Turn Life’s Lemon’s into a Powerful Tool

lemonThe simplest and most cost effective way to alkalinize your water is to put lemon in it.

Lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This may seem untrue as they are acidic on their own. However, in the body, lemons are alkaline; the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood.

Most people are too acidic (from eating too much sugar and grains), and

Drinking warm lemon water can helps reduce overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints reducing pain and inflammation.

For centuries, it has been known that lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components.

Lemons are considered a great digestive aid and liver cleanser too.

Life’s Lemons can be pretty powerful stuff!jefitthumb2

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Chocolate “Love Potion” Improved & Passover Friendly too(recipe)

If you’ll recall a little while back I introduced you to a Chocolate “Love Potion”

My friend Ivette shares an updated version that adds a little more spice to an already spicy treat.  Thanks Ivette!

And BTW, if you’re keeping Passover you don’t have to give up a thing : D !!!!

Paleo Choc Pudding Recipe  (added ingredients in red ) 

2 ripe avocados  (Use one avocado for more silky mousse and 2 for thicker more fudge mousse.)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey, organic agave or maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 dates, soaked and pitted
Dash of cinnamon 
Dash of Himalayan sea salt
Optional – red pepper flakes

Blend ingredients in the food processor, serve room temp or chilled

Top with sea salt and/or red pepper flakes  & your set for a delicious treat!

whipped cream is optional but ooooh sooo good : P

Happy Passover & Bon Appetite!

GO for Life! ™joycethumb

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

 

Belly Fat Distress..one quick tip

jefitthumb2When your body’s level of the stress hormone Cortisol is chronically elevated, excess fat gets relocated to your abdominal area.

VITAMIN C  helps lower Cortisol levels.

Reducing your Cortisol levels would help you score those flat abs

This doesn’t mean to load up on oranges, infact that will do the opposite.  Look to the sweet potato instead.

VITAMIN C is non-toxic & safe.

VITAMIN C benefits may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

500 mg minimum

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Aphrodisiacs & a Love Potion # guaranteed you’ll like

Joycelyn-105webAphrodisiac is defined as an agent, food or drug that evokes or stimulates sexual desire.

I did some research and found this healthy list of ingredients :

Almonds, Avocados, Asparagus, bananas, broccoli rabe, carrots, dark chocolate, coffee, figs, garlic, ginger, honey, hot peppers, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, truffles, vanilla, & watermelon

 

 

Try this tempting “Love Potion #”:

all the ingredients appear on the list above…you do the math ; )

Paleo Choc Pudding

2 ripe avocados

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup honey or organic agave

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend ingredients in the food processor, add some whipped cream & your ready for the night.

After a bowl of this, can’t wait to hear how the night turned out for you…

Submit details please…

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer


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Guilty Pleasures …now Guilt Free

Joycelyn-111web Because more antioxidants are released when cocoa is heated up, this winter treat is great ammunition to fight free radicals.

Antioxidants protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals.  These free radicals are capable of attacking the healthy cells in the body that may lead to chronic diseases and interfere with your immune system.

The flavonoids in hot cocoa can help improve blood flow

Help lower your blood pressure & improve heart health.

 

Researchers at a Cornell University study found that:

Hot cocoa is almost twice as strong as red wine.

Concentrated it is two to three times stronger than that of green tea &

Four to five times stronger than that of black tea.

 

Hot Cocoa Recipe

1 Tbsp. Organic cocoa powder

1 cup water boiled

¼ cup almond milk (heated)

Nu stevia – to taste (I use 2 packets)

Calories – about 15, Carbs – 1g, Fat – 1g, Protein – 1g, Sugar- ZERO

Ahhhh the simple pleasures

Drink up & …

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer