NEW YEAR & NEW YOU

NEW YEAR & NEW YOU

As the day arrived of 2016, I pen down some changes  about my new healthy life style. My new life will be based on these awareness techniques; 16  tips for healthy and balanced Life :

1- Listen to your Body

2-Eat Fresh Food

3-Food is for eating or for the body, not for Emotions

4-Eat Healthy Breakfast, Normal Lunch and Light Dinner.

5-Balance you Digestive fire by choosing the right combination of food.

6-Eat when you are hungry.

7-Stop when you satisfied.

8-Chew you food until it turns in to semi solid.

9-Enjoy each and every single bite.

10-Drink water as much you can,  its a fuel for the brain.

11-Try to consume high calories food before sunset.

12-Do not eat food in front of TV.

13-Green Tea is good for charging the metabolic rate.

14- Eat food with all five flavors.

15-Five colors and five types of fruits and vegetables are really needed by the body for different purposes.

16- The food cooked with love is full of positivism, so in year 2016, Cook, eat and enjoy Life…

GLUTEN INTOLRENCE

GLUTEN INTOLRENCE
GLUTEN is protein composite found in wheat and other grains, including barley and rye and processed foods. Gluten is composed of a gliding fraction (alcohol soluble) and gluten in fraction (only soluble in dilute acids or alkali). Gluten gives elasticity to dough helping it to rise and to keep its shape.
Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, constipation and diarrhea, and muscular disturbances and bone or joint pain.
SYMPTOMS of GLUTEN INTOLRENCE-
If you have any of the following symptoms it could be a sign that you have gluten intolerance:
1. Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation.
2. Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
3. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcer.
4. Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
5. Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.
6. Migraine headaches.
7. Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
8. Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, and mood swings etc.
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Gluten is a very large protein and it can take months and even years to clear from your system so the longer you can eliminate it from your diet before reintroducing it, the better.
In order to get accurate results from this testing method you must elimination 100% of the gluten from your diet. Many of those people tried a gluten-free diet anyway, and reported that they felt much better. Their symptoms — which included fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints and neurological issues — cleared when they ate gluten-free.
Being allergic to gluten doesn’t mean you have to miss out on life’s simple pleasures – with these recipes you can have your cake and eat it, too! Just wait my coming Recipes are Gluten Free.

Healthy Breakfast Juice

HEALTHY BREAKFAST JUICE
HEALTHY BREAKFAST JUICE

HEALTHY BREAKFAST JUICE
Liquids are easier on our digestive system in the morning than solid foods are? So let’s start the day with these fruit and vegetable juices.
INGREDIENTS-
1 small Beet root, chopped
5 Carrots, chopped
1 Apple, cored and chopped
1 orange, peeled & cubed
METHOD-
Press beetroot, carrots, apple, and orange through a juice extractor. Stir and serve immediately

Know your Coffee

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Know your coffee

Espresso
Espresso is a concentrated coffee drink that is prepared by forcing pressurized hot liquid (water) into finely grounded coffee beans. The brewing time for espresso coffee is much shorter, made possible by espresso machines that generate up to 15 atmospheres (ATM) of pressure to force the water through the coffee.
Espresso coffee is a blend of several different types of coffee beans from different countries. The beans are roasted until they are dark and oily-looking.
This is a very fine ground coffee that is packed into a port filter and inserted into an espresso machine. Water that is heated to 190-197 degrees Fahrenheit is forced under 8-10 atmospheres of pressure through the port filter of fine coffee to produce. Espresso is the base for Cappuccino and Latte.
Latte
Café latte is prepared by adding Espresso, a lot of milk and small dollop of milk foam (or froth).A latte is very popular in North America. In Europe a latte would tend to be considered something you would serve to your children. When made properly I consider a latte to be a delicious drink. Many people confuse the latte with the cappuccino. A latte is espresso in combination with steamed milk. To give you an idea of ingredient ratios, a 16oz. drink would be 2-3oz. of espresso and the rest steamed milk.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino is prepared by adding Espresso coffee, milk and lot of froth (milk Foam.)
This drink is often confused with a Latte, but in essence they are different drinks. The common cappuccino is made in 1/3 proportions. This means a proper cappuccino is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 “steamed” milk, and 1/3 “frothed” milk. The espresso and steamed milk are poured together and the frothed milk is scooped on top. This drink is very subjective in my opinion, and can be ordered several different ways.
Cafe Au Lait –A latte is coffee, with milk (“latte” is “milk” in Italian). It’s called “cafe au lait” in French (again, coffee-with-milk). This one is easy and straight forward. 50% Dark Coffee: 50% Steamed Milk.

Mocha
Mocha: An espresso drink that consists of espresso, steamed milk, foam, and chocolate syrup. In mocha the chocolate syrup in stirred with the espresso to create a caffeinated hot chocolate with foam. Cappuccino is supposed to be serving in a porcelain cup whereas Mocha will be served in a glass.

Easy tips to detoxify your body

Easy Tips to Detoxify Your Body
Easy Tips to Detoxify Your Body

Easy Tips to Detoxify Your Body

Detoxification -Detoxification basically means ‘cleaning the blood’ in your body. This is mainly done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin

Detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By eliminating toxins and then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and provide you with the capability to optimize your health.

Detoxifying your body does promote health benefits but it needs dedication to ensure you get the results you want to achieve. There are many approaches to detoxification and which works best depends on you and how you follow the steps.

Seven EASY tips to get you started on your cleansing detox:

1. Cut the intake of Caffeine. Alcohol and tobacco simple No.Try green tea or lime water.

2. Lose the sugar and white flour.

3. Add lots of fiber. Brown bread or whole meal bread is a good option.

4. Lose the meat and all processed foods. If you can’t lose all the meat then cut down your intake and stick to grass-fed, organic meat. Stick to “whole foods” — foods that don’t have labels, like fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

5. Add lots of water and natural juices (maybe some coconut water).  Plenty of liquids are keys to any successful detox so try to consume at least 8-10 glasses per day.

6. Add some exercise, preferably yoga. If yoga is not your thing then walking for 20-30 minutes at a good pace should suffice. Add music while exercise to make calm & sooth the body.

7. Get rest and meditate! Try for 8 hours of sleep and some simple meditation if possible.

Seven secrets for making soups

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SEVEN SECRETS FOR MAKING SOUPS

1-Make it Healthy not Heavy

Soups are mostly water, don’t add too much butter or cream for texture, and use homemade stocks or fresh dairy products.

2- Add Aromatic Spices

Add Aroma by adding aromatic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, clove etc.

3-Salt in Layers –

Add salt less while cooking, taste before serving and add more if required.

4-Make it interesting by adding some Freshness –

Add a bit of something fresh right at the end like fresh herbs, fresh citrus juice, a dollop of cream or yogurt. A hit of something un-cooked and un-simmered will highlight the deep, delicious, melded flavors in the rest of the soup.

5Garnish like a Pro

Think beyond chopped parsley and freshly ground black pepper, although they both make great but the best soup garnishes offer a contrasting flavor or texture to both compliment and highlight the soup. Sometimes grated vegetable or micro herbs are also brilliant.

6-Use the right pan or pot

A large and heavy bottom pan is perfect for making soup. Powerful hand blender is also useful for mixing.

7-Boost up soup-

Add flex seeds or oats or grounded almonds for extra richness for soup. It may be tiny, but it’s mighty and full of Nutrition.

Five tips for storing fruits

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FIVE TIPS FOR STORING FRUITS –

1- For Storing whole melons, citrus fruit, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates, and bananas keep in a clean, dry area that maintains room temperature such as your kitchen counter.

2-Store fruits including apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, figs, grapes, Asian pears, raspberries and strawberries in the refrigerator immediately; they don’t require ripening first.

3-Place pre-sliced fruits and vegetables purchased from the store such as melons, citrus fruit and mangoes immediately into the refrigerator and use them within a couple days.

4-Transfer fruits to the refrigerator once they ripen to extend their life by two or more days. Most fruits and vegetables are ripe when they have an even, glossy color and yield to slight pressure when pressed on.

5-Inspect the fruits and vegetables daily for signs of mold. Throw away any fruits or vegetables immediately that show signs of damage or spoilage to prevent spoiling the other produce. Eat fruits and vegetables within a few days for the best quality since longer storage causes a loss in freshness and flavor, but as long as the food does not have mold growth it is still safe to eat.