Deez’ Nuts will do you good!

 

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Don’t miss out on all the healthy goodness backed into these nuts! Just a handful or two a day can be #lifechanging. Beyond the unsaturated fat benefits, both of these nuts have major positive benefits. Check them out for yourself!

Cashews

Bad mood? Grab two handfuls of these nuts which according to some studies is equal to a prescription dose of Prozac!
Cashews are packed with magnesium to help lower your blood pressure. Just about 15 cashews a day can boost your heart health.
That same magnesium found in cashews also positively contributes to bone health as well.
Vitamin rich nuts with a bit of potassium, iron, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, and niacin.

Almonds

Help to alkalize the digestive system.
They are fat-soluble so your body can easily absorb the nutrient content of these vitamins.
Almonds help controls blood sugar levels.
These nuts also contain riboflavin and L-carnitine which supports good brain function.
Plant based compounds that reduce inflammation in the body.
Great for anti-aging, because of their Vitamin E content which makes these perfect for turning back the hands of time.

Basically, with the help of deez’ nuts you can say “Bye, Felecia!” to your bad mood, poor digestion and say “Hello” to glowing skin, good moods and amazing health. Yep, it’s that easy!

Looking for ways to get more of deez’ nuts into your daily diet?

You can chop them up, add them to a salad, grab some sunflower seeds and dried to create a snack mix for on the go. Then, you can definitely blend them up into a smoothie. If you’re curious, click here to watch out my cashew protein smoothie recipe video.

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Breaking down the HYPE around alkaline water

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Remember when we were in school, and we learned about protons, neutrons and electrons, right? Okay, well alkalinity is about the number electrons into the body. When wellness peeps are talking about having more alkalinity in our diets it’s all about increasing the the number of electrons in our bodies. This is critical to all parts of our health. Now, how does this relate to the whole alkaline water hype? Drinking alkaline water has a higher pH level than other waters. We hear about pH in shampoo and some feminine wash commercials too. Truth is, a healthy pH is not just about bouncy curls and a fresh yoni. We need to have a balanced pH throughout our bodies.

Back to those pricey water bottles, basically the higher the pH of water, the more alkaline it is, meaning it has more electrons. So if a water claims to have a high pH (the highest I’ve seen is a pH of 10) that means it contain more of those critical electrons that we need to function at the most fabulous level possible!

Basically, it’s all about an acid and alkaline balance inside your body. Here I’ve broken down all the reasons you may want to drop a few extra coins the next time you buy a bottle of water.

Hydration

The high electron content of alkaline water allows our cells to easily absorb these water molecules. Instead of water just coming in one end and flushing out the other we actually hold onto it for critical bodily functions.

Detoxification

The ions in a high pH water promote the release of acidic toxins in our bodies. Plus, it triples the antioxidant power of vitamin C.

pH Balance

Consuming alkaline water regularly, helps maintain a healthy pH balance. Your body will be less acidic which reduces your risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol, and kidney stones.

Weight Loss

Since alkaline water is so hydrating it allows the body to burn more calories during a workout session. Another bonus, your appetite will drop because you’re able to absorb more nutrients during meals or snacks.

Anti-aging

Waters with high pH levels, boost the power of the vitamin C in your daily diet. This helps you kick those age inducing free radicals to the curb.

Liver Health

Alkaline water, aids in cleansing of our livers. In addition to helping cleanse the liver, it also lowers oxidated stress in the body which affects the liver.

Digestive Health

Say bye Felecia to colitis, loose bowels and constipation. H2O with higher pH levels helps boost the efficiency of our digestive tract.

Sports Performance

We started with discussing how hydrating alkaline waters are for the body. That super hydration allows you really go hard in the gym! You’ll be able to workout longer, run faster, and do more reps.

So you’re sold on this hold alkaline water thing, but not sure which water to buy? Check out this little breakdown I found on the Alkalife site.

 

pH level water comparison

 

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Epic Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

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Baby it’s cold outside, but you don’t want to catch a cold, right? This super sweet, strawberry smoothie is epic because it is tasty, refreshing, and ideal for boosting your immune defense against all the winter weather bugs floating around.

Check out this easy peasy recipe….

  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of Udo’s Oil (psst, this baby is packed with omega)

Blend baby, blend and viola! You’ve got a cup of full of immunity. Talk about sippin’ on some goodness!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Spirulina

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Spirulina is a superfood. It’s an algae. Yes, those plants that sit on top of ocean water. Spirulina is one of the oldest food sources of our little planet. While it, naturally grows in parts of Mexico and Africa, now that so many people are opting out of animal-based diets algae farms are popping up in places like Hawaii and Japan too.

Why should you eat it, though? 

First of all, it is loaded with vitamins and minerals to give us a overall health boost like nothing else! Secondly, it’s one of the few healthy lifestyle choices that’s really easy to work into your regular routine. You’ll get major health benefits without much sacrifice. Who doesn’t want that?!

But, wait there’s more! Check out this list of mega health benefits.

Soul Glo’

Eliminating toxins equals glowing skin. Ridding your body of toxins means you’re working our way to a blemish free complexion. Spirulina helps detoxify by getting rid of

Come on’ get happy

According to research, spirulina can help you turn your frown upside down! Seriously, the tryptophan an amino acid found in spirulina can help fight off depression. Tryptophan boosts the serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin is often called the “good mood” hormone because it reduces stress and elevates our mood. Mood swings? Bye Felecia.

Hustle for Muscle

Sixty-percent of spirulina is protein. Since, I’ve gone vegan people love to ask, “How do you get your protein?”. I take at least six tablets of spirulina a day. Plus, the green superfood powder I usually add to my morning smoothie has a good amount of spirulina in it too.

Get rich, honey.

Spirulina is so rich in too many nutrients to list, but let me try! #whynot

  1. B1
  2. B2
  3. B3
  4. B6
  5. B9
  6. B12
  7. Vitamin A
  8. Vitamin E
  9. Vitamin C
  10. Potassium
  11. Sodium
  12. Iron
  13. Zinc
  14. Calcium
  15. Magnesium
  16. Beta-carotene

Zero to 100 real quick

Spirulina is a major energy booster because it has B12 & omega 3 fatty acids.

Well, just typing out all these benefits makes me feel healthier, lol. If you are ready to work some spirulina into your daily routine check out this superfood powder.

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