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Is What You Eat Putting You In A Bad Mood?

Is What You Eat Putting You In A Bad-Mood?

mood changing foods
Foods that put you in a bad-mood

We are all familiar with the saying “You are What You Eat.”  This is a true statement and what you eat also affects your mood.  Our brains need fuel and we get fuel from the foods we eat.  There are healthy foods that are calming and reduce stress.    There are also foods that have a negative affect on our brains that can cause mood swings and put us in a bad mood.  Junk food and processed foods are bad for our brains and mood.   These foods can cause anxiety, depression and can even make us more aggressive.

Here are some foods to avoid that can put you in a bad mood:

1.  Artificial Sweeteners and Added Sugar hurt our body’s natural ability to fight stress.   This can put us in a bad mood.

2.  Salted Nuts and Seeds.  Nuts and seeds are a great source of Omega 3’s but they are healthiest in their natural, raw state.  Sodium is a no-no for your brain and mood.  It also causes bloating!

3.  Fake Butter Products.  Margarine or any other fake butter products that are bad for your mood and for your insulin level.

4.  Deli Meats cause bloating and mood swings.   If the animals are not grown without antibiotics, you consume them too.

5.  Alcohol.  A glass of wine is good for you and your heart.  Drinking more than a couple drinks per week  lowers serotonin levels in the brain.   This increases your stress and anxiety levels.

6.  Eggs.  Choose whole eggs instead of egg whites.  Whole eggs contain protein, choline and B Vitamins which are good for your brain and mood.

7.  Coffee.  A cup in the morning is great and is healthy but too much coffee causes stress and moodiness!

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Mediterranean Diet Health Benefits

Improving your health means every bite you take counts. Maintaining nutrition when on the Mediterranean Diet It all starts today.

Each good and each bad bite has an effect on you—whether small or big. Getting in control is the most important step.

You might be wondering if it‘ll actually help. That said, with everything being an open buffet within this diet.

This isn‘t done through restricting yourself from food, but you choosing what you eat. In the simplest terms, we start with a pyramid whose base is the most essential and daily things you need.

fish Mediterranean diet
Mediterranean Fish Diet

Next, it‘s advisable to have items any of the following items on a daily bases:

whole grain, pasta , rice, couscous, potatoes, barley

It is also recommended to have around 7 portions of fruits.  Check with your employer to get fruit delivered.   Fruit eaten throughout the day is beneficial to well being.

As you move on to the top, you need to feed your body that particular food item. This base would start with some physical activity through exercise. You can take your pick, but having a healthy amount of activity is to achieve any kind of health level.

When you move on to the top, you need to feed your body that particular food item. This base would start with some physical activity through exercise. You can take your pick, but having a healthy amount of activity is to achieve any kind of health level.

Be generous with your olive oil. Next we have a few items which should take weekly.

They‘re good for you, but taking them in large quantities isn‘t healthy. That overdose will lead to things you‘re trying to avoid.

Again if you are not exactly being strict with these, you are just making sure you include them once a week.

These foods include:

Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Sweets

For more information about fruit at work, please check out www.fruitfreshdelivery or call 561-404-9874

In some cases your corporate health insurance will pay for it or help.

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HGH Health Benefits for Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

HGH stands for human growth hormone.  A natural testosterone booster which is produced in the pituitary gland.   This is involved with cell regeneration, the growth and maintenance of healthy human tissue. And to include the brain and vital organs.  When HGH is secreted, it stays in the bloodstream only for a few minutes.  This allows the liver to change it into growth factors.  The most important of these is the insulin like growth factor called IGF-1.  IGF-1 promotes growth of every cell in the human body.

HGH benefits
Lose weight and gain Muscle with HGH

 Synthetic growth hormone was developed in the 1980’s.  And has only been approved by the FDA.  It is for uses in adults and children who suffer from growth deficiencies.  But,  HGH has quickly become the Go-To drug for those looking for the fountain of youth.  As HGH helps speed up weight loss, improves stamina, and promotes increased muscle mass.  Let’s look at some of the HGH benefits in more detail.

1.  Muscle Strength is greatly improved as HGH stimulates collagen.  In the skeletal muscle and tendons which improves overall athletic performance.

2.  Weight Loss is Improved with HGH.  The greatest weight loss being visceral fat which is the fat around the abdomen.

3.  Stronger Bones and increased bone mass.

4.  Lower Heart Disease Risk.

5.  Improved Bone/Fracture Healing.  HGH speeds up fracture healing.

6.  Decreased Obesity Levels.

7.  Natural Remedy for Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction.

8.  Improved Sleep.

9.  Brain Function and Mood are improved.

HGH is a great supplement for healthy living.  PLEASE consult your doctor before using HGH.  Fruit Fresh Delivery is not a Medical company nor gives medical advice.  These are only opinions from our Healthy writers and contributors.  Also check out Sermorelin… this is an more natural way to boost HGH levels.  In my opinion also more safe.  ALWAYS be safe, healthy and EAT FRUIT! 

*******Also Check out our Healthy Friends over at DbolMuscleSecret for hardcore tip to pack on Lean Muscle Mass!****

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Cauliflower Rice Recipe, Healthy and Delicious

Super Healthy Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Once you learn how to make cauliflower rice, you will never want to eat white rice again!  White rice is the least healthy of the rices.   White Rice is higher on the glycemic index.  And it has less vitamins, fiber, minerals and protein.  Cauliflower rice is super healthy and it is a great source of Vitamin C, it’s high in fiber and protein.  It is also great to detox your body and it helps fight cancer.

Rice with cauliflower and Protein
Protein packed rice with cauliflower.

Cauliflower is also gluten free and paleo.  Its quick to make and you can add lots of cool stuff to it to make it taste anyway you want.

What You Need:

1 head of chopped cauliflower

Olive oil

4 chopped garlic cloves

salt/pepper

What To Do:

1.  Put cauliflower into food processor and pulse until it looks like rice.

2.  Heat pan with a little olive oil and add garlic.  Saute for a couple minutes then add cauliflower rice.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

3.  Stir well and add salt/pepper and cook another 5 minutes. Or until all moisture is removed and it looks like rice.

You can add some of these other veggies to make your cauliflower rice more tasty:

carrots

onions 

edamame

wine

sesame oil asparagus

tofu

lemon juice

cherry tomatoes

cucumber

green onions

broccoli

Eat more veggies and Fruit during the day and stay far away from the Junk food at work.

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Quick and Easy Liver Cleanse and Weight Loss Drink

This Quick and Easy Liver Cleanse and Weight Loss Drink will leave you happy and healthy—>

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Quick & Easy Liver Detoxification drink

The liver is responsible for many essential body functions.  The liver is doing things such as detoxification.  Making proteins and blood clotting factors as well as making cholesterol and triglycerides.  The liver also makes bile that helps us digest our food.  The liver breaks down insulin, drugs and alcohol as well.  Keeping our liver as free of toxins is important to our health.  This easy to prepare liver cleanse tastes great and it can also help you drop some extra pounds.  When our bodies are full of toxins, we don’t loose weight.  So this drink will get you on your way to a healthier, leaner body!

What You Need:

5 stems of celery

1 cup of chopped parsley

6 cups filtered water

juice of 3 lemons

Just place all ingredients in a Vitamix or blender.  When you are drinking this detox, be sure to drink lots of filtered water.  This will flush the toxins out of your body and reduce bloating!  Keep meals light during detoxification.

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Tax Season is “Crunch” Time for Accounting Professionals

Tax season is fast approaching!   This means that accountants and their staff are working 60-70 hours a week.   They are at their desks to ensure their client’s get their taxes filed by the April 15th deadline.  These four months is when most accounting firms make up to 50% of their annual revenue.

Be Healthy during Tax Time

The stress of working these long hours puts a serious strain on all accounting personnel.  Longer work days sitting at a desk in front of a computer is tough on everyone’s health and morale.  One way to keep employees healthier and motivated is to have  fresh fruit.  Fruit delivered to the office weekly is a fast growing trend.   Fruit at work is affordable and convenient and it can be eaten while employees work!

Fruit Fresh Delivery has different healthy fruit box options to meet every budget!  Fruit Fresh Delivery delivers every day and can provide fruit to any office in the State of Florida.  Call Sharon at Fruit Fresh Delivery Today.  561-703-8231 or go online at www.fruitfreshdelivery.com and order your fruit for your staff today!

 

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Pear Butter Holiday Recipe

This is a great fall pear recipe that is super easy to make. And would be perfect to give to friends and family as a healthy holiday gift.  I love giving homemade treats during the holidays.  Especially when they are both delicious and healthy!  

pear butter
Pear Butter Recipe

This brown sugar pear butter starts with using ripe Bartlett pears.  You can tell when a Bartlett pear is ripe when the skin turns golden yellow. You can push your thumb on the neck of the pear and feel it a little soft.  Bartlett Pears are excellent sources of vitamins and nutrients

This pear butter is perfect on toast, bagels or you can add it to your morning oatmeal or Greek yogurt! Another idea is to spread it on your waffle or healthy pancake!

What You Need:

5 large Bartlett pears

1.5 cups brown sugar

1/4 cup filtered water

1/2 tsp vanilla extract  (best flavor when added at the end of the cooking process)

pinch of the following spices:

cinnamon 

allspice

cloves

nutmeg

What To Do:

1.  Add clean  quartered and cored pears to a heavy pan.  Add 1/4 cup of water.

2.  Cover and Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes until pears have softened.  Remove from heat and mash pears until mushy.

3.  Put pears into a food mill and crank until there is only the pear skins left.  Throw skins away.

4.  Add pear puree back in pan.  Add half of the brown sugar to the pear mixture.

5.  Cook for one hour over low heat.  Add vanilla extract.

6.  Take a wide mouth funnel and spoon pear butter into hot sterilized glass mason jars.  Refrigerate and enjoy!

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CoQ10 benefits for Heart and Muscles

Whenever I walk through the vitamin/mineral section of any health food store… I see many different brands of CoQ10.  I had no idea what it was or why I should think about taking this supplement.  I started researching this impressive supplement with what it does.  It keeps our heart healthy and how it may help to keep us younger, longer.

Benefits from coQ10
CoQ10 and all the benefits.

What is CoQ10?

CoQ10 is a natural antioxidant that is synthesized by our bodies. This is in almost all  our cell and membranes.CoQ10. It protects our DNA and cells from damage caused by free radicals. 

What are some of the Health Benefits?

1.  One of the greatest  benefits of CoQ10 is how it supports our hearts.  In fact, the heart uses up more energy than any other part of the body.  Free radicals over time cause damage to the heart and make it weaker.  This awesome antioxidant makes the cells in the heart’s muscles stronger.  It makes the cells better produce and use energy.  It prevents muscles in the heart from weakening.  Due to oxidative damage from free radicals.  For those people who have high cholesterol and take statin drugs to lower their levels of cholesterol, they deplete the healthy CoQ10 level in the body.  So, taking CoQ10 supplements is a good idea to prevent this.

2.  Fountain of Youth?

As we age, the level of CoQ10 goes down in our bodies.  By taking this supplement, it can restore the level of this enzyme to optimal levels. It also cleanses the body of free radicals which causes our bodies to degenerate over time as we age.

3.  Lowers High Blood Pressure

4.  Increases Energy

CoQ10 helps in more than 95% of the bodies energy production!  So, this supplement is helpful for those who suffer from low energy or chronic fatigue.

Food Sources of CoQ10:

Chicken

Broccoli

Peanuts

Cauliflower

Herring

Trout

Pistachios

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Pumpkin Banana Holiday Health Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Here’s a paleo and gluten free Holiday Health muffin recipe that has potassium from bananas. No processed sugar…and of course pumpkin

Pumpkin Banana Health Muffins
Pumpkin Banana Health Muffins

puree!! This recipe is sure to be a hit for everyone, and it’s great for work snacks and they are only 150 calories!  These muffins are perfect to make ahead and freeze to enjoy them all week long!  Especially perfect for the up and coming holiday weeks—->

Here’s What You Need:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 ripe banana mashed

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

2 eggs beaten

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

3/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

touch of salt

What To Do:

1. Oven to 350. Line muffin tin with paper liners

2. Combine banana, pumpkin, syrup, eggs coconut oil and vanilla in bowl and combine.

3. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and mix.

4. Add wet ingredients into dry and mix until blended.

5. Spoon batter into muffin tins.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.

Enjoy your Holiday with Health and Happiness and remember tis the season to give!

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Tomato Walnut Pesto Asparagus

This is an awesome recipe that combines some of my favorite fruits and vegetables tomato and asparagus!  Not only is this a healthy side dish but it is gorgeous to look at as well!

pesto with asparagus and walnuts
Tomato, Asparagus Pesto with Walnuts

Tomatoes are considered the fruit of a tomato plant but a vegetable for cooking purposes.   They are loaded with Vitamins A, C and folic acid.  They also contains a phytonutrient called lycopene which helps prevent many chronic diseases.  Here are some of the health benefits of tomatoes:

1.  The folic Acid in tomatoes help with depression.

2.  Lycopene rich tomatoes protect eyes against cataracts and macular degeneration.

3.  Tomatoes are full of fiber and water and help prevent constipation.

4.  The Vitamin C in tomatoes are great for collagen production and good for your skin!

5.  Eating tomatoes which are high in fiber and good for diabetics.  They help with blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.

6.  Tomatoes are great for heart health!  They have fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and choline.  These are all helpful to reduce the risk of heart disease.

7.  The potassium in tomatoes is helpful to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

8.  High fiber and beta-carotene in tomatoes help reduce the risk of colon cancer!

What You Need:

2 pints of grape tomatoes

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

2 lbs of asparagus  (trim ends)garlic

olive oil

red pepper flakes

ground pepper

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp smoked paprika

What To Do:

1.  Oven to 450.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil.

2.  Add walnuts to small sauté pan over medium to low heat and toast for 6 minutes until toasted.

3.  Put grape tomatoes on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray and pinch of sea salt.  Roast for 10 minutes.  Stir and roast again for another 5-10 minutes until they are breaking open and turning a bit black.

4.  Add garlic and walnuts to food processor.  Pulse until they pureed.  Add olive oil, vinegar, paprika and red pepper flakes and 1/2 the tomatoes.  Pulse together in processor until you make a pesto consistency.

5.  Put some olive oil into sauté pan and add asparagus.  Cook a couple minutes till they get a bit charred.  Continue at lower temperature for another 5 minutes until they are tender.

6.  Toss asparagus with pesto and add the rest of the roasted tomatoes!