I’m not sure about you, but about 3:30 pm every single day my brain decides to turn off and stop working. I tend to get tired and antsy at the same time, which leads to some seriously shameful unproductiveness. Seeing as the boss (as most bosses do), frowns upon dilly dallying till 5 pm, I decided that I needed to find some ways to boost my energy levels. Here’s a few simple ideas that I’ve found help keep you going till the very last second.
Yes, I know it sounds cliche, but seriously. Get up and go to the bathroom, empty your shred pile, or just take a lap around the office! Your body needs occasional movement to change channels and get oxygen flowing. You don’t need to be away from your desk for an hour but little breaks to stretch your legs here or there won’t hurt.Keeping your body warmed up will prepare you for whatever tasks your boss might throw at you.
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Chia seeds are a magical food that need their time in the spot light! I’ve been using chia in my protein shakes for awhile now, knowing they were a super food, but never knowing ALL the benefits they possess.
Chia seeds originated in Mexico where they were viewed with such admiration they were even used as currency. The Aztecs used chia to sustain their energy while running long distances or during battle. They would say a spoonful would give them enough endurance for 24 hours. This all makes sense since In the Mayan language, chia means “strength”.
Chia seeds are filled with everything from Omega 3’s, protein, fiber , vitamins, minerals AND antioxidants. Due to their content, they have a vast array of health benefits.
An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be – Anonymous
It might be helpful if we were all engineers when it came to our food. We are exposed to supersized and packaged foods that are often double, triple or even quadruple the size we should be eating! It is no wonder that according to the CDC, over one-third of the adult U.S. population is obese and the obesity rate in children has tripled since 1980!
When it comes to food, we need to remember we are fueling our bodies, not just feeding them. Most cravings are learned, meaning you aren’t born to crave sugar or fast food. When you cut down on these items, the cravings for them will lessen.
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Most of us know that incorporating nuts into our diet is important. If you are like me you don’t necessarily know which nut is going to help with what, so you just eat a mixture and hope for the best. After a lot of reading I’ve found that most researchers are putting walnuts on top!
Walnuts are part of the tree nut family which also includes hazelnuts, macadamia nuts (my favorite!), cashews, pine nuts, pistachios and Brazil nuts. If you find you are having trouble getting your plant based omega-3 fats, grab a quarter cup of walnuts! In that serving alone you will get 100 percent of the daily recommended amount.
Genetically Modified Organisms, otherwise known as GMO’s, are plants or animals created through genetic engineering. Basically they take DNA from different species and merge them. This usually creates an unstable combination. This has been going on for years in order to create pest-resistant and survive herbicide use. Crops survive more, make more and feed more. So what is the downside?
GMO’s are still being researched, and everyone has their own opinion. It comes down to GMO’s being unsafe due to unnatural DNA. We are eating things that are not found in nature. It may take many more years to know the consequences of eating such food. The fear is that the food may pass on the mutant genes to our bacteria in the digestive tract.
Until GMO’s are no longer allowed on the shelves, you have to make up your own mind and shop how it is best for you and your family. Here are some reasons why GMO’s are bad.
Colostrum is a supplement that has been around for awhile, but new research is coming to light everyday. Colostrum is the first milk produced by cows during the initial days after giving birth. This type is called bovine colostrum. This milk is very rich in immunoglobulins (proteins that help boost the immune system and fight germs). There are also other compounds not found in regular milk such as growth factors, cytokines and nucleosides.
Enough with the science already, let me tell you what it can help with. Studies are showing supplementing with bovine colostrum can help improve:
*Immune System Support
*Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, etc.
*Serotonin levels in the brain
Basically speaking, the immune factors in colostrum support the resistance to colds and the flu, to acute or chronic bacterial or fungal conditions. In turn this will also help your gut repair and improve your nutrient absorption.
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