We all live different lifestyles, have unalike metabolisms, perform different tasks, and experience different levels of stress on a daily basis. Some of us train for marathons, fitness competitions, professional sports, while others enjoy moderate daily activities or have a sedentary lifestyle altogether.
There are numerous factors determining our nutritional needs: age, gender, activity levels, body composition, metabolic rate, etc. Knowing your basic nutrient needs is important for maintaining good health and disease prevention.
By following a very low-calorie unbalanced diet you jeopardize your healthy metabolism, create hormonal imbalance, and cause your body irreversible side effects.
So how much food do you really need to eat throughout the day? The truth is, not too much! Ideally, you want to stick to nutrient dense foods, add some functional foods, and follow portion control. You'll deviate sometimes, we are all humans, but as long as your stick to your goal 75% of the time,...
This apple cake is far from being low-fat and by no means is low in carbohydrates. But hey, why not? Combining the freshest, highest quality ingredients boosts its nutrient content and makes it a great source of Omega-3s and fiber.
The aroma of freshly baked apples and cinnamon lingers around the house for hours and sets that special ambiance for a cozy lazy day.
And the best part is that with properly designed diet plan you can fit a slice in your daily macros perfectly!
So here you go, enjoy and indulge!
To make this delectable guy, you will need:
3 medium size apples
1/4 cup raw coconut oil
5 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole grain wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Preheat your oven to 365F.
Soak ground flaxseed in maple syrup for about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, thinly slice the apples so you can easily layer it.
Melt coconut oil and add it to the flaxseed mixture along with...
December 21st is the winter solstice: the shortest day and longest night of the year here in Earth’s northern hemisphere. From the scientific point of view, this is when the axis of rotation of the Earth toward the Sun is maximal.
The word “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol sistere, which means “sun standing still.” It’s a yearly astronomical turning point that humans have celebrated for millennia (just think Stonehenge or the ancient Maya).
Since ancient times, cultures all over the world had certain rituals and customs meant specifically to welcome the return of the sun, as the days after the winter solstice will get longer through the rest of the year.
Today is the perfect day for a fresh start! The winter solstice day is suitable for any new beginnings - you can achieve success in your career, radically change your personal life, improve your financial well-being and, most importantly, improve your health and wellness.
Have you ever heard of Mung Bean? Green Mung Beans (Vigna radiata) are an ancient superfood from Asia that are low in fat and calories, yet packed with protein, fiber and essential micronutrients.
Studies reveal that mung beans contain anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, consumption of this mighty bean is essential for optimal detoxification process. According to Aurvedic studies, Green Mung Beans are considered to be "sattvic" - a heavenly good food that is a key to a vibrant, long and healthy life.
Lets take a look at its nutrient content. One cup of cooked mung beans contains about:
40g of Carbohydrates
15g of Fiber
14g of Protein
Less than 1g of Fat
Most importantly, it is a plentiful source of essential vitamins and minerals.
One cup of cooked Green Mung Beans provides 80% daily value (DV) of Folate (active component in DNA synthesis, i.e. new cell growth), over 20% DV of Thiamin (aids in en...