-diet/