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Smoothies

Smoothies have become a favorite and a necessity to me.  Greek Gods Vanilla Honey Yogurt I recently discovered, and Oh boy, that is a food that will make my eyes roll back in my head. Reminds me of a delicious cup of Vanilla Pudding.  It was said in Cosmo Magazine that Greek Yogurt burns fat due to the  large amounts of protein it provides.  It also keeps my stomach at rest and while adding my favorite fruits, veggies and juices with ice to the blender, I am able to give my body what it needs without much thought.  So each morning I start my day with a Smoothie.

Smoothies have slowed down the affects of hot flashes, given my skin and nails much need nutrients and eased off stomach pains from a fast pace diet.  Below is a recipe a for a delicious drink.

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

2 Bananas

1 Cup of Frozen Pineapple

1 Tea Spoon Sugared Ginger

1/2 Cup of Orange Juice

1 Tray of Ice

Blend ingredients together  till smooth and pour into your favorite tall glass with a straw.  Share the rest with a friend or pour into Popsicle molds and place in the freezer to enjoy the rest later.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/advice/health/foods-that-burn-fat-greek-yogurt#slide-2

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Food

Think of Food as Energy: Positive and Negative

Main Source of Energy

Glucose is the body’s main source of energy and also powers the brain.  On days where you might feel forgetful and irritable can be days where your short on glucose. Carbohydrates break down into glucose in the digestive track.

Two categories of Carbohydrates:  Complex Carbs and Simple Carbs. 

Complex Carbs include:  Whole-grains,  Vegetables,  Fruit

Simple Carbs include:  Refined Grains,  Sugars

Complex Carbs = Sustained Energy Levels

Simple Carbs = Short Lived Energy Blast leaving the feeling of drained of energy.

Image Provided by: http://isifitness.blogspot.com/2012/07/simple-carbohydrates-vs-complex.html,                                     Information by: Food Bible the complete A-Z guide to a Healthy Life by Gillian McKeith ISBN:978-0-718-14890-4

Blood Sugar Control

The breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose can be slowed by eating fiber rich carbohydrates such as corn, beans, nuts, avacados, fruit, oatmeal, and raw vegetables. By eating these fiber rich foods, glucose is released gradually into the bloodstream and blood-sugar levels will not rise too quickly.

Reference: Food Bible; The Complete A-Z Guide to a Healthy Life by: Gillian McKeith, ISBN:978-0-718-14890-4