Meal Prepping For Beginners
Why Meal Prep?
Be prepared; looking ahead and successfully meeting one’s goals is undeniable.
When it comes to what you eat and how you eat, preparedness matters if you want to reach your health and fitness goals.
What is Meal Prep?
Meal prepping as preparing, cooking, or packaging food for three to four days in advance so you know exactly what and how much you are eating.
Having a healthy meal ready to enjoy can help you say no to unhealthy food choices.
Tempted to go through the drive-thru on the way home to save time? No point when you’ve already got a delicious meal at home waiting for you!
Taco truck pull up in front of the office again? No sweat — you’ve already packed a hearty lunch you’re looking forward to.
Someone brought donuts to the office? Solve your snack craving with these meal prep snack ideas.
How to Start Meal Prepping:
ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH POTASSIUM IN YOUR DIET?
Eating more of these potassium-rich foods can lower your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
HOW TO GET MORE POTASSIUM
Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to keep your body in good condition. They a great source of potassium, which helps to balance out the negative effects of salt and lower your blood pressure.
Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It is a type of electrolyte. It helps your nerves to function and muscles to contract.
Leafy greens, such as spinach and collards.
Fruit from vines, such as grapes and blackberries.
Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes.
Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit.
Benefits of Potassium-Rich Foods:
1. Boost Heart Health.
2. Decrease Cramps.
3. Reduce Risk of Stroke.
4. Alleviate High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).
5. Lower Cellulite Appearance.
The point of getting enough Potassium in your diet is to simply help keep your body happy and healthy. By understanding the benefits & importance your better off & more aware of staying healthy. #potasssium
What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what we eat affects our bodies and how we look but also what we eat takes a toll on our brains. Yes, brain foods matter (especially for our gray matter). See, our bodies don’t like stress. Who does? When we’re stressed out — whether it’s physical, like someone jumps out at you from a dark alley, or mental, like you have a major project due at work — our bodies release a response; inflammation occurs.
Did you know remedies straight from the kitchen can banish an occasional headache or upset stomach, etc.???….When you think of the word “inflammation” you should know that it is your body’s complex response to fight off harmful pathogens, irritants, and damaged cells in the body, and kick-start the healing process. But what does this all have to do with food? Our gut helps keep our body’s immune responses and inflammation under control.
Brain foods rich in antioxidants, good fats, vitamins and minerals provide energy and aid in protecting against brain diseases. Eating a variety of whole, nutrient dense foods can treat so many health issues at one time. Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. Your food choices may be the most influential variable you can control that relates to the health, vitality, and functionality of your precious brain.
Although research linking diet and dementia is still being done, one can assume there are a few important relationships between nutrients and brain health that are worth exploring. Having a nourishing, well rounded diet gives our brain the best chance of avoiding disease. If your diet is unbalanced for whatever reason, you may want to consider a multivitamin and mineral complex and an omega-3 fatty acid supplement to help make up a few of the essentials.
Steelhead Trout: Nutrition, Benefits, & Recipe
Lean protein, dense food and high protein serving; contains about 58 calories per 3 ounce portion (22 from fat), 7.6 grams of protein, 59 grams of cholesterol and no carbohydrates.
Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, as well as small amounts of mono and poly unsaturated fats which promote cardiovascular health.
Contains high antioxidants such as Vitamin E and B12, which help boost metabolism and produce red blood cells.
Contains Selenium, helps function of endocrine glands such as the thyroid.
Contains Vitamin D which aids in the absorption of bone-enriching calcium; also helps your immune system and muscles function.
* 1 steelhead trout or salmon fillet
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 2 shallots, minced
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
* salt, pepper
* 1 teaspoon of zest
* 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed juice
1. Preheat the oven to 450 °F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil as the skin will stick to the pan; spray the foil with some cooking spray or oil.
2. Place the fish on the prepared baking sheet and season with sea salt and pepper, garlic, some lemon, parsley, onion powder, any other spices you want to use for taste. Squeeze in half of the lemon juice.
3. Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes depending upon your oven. The best way to check for doneness is to use a fork to gently prick the fish, and if it flakes easily, it’s ready.
4. Use two spatulas to take the fish off the baking sheet in one piece, or cut it into sections for serving.
5. Squeeze the other half of the lemon juice over the fish and garnish with a little dill at the end (optional).
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Why BRAGG Organic Apple Cider Vinegar?
•Healthful & natural remedy in helping control blood glucose and insulin levels by reducing the Glycemic Index of foods.
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•Helps maintain healthy skin.
•Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies.
•Soothes irritated skin & Relieves muscle pain from exercise.
•Rich in enzymes & potassium.
•Support a healthy immune system.
•Promotes digestion & ph Balance.
•Helps soothe dry throats.
•Helps remove body sludge toxins.
#RECIPE: Bragg Organic Vinegar Health Drink!
How to Make it: 1-2 tsps Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in 8 oz. glass of purified or distilled water and (optional) to taste 1 to 2 tsps Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, or 4 drops of herb Stevia. (Delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym. Perfect 3 times daily, upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon.) #BRAGGS #applecidervinegar