Health Series 101: Curb the Cravings

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It’s about that time, when eating healthier and getting fit is all preparation for the warmer days ahead. Hectic schedules can sometimes make it tempting to forgo healthy eating habits for the convenience of processed, packaged food that’s easy to grab while on the go. As a result, we’d like to share four tips that make it easier to keep your body a little healthier throughout the week.

1. HYDRATE
Re-hydrate your body in morning by drinking a glass of fresh water with lemon after you wake up. Try to drink at least eight ounces of water before breakfast or drinking a morning cup of coffee or tea. For the remainder of the day, drink a total of 8 glasses of 8oz. This flushes toxins, boosts your immune system and aids digestion. Use a water bottle as measuring tool.

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2. EARLY MORNING FUEL
Many of us know by now that mothers were right—eating breakfast is essential to maintaining balanced blood sugar that sustains energy throughout the day. Even if you’re always dashing out the door in a hurry each morning, you can still whip up a healthy breakfast in your blender and pour it into a tumbler or thermos to sip on the go. Protein enhanced smoothies can provide antioxidants, healthy carbohydrates, and fiber. To get started try this recipe from our very own founder:

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KADMIEL’S MORNING SHAKE
1/2 ripe frozen banana, cut into chunks
Add in ½ cup of fresh frozen wild blueberries
Add in 4 fresh frozen strawberries
¼ cup raw old fashioned oatmeal
1 large spoonful of wheat germ
1 cup Silk Soy Milk
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein, Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60

(Blend all ingredients on high until creamy and smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes are suggested)

3. LEAN MEAN GREEN MACHINE
Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and we’re thinking about ways to eat greener. Eating more vegetables is not only healthy, but also easier on the environment. According to the Chicago Tribune chicagotribuine/greencoking, growing animal feed for livestock takes up to 10 percent of U.S. land in addition to using excess fertilizer, water and pesticides.

Keeping a large container of rinsed field greens and raw vegetables in the refrigerator will make it easier for you to make a salad to take with you anywhere you go, even on the most hectic of mornings. Try to include plenty of these greens in your diet throughout the day because fresh vegetables will provide you with the important vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and phytochemicals your body needs. Aim to eat at least 1-3 servings of fresh, leafy vegetables a day. Drizzle some olive or grapeseed oil over your salad in place of salad dressing.

Here’s a breakdown on the healthiest greens courtesy of the greatist.com:

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4. INFUSE WITH FLAVOR, Variety is the spice of life!
Growing some of your own kitchen herbs indoors in containers on the windowsill makes it easy to spice up meals with extra flavor. Try starting off by growing a few hardier herbs like sage, thyme, chives, tarragon, and sweet marjoram. Fresh herb can add a hint of fragrant flavor to a wide variety of dishes. We at Adon Solutions grow thyme, parsley and basil leaves at home. Give it a try!

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We hope you enjoyed our tips and that they encourage you to be good to the earth and good to yourself. Stay tuned for more on our health series…

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