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Summertime Meal Prep

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Quick Tip Monday!!!

“Take care of your body.
Its the only place you have to live.”
–*Jim Rohn

 

Summertime is just about in bloom. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming.

With all the beauty happening outside, who has time to be inside?

 

Let’s get out! But also let’s be prepared. with all the wonders that being out has

to offer; we may be moving so fast that we exchange good eating habits in lieu of bad ones.

 

Be prepared, so you’re not caught off guard.

 

Meal prepping is the way to go. It’s a good way to enjoy the sun and fresh air and also maintain a healthy diet during the hustle and bustle of Summer.

 

This is where Meal Prep 101 comes in. Lets take a closer look at the wonderful world of food prepping.

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It’s Strawberry Season!

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Quick Tip Monday!!!

It’s National fresh fruits and vegetables month and

We are approaching that time of year again.

What time of year you ask?

Strawberry Season!

Oh how I love that beautiful little red heart shaped fruit.

It’s sweet and delicious to the taste.

And it’s packed with multiple minerals and vitamins such as copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids.

They’re not only savory and fun to eat but they’re also packed with multiple benefits.

Some of those benefits include…

  • Aiding in burning stored fat.
  • High in fiber, low in calories.
  • A booster for short term memory.
  • Helps to reduce inflammation.
  • Decrease heart disease.
  • Boost bone health.
  • Promotes eye health.
  • Good for weight loss.

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Looking For A Boost Of Energy?!!

Quick Tip Monday!!!

Are you feeling tired, fatigued, burned-out, exhausted, or worn-out? And that’s just when you wake up.

If so, then have I got a few pick me up tips for you.

Increase Your Magnesium Intake – This Mineral is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. That’s including the breakdown of glucose in energy. States, Samantha Heller a Nutritionist from NY State University.

Recommended daily intake is 300 milligrams. 350 milligrams for women.

Adding a handful of almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, or eating more fish such as halibut, and increasing your whole grain and bran cereal intake should give you an extra boost.

Take A Walk – Experts say that increasing your physical activity equals an increase in energy. So, take a 10 minute walk around your block.

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Stress Be Gone!!!

Quick Tip Monday!!!

I just love the above quote!!!

As a matter of fact that’s exactly how I use to relieve all of my stressful days, but after that wonderful sugar high, I would normally crash and burn with a few additional unwanted calories to burn off.

Can you relate?

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Let’s Stretch!!!

Quick Tip Monday!!!

Feeling tired and need to do something to get your blood flowing.

Stretch!!!

Here are some reasons to add stretching to your daily regimen and throughout your day.

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Fight Inflammation!

Quick Tip Monday!

When inflammation is processed in the body correctly, we are healed, healthy and whole. But when it begins to dominate the body in ways it shouldn’t the results are devastating. Instead of it healing the body you may notice constant pain and irritation not to mention possible obesity, heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

Looking to reduce inflammation in your body and not sure exactly where to start?

Well here’s a list of ways to get you on the right track:

Eat Protein at Every Meal – foods such as chicken, fish, eggs, and low-fat dairy helps with detoxifying the liver.

Drink Green Tea – Catechins is a substance in green tea that helps detoxifies the body. 3 cups is preferred, but even drinking one cup is good. Stick with the organic kind if possible.

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“Root Up Some Ginger”

Quick Tip Monday!!!

Let’s talk about that oddly shaped food known as ginger.

Ginger not only has the ability to heal you from some of the worst menstrual cramps but it can also be used to treat stomach issues such as nausea, vomiting, gas, and morning sickness.

Here’s a list of benefits that will have you craving ginger.

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Black Tea Hair Rinse

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Quick Tip Monday!!!

You may already know all the benefits associated with black tea as it pertains to our health.

 

The Benefits of Black Tea… as it Relates to Health

Black tea can help control or even prevent diabetes: 

Black tea can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke: 

Black tea may contribute to weight management:

Black tea can reverse the apparent signs of aging:

Black tea can help in the prevention of plaque, cavities and tooth deterioration.

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The Power of Aloe Vera

Quick Tip Monday!!! 

Lets talk Aloe Vera!

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that grows wild in tropical climates.

It originated in the dry climates of Africa.

And has been used for centuries for its healing properties.

One way I like to use Aloe Vera is as a sealant for my hair. It helps lock in the moisture and gives your hair a brilliant shine.

It’s also known to aid the hair in growth.

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My Love for Cleansing Condtioners

Quick Tip Monday!!!

I wrote this blog a couple of month’s back, but now that fall is here, I thought this would be a good way to kick off maintaining your tresses during the drier seasons.

Due to the fact that natural hair tends to be curly, it makes it harder for the oil that is naturally produced to reach from root to tip,

And because of that I prefer to use cleansing conditioners  over the traditional sulfate shampoo.

Sulfates are known to be harsh detergents that robs the hair of it’s natural moisture which makes it harder for you to quench those already dry tresses.

But cleansing conditioners  are wonderful because they allow you to clean your hair without stripping it of all it’s natural oils.

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