Lately, I have been experimenting in the kitchen trying to come up with different homemade protein snacks and healthy desserts. It is not always easy to replace sugar, flour and/or eggs and get something that actually tastes and looks good. Not as easy as I thought! If you go to “recipes” section of my blog, you will find some nice protein bars and energy balls … Continue reading Gluten Free Banana Muffins
Foods that are nutrient dense, highly concentrated and very potent are considered to be Superfoods. Goji, Acai & Camu Berries, Cacao, Maca, Chlorella & Spirulina, Hemp, Chia & Flax seeds are some of the superfoods that are most talked about. Some others include medicinal mushrooms such as Chaga & Reishi, Bee products (pollen, propolis and honey) and Sea vegetables (Nori, Kelp). The supefoods are very … Continue reading The Power Of Superfoods
According to Medical Daily and WebMD there are many benefits of honey among which the ones below are the most talked about: Antioxidant Anti bacterial and anti fungal- great for treating acne or dry itchy skin even dandruff! When applied to open wounds it can prevent infections. Anti-inflammatory Great for supressing coughs and soothing sore throats Source of Amino acids- tryptophan being one- converts to … Continue reading Eat More Honey
I always thought I had a “perfect diet”. We eat a lot of protein, mainly “good” carbs and lots of vegetables. I would say our diet is pretty clean 80% of the time. Both my husband and I lift weights and are very active so naturally I tend to make a lot of protein based meals. We also make sure when we do eat fat, it … Continue reading How Many Times Have You Heard “Eat More Fiber”?
Mediterranean diet is not really not a “diet,” it is a life long lifestyle change. Following this diet will not make you loose the weight quickly but the weight loss and benefits of eating this way would bloom over time. Longer life, healthier looking skin, reduced risks of many diseases are just some of the benefits that you could potentially enjoy if you follow this type of diet. … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet For A Week
There are so many protein/energy bars available on the market today. Companies use great marketing techniques to draw the people in to buy them. “All Natural”, “Pure”, “Thin”,” Perfect”,” Pro”, “Balance” are just some of the words that are commonly found on the packaging and most people associate these words with health and good nutrition. Unfortunately, those words do not mean anything at all. In … Continue reading What’s In Your Protein Bar?
I was first introduced to whey protein shakes when I first started with weight training about 3 years ago. I learned about the benefits and how important protein is if you want to build lean muscle mass. I started off as having one shake a day right after I workout. During training we break down the muscle fibers so it is essential that we re-build … Continue reading Protein Shakes & Shakeology
Let’s start at the beginning of my journey, 3 years back. When my son was 6 months old, I joined a gym and started working out 5 days a week. My workouts were mainly cardio, aerobics classes. I started meeting and talking to people at the gym and little by little I started taking some classes that involved light weight training. Soon enough I realized … Continue reading How it all began