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Exercise without setting foot in the gym

Jul 28, 2015 - 2 comments

"Compound 14" mimics the effects of exercise without setting foot in the gym

Enjoying the health benefits of a back-breaking workout without actually working out sure is a tantalizing prospect. This goes a long way to explaining the torrent of exercise equipment that promises to do more for our figures with less of our sweat and tears, and recently, the development of drugs that could imitate the beneficial effects of exercise. The latest advance in this area is the development of a molecule that mimics the effects of exercise by influencing the metabolic process, giving it the potential to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity.

The scientists at the University of Southampton who developed the molecule initially set out to target the central energy sensor in cells called AMPK. Pointing to previous research, the team believed that if a small molecule could be used to selectively activate AMPK, it could boost the uptake of glucose and oxygen in the cells by mimicking the effects of exercise.

Weight Loss Drinks

Jul 27, 2015 - 4 comments

                                                   Aloe Vera Juice
To Balances your hormones drink Aloe Vera Juice,It maintains weight by balancing the digestive system and regulating female hormones.            

                                                     Mango Lassi
                                             Made from fermented yogurt
lassi is a fermented food that contains many healthy bacteria, or probiotics, which decrease bloating and reduce inflammation—two key contributors to weight loss. While lassi can be made with any number of fruits, mango lassi is one of the easiest and most popular drinks in India: Combine in a blender one cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp of sugar, ½ cup frozen mango chunks, and enough water to blend.

                                                          Amla Juice
Amla is a sour fruit from India. It's high in antioxidants, In some preliminary Western studies, amla has been shown to reverse diabetes and cholesterol markers. You can buy frozen amla berries online. Defrost the berries, cut into small pieces and run through a juicer                  

                                                       Kerala Juice
Kerala, has high levels of B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc, that's an immune booster and energizer. add the fruit to smoothies.

Chai is healthiest when made with fresh spices that are boiled and then steeped in tea leaves. Here’s a simple version, boil one cup of milk with 1 tsp each of ground cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, fennel, anise, ginger and nutmeg. Pour the boiling milk over your favorite tea leaves. The cinnamon will help stabilize blood sugar, reducing weight gain; cloves have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic benefits, while cardamom boosts circulation. Fennel, anise, ginger and nutmeg help boost chai’s digestive benefits.
                                                       Ginger Tea
Start with a cup of ginger tea to activate the digestive system in the morning. To get the most benefits, grate 1/4- 1/2 tsp of raw ginger into your tea kettle. Boil for 3-5 minutes and then pour into a cup with your favorite tea. Add 1-2 teaspoons of honey for a sweeter taste.      

                                                          Golden Milk
Mix one cup of milk with ¼ tsp of turmeric, and bring to a boil. Sweeten with a touch of honey. Turmeric has been shown to act directly on the genes that control fat storage, while the calcium in milk is linked to lower body mass—a University of Tennessee study found that dieters who consumed between 1,200 and 1,300 mg of calcium a day (about four cups of milk) lost nearly twice as much weight as those getting less milk. Golden milk is used to  improve joint pain, muscle stiffness and to boost the immune system.

Source: Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Protein Powder Goodies

Jul 27, 2015 - 0 comments

                                                          Apricot Ice Cream

7 ounce (oz) container of 2-percent Greek yogurt
½ cup vanilla whey protein powder
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 fresh apricots, pitted

1. In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients and puree until the apricots are threshed into small pieces.
2. In a large, shallow plastic container, pour in the mixture. (The plastic will allow the ice cream to freeze more easily.) Place everything in the freezer until reconstituted, about 40 minutes.
3. Remove the ice cream and mix with a fork to break up any ice. Put it back in the freezer for another 40 minutes and repeat until the mixture has an ice cream-like texture.

Per serving: 217 calories, 25 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat. Makes 3 servings.

                                                 Cookie Truffles

¼ cup unflavored or vanilla whey protein
2 Tbsp cashew or peanut butter
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 Tbsp flax seeds
2 Tbsp almond milk
1 ½ Tbsp coconut flour

1. In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients and puree until a soft dough forms.
2. Form truffles by rolling the dough between your palms into quarter-sized balls. Enjoy immediately or store in a lidded container.

Per serving: 119 calories, 8 g protein, 5 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat. Makes 4 truffles.

                                                       Banana Bread

2 ripe bananas
1 medium cooked sweet potato
2 eggs
3/8 cup vanilla or unflavored whey protein
2 Tbsp coconut flour
¼ cup tapioca flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ Tbsp vanilla extract
½ Tbsp cinnamon

1. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients to create a batter.
2. Pour the batter into a 9” by 4 ½”and bread pan and bake at 320°F for an hour.

Per serving: 73 calories, 5 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g fat. 1 loaf yields 10 slices.

                                                           Almond  Cookies

¼ cup vanilla or unflavored whey protein
2 Tbsp almond butter
1 Tbsp honey
1/8 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp coconut flour
½ cup almonds, ground
1 Tbsp orange zest

1. In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients and puree until a soft dough forms.
2. Form truffles by rolling the dough between your palms into quarter-sized balls.
3. Place on a cookie tray and flatten each ball using your fingers or a fork.
4. Bake at 320°F until cookies are cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes.

Per serving: 131 calories, 8 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates, 9 g fat. Makes 6 cookies.

Source: Anna Sward

Regenerative Agriculture

Jul 19, 2015 - 0 comments

Taranaki Farm is truly a wonderful place to witness. The farm focuses on producing pastured poultry, beef and pork, with laying hens moved onto new pasture every few days. It is a great combination of high tech and old-world, using electric fencing to keep the animals on fresh grass

SOURCE: The Deep Living Project