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Caviar is a SUPERFOOD!

Salmon roe is here. There are many names for caviar from fish eggs to roe. Some of you guys might have gone to a sushi restaurant and seen ikura, masago or 2b go on the menu, but caviar is technically supposed to be from wild beluga sturgeon in the Caspian Sea. Now caviar is used as a general term for any salted fish eggs. What they do is they take the egg sac out of the fish.

They separate the eggs from the membrane they lightly salt them, and then they either put it in jars or cans. Freeze, it refrigerate it whatever caviar might just be the healthiest food on the planet. Just like liver, it contains all of the vitamins, minerals, elements and fatty acids. Our bodies need, in their most bioavailable form the animal form. The nutrients in certain plant foods require conversion in the body, whereas the nutrients from animal foods are directly absorbed.

The main discrepancy between liver and fish eggs is that liver has a substantially higher vitamin A retinol content and fish eggs have much higher omega-3 fatty acids. Epa and DHA. The DHA in fish eggs is actually in the phospholipid form, which is said to pass through the brain, much easier and be absorbed better, but that’s never actually been proven. In a study I found out about fish eggs in Weston prices, book nutrition and physical degeneration.

It’s a book about a dentist who explore native people that were still living off of the land, their natural diets. These people actually used fish eggs as fertility and nutrition for pregnant women, nursing women, children during developmental stages for its incredibly high nutrient content. If indigenous groups did not have access to fish eggs, they would always have another high nutrient food, maybe some type of shellfish, fatty insect or organ meat in Alaska.

When food is plentiful, full and bears have fattened up, they actually killed the salmon and only eat the brain and the eggs of the salmon. That’s because those are the two highest nutrient foods on the animal. If you think about it, a fish egg is basically a tiny fish, so it encapsulates the entire nutrition of the animal. It’s like eating nose to tail except you don’t have to eat. You know the whole animal piece-by-piece, regardless of what fish the eggs are from.

The nutrient profile is similar per calorie, that is, salmon eggs, for instance, are higher in fat. They have a higher fat percentage, so the nutrients might be more concentrated, but calorie for calorie all fish eggs are equal, whether it’s cod, roe herring, roe, sturgeon, Roe. All fish roe is a super nutrient-dense food. It’s just the facts of protein ratio varies depending on the species of fish, and we can also assume it matters if the fish is farm raised or wild caught, that will directly affect the nutrients and the omega profile of the fish eggs.

You have to be pretty careful with making sure that the fish eggs, the caviar you’re buying, is not from farmed low quality fish that the fish is on some type of natural diet. So the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is correct. If we take a look at 100 grams of salmon roe, which is 200 calories, the vitamin profile is literally complete. We have a decent amount of vitamin, A all of the B vitamins, vitamin C vitamin D, vitamin E – and there is definitely vitamin K in salmon roe, because vitamin K is contained in all high quality animal foods.

The test is expensive to conduct, so sometimes they don’t test for it. The vitamin C might actually be misleading because sometimes they add ascorbic acid. As a preservative to fish eggs. Now fish eggs do contain vitamin C, but usually when you salt, the food, it loses its vitamin C content. The anti scorbutic properties of the food are lost, so I have to do some nutrient testing in the future on salmon or get more correct data.

Maybe we’ll do that later this year, the vitamin D and E content are incredibly high for an animal food. These nutrients are usually specific to higher cholesterol, animal foods such as eggs, brains and, of course, fish eggs. Fish eggs are also complete from both a mineral and element perspective as they contain every single one of them in reasonable amounts. It’s worth noting. They have a significant iodine content as well.

So if you’re consuming fish eggs on a daily basis, you probably don’t need to supplement iodine fish eggs even have conjugated linoleic acid, which has been shown to have various health benefits. They contain arachidonic acid as well a fatty acid, specific to animal foods and, just like DHA, our brains require a certain amount of arachidonic acid. Every day. Of course, fish eggs are incredibly high in epa and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.

They are unparalleled, possibly with the exception of animal brains. Of course, I wouldn’t be mr. Salmon roe if I didn’t have some for you guys to taste today. Here we have some red caviar and the beauty of this food is a testament to its nutrient profile. Up close, we see the very pretty red pearls, almost as pretty as me, and when we bring up fish eggs, we have to bring up the conversation of food palatability, how a food tastes in its raw natural state and in the case of fish eggs yeah.

They added a little bit of salt to them, but there really isn’t a tastier food in nature that hasn’t been changed, and if we’re going to look at foods in nature and ones that tastes the best without cooking them, seasoning them fermenting them. They are all animal foods. When you ferment, an animal food, you can increase the palate ability in a natural way, but a lot of the modern things we do from salting to processing to very specific cooking methods.

You know unless you’re just throwing a piece of meat over a fire. You can argue that it’s not too. Naturally, this food palatability is important because, usually how a food tastes in its natural state is an indicator of its nutrient properties. If you were to take bone now, for instance, that had been fermenting in the femur bone of an animal for a couple of weeks, because the Coyotes couldn’t break into it, then it would taste like cheese and the reason these foods taste good is because every single Nutrient in the food reflects in the taste of it.

If a food has certain vitamins, minerals, elements and fatty acids in the food, you can literally taste them in the boot. You can taste, copper, you can taste iodine, you could taste every single vitamin that’s contained in the food and when you have all the vitamins in balanced amounts like we do in fish roe, it makes sense that the food tastes amazing, and not only does it taste. Amazing in its unaltered State it also satiates you very quickly.

If you have a few tablespoons of fish roe you’re going to be full, I would love to see someone try to eat like a pound of salmon or at once. You would get a couple bites in and feel full because it’s so nutrient dense, it’s literally satiating your appetite, although there is little variance in the nutrient profile calorie for calorie the taste of fish eggs varies greatly. That’s why some fish eggs are super expensive, like sturgeon, caviar and salmon.

Roe isn’t really too expensive. The fish eggs will literally taste like the fish they are coming from. So salmon roe is going to taste like salmon when tasting fish, eggs or caviar. I believe you’re supposed to use a plastic or nonmetal spoon because it alters the taste. I’ve never really noticed this, but let’s give some of the ROE a try, there’s so much going on here. You have that cholesterol, richness, that’s specific to foods like eggs and brains.

You have a slight iodine flavor. You have. I know that complex salmon flavor it’s like tasting the ocean in the form of a scrambled egg. That’s how I would describe the flavor. The texture is like a soft pearl that pops in your mouth and then that rich cholesterol, a liquid, comes out. This is like the best food you could feed to a baby or a child. Not only would they love it, it’s like super colorful and approachable.

The salmon roe is tasty. I would give it about an 8 out of 10 from a flavor perspective, but there’s a reason. Sturgeon Roe is so much more expensive. Here I have some hackleback roe. It’s a type of sturgeon. The pearls are black. This is what you think of when you, you know when you see caviar like the black fish eggs, yeah, there’s a reason, there’s a reason. Caviar is made from sturgeon. The flavor is completely different.

It’s buttery it’s more complex. It doesn’t have as much of an iodine flavor, of course, you’re not supposed to eat caviar with the spoon like this, but I mean you’re on a carnivore, a keto diet. This is ensuring you’re not getting anything negative. Now, if you’ve never tried sturgeon roe, it can be on the expensive side, but on Franky’s free-range meat, our goal is to make everything affordable. So we are taking a profit loss and providing it to everyone, so they can experience it.

This is something that maybe I would have once or twice a month on a special occasion: it’s not prohibitively expensive, but it’s expensive enough that you couldn’t really eat it every day, whereas you could eat the salmon or every day. So if you guys haven’t tried sturgeon Roe specifically, I encourage you just for the experience, I’m honestly one of those people who don’t really care about the experience with certain things, but when I ate sturgeon Roe for the first time I was like you know, it truly Is amazing, so if you guys would like to check out Frankie’s free-range meat comm, we are offering salmon roe in that portion, as well as the sturgeon row in the same portion.

This is half a kilo of salmon roe we’re going to be offering it in four containers because having one big container like this is a little ridiculous and the sturgeon Roe is going to come like this. It is in a one ounce container. So, thank you guys for joining me today. If you have any more questions about fish, roe, fish, eggs, caviar feel free to. Let me know down in the comments below, if you guys could please, like the article subscribe hit that Bell icon and share it.

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7 Ancient Superfoods with Healing and Weight Loss Properties

My name is Lily gopher and today I’m going to be talking about the seven ancient superfoods with healing and weight loss properties. Many ancient cultures have recognized the healing properties of certain plants, and in this article I will mention some of the most vigorous plants used to cure health problems and diseases in these ancient cultures. Now all of these foods also have properties that will help you to lose weight faster and the first one is ginkgo in this in the Chinese culture.

Dinko is the root nu known to boost energy. It also boosts fatality and memory, and it is also known to improve heart health and to improve eyesight as well. It has also been a subject of recent scientific studies with patients with dementia and because it is helpful in weight loss because it helps improve blood flow and circulation throughout the body. This is also how it helps affect our brain function.

Now. The second plant is milk. Thistle in Europe, this common little flower would save the lives of those that were infected with different kinds of poisons. It also helped aid people with liver diseases, and it is still used today to treat the effects of excessive drinking and in patients with non-alcoholic fatty, liver disease. It helps show that milk thistle actually lowers the size of the liver itself and the content of the fact that is stored in it.

So this is great. Research on mice also shows that milk thistle can help with weight loss, mice that were fed a diet to induce obesity lost weight after taking silla Marine extracted from the milk thistle. Since silla marine helps reduce inflammation. This could be the mechanism that is responsible for its benefit against liver damage, as well as insulin, resistance and weight loss as well. Now, the next plant is knowning that comes from the Headey.

You have part of noni helping people with AIDS, cancer plaque and the arteries senility, and so so much more. It’s really. The rare exotic super fruit, ultra ultra powerful, the consumption of noni favors, the regulation of body weight. It helps reduce fat deposits on our body and it helps with glucose metabolism. It is rich in nutrients and has many many anti-inflammatory properties and it’s excellent for the proper functioning of the digestive system.

It also helps balance hormones, levels and balance blood sugar levels. Great great food, you can add it to smoothies and you can add it to any different drink that you like now. The next food is papaya. It is a delicious fruit. I actually love papaya. It’s my favorite fruit. It’s not only tasty, but it also helps in the digestive process. It helps break down foods and helps improve bowel movements because of its high content of a digestive enzyme.

Puffing papaya also reduces dysfunctional digestion, including bloating, constipation and heartburn, because of this digestive enzyme. It’s also very rich in vitamin C and therefore contributes to strengthening of the immune system, and it also is, of course, very low in calories and enriched in many many nutrients like folic, acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium so great also for athletes and the next food superfood Is maca for the Incas maca is set to burrow out hormonal health and to restore and heightened sexual desire as well, and it also makes a person stronger now.

This route also reduces blood pressure and boost the immune system, and it also has many many anti depressant properties, which is great when you’re on a diet and when you want to lose weight now. It also is rich in iron and many many minerals, helping you to feel full for extended periods and helping you lose weight now. A clinical study showed that improvement in endurance happens with the consumption of maca, and so it’s great to take on a new exercise routine.

If you take this plant now, it also helps in adrenal function, which helps to reduce stress now. The next plant is camel camel. It is found in tropical jungle climates just such as those in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, and it’s a tiny fruit, rich in powerful antioxidants, including carotenoids and anthocyanins, which rejuvenate and revitalize many tissues in the body. Camus, Camus also holds the current world record of the most vitamin C.

It has 1,600 percent of the daily recommended intake amazing, and this helps with weight loss because it reduces cortisol which lowers fat storage. So camu camu also prevents many many diseases which cause inflammation because of its powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Now the last food is amaranth for Kiwi God now cue EAGA is another superfood that is packed with energy, boosting vitamins and minerals, including fiber iron, phosphorus magnesium, zinc and manganese.

It also has phenolic acids, carotenoids and flavonoids very potent antioxidants, and it is used to fight off anemia due to its high iron content. It also has squalene, which is an anti-cancer agent and helps support heart health by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels, now for weight loss. Cayuga, it was found to decrease levels of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger and reduces appetite and calorie intake.

So this is a great weight loss plate as well. Now it can be cooked and be used. It’s gluten free. It can be used and set of rice as a side dish to any sort of vegetables or beans and other legumes that you may be eating an excellent rice alternative. So to conclude, these super foods are proven to provide tremendous health benefits, as well as helping in weight loss, and they can be added to smoothies or consume this whole foods to add variety and nutrient density to your diet.

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E! News: Are Superfoods Worth It? // Karina Heinrich

They worth the hype, though I need to know what a superfood is. What does that even mean you start? Foods are nutrient dense foods that help us have clear, younger skin, thinner, healthier bodies and maybe even a longer life.

Oh sign me up. I’r done with all that. We hear a lot about CBD yeah. Yes, it’s not legal! In all areas right well, it’s become very popular, we’re just singing xiety, reducing pain, even decreasing acne and apparently celebrating new babies, like Kim Kardashian recently did with her Steven themed baby shower, but CBD is extracted from the marijuana plant but has absolutely no side effects. So you can take it reap the health benefits without any of the hyperox.

I give this to my dog. Would you ever see Beauty to calm her down? I’ve heard that before, and sometimes it doesn’t have THC in it in some cases, so you’re not going to get okay what’s superfood can we add easily, like everybody, seems a little intimidated by it? What’s something we can well is a great one. Rosie huntington-whiteley adds it to anything like her homemade soups, smoothies juices, I’ve added it to my homemade antioxidant chlorella, smoothie, communi, all right so Cheers it really helps the shake nation has 65 percent protein.

All right Anna has more chlorophyll than any other food, oh wow, which is huge. This is very good. You start out right off a teaspoon, and then you can work your way up up to two tablespoons and we’re going to will plug at the end of this or go ahead and do it now. You have a website and it lists all this stuff. Is it the Corinna Corinna method, her all my recipes, so if you could use one superfood, what would that be? What are you hot on right now? Definitely be pollen and Victoria Beckham recently tweeted that she’s obsessed with bee pollen, because it’s so healthy and I would have to agree Koran for Graham bee pollen – can have as much as 50 times more protein than beef really, which is what amazing.

So if you really want a protein, that’s not animal-based, you can add it to salads smoothies juices, oatmeal cereal, it’s crunchy on a salad, it’s a little bit crunchy to add a little punch helps with the immune system, relieve allergies. The list goes on and on it’s a healthy, crouton, okay, so we’re learning what are some superfoods that we can do without that aren’t necessarily as healthy. So I am the bearer of bad news, but we’re seeing a downward trend on coconut products, mainly because they’re so high in saturated fats, 11 grams in just one tablespoon, oh wow, which is we need 10 % total effects.

So two tablespoons of this you’re already maxed out so instead of this use olive oil, okay, so olive oil, /, coconut oil, yeah. Finally, coconut oil, stills amazing for your skin and your hair, we’re talking about injustice, okay, okay and then wheatgrass. There’s lots of great things with the wheatgrass and wheatgrass followers do not miss our daily shot with so many side effects, headaches, nausea digest officially, so instead eat really dark.

Leafy greens like kale and spinach easy fat. This is your second time here. Come back and I’m going to sprinkle that on my dinner table, make sure you guys again check out the korrina method rule book. It’s on our website right there, the korrina method, dot-com


 

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Butter is a SUPERFOOD!

I can’t believe it’s not butter or Earth Balance on their toast. Yet you ins have been consuming animal fats for hundreds of thousands. If not millions of years, it is really unfortunate that this idea that fat is bad for us, is so ingrained in our culture that people will shy away from foods that are the most important for our health.

In the case of butter, most people are actually unaware of the vitamin content of butter, as well as the other beneficial properties, particularly in regards to fatty acids. When we say butter is a superfood, we really mean it is a superfood. It is an excellent source of vitamins, A E and K and, depending if it was on summer pasture, it can also have a fairly high vitamin d3 content. Now this kind of parallels to all grass-fed raw dairy and the important thing to keep in mind here is the vitamin content of the butter will correlate directly to the pasture quality that the animal was on.

But in the best case scenario, butter is an amazing source of these vitamins and, most importantly, it’s the animal version of these vitamins, its vitamin A in the form of retinol, its vitamin K in the form of k2. It’s vitamin D in the form of d3 and it’s present in large amounts of animal fat that allow it to be absorbed easier. Other well-known benefits of butter are its butyrate content and you’ll commonly hear C people talk about feeding beneficial gut bacteria fiber to produce butyrate, but you can actually just consume.

Butter increases, HDL cholesterol with people. Consider the healthy cholesterol and people that consume butter actually have lower rates of heart disease than people that do not. It’s also worth mentioning that, in addition to this considerable fat, soluble vitamin content, butter is also an excellent source of linoleic and linolenic acid. So, although might not have an incredibly high amount of preformed epa and DHA, the body can convert those precursor fatty acids into epa and DHA, especially in the presence of the high fat content.

Here today I have a fairly dramatic and interesting comparison here we have on the left raw farm, grass-fed butter, and here we have on the right. You know your basic supermarket white butter. This is white, doesn’t really have much of a smell to it very classic. Like you know, buttery taste that you’re familiar with when you grew up this butter is a deep yellow, has like a sweet, nutty smell to it, a really deep, vibrant, yellow color, and you know, if you look at the vitamin, A content on this, it does have Some vitamin A from whatever they’re feeding the animal, but it is very clear visually that this butter has a much higher carotenoid content in it because of the beta carotene that is in the grass of the cows are eating.

We can also assume that this butter has a substantially higher rk2 content, as well as other fat soluble vitamins, and not only does it have a substantially higher amount of these vitamins. In the case of this commercially raised butter, this might not really have any fat soluble vitamins at all, so we’re essentially transforming nutritionally empty food. That’s just calories into something that is an excellent source of nutrition.

This is why food quality plays such a huge role and why? I really don’t recommend people consume dairy unless they have access to high-quality raw, grass-fed dairy. Now you might be thinking Frank. Can I just buy things like Kerrygold, or can I buy grass with butter from the supermarket, and the answer really is? No because Kerrygold has been known for fraudulence many many times, it’s technically, not actually grass-fed grass-finished and they can dye the color of the butter to make it yellow.

So what happens when a fat is pasteurized? Is you lose the enzymes and the enzymes can help digestion? You also lose some of the nutrient content. Is this? You know kind of an end-all, be-all thing. No, I mean, technically speaking, grass-fed butter from the supermarket is still better than foods that a lot of people have access to, but keep in mind you might be consuming rancid fats when they heat these fats they last much longer, whereas, if you bought, you know cultured Butter, it ferments naturally over a period of time, and it’s something your body is supposed to be.

You know consuming. You know natural fermented, bacteria and enzymes. You know if that is the. If the supermarket stuff is your only option by all means, and it’s your only source of fat, you can use it, but I would not be confident in the vitamin content of it. Nor would I be content in near the absence of rancidity or negative inflammatory factors. Maybe even some degree of histamine intolerance so keep that in mind when you’re buying butter from the supermarket – and you know I mean this stuff – isn’t cheap.

You know it’s ten to twelve dollars a pound depending on where you are so. There are definitely cheaper sources of high-quality fat that most people can find access to. Overall, it’s just one of those foods that is so delicious, it’s so tasty, and it’s amazing that it’s good for you, since I am allergic to their. What I actually do is, I usually take this and I put it in a dehydrator at a very low temperature and I pretty much make it into a raw clarified butter.

So I preserve the enzymes by keeping it raw, but I remove the casting protein that can cause inflammation for me. So thank you guys for reading. If you guys would like to support the blog, please subscribe and share the article there’s a bunch of stuff you guys can check out in the description and if any of that interests you from patreon to my Amazon shop to social media, if you guys do want To reach out to me for one-on-one consultations, you could reach out to me, through the contact form on my website or directly Frank, a to find out at gmail.

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Plant-based Vegan Pantry Tour | Vitamins, Supplements, Superfoods, Grains, Beans & More!

So I recently did a vegan fridge tour and I had asked you guys if you’d be also interested in seeing what is in our pantry and there was a resounding yes. So today that’s what we’re going to do and while we don’t exactly have a pantry per se, I’m going to show you where we keep all of our bulk dragons, alright guys. So here it is in all its glory.

So we’re going to start down on the bottom drawer and work our way up. So this bottom drawer is where we keep all of our supplements and our superfoods, so any type of powder or supercede we might add, into a smoothie or nice cream and then daily supplements that we use to fill in any gaps nutritionally and for max as well. So these are the supplements that we grab and use daily. This is a vitamin d3 from Mary Ruth’s that we give to max just three sprays of that this b12 we take daily and give him just a teeny, tiny drop, and we take that every day as well, and then this is the new vitamin.

D3, we’ve been trying just to kind of change it up and it’s also summertime. So we don’t have to use a whole lot of it, but we’re really liking that right now and then these are dusty and eyes. Multivitamins, I’m still breastfeeding at 18 months. Max is a year and a half old, so I’m still taking just one of these prenatal prenatal multis every day I love, love it and dusty has immense multi. Some of our favorites here dusty, loves ashwagandha.

This is an adaptogen that he adds into his protein shakes. We’ve got some dried dragon fruit powder that makes your smoothie bold extremely pretty in pink. If he wants something, that’s going to go a little bit further than that frozen variety, a cow powder: this is a favorite of ours, we’ll add that to make chocolate, nice cream, coconut flakes to top our smoothie bowls with or to bake with turmeric.

This is one of the best anti-inflammatory powders to add to your smoothies. You can also make turmeric lattes with it blueberry powder, extremely extremely high in antioxidants matcha. So I have this organic green tea matcha powder that I sometimes like to drink. If I want a little jolt of energy, I’m not a coffee drinker, neither is dusty, he doesn’t do any caffeine, chia seeds, so this is probably the most used bag in this whole pantry.

So that’s why we have a giant bag of it. We always add this to smoothies we make chia pudding, we’re always grinding it and sprinkling it on Max’s meals, maca powder. So this is something we phase in and out of our smoothies. This one is a great adaptogen for hormonal balance, as well as energy, and sleep really love this taste and smell of it as well, particularly this kiva brand. We’ve got it on our amazon store, camu, camu, extremely high in vitamin c yeah, seven hundred and sixty percent vitamin C in just one teaspoon.

So if you’re feeling like you need a little boost during cold and flu season, that’s a great one. Acai, everybody knows acai powder. This is one of the highest sources of antioxidants. Of any berry on the planet also has healthy, Omega threes in it, which is kind of interesting, vanilla bean powder. So this is typically what I use to bake with or blend with in place of, vanilla extract, they’ve a lot more whole in pure, it’s just straight from the vanilla bean, and this would be our other most used other than the chia seeds is daily green boost.

I put a tablespoon of that in our smoothies every morning and it has a ridiculous amount of vitamins and minerals, especially folate vitamin K, four hundred and ten percent. It’s got lots of iron, manganese and all kinds of other good stuff, so super high in minerals, very alkalizing and anti-inflammatory. So, if you’re interested in trying out daily green boost, which is just a barley, grass juice powder, you can use eat, move rest and get a discount and for everything else, honestly, we buy mostly on Amazon, Prime, so we’ll have it linked below.

In the description on our amazon store moving on to the second drawer, this is the bulk of our pantry pun intended. So this is where we keep all of our bulk purchases. Keep in these mason jars, because it’s just a lot easier and cleaner for us. That being said, with Kovan 19, the bulk bins have been wiped clean. I think they’re trying to prevent the spread of germs. So it’s been really difficult to find bulk things, so we’ve had to buy more plastics and again, like I said in the refrigerator tour, we have a lot of plastics but we’re doing our best.

We use our reusable bags, whatever we’re able to, but things are a little bit bumpy right now so go easy on us, so you can see that I got to use my handy dandy label maker here, though I’ll walk you through some of our top used grains And legumes and beans over here on the far side, we have split red lentils, so these are definitely our most used. They’re super high in protein and super high in iron, they’re, really great for thickening up curries and soups and stews quinoa is actually not a grain.

It’s a seed and it is a complete protein. We use that one, a ton, it’s very versatile brown rice, use that a lot as well steel cut oats. I love to use to grind up into flour for baking these are not white rice. This is green lentils. Those are great for making like a mock meat kind of like taco meat dish or a lentil Bolognese we’ve got oat groats. These are one step above steel cut oats. So again, usually all I use those for is blending into flour.

I’ve got red kidney beans. Those are great for chilies, more lentils, more lentils, and these usually, I have garbanzo beans dried in here, but right now I actually have buckwheat. This is another seed that is a complete protein like quinoa and usually what I like to do is soak and sprout it and then I’ll dehydrate it. So it’s kind of like a crispy crunchy smoothie ball topper. It’s really really good.

Here. We’ve got our canned beans. This is kind of just as a backup for those lazy days when cooking from dry isn’t really an option. So we’ve got black beans, cannellini beans, canned pumpkin – I like to make things for max with that and bake with it. We’ve got coconut cream, so fun fact. Instead of buying light, coconut milk or even just regular, coconut milk, buy coconut cream and dilute it with water yourself, it’s the same exact thing: this is just more bang for your buck.

We’ve got this red curry paste. This is something we always put in, like our red lentil, sweet, potato, veggie stews, it’s kind of like a Thai and or Indian flavor strained Tomatoes. So we even buy this in a glass bottle instead of a jar. This is what we use to make everything from pizza, sauce to pasta, sauce to thickening up our stews you’ll, also see it sometimes in different varieties labeled as tomato puree.

So the reason we like this is because it has one ingredient, organic strained, Tomatoes. A lot of canned and jarred sauces are going to be high in sugar and salt and fat, so instead we just use this and we just season it ourselves. It got a couple of dried bean medleys from Bob’s Red Mill over here that we honestly like never use but they’re great in the winter time amaranth. So this is yet another complete protein.

It’s a seed even smaller than quinoa, and this one is by far the highest and iron. So this is what we’ve been enjoying making for max in a lot of his little recipes to get extra iron in his diet, and then we also found an Emirates flour. So this has been great to add into waffle and pancake recipes, even putting a tablespoon into a shake for extra protein and iron in the far back here. This is the fun stuff, so saltines are basically a firmer feeling under the weather.

There are days where I’ve been sick and all I could stomach was crackers, and then we’ve got some different pastas. Our favorite is Bond’s up. This is all chickpea, pasta and again super high in protein and iron max loves them and they just came out with a plant-based mac and cheese. It is awesome, you guys so check it out and a gluten free brown rice, pasta. We do try to stay gluten. Free as much as possible, personal favorite is this millet and brown rice ramen.

So it’s not flavored or anything. You add your own seasoning, but it is so good and then in the back. We have these for homemade sushi over here on the door every once in a while I’ll find a really cool kind of like infographic thing to print out, and this one is the PB 3 plate from plant-based juniors. So plant-based, juniors and nutritious Vita are my go-to resources for evidence-based toddler and infant nutrition.

So these are just helpful reminders for us as we’re preparing Max’s daily meals, to make sure that we’re meeting his vegan plant powered nutritional needs your drawer up. So this is Dusty’s. Favorite this is our nuts nut, butters and kind of our snack drawer. So we have a lot of dried fruits on this shelf again, a lot of these things go on top of smoothie bowls or we’re just grabbing and munching after meals and they’re all super nutritious.

So this is considered nature’s candy front and center is my personal favorite. We’ve got medjool dates. They are super juicy and delicious right now, so I love to just pick these and pop them in the freezer. For some reason they taste so much better. That way – and I also bake with them so I’ll puree them into date – paste right behind there is dusty and ice other favorite snacks. So these are the broken s.

We’ve got the trail mix, which is so good because it has the sweet crunchy fruit in with the nut, and it’s like a hard crunchy shell, but they’re so good. You’ve just got to trust me on that and then just the plain bucha is really amazing, as well Dusty’s go-to, after-dinner snack is these dark chocolate chips over here we’ve got some unsweetened and no-salt-added almond butter. So, just one ingredient: that’s what you always want to look for with your nut and seed butters, no added oil, salt or sugar.

We’ve got peanut butter, our new favorite and Max’s favorite. Is this raw cashew butter? It’s the highest source of iron of any of these nut butters, so organic coconut butter. This is what we recommend using to flavor up your soups and stews instead of coconut oil for extra fat. If that’s what you’re wanting, because this is just 100 % whole coconut, so it doesn’t have the fat extract it. It’s the whole coconut and it’s got a little bit of a sweet taste and really like to add that to bulk up Max’s recipes right up front.

Probably our most used nut is cashews just simply because they’ll have to soak them and blend them into like a cashew cream or cashew cheese sauce behind that we have rolled oats. So this is something I use again for baked goods. I make a ton of oat flour, that’s basically my go-to for all my baked goods. We also make oatmeal pretty much every other day, dusty and Max both enjoy it so funny story.

I ordered some holy basil on Amazon because, after our Costa Rica retreat, we learned so much about holy basil being like the top of the top as far as adaptogenic superfoods. It’s just great for everything it heals everything literally, so I went on Amazon and ordered some holy basil tea and it showed up in a two pound bag. So we’ve been keeping it in this giant jar we’ve also got almonds and all kinds of seeds.

We’ve got sunflower seeds, pecans pistachios walnuts and even some organic Nebraska grown popcorn. Some of both of our favorite smoothie Bowl toppers are cacao nibs. These are fantastic, so high in antioxidants, white, mulberries and goji. Berries are Dusty’s favorite, typically, dried fruit is also going to be really high in iron. I know I’m talking a lot about iron, but it’s a nutrient of extreme importance when you have infants and toddlers running around.

So we’ve been really focusing on that, and these are my new favorite go-to crunchy munchy for the top of my smoothie bowls they’re, just freeze-dried organic strawberries, they’re, it’s so so good. Last but not least, top shelf is pretty much devoted to all kinds of baking, flours and powders and potions, but over here on the far side is one of our favorite snack crackers Mary’s gone crackers. These are organic.

They are full of just a whole bunch of different seeds, they’re even oil-free, and Max loves them too. We are oil free, but we keep olive oil on hand just to again add extra calories. Healthy fats to Max’s meals is totally fine for toddlers and babies to consume a little bit of oil, and then we’ve got some brewers yeast. So this is something that I’ve experimented with with baking and even blending into smoothies.

It’s supposed to be a galactic OGG. In other words, it’s supposed to help increase your milk supply, so if you’re breastfeeding, you might want to look into Brewers ease so other than b12 and d3. Another nutrient of concern, especially for vegans and vegetarians, is iodine. So we get our iodine from sea vegetables. This is the kind you want to go for is USDA Organic, that’s from the Maine coast, so this is dulse flakes, but it looks like fish food to be honest, but you can sprinkle it on salads.

You can even put it in soups, and this kelp is actually in, like extremely large seaweed pieces. It’s super salty. So if you have a salt craving, it’s good to munch on this best way to make sure that you don’t overdose on iodine would be to actually drop some of this into a boiling water of soup. Last thing over here in the corner is our go-to cereal. So this is by Nature’s Path: organic. It’s called Mesa sunrise.

This is completely gluten. Free, USDA, Organic and honestly dusty has a bowl of this. Almost every night, late night before bed, it’s hilarious and Max has kind of entered the picky toddler stage. So if there’s ever a time where he won’t eat his food and I’m starting to get nervous like hey, you need to eat buddy, then I usually can get his appetite revved up. If I give him some of this cereal and back here, I’m not going to go into too much detail because I rarely use this.

But we’ve got some different, balsamic vinegars and flavorings like that, and then some baking soda cornstarch and different flours, coconut flour, brown, rice, flour, arrowroot powder, buckwheat, flour and coconut sugar, which we very rarely use and that pretty much sums it up so right now, I’m actually Soaking some dry chickpeas that we’re going to pop in our instant pot and use some way shape or form for dinner.

Most likely we’ll make some chickpea patties so over here in this corner of the kitchen, is where we keep more dry goods. This is pretty much just protein powders, you guys know some warrior is our go-to. If you guys haven’t already, we definitely highly recommend checking out the warrior blend, so we love the natural vanilla and the chocolate and they’re super super high in iron again, and you get 20 % off.

We will link it below use our discount code, eat move rest and give it a go. Then down here is the mother lode. So this is where we keep our potatoes and our sweet, potatoes, onions and garlic. We bought some of these tin cans and it works out great for keeping all of these puppies in place. My personal favorite, this red-colored, it’s kind of a reddish sweet potato. It’s called a Japanese yam, it’s white inside and they taste like birthday cake, no joke.

Last but not least, this is our spice cupboard and I would say this is where the goldmine is, if you’re looking to transition to a plant-based or vegan diet, the best way to enjoy your meals is to flavor them. So, of course, salt and pepper is always good, but there are so many other options out there. If you kind of get into ethnic cuisine, like we love to make a lot of Thai foods and Indian foods, you really have to build up your spice cabinet.

Some of our favorites are curry powder and garlic powder Cayenne cumin and for something sweeter and really like to use pumpkin pie, spice and cinnamon. So because we buy in bulk and we don’t have a whole lot of space in our kitchen. We do store excess and extra down in the basement, especially with quarantine, we’re trying to make as few trips as possible to the grocery stores. So we do have a lot of overflow down in the basement.

All right, you guys I’m about to make some overnight oats. I hope you enjoyed the pantry tour. If you haven’t already checked out the fridge tour, I will link that below and make sure that you subscribe to our blog by hitting that subscribe button and clicking that doll to turn on notifications that way I’ll get alerts. Whenever we put out brand new content on our blog leave me some love in the comments below give this article a thumbs up and share it with someone who might be inspired or encouraged by it until next time keep the rest.

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Shellfish is a SUPERFOOD

We are referring to crab lobster mollusks like mussels, oysters clams shrimp, any fish with a shell. Essentially so does she is uh that she’s a little cold right now because he just got out of the fridge, but maybe he’ll he’ll spring up a little bit later so shellfish, it really is one of the most nutrient-dense foods we can consume it’s up there with Organ meats, egg yolks, the highest quality offcuts there are.

There are not any foods that to me take value over shellfish from a nutrient density perspective. They are all as valuable as things like liver all the foods that I talked about. Cod, liver oil, any super nutrient-dense food shellfish is up there. The reason I like shellfish, so much is because you are able to purchase a lot of it alive at a much fresher quality than other foods that we have access to.

In addition to that, it is a super approachable food in a sense that you know, people like shrimp, they like clams, they like oysters, whereas things like liver and a lot of the other organ meats that I tend to eat on the carnivore diet. People aren’t really as much of a fan of the main difference between shellfish and other fin fish is, of course, the accessibilty. It’s obviously much easier to go to a beach and pick up some clams or oysters than it is to spear or reel in a fish from the ocean.

So there’s plenty of evidence on various coastal regions for use of seafood and mollusks and mass exploitation of these nutritional resources during the Upper Paleolithic period. There’s also plenty of evidence that Neanderthals use fire to open up these shells and, interestingly enough, they tended to use the shells as decorations, whether as jewelry or kind of status, symbols of the person. So whether or not these foods play role in the actual evolution of humans due to the ease of caloric access, it is safe to say that various indigenous groups did prized shellfish.

They specifically fed these who’s to pregnant woman, a nursing woman, children couples looking to conceive. It was one of the foods that was gathered along with things like fish, roe, liver, very nutrient-dense, animal foods. If we want to talk from a scientific and paper value perspective of what nutrients occur in the shellfish, the main discrepancy is the high preformed DHA content. Normally in a ruminant animal, you can only get preformed DHA from consuming the brain tissue in regards to actual vitamin content of these foods.

They tend to be excellent sources of the B vitamins, as well as vitamin d3. To a lesser extent, these foods have pretty good amounts of all the fat soluble vitamins. You know this shellfish has vitamin A it. Has vitamin E? It has vitamin k2. It’s an amazing source of all the minerals and elements, of course iodine, but the main thing that shellfish has over other foods is specifically the DHA content and, of course, this correlates directly with how fatty the item is in the case of mussels.

Here they have a bit less fat than something like oysters, so oysters would have a higher DHA content per calorie for anyone not confident in the nutritional value of shellfish, there were literally groups of people that subsisted off of shellfish that were in just as good health As any other indigenous group in vilmer steffensen’s, the fat of the land when he examined skeletal, remains of coastal tribes, that subsisted only off of shellfish.

The skeletal structure, the development of the face, all of the markers for optimal health, were the same as groups of Eskimos. That we’re living off of fish mammalian meat, so there’s evidence anthropologically speaking that you can be just as healthy consuming only shellfish versus ruminant meat, and I would argue that some consuming shellfish now is going to be much healthier and get a much higher nutrient density in Their diet, because people tend not to consume those offcuts, those organ meats that are necessary to get complete nutrient density in the context of a whole ruminant animal, and you can imagine the reason being that these shellfish and this seafood is more nutrient dense nowadays, is that It is a complete food when you’re eating a whole shrimp, a whole mussel, a whole clam, a whole Easter that is equivalent to you eating, essentially the whole animal, whether it’s a cow or a pig or a sheep or lamb same thing with eating things like fish, Eggs or fish roe you’re, essentially it would, it would essentially be like shrinking down the entire cow and eating it in one bite to get the complete nutritional profile, but with who’s like mussels and oysters.

That is much more approachable to do now. Obviously, there are pros and cons to shellfish, the pros being it’s a very approachable food. It’s super nutrient dense. The cons are, of course, the concerns with farmed fish pollution in the water and, unfortunately, in this case, when the water is polluted, it can be so polluted and it can affect the taste of the animals so much that you cannot consume it.

In the case of grain fed steak, we can cover up the off accurate taste of grain fed fat by cooking it by putting salt and pepper on it. In the case of oysters, I have literally gotten oysters that have smelled like sewage and I smelled the outside of the oyster and it didn’t smell right. So I was like. Let me open it up. I open up the oyster, it was one of the worst smells. I have ever smelled in my life pure rotten sewage, so one of the major cons is the quality of this shellfish that you’re getting really does correlate with the sourcing of the ocean and that doesn’t really even matter if it’s wild squad or not.

Unfortunately, I can still be in polluted water, so you know one of the main reasons I don’t really consume shellfish as much as I would like to is partially because of that reason, another thing that people don’t really mention is it can be a little bit expensive. You know this crab, it’s like 25 bucks. Just for the crab I mean. Obviously, things like mussels and clams are actually very affordable about things like shrimp lobster.

Crab tend to be on the slightly more expensive side, but at the end of the day, with the amount of money people spend on BS, I don’t think any sort of food budget is going to be too expensive in the right context. So if you guys are looking to increase the nutrient density of your diet in a really approachable and delicious way, this is definitely one of the best ways to go about. I know I spout all the time about liver eat egg yolks, you know eating all these foods like fish roe, but this is an alternative.

You can have mussels crab lobster. All of these things several times per week. The real crush is going to be sourcing, high quality, wild-caught stuff and figuring out how the nutrient density is going to tie in to your overall diet if you’re not consuming it. To frequently I’m sure some people are going to ask about canned versions of these foods. Canned oysters canned muscles can crab meat, that’s pasteurized.

Obviously the fresh version is far better. It’s going to have a higher vitamin C content. The nutrients are going to be more preserved, but I wouldn’t say I would say, there’s lesser evils. You know you could buy fresh pasteurized crab meat, but that’s going to be way more expensive than the one that has additives in it. You can buy canned oysters or you can buy fresh, packed oysters at an Asian market.

You know you could buy clams that are already shuck. You could buy raw clam meat in certain places. That’s going to be far superior to the canned versions, the smoked versions, especially things that are packaged in oil, so for those of you guys, are asking that if canned food is the only thing you have access to that’s fine. If you guys want to talk about thin fish and things like anchovies and sardines, of course, those are great.

The main reason I’m focusing on shellfish in this article is because of that accessibility reason. You know the access that we would have had to shellfish is much easier than pind fish. So thank you guys for reading. You guys have any additional questions. Please let me know if you guys wan na check on my Amazon shop. There is some canned cod liver oil on there that I view as the nutrient-dense food to achieve some nutrient density in your diet.

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Eggs are a SUPERFOOD

They are an amazing source of nutrients. Unfortunately, that nutrient content depends directly on what the animal was fed and as with grass-fed beef, we see a three to ten times, variance in certain vitamins and fatty acids. So, although eggs high-fat dairy high quality animal products – well, I guess just animal products in general in American diets might be their only source of fat cycle.

Vitamins when you go to the farmers market and you pay six or seven dollars a dozen for truly pastured eggs. You really are getting six to seven times the amount of vitamins in some cases. So I guess I have to touch on the anti-nutrient Abedin in egg whites, which binds to biotin and inhibits the absorption and people are concerned about this. But if you cook the egg, it only really inhibits about 10 to 20 percent of that Abbadon.

Thankfully, there’s plenty of biotin in the egg itself to have a net gain of biotin in the body, so that anti-nutrient isn’t a concern. I mean if you want to reduce it up to 60 %. You have to boil the egg for like two minutes, and no one really does that. I personally have only consumed egg yolks in the past and I just find our reacts better to those and in Reverse the nutrient profile. 90 % of the vitamins are in the egg yolk a fair portion of the potassium and selenium and protein is in the egg white, but well if the actual fat sample vitamins and a lot of the minerals are just in the egg yolk.

So that’s why I’m comfortable with not consuming the white here today I bought five different types of eggs from a local Whole Foods and at the end here is just a regular commercial white supermarket egg. So we’re going to look at the color variants and what we can safely say here is you know, non-gmo pastured, eggs, darkest yolk, regular pastured eggs from this is vital forms slightly lighter yolk, the organic pastured eggs are slightly lighter again, the other brand of pastured eggs.

Again, we’re getting lighter and lighter as we go and the organic omega-3 eggs again lighter, but not as light as the Reg Supermarket commercial egg. One interesting thing, if you add salt to egg yolks, they get much darker. These are these egg yolks and after I added salt to them, they turn many many shades darker. Just a little interesting, culinary thing that I’ve noticed and we could we don’t have to look at these eggs.

I mean they’re old brown, eggs for the most part, different sizes and we can safely say yeah. The darker egg. Yolk has more carotenoids likely more other vitamins, but does it have a high omega-3 content because omega-3 content, even though it’s probably way higher in these eggs? You know it’s not indicated by the dark or egg yolk, so I was going to taste these eggs, but I’ve had some. I am allergic to eggs.

I’ve had some very bad reactions lately. So I can say, though, that I’ve tasted all of these in the past, and we I can give you comparison just from recollection – the higher-quality egg – will taste more chicken eat. Almost it sounds weird, but high-quality animal foods tend to remind you more of the animal which that came from. They tend to have more complex and nutty notes, and things like that and there’s definitely a significant age difference between these eggs and as with breasts with butter.

It tends to be for the better, whereas people will argue back and forth about grain fed and grass-fed steak all day regards to what I’ve personally used to do. As I said, I would eat only egg yolks. I would buy pastured eggs from my local farmer. I wouldn’t really eat any of these eggs. These range from like five to seven dollars a dozen. If I had to choose supermarket eggs, I’d probably eat the Omega 3 eggs, as well as the darkest color pastured eggs to get an even balance of omega-3s and vitamins.

Because we don’t really know if these pasture chickens are getting a high omega-3 content. But it might be, there might be more omega-3 in this egg yolk, as well as more vitamins than the Omega 3 eggs and, hypothetically speaking, if you’re, following a diet that has very high quality egg yolks in it, you wouldn’t really need any other vitamins. Besides vitamin C because vitamin A and omega 3 fatty acid concerns are obtained in high quality, eggs and eggs are the best source of vitamin k2 that most people have access to, and vitamin k2 is one of those we struggled to get so as much as I Talk about eating certain organs, various animal tissues – you can simply achieve most of your nutrient density with just 10 kilos and that’s nice, because it’s again a very easily accessible food for a lot of people.

Unfortunately, if you want to obtain 80 % of your calories from fat from only egg yolks, you might see some allergy problems come up that you didn’t have before, but it is definitely a good way to get a high amount of nutrient dense vitamins in your diet. I mean I mean if you were eating conventional store-bought eggs. I couldn’t really speculate on the vitamin content. I would say that you probably don’t need any more k2, but you might want to eat some liver and then maybe get some wild fish for your omega-3s.

The big three vitamins we are concerned about our vitamin, A vitamin k2 and omega-3 fatty acids and egg yolks kind of not all of those have fairly easily. I didn’t touch on the raw vs., cooked or kind of cooking temperatures and stuff. I have noticed that raw egg yolks digest way better than cooked eggs, but I have a feeling it has to do with the egg white. I’r sure, if you lightly cooked an egg yo, if there would be very little variance in digestion, but if you’re, if you’re cooking your eggs well done like really hard-boiled and stuff, you will notice digestive differences.

I mean I can’t really speculate on the nutrients lost, but I’m sure there is some degradation of passtime vitamins as well as watercycle’ vitamin B vitamins. You guys like to support me. Please just share the article I have some stuff in the description down below if you’d like to check it out from social media to like my Amazon shop with stuff that I regularly buy. You guys would like to reach out to me for one on one stuff shoot me an email, Frank, a to Fano and gmail.

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5 Gundry-Approved Vegetarian Superfoods

Gundry, I’m a vegetarian. What can I eat? You know I hear it all the time. People assume that the plant paradox is not for them because they don’t eat meat. Now, here’s the thing. If you’ve read my book, you know that every recipe has a vegetarian or vegan friendly option. In fact, I eat mostly vegetarian diet myself, but I don’t fill up on grains and I don’t get my protein from soy. Instead, I rely on five vegetarian superfoods that are plant paradox approved and delicious.

The first one is an avocado and it’s one of my favorite foods. In fact, I eat an avocado just about every day. In fact, it’s the one fruit you don’t have to eat. In moderation, it’s got barely any sugar and the perfect blend of healthy fats and soluble fiber to keep your gut bugs happy and with almost as much protein as an egg avocados do a great job keeping you full. That’s why I tell my patients to start each day with a whole avocado.

Second, we’ve got leafy greens dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale and collard greens are among the healthiest foods on the planet and believe it or not. They’ve got plenty of protein think about it. Some of the biggest most muscular mammals on the planet – horses and gorillas, for example, eat vegetarian diets and they’re getting enough protein and nutrients to go about their days. That’s because they know they can get all the protein they need from Lees.

And so can you third mushrooms, they’re high in protein as far as vegetables are concerned, but that’s not the only reason they’re great for keeping your body fueled up you see. Mushrooms are heavy in fructooligosaccharides a form of indigestible sugar that your gut bugs love and there’s no better way to keep you full happy and comfortable and keeping your gut bugs happy. That’s part of the reason I love corn grumbles as a replacement for me.

They’re vegetarian made mostly of mushroom roots and have a great meaty texture up next nuts. Now not all nuts are created equal. In fact, some nuts aren’t nuts at all their seeds like cashews or legumes like peanuts, but walnuts, pecans, pistachios and macadamia. Nuts are all wonderful for you, they’re, packed with good fats or filling and are high in protein, and studies have even shown that people who eat nuts every day live longer healthier lives than those who don’t.

But what about almonds their skins contain lectins. So if you’re eating, blanch or marcona almonds, you’re fine, the plain old almonds should be avoided. Last but not least, beans. Yes, you heard me right beans, the doctor Gundry, don’t beans have lectins absolutely, but there’s a great way around that pressure cooking. It kills. Almost all the lectins and beans making them safer to eat and don’t worry modern pressure cookers aren’t the scary spring loaded, ready to blow contraptions of the past, they’re safe and easy to use, and you only hit one button.

But if you want even easier shop for eating brand, can beans they’re, already pressure cooked to minimize lectins and they come in a bpa-free, can just remember pressure cooking doesn’t get rid of all electrons in your food, so save beans, even pressure cook beans for special occasions And always remember: you can get plenty of protein from plants, especially things like greens, cruciferous, vegetables, roots and tubers.

So if you’re a vegetarian who is curious about the plant paradox or if you’re trying to eat less meat, we all should keep these five super foods in mind. Your gut and your body will thank you. Thanks for reading click, the circular blog icon to subscribe and make sure you don’t miss a single article, click on the left to read an they’re great article and don’t forget to visit my website for more of my best tips, because I’m doctor Gundry and I’m always Looking out for you,


 

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10 Healthy Habits To Be Happier + Anti-Stress Smoothie Recipe

So here we sit in our backyard on our patio on the most perfect of gloomy days. It’s chilly right now and what better day to film a article for you guys about how to be happy, how to be happy in spite of your situation when the Sun isn’t shining outside or even within? How can you want remain happy? Ultimately, happiness comes from a sense of joy, purpose and satisfaction right.

So some of the happiest places in the world, like Costa Rica, Singapore and Denmark are living. These measurably happy lives based on a set of factors and principles that they incorporate into their daily lives. We’re going to be sharing those with you today, so hopefully you can take some of what they’ve done to become happier and incorporate it into your own life right. We are also going to share with you the simple things that we do on a daily basis that bring us happiness and joy.

So naturally we would start with eat move rest because that’s kind of what we’re all about here, but because we’ve got a stress, busting smoothie recipe, for you guys we’re going to save that until the end, so stay tuned, tip number one invest in your hobbies and New experiences, it can be really easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work grind, and it is no bueno. So this is where we were two or three years ago.

We loved article photo all this type of work. We want to express ourselves artistically and we had a message to share out of health and wellness, but we didn’t know how to necessarily do it. This led us on a scouring Google search of reading YouTube articles, how to buy a camera, how to take photos? How to edit article, how to start a blog post or blog and that ultimately led us to skill sure where we have basically learned how to do what it is we’re doing right this very second right, so one of our favorite YouTube blogs actually had a message About skill share that kind of piqued our interest, so skill share calm.

It was we went on the website, and the awesome thing is that it makes the good choice the easy one, because you don’t have to go sit in a classroom on the campus and not be able to afford your classes, maybe not even love the classes that You paid for so that being said, skill share is totally affordable. It’s an online learning platform to help you further, your curiosities give –‘t is maybe even your career.

Yes, so we are super excited because we get to offer you guys a free two-month trial to our first 500 subscribers to click the link in our description below yea. So you can take classes on everything from how to chop a vegetable to how to start a blog to how to make a youtube article. You guys want a dedicated article on how we started our YouTube blog. Let us know in the link below that being said: new hobbies was just one part of our tip number one.

The other part is new experiences, so we absolutely love to travel and see the world. So we kind of combined our hobby with new experiences by bringing our cameras everywhere with us on the go. So we encourage you guys to travel somewhere book a trip. You’ve never been and tell your story in your own unique creative way. Tip number two get out in nature: go for a hike climb, a mountain swim down a river get in a canoe, whatever you have to do to get out and explore the world around you.

It can be as simple as flipping your shoes off and walking barefoot in the grass. This is a fantastic thing that you can do if you’ve been working at your work desk all day slip your shoes off at the end of the day and go walk around in the grass get yourself some pets get yourself. Some plants bring the outdoors in we’ve, got a plethora of houseplants. You guys have seen in one of our recent YouTube articles or better yet start a garden.

So tip number three have a spiritual practice, whether that’s sitting down every morning or evening, to read scripture to meditate to pray to simply give thanks get out in nature like Aaron mentioned before. Maybe you take a trip, go to Italy like we did and experience the awe and the wonder, there’s so much beauty in this world, and we say it’s God. We say it’s our Creator that has given us everything that we have.

He gives us the strength and the peace to remain happy and that’s our spiritual practice and we seriously recommend for everyone out there find a community and be a part of it. So these happiest places in the world. One of the things that they have in common is they live within walking distance from a church, a market a park, maybe even a gym, so living within walking distance from your community makes it that much easier to invest time with your community worst case.

You can invest your time at work, spending time getting to know those you work with, or even better find an online community like you’re doing right now, reading our blog, so our next tip is work. Do what you love or find a way to make your work fun because, let’s be honest, we can’t all quit our day jobs. I happen to be a landscaper by trade. I’ve got a trailer full of mulch to get to work on, but I love it and it’s not because it’s easy, but it’s because I love it, so do something you love or like we said before, find a new hobby that can maybe turn into something that Can make you money that could be a new source of income for you at the end of the day, if you can’t enjoy what it is, you’re doing, set boundaries between work and play and make sure to make the time for play healthy habit.

Number six is spend enough time with family and get the emotional support that you need so dusty just talked about work-life balance and it’s super important to not get too wrapped up in your own schedule and set that time for friends, family and loved ones. Right. So obviously, that’s a new thing for us, especially with max who, by the way, is passed out right here next to us. Okay, so we are learning as a small family as a new family.

How to find that intimacy that tucks, that that togetherness time we are so close to our parents and our siblings we’re super fortunate. So we take full advantage of that and there’s much family time, as we can great, so we’ve been able to share in so many exciting experiences with them. They’ve been able to see max grow up after max was born. We found ourselves going stir-crazy, so we found a lot of joy getting out getting by the pool going to the farmers market doing these things with our friends and with our families.

So we should all have at least a couple of close friends or family members that we can confide in that we can share anything and everything with get things off of our chest. It can almost be considered a form of there. In fact, I know that I feel a sense of release when I share things even with dusty, but find a couple of people and don’t be afraid to open up right, but maybe you’re thinking all my family is gone or I moved away.

There is no family even close to me. Well, your friends can be you do like we did in LA when we did our meetup or come on a retreat and join our eat. Move rest family with us and also on that note, aside from sharing your feelings, talk touch intimacy, so this is something that was totally new to me. When I came into Dusty’s family, I didn’t come from a very huggy touchy-feely family, but all of a sudden I was showered with hugs and handshakes galore, multiple upon arrival and departure, so it felt new and uncomfortable.

But now I’ve really come to love. It number seven practice gratitude and give back right. So this right here is a gratitude journal. This tiny note looks that’s right by my bed and every so often I’ll, open it and jot down two to three things that I’m grateful for so a lot of times. We can get caught up in social media and one of the downfalls of it is that it can make a spoke to me from time to time.

Maybe we wish that we looks different or we live somewhere different. Maybe we wish we had more than what we already have. The list goes on and on, but if I can be thankful so that I already have, I realize just how much I do have and giving back so Ann and I have made it made it a habit to give our time once in a while to volunteer. Like with the Special Olympics or a bike camp for children with disabilities, or even at our church, this last winter, my mom did a fundraiser for sleeping bags for the homeless.

Giving back can be super easy too, maybe you’re in the Starbucks drive-thru and you pay it forward or maybe you pop online and you donate to one of your favorite charities. We can link some of our favorites below in the description, so a healthy habit. Number eight is to move whether you’re going for a run or a ride, or maybe you just like to dance moving, produces good stress which in turn releases feel-good endorphins moving your body will make you happy.

Sometimes I spend too much time on my computer. I just feel drained of energy, it seems counterintuitive, but honestly, your body will give you more energy. So, on a day like today, when the rain has finally stopped and I’m feeling a little bit groggy a long walk with Aaron and Max is going to probably be the thing that makes me feel better, but I’m actually thinking about a bike ride tip number 9.

Rest little man, it’s just waking out from probably his third map of the day and one thing’s for sure babies know when they need to rest the rest as a new mom. I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about being sleep-deprived. But that being said aside from getting your eight hours of sleep, like we always say there are a ton of other ways that you can get your rest, so practicing meditation and mindfulness.

Even just kicking your feet up and spending some quality time with your loved ones again, so you can see a lot of these healthy habits are intertwined and the more that you can practice them, the more that you’ll feel you’re not checking off a list, but they’re Free-Flowing and that they all make you happy working in conjunction together. Okay, you guys our last and final tip is to nourish your body.

It all starts with what’s on your plate and what ultimately ends up in your mouth. On that note, aaron has got an epic stress, busting smoothie, for you guys now. Finally, you guys I’m going to be sharing with you. Our stress busting, smoothie favorite. This one is our choco mock-up protein smoothie. So I’m going to be cooling you in as to why these ingredients are so beneficial at boosting your mood and diminishing your stress.

Keep in mind this recipe is for two for this choco maca smoothie. You will need six frozen, ripe, speckled bananas, two tablespoons of cacao powder, two tablespoons of hemp, seeds, 2, teaspoons of maca powder and optionally. One scoop of chocolate plant protein you’ll also need a liquid of your choice. We are doing anywhere from 1 to 2 cups of almond milk. It’s best, if you can leave your bananas to set out for 10 to 15 minutes before blending, especially if you don’t have a high speed blender, but we’re going to place them into our Vitamix here and the reason bananas are so fantastic for.

Fighting stress is because they’re high in potassium, which can help, is you have muscle, cramps or eggs or spasms get those bananas in ingredient number two and my favorite is cacao. So it’s super high in polyphenols and flavonoids, which are antioxidants that increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for better mood, better sleep and reduced anxiety. Next is hemp seeds. So, aside from the fact that they’re super high in fatty acids, they’re also extremely high in magnesium, so magnesium increases the amount of GABA, which is another neurotransmitter in the body.

When that goes up stress anxiety, depression goes you down. It also helps your sore muscles up. Next is maca powder, which is an adaptogen, so adaptogens. I know and she’s surviving some of the harshest climates on the planet, they’re fantastic at adapting within the body as well, so they can help with stress management, anxiety, libido, energy and sleep all of the above. Yes, please I’m adding in this optional plant protein, because, especially if you’re highly active, it’s going to be great for repairing your muscles.

Finally, your liquid almond milk is another that has all kinds of beneficial stress busting, but here we are max, is well slept. We’re about to be well fed with our stress, busting, choco, maca smoothies, my gosh they’re, so so good and guess what you guys. The Sun came out, amazing, so yeah. We hope you guys enjoy these tips. A lot of them are common sense. Yes, but sometimes we need a simple reminder to invest in eating, moving and resting better enjoying our work.

More one final bonus tip spend some time with a baby as difficult and stressful as being new parents can sometimes be max knows how to be healthy and how to be happy. He eats when he’s hungry. He sleeps when he’s tired, he poops on-demand, eat. Poop. Rest folks spend some time with a happy baby and you will ultimately learn how to be happier for yourself. So yeah, you guys don’t forget about this special offer linked in the description below.

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Aphrodisiac breakfast in bed | Vegan

Welcome to my blog I’m Natalya Levy, and I will be your guide through today’s article, which is fascinating. It is all about aphrodisiacs, a breakfast and bed. Now aphrodisiacs are a controversial topic. The scientists have been fascinated by the idea to find a remedy that can help men and women enhance their sexual performance.

Now, while the data on this is still limited, we can still fantasize about the idea that certain foods contain ingredients that can help us spice things up in the bedroom and make them more exciting. And so I did some research to see which foods come up. That are called aphrodisiacs that can help us put together a delicious and fun breakfast that you can serve to your Valentine or just to show your love.

So the list of the ingredients that I have come up with is chilies watermelon, pumpkin, sea seeds and figs. Now, let’s see what we’re going to be putting together today and what it is is a chili lime, watermelon, salad and beautiful muesli. Okay, let’s get started so we’re going to start with a muesli, and I wanted to show you that there are two different ways to make them you sleep one is I actually bought this muesli already prepared mix from Trader Joe’s and what it is.

It’s rolled oats mixed with raisins and rice crisps and pumpkin seeds and coconut dried apples and sliced almonds. So if you have an opportunity to purchase pre, pre-mixed muesli in your grocery store, you can do that or you can actually make your own in the what to do that I’ll post the recipe in comments. I would make a mixture of your oats with some seeds and nuts and some almonds I love. So we have pumpkin seeds and we have sunflower seeds the more nuts the better.

So I will post the recipe for the muesli that you can make at home down below in comments, and meanwhile we can start putting together our muesli using this Trader Joe’s muesli mix. Okay, so it’s super super easy. You will be really surprised, so we start by. I have a pretty organic red apple, so just grate itself, it’s going to be a really delicious and very easy to make. I’m sure you dyed your Valentine or somebody that you love will really appreciate you’re putting this together.

Okay, so we have one apple graded. I have two figs that I’m just going to quickly roughly chop the figs go in the bowl with the Apple. Now to the bowl. We add one cup of proof of the muesli mixture. We have 3/4 cup of yogurt. Now I use dairy-free coconut yogurt, but you feel free to use whichever yogurt you have handy the way that I’m preparing this muesli now it is actually vegan and I have a quarter cup of orange juice.

Okay, now all we do is mix this together and it’ll. Be ready, who doesn’t like a breakfast that you can whip up in a few minutes, so we’re going to set this aside now and get started on our chili lime, watermelon, salad, all right! So we are going to cut up some watermelon salad. So I just bought watermelon trunks already pre-cut and all we’ll do here is just kind of make them a little bit smaller and a little bit tighter small cuts, little cubes so that they look cute and pretty, for our Valentine may want to trim the edges and Whatever you trim, don’t throw it away, save it and put it into a smoothie all right.

Let’s see that should be about enough for a serving I’m going to toss some blueberries in there with this just a little bit of color and some mint as well. I’m going to save one of these tops for garnish. Okay, so I have a couple of mint leaves that I’m going to chop into our salad, it’s going to be so pretty and so fragrant, and just like that, we have a little serving platter. I’m going to well we’re having escaping well great and put it out on the little plate and then I’m going to show you the secret weapon, the seasoning that’s going to go on this, and then what I found is this chili lime, seasoning bland.

This is from Trader Joe’s so that chili, that spiciness of the chili will really bring out the flavor of the watermelon and the mint and the blueberry just a little sprinkle and, of course, use as much or as little as you want. And now we’re just going to garnish this with our mint sprig and there we go. So this is our chili lime, watermelon, salad and then siffredi we’re going to put it on a beautiful tray that we have going on here.

We’re going to take our Bowl and put the muesli in this for service and what you can garnish this muesli with. Is we garnish it with either a couple of apple slices? You know we have an apple in here or we can even garnish it with an orange slice. It’ll look really cute. Okay, can you show us take a little orange slice stack this in here, and here we are. We have our beautiful, delicious, healthy aphrodisiac breakfast in bed or absolutely insanely, delicious muesli and the chili lime watermelon salad, that’s fresh for the mint.

It is so good. Hopefully, it’ll put you in the mood now, I’m speaking in poems happy Valentine’s Day. Love. Please give my blog some love subscribe to it, and I wish you a deliciously healthy life.


A new kind of pumpkin seed snack! Roasted by two men.