If you are like most Americans then TIME is in short supply.
We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for us.
People that eat more fruits and vegetables tend to have less heart disease, better blood pressure, fewer strokes and reduced risk of diabetes – even less cancer. Studies support all of this.
One argument that nearly everyone can agree on – Eating more Fruits and Vegetables is good for you.
Eating healthier takes a little extra effort, planning and time.
The “Fast Food” industry has capitalized on this fact.
Happy meal-ed and Super-sized – We are paying a hefty price for this convenience [no pun intended].
We are heavier than ever and arguably, less healthy, too.
Let’s face it – when we eat better – we feel better.
Is there a simpler way to eat better? YES
The struggle between Convenience and Healthfulness can be eliminated with BLENDING.
A simple way to get the vegetables that you’ve been meaning to eat and to eat the fruits that are spoiling in the fridge is to take up “Blending” – sort of a whole food “Juicing” – that is, you get the fiber that is lost with juicing and have less to clean up.
There are several very affordable and highly effective devices that are cheaper than 35 bucks.
[The best blenders are 3-5 hundred dollars, but the less expensive versions get the job done.]
I use a Cuisinart Smart Stick – an immersion, hand blender that chops, pulverizes and purees beautifully right in my 32 ounce Saints Super Bowl cup.
The recipe for my “Blended” shake includes:
– A Handful of baby spinach
– 8-10 baby carrots
– 2 Egg yolks [raw egg whites “steal” Biotin – yolks do not]
– An entire Apple minus the core and stem
– One Banana minus the peel [for my literal followers]
– 10-15 Frozen Blueberries
– 1-2 scoops of Whey Isolate protein powder
– A splash or two of milk, juice or water
There is a bit of prep work necessary but it is minimal. And cleanup is a snap.
Simple, Easy and Noticeably Beneficial.
I am more alert and energetic and you will be too.
Blending is a good habit and a simple way to increase your fruit and veggie intake.
Give it a try.
And as I always say….
To achieve optimal health we need Full Spectrum Nutrition.
Around 90 nutrients are considered ESSENTIAL
These nutrients can be divided into 4 groups:
Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids [Protein] and Fats/Oils.
If Optimal Health is the goal, it is virtually impossible to get “everything you need” from foods alone.
To get full spectrum nutrition we ALL need to supplement our diets.
Supplements to consider:
1) Get a good multiple vitamin/mineral product. Versions with “Chelated” minerals are best. I also like those with some plant based vitamins.
2) Take a quality Calcium product. Look for MCHA as the calcium source and one that includes Magnesium, vitamin D and some assorted trace minerals.
3) Take Omega 3 oils. Flax oil is the best to start. Adding Krill or fish oil later [BTW – Krill oil in the container has a distinctive odor – if you place 3-4 desiccant packs in the bottle and refrigerate it, the odor is gone in 12 hours]
4) Find a good Colloidal mineral product for trace minerals. Make sure it’s from Humic shale and NOT ionic minerals. Humic shale is the “fossilized” remains of the dinosaur days. Plant based colloidal minerals are 98% absorbed.
5) Vitamin E is difficult to get in sufficient amounts from foods. I advise people to supplement with at least 400 IU per day.
Natural versions are best, look for “d-tocopherol” but avoid “d-l-tocopherol”- it’s the man-made version and is only 25% usable. Look for a vitamin E with mixed tocopherols that also contains selenium.
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