Chia Seeds

chia seedsChia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family.

Chia seeds are especially high in Omega-3s.  Making them one of the richest plant based sources of fatty acids.  Omega –3 can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.

Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer.

Chia seeds are also an excellent source of fiber.

10g per 2 tblsp- 1/3 the daily recommended daily intake.

They are a nutritionally dense food by delivering a maximum amount of nutrition with a minimum amount of calories.

Chia Seeds are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can hydrate the body.

and Chia seeds are gluten and grain free too!

Adding just two tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet will give you approximately seven grams of fiber, four grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping five grams of omega-3.

Chia recipe to follow stay posted…

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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

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In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

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