I’m sure by now you have heard of the most popular grain of the year, quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)! Contrary to popular belief quinoa is actually a seed, with a ton of benefits for your waistline and wallet!
Low in calories and fat
Absorbs flavor perfectly
Rich in Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, and more…
1. Keep your blood sugar in check– It’s always the days that you skip a meal that your cravings start soaring right? This means making sure you are eating breakfast at least two hours within waking up and having small meals throughout the day.
2. Aim for nutrient-dense foods– Try to abstain from high-fat foods and bad sugars for at least 2 weeks. After 2 weeks your body becomes assimilated to new habits, guaranteeing you’ll make better choices. Fatty, greasy foods affect the heroine and morphine centers of the brain actually making you addicted!
What does Organic mean?
Many people are under the impression that organic means that there is something good added to the foods to make them “better”, but organic actually means not adding anything to keep the food aspure as possible. Organic foods are free of pesticides, fertilizers, GMOs, and hormones. When you think about it, it makes sense. Why should your vegetables be coated with a chemical fertilizer? They shouldn’t! However, not all fruits and vegetables need to be bought organic. Fruits like watermelon and pineapple are safe because of their thick rinds, which makes it difficult for the pesticides to penetrate.
Check the list below for the list of foods you need to buy organic.
If you’re one of the 35 million Americans who sit at a desk all day, it’s time to change up your habits and get you moving. Eating well can be a major struggle especially if you’re surrounded by donuts and food trucks.
1. Get Moving — Lunch time? Break time? Go take a walk around the block or building instead of sitting in the break room. Don’t you get enough of that office anyway? Being exposed to natural sunlight for just 15 minutes a day can decrease your risk of depression and increase immunity.