Fall Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is a fall classic. This simple recipe is not only delicious but can be modified using many different spices to add variety to your meal plan.

Ingredients:
1 serving pumpkin
1 Tbsp. chopped onions
1 chopped garlic clove
300 ml vegetable stock
Rapeseed oil
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Brown the onions and garlic in oil, then add the peeled, seeded and chopped pumpkin. Cook for about 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Add the vegetable stock and gently simmer for 20 minutes. Puree the entire mixture and season to taste. The soup can be refined with some coconut milk.

Depending on your taste, you can add different combinations of ginger, lemongrass, rosemary, curry powder or other delicious herbs and spices.

Pumpkin

Every year the pumpkin is THE star among the autumn vegetables. In terms of health, the pumpkin flesh is a true jack-of-all-trades. Pumpkins contain a lot of water and fiber which help the digestive system. Additionally, it is packed full of vitamin A and minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium. In folk medicine, fresh pumpkin juice is said to help with constipation.
Not just the flesh of the pumpkin is great for your health. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious but also contain valuable fatty acids, minerals and trace elements such as manganese, zinc, copper and selenium.

Use this opportunity to try out a new pumpkin recipe and know that you are doing something good for your body!

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has been a trend for a few years now. Dr. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, started researching this topic in 2013, and even started practicing it himself. Weiss started a clinical trial in order to learn more about the potential benefits of intermittent fasting. The goal of the trial was to compare the health of patients who were fasting between 8pm and 12pm and a control group that ate at 3 regular mealtimes. Interestingly scientists found no significant differences in weight loss, fat mass, cholesterol, or blood sugar control between the two groups. Furthermore, fasting patients actually had more lean mass than fat mass loss compared to the group with 3 regular meal times. This study provides further evidence that a lifestyle such as that of Metabolic Balance that is based on 3 regular meals is the way to optimal health!

Study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2771095?guestAccessKey=444bbcb2-7e13-4dc6-998f-5de5e27aa19e&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=092820

Hidden Sugars

Many foods contain hidden sugars. Especially ready-made meals, fat-free products and refreshing drinks. Diabetes type II is often called “acquired diabetes” as it can be associated with a poor diet and lifestyle. However, the message is: Diabetes acquired at an adult age is often reversible – even if insulin is being injected. With the correct nutrition – we show you how! To learn more about how we can help you regain optimal health visit our website or send us a message!

Homemade Spice Paste

This easy to make spice paste is a great way to add a lot of flavor to dishes!

Ingredients:
300 g of celery
300 g of carrots
2 onions 
1 fennel
1 clove of garlic 
Ground cloves
5 ground fennel seeds
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 – 2 bay leaves
1 bunch of fresh basil
3 fresh sage leaves 
2 stalks of fresh rosemary
10 stalks of parsley leaves
100 grams sea salt
1 teaspoon of fresh pepper 

Preparation:
Add everything to a blender and then puree until smooth. Transfer the paste into a jar and store in the refrigerator. Due to the increased salt content, the paste will keep fresh in the refrigerator for a very long time. If you are allowed to use oil in your plan, then add 10 tablespoons of good olive oil. Simply add 1 teaspoon of the paste to your food and enjoy.

Feel the Difference

So many happy and satisfied clients keep telling us how well they feel after changing their diets with Metabolic Balance. They love that they can really see the difference as well as feeling it! A particularly common side effect of getting healthy is clearer and smoother skin. It’s this healthy glow and radiance that others see too and shows that it’s not just about the smaller number you see on the scales as to why it is so wonderful to eat healthy. We love hearing every single success story that is sent to us. So we’d like to say a big thank you to all MBers – you’re great! To share your story send us a message or tag us in your post!

Sharing is Caring

Sharing food with loved ones and friends is one of the good things in life. Food connects us and enriches our lives. It can also be a source of anxiety and dis-ease. So learning to eat well for you is possibly one of the best things you can learn.

Right now with all the restrictions that are happening around the world, it still seems a distant memory being able to sit down and to casually enjoy a meal with lots of people. But this will come back! And imagine being able to do this with ease, comfort and knowledge that you’re doing the right things for you. Right now is the perfect time to focus on your health and wellbeing by learning your foods to balance your metabolism and lose the weight your body doesn’t need. Not only are you giving yourself the best opportunity and health to see through this pandemic but you are also giving yourself the best time once things open up again.

Too many people are making themselves sick and tired with binge eating and drinking. Get in touch with your local Metabolic Balance practitioner today so you can enjoy life to the fullest now and in the future.
Unique personalized nutrition plans…that’s Metabolic Balance!

Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Pickled Mushrooms with Chili

 Yesterday we talked about how easy and delicious preserving foods at home can be. Today we have a recipe for you that shows you how!

Ingredients: 
1 serving of fresh mushrooms 
Twigs of fresh thyme
1 chili pepper
1/4 cup (65 mL) white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt 

Ingredients:
Clean the mushrooms and then pat them dry. Pluck the thyme leaves. Cut the chilies into rings, removing the seeds. Add the vinegar and spices to a pot and bring to the boil. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and then pour into a glass that can be sealed well. Pour the olive oil over it and close the glas. After pickling, the mushrooms should continue to soak for at least 3 days.

Preserving Food At Home

As the colder months are approaching it is the perfect time to try out different ways to preserve fresh fruit and vegetables for the winter.

There are numerous possibilities for preserving food. One of the oldest methods is drying. In the dehydrator, in the oven or in the open air, fruits lose their moisture and become more intense in flavor. A fun fall activity is to go apple picking, cut the tasty apples into slices, sprinkle with cinnamon or a pumpkin spice mixture, and then dehydrate in the oven at 225℉ for 2 hours. This make for delicious and healthy apple chips!

Another option which works especially well for vegetables is pickling or freezing. Both freezing and pickling in vinegar results in significantly lower nutrient losses than drying. Vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and beets are wonderful pickled. Fruits such as berries and peaches particular are ideal for freezing. Whatever method you choose, you can’t go wrong!

Meet Dr. Noel Aldrich

One of the great aspects of Metabolic Balance is that we have many wonderful practitioners and coaches that help guide clients on their journey to optimal health! Today we are featuring Dr. Noel Aldrich, a licensed nutritionist from Nutrition Proportion in Minnesota. To meet Dr. Aldrich and to learn about Metabolic Balance, check out this great video.

To connect with Dr. Aldrich visit his website: https://www.nutritionproportion.net/?fbclid=IwAR0Dk0_-WS0zHEtpnPjfumynukZoklVVX7RYT4Rk25XsP5GGBSIFHyHX8wM