Turmeric

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice native to India and Southeast Asia. Commonly used as a dye due to its wonderful color, turmeric is also a spice with many health benefits. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Scientific studies have shown that turmeric can help alleviate inflammation, pain, reduce cholesterol and improve liver function and digestion. Turmeric has an earthy and slightly peppery flavor and is great in both sweet and savory dishes. Brighten up a delicious curry, add it to a salad dressing, or try it in a fruity smoothie.

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Get Started with Metabolic Balance

Inspirational quotes are motivating but…we actually recognize it takes a lot more then just reading some nice words to make life better. Yes it’s wonderful to wake every morning ready to make your day amazing but let’s face facts, if you simply feel rubbish it is going to be hard work! Metabolic Balance and personalized nutrition helps people feel their best naturally from their food. So we encourage you to go beyond just reading the quotes and do something about making it happen. Take care of yourself and you can live your best life.

The process at Metabolic Balance is simple:
1) Find your Metabolic Balance coach
2) Get your blood test done
3) Receive your custom meal plan and food list
4) Start following your meal plan with guidance from your coach
5) Start feeling great and live your best life!

What are you waiting for?

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Are you in need of a delicious appetizer to celebrate New Years Eve? Well we have just the recipe for you with these delicious stuffed mushrooms. Give them a try and let us know what you think!

Ingredients:
Small button mushrooms
Soft cheese (goat cheese or cream cheese work best)
Fresh parsley
Fresh garlic
Fresh thyme
Bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean the mushrooms, remove the stem, and then place the caps face up on a baking sheet. Take the stems and chop into fine pieces. Then in a pan over medium heat, saute the stems and then add the garlic and breadcrumbs and set aside. After the mushroom mixture has cooled, mix it with the cheeses, fresh herbs, and season with salt and pepper. Fill each of the mushroom caps with the mixture and then bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

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Breakfast

Many of us know the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there is a good reason behind this saying. A balanced meal helps ensure that your body has all of the energy it needs to function throughout a long day. Additionally a balanced meal will prevent cravings and from overeating at later meals during the day. With our Metabolic Balance meal plan, we make sure to provide you with nutritious breakfast options that will give you the right amount of proteins, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates to keep you energized and fueled.

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Get Started with Metabolic Balance

Although many clients start Metabolic Balance in order to lose weight, the benefits of Metabolic Balance go beyond weight loss. Following your own customized nutrition plan can

-reduce inflammation to ease symptoms and pain
– improve mood
– promote increased energy levels
– improve sleep
– lower risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis
– provide you with the tools you need to maintain your new health long term

Working with a professional coach to support along with the custom Metabolic Balance plan will help you achieve your health goals. Whether you want weight loss, reduced pain or more energy, get in touch and see if Metabolic Balance is right for you.

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Metabolic Balance and Christmas

Can the Metabolic Balance guidelines also be taken in consideration at Christmas? Can you stick to principles like “only one type of protein per meal” even within an entire menu? Of course. How about the following 3-course menu, for example: 

For the appetizer, we avoid protein and recommend a delicious avocado and apple salad. In the main course we feast duck breast with red cabbage and, as dessert ,roasted apple with sesame and vanilla pulp tastes simply wonderful. With this in mind, we wish you a delicious and happy Christmas!

Cardamom

Cardamom is a delicious spice that adds a wonderful warm and earthy flavor to dishes, and is perfect to use during the holiday season.

Green cardamom belongs to the ginger family and it originates from South India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The plant is a reed-like shrub and forms greenish-yellow seed pods on its branches. The pods have three compartments, with each one containing four to eight seeds that simply smell delicious. In the Middle Ages cardamom was known as a genuine treasure and today it is still one of the most expensive spices in the world after saffron and vanilla. The cardamom seeds are a popular coffee spice in Arabia and they also give curry and Asian dishes a special touch. You can either lightly squish the cardamom capsules and let them naturally enhance your dish or you can crush the pods to release the seeds, which can be ground into a powder using a mortar and pestle. Which ever way you add them though, you can be sure of a delicious dish.