Matcha Green Tea is my new favorite drink and I think I am starting to like it better than coffee! If you have never tried match green tea you need to go buy it now! I order mine from amazon Kirkland Ito En Matcha Blend Japanese Green Tea-100 ct 1.5g tea bags <– exact brand I order. Matcha really brings out my inner Kourtney Kardashian haha. But seriously if you are looking for something to replace coffee or just something to sip on, I highly recommend trying it. Matcha contains nutrients from an entire leaf, meaning it has greater amount of caffine and antioxidants thats typically found in green tea. I love match green tea because you get the benefits both from matcha, and from the green tea. I also like to add a little bit of honey and almond milk to mine! Try it out and let me know what you think, there will be a post soon all about the benefits 😉
Ginger is a spice that is also known as Zingiber officinale, it comes from rhizomes in the plant. Ginger can be used for many things like pain relief, treatment for degenerative health disorders, and can help with antioxidant and inflammatory effects.
1. Relieves Muscle Pain and Soreness
Ginger has the ability to reduce inflammation because it contains 1-Dehyrdo-(10)-gingerdione. Just like Aspirin and Advil ginger blocks COX enzymes, and the production of inflammatory chemicals called leukotrienes and prostaglandins. Adding ginger to your daily diet can can help treat muscle pain and arthritis.
2. Helps with Digestion
Ginger helps to stimulate the break down of food, which promotes motility in the gastronintestinal tract. It helps to take food out of the intenstines. It contains prebiotics that is part of a plant-based fiber that causes good bacteria to go in your digestive tract. It can also help prevent health problems like dyspepsia, a common condition of impaired digestion. The symptoms include pain, heartburn, and fullness.
3. Regulates Blood Sugar
High blood sugar can lead to serious problems like nerve damage and impaired wound healing. Researchers from Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Iran, studied 88 people with type 2 diabetes. The group of people had type 2 diabetes for around 10 years. They incorporated ginger capsules with her normal diabetic medicine everyday. In just 8 weeks they saw a decrease in blood sugar.
4. Helps Prevent Cancer
-6-gingerol is found in large amounts of ginger, which is an anti-cancer property. Ginger can help liver cancer by inhibiting inflammation, protect liver from carcinogenic agents, and suppress metastasis.
5.Help Treat Morning Sickness and Nausea
Ginger is a natural remedy that has been used for decades to help with nausea. One review looked at 1,278 pregnant women, and concluded that 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce nausea. Another study from the University of Rochester Medical Center showed it helped reduce severe nausea in patients going through chemo.
Sardines are incredibly healthy and quick to make. First of all they are a great source of protein! In addition they are also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, and potassium. Something that is interesting is that one can contains 351 milligrams of bone building calcium, you should be reaching for 1,000 milligrams a day. This seems like a pretty good meal to me plus it keeps you full!
-Sardines (fresh is a much better option of course)
-Onions, Jalapenos, Tomatoes
-Himalayan Salt, Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes
Saute the onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, and the minced garlic. Put the can of sardines in and cook until they are tender. I like to add red pepper for extra spice, and black pepper with himalayan salt.
I have avocado for a very nutritious side, plus I love it 😉
Eating two to three pounds of vegetables a day does not sound ideal to me, and that is why I love juicing. I started juicing a few months ago and now I do it about 5 times a week. It can help with increasing energy levels, stronger immune system, and help aid weight loss. Research shows it many even reduce the chances of a stroke, cancer, and heart diseases, which are the three leading causes of death. MAKE YOUR OWN JUICE! This is so important because the ones you buy in bottles are heated and processed, taking away the vitamins and minerals. A juicer can be on the pricey side but it is definitely worth the investment. This is the juicer I use Omega VERT Slow Juicer VSJ843QS, Square Version, Silver. I love this juicer because it is so easy to use and clean up after. I know there are a lot that take you about two hours to finish everything, this one only takes me around 15-30 minutes!
This is what I use when I make my juice: Carrots, Apples, Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Beets. I also like to add some berries just to make it a little sweet and easier to drink.