Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To eat or not to eat... Beans. + Tips

Hey ya'll so today my focus is on beans.

Fruit eaters say no.Raw fooders say no.  Paleo says no. But a lot of nutritarians and long term vegans so they are crucial here are my thoughts.:)

 Yes, Beans of phytates and sometimes can be hard on digestion due to the combination of protein and carbs in one food (yes, They have carbs :0 LOL).

BUT.. Despite this I truly believe they are a GREAT food.  There is no science baking the elimination of beans all science leads to it being a positive health benefits. I always go by science.

Here are the top reason people eliminate beans:

1. Phytates: First, these are not as bad as they are made out to be.                
 Here is my FAVORITE naturopath speaking on that:

Tips: for reducing them are one: Cook your beans in seaweed + you get the benefits of the iodine in seaweed. If this is to much time look into purchasing this brand (Eden Organics). Little more pricey, but you can use this code (RQANXY ) with free shipping plus your digestion and health will thank you.

2. Carbs. Ugh, this just makes me plain sad. YOU NEED CARBS. Your body runs on them. Just cuz on animal protein is low carb doesn't make it better (I'm not bashing this here simply saying science backs plant protein) besides beans are high in resistant starch which isn't even absorbed in the gut and leads to better digestion.
-Studies on resistant starch here.
-Naturopath on side effects of high protein and benefits of plant protein here. ( Not to fear food to help you feel better if this triggers you simply do not watch. This to elevate you not make you feel worse:)

3. Your a raw foodist or paleo. I'll keep this short there is no science baking the elimination of beans. IN FACT, they help reduce sugar or meat and keep a BALANCED diet. I've also found they help reduce cravings. Boom.
Dr. Furhman on Beans here.

So there is all the science:)

Here are the health benefits:::
Protein, Zinc, Resistant starch, soluble fiber, Heart health and more.

So how to incorporate them:
Here are my favorite recipes from around the web:::
-Black Bean Brownies ..Yum:)
- Pizza Hummus.
-Chickapea Fritters

So there ya go. Enjoy;)!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Three Tips to Improve Body Image..

Hey guys, today I bring you a post that is SO close to my heart. So many people suffer with eating disorders, bad body image, etc.....It SO sad and its my mission to help make a difference in that. Its so sad how many people hate themselves. Its also sad and frustrating the pressure put out there by society to be "strong", "skinny", "fit"...Etc. Just be you, be healthy, that's perfect and if you're not where you want to be realize your on a JOURNEY. Accept yourself now otherwise you never will be able to see it..

 Here's my top ten tips plus some resources:::
Top Three Tips:

1.  Faith... The fact that God created you perfectly in his image remember this God DOES NOT make mistakes he made you and he loves you SO much. So much his son died for you so who cares what society thinks of your physical body when the creator of the universe thinks your perfect... Resources:

-The Bible on Body Image
-"More Beautiful You" by Johnny Diaz
-"The Real Me" By Natalie Grant

2. Strength Training and Yoga.... Start focusing on what your body can do verses what you look like. When you start seeing how strong your body and what an Amazing machine it is you can start to love it more.

-Yoga and Self-Acceptance
-Strength Training and Depression

3. Set a Goal... The power of goal setting is incredible and set a goal you want.. Ex. If your trying to recover but you don't want to recover don't make recovery a goal set a goal you want and make recovery the byproduct.

*Tony Robins on Goal Setting*

~Have a good day:)~