Creamy & Fruity: Avocado-Mango-Feta-Delight

This avocado mango feta combination is a real culinary delight!

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Ingredients:
1 serving sheep’s feta cheese
1 serving vegetables (1/2 avocado, field salad, 2 cocktail tomatoes, 1 tsp. diced shallot)
1 portion mango
Spices: 1/2 red chili pepper, pepper from the mill, sea salt, 1 TBsp. olive oil, apple vinegar,
Herbs: 1 TBsp. chopped parsley or coriander

Preparation:
Clean, wash and drain the salad. Cut the cheese, avocado and mango into small cubes.
Wash and quarter tomatoes. Wash the chili pepper, remove the seeds and chop finely.
Mix parsley, shallot, chili, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil to a salad dressing. Put some cheese aside and for your protein appetizer. Mix all other ingredients with the dressing. Enjoy your meal!

Super Star in Salad – Walnut Oil

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Walnut oil has a wonderfully fine nutty flavor. However, it has a limited shelf life, even in the refrigerator. Therefore, only buy in small quantities and pay attention to the expiration date.
Walnut oil is high in ellagic acid. An antioxidant, which is hoped to undermine the growth of cancer cells. The also contained saponins, are supposed to strengthen our immune system and make us less susceptible to infectious diseases. Walnut oil is also a rich source of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acid.

Easy & Delicious: Grilled Salmon with Bell Pepper Puree

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1 serving salmon fillet
1 bell pepper
Spices: herb salt, pepper, vinegar

Wash and dry salmon, drizzle some vinegar on the filet, season with herb salt and pepper to taste, and grill for about ten minutes. Cut the bell pepper in half, remove the stalk, seeds and partitions and place the bell pepper in the grill with the skin side up for about four minutes until the skin is slightly charred. Peel the skin, chop the pulp coarsely, puree in a NutriBullet or mixer. Pour the puree over the fish and serve.
Enjoy your meal!

Tomatoes – what makes them special at Metabolic Balance

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Many Metabolic Balance clients have little or no tomato listed on their personal nutrition plans.  There are a few different reasons why this might be the case. First, tomatoes naturally contain glutamate and other fruit acids which have an appetizing effect. Secondly, tomatoes contain oxalic acid (similar to rhubarb, beetroot and spinach). This is known to bind to calcium, and thus, it reduces the availability of calcium for absorption and hence for the body to use. People suffering from gout, rheumatism and with histamine intolerance are advised to avoid tomatoes, or at least eat them only occasionally. 

Born to be a Citrus Star – Lemon Peel!

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Have you ever thought of trying the often overlooked, or discarded peel from your citrus fruits for seasoning or garnishing your meals? If not, then we’d love to suggest it’s time you tried it! Right from the very beginning of your Metabolic Balance Program – no matter which of the four phases you’re in – you could use the citrus peel to wonderfully spice up your food. Of course, the fruit you choose, whether organic lemon, orange, grapefruit or mandarin would need to be listed on your plan!

Please note that we strongly recommend buying organic citrus fruits, as the peel of conventional fruits is unfortunately often high in pesticides or other chemicals.

Simply wash your chosen fruit, dab it dry and then either use a zest cutter to slice fine stripes, finely grate or peel the whole fruit, dry the peel and grind with a blender.

The fresh cut peel tastes refreshing, for example, in breakfast yogurt or oatmeal. It gives Asian dishes an excellent kick and is an absolute chef’s secret for livening up soups or salads. 

A final tip: Before grating, place a piece of parchment paper onto your grater so that the spikes push through and then grate your fruit. This avoids losing some of the delicious zest between the spikes of your grater. It makes cleaning easier, too!

Born to be a Queen – Cucumber

Do you love cucumber as much as we do? 

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In our kitchen, cucumber is an absolute highlight. It consists of 97 percent water, has a mild taste and as a raw food, goes well with many dishes and is a natural addition to almost every salad. It has an impressive nutrient list to its name, too! It’s rich in carotene, vitamins E, K, B1, B2 and B6 and contains among others calcium (15mg per 100g), phosphorus (25mg per 100g) and potassium (140mg per 100g). Cucumbers have a fabulous detoxifying effect on our bodies, they help reduce uric acid and have a healthy diuretic effect. Fresh cucumbers are best stored in a cool place and separated from other vegetables. 

Quick tip: Clean the peel well and then eat it. It’s rich in silica and therefore can help strengthen your skin, hair and nails.

Especially important: When shopping, please look out for your locally grown produce – if they are organic, too, then that’s even better!

Set Your Mind on Winning – and You Will Win in Your Reality!

Things don’t change by themselves. Whether dissatisfaction, overweight, lack of energy.  It’s your choice to be a winner. Winners never give up, difficulties are only new challenges for them. Winners think, plan and implement their goals. It’s all about your mind set.

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Find a Certified Metabolic Balance Coach to go this journey with you!

30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition: Pregnancy & Fertility

Childlessness needs separate advice for female and male. What men and woman have in common, however, is that the reproductive functions are depending on hormones. While in men sperm quality can be limited by a nutrient deficiency in terms of mobility, speed and number of sperms, in women hormone imbalance can be the cause of unwanted childlessness.

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A dominance of estrogen in relation to the partner hormone progesterone can be the possible cause, through too much soy in the diet or “xenoestrogens” (environmental hormones that can bind to estrogen receptors) or through medication such as the hormonal contraceptive pill.
An unfulfilled desire to have children can also be caused by disturbances in the zinc balance. As zinc is involved in the formation of sex hormones, the trace element also has a significant influence on the fertility of couples. In men, zinc is important for increasing the number of sperms, in women it regulates an irregular menstrual cycle.

Avoid Waste of Produce: Vegetable Puree

Vegetable purees are great to avoid waste of produce. You can take one type of vegetable or combinations such as: 
cauliflower celery puree
carrot cauliflower puree
pumpkin carrot puree
broccoli cauliflower puree
zucchini celery puree … just try them all!

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Ingredients:
Vegetables in line with your plan
Spices: salt, pepper, 1 pinch of nutmeg
When in Phase 2 with oil: 1 TBsp. oil
in Phase 3 or 4 you can also use some coconut milk

Preparation:
Steam vegetables, puree with a little vegetable broth, add a salt and pepper to taste. Add a healthy oil (e.g., olive oil, walnut oil, argan oil, etc. / or flax seed oil after taking from heat) depending on your taste and puree well, till the puree becomes creamy! If you like, you can add 1 TBsp. chopped herbs or finely chopped salad leftovers.
Add protein according to your plan and enjoy!

Metabolic Balance Takes a Neutral Stand on Sunflower Oil

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Due to its high vitamin E content, sunflower oil has a very long shelf life. It is almost tasteless, relatively inexpensive and is suitable for both, frying and cooking. However, it cannot be said to have exceptionally positive properties.