Sunday, December 4, 2016

Top 10 Stress-Reducing Foods + CortiSLIM!


1. Oatmeal


Oatmeal helps get serotonin flowing, a calm-inducing hormone. Go with steel cut or old fashioned oats (instead of instant oatmeal) because they¹re higher in fiber and take longer to digest. Therefore, their calming effect lasts longer.

 

2. Oranges


Oranges make the list because they¹re rich in vitamin C. Reliable studies show that it helps lower blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol, while strengthening the immune system.

 

3. Spinach


Too little magnesium may trigger headaches and fatigue, compounding the effects of stress. Spinach is packed with magnesium, which also regulates cortisol levels and promotes feelings of well-being. A cup of spinach contains 40% of your daily requirement, so work it into your meals or smoothies.

 

4. Salmon


A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps keep cortisol and adrenaline from spiking when you're feeling tense. For a steady supply of omega-3's, try to eat at least 3 ounces (about the size of your palm) of salmon 2-3 times a week.

 

5. Black Tea


Drinking black tea may help you recover from stressful events more quickly. One study compared people who drank 4 cups of tea daily for 6 weeks with people who drank juice or coffee. The tea-drinkers reported feeling calmer and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol after stressful situations.

 

6. Pistachios

Pistachios are a good source of healthy fats. Eating a small handful of pistachios, walnuts, or almonds every day may help lower your cholesterol, ease inflammation in your arteries, decrease your risk for diabetes, and protect against the effects of stress.

 

7. Avocados

One of the best ways to reduce high blood pressure is to get enough potassium, and half an avocado has more potassium than a banana. Avocados are also rich in stress-relieving B vitamins, which help promote healthy nerves and brain cells. Guacamole is a good choice when stress has you craving a high-fat treat. Avocados are high in calories though, so mix a bunch of onions and tomatoes into your guacamole and be careful not to overeat.

 

8. Almonds

Almonds are chock-full of helpful vitamins: Vitamin E to boost the immune system, plus B Vitamins, which may make you more resilient during bouts of stress and help boost your immune system. To get the benefits, enjoy a small handful daily.

 

9. Asparagus

Depression has been linked to low levels of folic acid, and asparagus is an excellent source. A single cup of asparagus provides 2/3 of your daily value, and it¹s easy to fit into almost any meal. Try marinating them in olive oil and wrapping them in foil on the BBQ. They¹re also great steamed or sautéed in an omelet.

 

10. Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, making them excellent stress-busters. When we¹re stressed, our bodies need vitamin C and antioxidants to help repair and protect healthy cells. Combine blueberries with Greek yogurt for a well-balanced, stress-reducing snack.

 
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Look Your Best with these Anti-Aging Nutrients

Add these nutrient rich foods to look and feel your best at any age!

1.  Olive Oil - Not only do the monounsaturated fats contained in olive oil support healthy arteries and a healthy heart, but olive oil also contains polyphenols, a potent anti-oxidant that may help prevent a number of age-related diseases.  We recommend organic extra virgin olive oil for the most anti-aging bang for your buck.

2.  Red Wine - That's right, a glass of wine daily may indeed have a positive effect on your health due to its resveratrol content, a unique anti-oxidant that can help fight against diabetes, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.

3.  Beans - The unique proteins in beans thicken and strengthen your hair cells, so you can enjoy a full head of hair as you lengthen your years. :)

4.  Brazil Nuts - Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a mineral which aids in the production of the anti-oxidant glutathione to help slow down the skin aging process.  Just 2 nuts a day will provide you with enough selenium to reap its anti-aging benefits.

5.  Tomatoes - Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has been shown to support heart health and healthy cholesterol levels as you age.  Lycopene also acts as a natural sun block to keep skin youthful and protected from harmful UV rays.

6.  Raspberries & Blueberries - These two berries contain important anti-oxidants to help offset inflammation and oxidative stress that contribute to skin aging and wrinkles.  Just one serving of either or these berries contains more anti-oxidants than 10 servings of most other fruits and vegetables!

7.  Organic Eggs - Despite the bad rap eggs get because of their cholesterol content, which is based on completely erroneous science, eggs are rich in biotin and iron which help to promote healthy, youthful skin and hair.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CortiSLIM Yummy Banana Protein Muffins!

Ingredients:
3
 Large Ripe Bananas (I freeze mine for the extra juices)
1/4c
Sugar
1
Egg
1c
Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 c
Protein Powder
1/4c
Ground Flax
1/2c
Oatmeal
1/4c
Chia Seed
½ tsp
Salt
1 tsp
Baking Soda
1 tsp
Baking Powder
1/2c
Apple Sauce (or Puree Pumpkin or Sweet Potato)

Directions:
1.    Blend banana and sugar
2.    Add egg
3.    Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl
4.    Mix dry ingredients into banana mixture
5.    Stir in apple sauce (or pumpkin or sweet potato)
6.    Bake in preheated 325° oven for 23-25 minutes – ENJOY!
Nutrition:
         Calories         136
         Protein           5.7g
         Healthy Fat    2.3g
         Fiber               3.6g