Losing and controlling your weight is an ongoing conversation with so many people every day. Studies by leading nutritionists all have say, eat a well-balanced diet that includes:
Fruits and Vegetables
Low intake of fat
Eaten regularly, and in the right amounts, this diet will slow digestion which in turn increases metabolism. This healthy combination of foods promotes a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which all help control disease while promoting healthy skin and bones.
Fruits and vegetables also help cleanse our body through a process known as detoxification. Detoxification is the natural metabolic process the human body processes to clean the toxins out of the system which, in turn, promotes a total health. The challenge for many is they do not have the detailed knowledge that they believe is required to build menus that include all of these components for tasty meals.
By now everyone has heard the quote that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Still, many people tend to skip breakfast because they are bored with the same old cereals, or do not want to take the time to scramble an egg. Or, almost as bad, they hit the drive-through on the way to work and pick up a sausage, egg, and cheese cholesterol bomb only to find they are tired and lethargic and hungry halfway to lunch.
On the other hand, making a sensible breakfast part of the morning routine has been shown to help lose weight and promote general overall health because of the additional calcium, fruits, and fiber in the diet.
Fruit Smoothies are a sensible and increasingly popular breakfast drink that is easy to make, delicious, and are a great source of the nutrients we all need such as proteins, omega 3’s and vitamins to both boost our immune system and promote general overall health.
Low-fat milk, soy milk, and yogurts are all dairy products to mix well with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to render meals that taste great, are good for you and are surprisingly low cost as well. The fruits and vegetable ingredients can be fresh or frozen and you can add healthy meal supplements like Mila to your recipe as well
Here is a fruit smoothie recipe you might like to try for breakfast or a snack that will help you jump control your weight and improve your overall health. This recipe includes an ounce of “Mila” chia seed for additional benefits.
Cranberry Delight Smoothie Recipe
1 cup of cold low-fat cranberry juice
1 medium orange (peeled, sections only)
1 medium banana (cut into pieces)
1 cup of cold strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup low-fat yogurt (you can choose: vanilla, strawberry, orange, banana or plain)
1 ounce Mila chia seed
Ice about 8-12 cubes
In your blender mix all the ingredients, starting with about 6 ice cubes. Sometimes if you are using frozen strawberries or the orange is very juicy, you will not need as many ice cubes, so you can add more if you like and blend to your favorite consistency.
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