Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Healthy eats

Here are some of my new healthy obsessions. Kombucha is an acquired taste, but once you get used to it, you'll love it!! It's around $3.49, depending on your location.  I heard it is cheaper at Whole Foods.  Too bad they don't have a location near me.  I LOVE WHOLE FOODS!!



Top10 benefits of Kombucha:
- Improves digestion
- Helps you lose weight
- Reduces stress levels
- Gives you more energy
- Increase immune system
- Relives constipation
- Cures hangovers
- Cleanses your liver
- Makes your skin look younger and heals Eczema
- Strengthens and restores the color of your hair

I include flaxseed in my diet by adding it into my Greek yogurt. Just make sure after you open the pouch/container, you MUST refrigerate it.
Top 10 benefits of Flaxseed:
- great source of fiber and work as a natural laxative. They are a great way to keep things regular
- contains ALA aka Omega 3
- lowers cholesterol
- good source of magnesium
- reduces the risk of breast cancer due to the high levels of Lignan
- regulate estrogen levels in post-menopausal women
- have been shown to protect post-menopausal women from heart disease
- may protect against diabetes
- may prevent or slow the spread of prostate cancer
- may prevent or slow the spread of melanoma

Greek yogurt vs. regular yogurt
Protein-  Greek has double the amount
Sodium- Greek has 50% less sodium
Carbs- Greek has 9 grams while the leading yogurt has 15-17
Calcium- Yogurt has a higher calcium content because Greek yogurt loses its calcium during the straining process

Greek Yogurt is a winner in my book.  Whether or not you prefer it over regular yogurt, you should consume 1-2 servings qd to help aid in weight loss. 
Tip: find a yogurt that contains Lactobacillus

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