Chocolate Kale Smoothie?

For many years we have heard some pros and cons about eating chocolate. Chocolate has been around for centuries. It has been enjoyed by people from all over the world. Holidays are built around the sales of chocolate in the USA. We have Valentines Day in February and then Easter.

Some studies say, do not eat it, as it causes cancer, or headaches or etc etc. Some say that it is very healthy and should be enjoyed often. So what do you listen too? Chocolate in fact has many more pros then it does cons.

Have you ever heard of free radicals? Free radicals are things that cause the body to age, inside and out. They can come from the environment and from within our own bodies as well. They are in fact part of the natural process people have as part of the digestion and respiratory systems. They are harmful compounds that cause the mitochondria to slow its production of energy. The mitochondria are the power plants of our cells. They are the energy source of our bodies. Eating chocolate, which contains a ton of anti-oxidants, fights the slow down of the mitochondria, helping the body to gain more energy. Anti-oxidants are known to help combat free radical damage from both inside and outside our bodies. Fruits that are richly colored such as blueberries and cherries are also rich in anti-oxidants as well.

If stress is what you are up against, and who isn’t these days, then Kale is the food you want to eat. Kale, that dark green leafy stuff that many people use as a garnish, is known for being rich in vitamin B. When people feel stressed, the bodies demand for Vitamin B becomes increased. Vitamin B also fuels the production of mitochondria in our cells. So when we feel stressed, our cells become depleted of the Vitamin they are in most need of in order to continue producing what the body needs for energy. The ripple effect takes hold of us when we are under stress. Since the cells are not getting their Vitamin B and we are feeling fatigued, our brain realizes this first and the result of our stress is fogginess and faulty memory. Luckily green leafy kale can rescue us. Three to four servings a day of not just kale but any dark green leafy veggie can help us in our time of needed energy.

Gotta run make a chocolate kale smoothie. 🙂

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Weight Loss Problems

People are always asking me how I lost 25 pounds since the fall, and actually I lost it by drinking tea. Yup, drinking tea, it’s pretty amazing and I would not believe it if it did not happen to me. The tea I drank is a DeTox tea, it provides optimum health inside your body. It helps your body combat free radical exposure and filters toxins that enter your body. According to a study done by a nutritionist and author of the book “The Fast Track Detox Diet” your liver is the bodys main defense in detoxification, energy production and weight loss.

Your body has 2 natural filters, the liver and the kidneys. Detox tea helps improve both the liver and kidney functions; it also contains herbs that help with PMS, especially the bloating that so often occurs with “that time of the month”. A common misconception of Detox anything is that it ties you to a bathroom for elimination of waste. This detox tea is not designed to do that. It helps the liver, which is your first line of defense of toxins in your body. Your liver actually has more then 500 functions it performs. The number 1 function is to detoxify everything you put into your body and your blood stream. This Detox Tea helps your body absorb ONLY the nutrients you put into it and eliminate the toxins by cleansing (urinating or bowels).

The Detox Tea also helps support kidney functions. The kidneys regulate fluids in the body. They filter 50 gallons of blood per day. Between the liver and the kidneys your body has a natural double filter for toxins. The natural herbal blend in the tea helps the body stimulate red blood cells, it helps regulate blood pressure and it also helps in maintaining Bone Maintenance.

The tea is more like a daily tonic to help break down toxins and then adds them to urine or bile for elimination. even if you consider yourself to be a healthy eater, your body still benefits from the Detox tea as it helps eliminate harmful molecules that have already been stored in your cells and soft tissues.

Each year Americans consume:
566 cans of soda in one year
150 pounds of sugar in one year
that is equal to 52 teaspoons of sugar per day!

This sugar overloads your liver and kidneys. The herbal blend in the tea offers anti-oxidants, and helps rid the body of free radical damage. Did you know that your body naturally produces free radicals internally from the foods we eat, whether they are organic in nature or not?

One of the herbal ingredients in the tea is milk thistle. Milk thistle has been seen in scientific studies to help the liver re-generate itself. Milk thistle supports and protects the liver, gall bladder, the bladder. It is rich in anti-oxidants. Lemongrass, peppermint and sarsaparilla are part of the ingredients that help support digestion, and provide anti-oxidants. Burdock root promotes proper kidney function; fennel fruit helps with PMS symptoms (such as bloating) and helps in digestion.

Ways to know that your liver and kidneys are not working at their optimal levels:

  1. You have frequent blemishes or rashes
  2. Severe PMS that lasts over 48 hours
  3. Headaches, indigestion, bloat or fatigue after eating
  4. Trouble sleeping through the night
  5. Cellulite that won’t go away, even after weight loss
  6. Chronic yeast infection
  7. Feeling forgetful, foggy, spacey or confused
  8. Low immunity to colds and flu

A quick detox cleans for 36 hours should help alleviate all, if not most of these symptoms not to mention you can drop a full dress size! Ingesting the right blend of nutrients can cleanse and heal that sluggish liver and help improve the ability to neutralize toxins in your body. This will all help you metabolize the fat stored in your body by as much as 23%, according to researchers at Health Science Institute in Baltimore Maryland. Three days is all that is required for your liver to regenerate the bad cells for good ones making it easier for the liver to flush the toxins out of the body.

Other studies are being conducted on detoxifying that show that having a healthier liver free from toxins can also nourish the nervous system, making you calmer, have steady moods, feel less fatigued, and even sleep better!

This tea is a comprehensive approach to weight loss and a healthy body!
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