🙌🏻Relieve hard-to-release back tension by unlocking your QL muscles👏🏻
Ever noticed a lingering ache deep in your low back after prolonged sitting or standing? When your back muscles are weak or you have poor posture, intrinsic rectangular muscles between your ribs and hips called the quadratus lumborums, or QLs, work overtime to stabilize your spine and pelvis, leaving them tight and sore. These deep muscles are also near critical organs like the kidneys and colon, which means that in addition to contributing to an achy back they can adversely affect your digestive health, and therefore energy and well-being, according to some alternative health practitioners.
Your QLs get tight and tender when they have to kick in and compensate for poor posture. And often soreness is one-sided, due, say, to carrying a small child on one side or side-sleeping with your top hip hiked up every night. Leg-length discrepancies are also a common cause of QL tension—most people have a slight variance in leg length, and around 2o percent of people have a clinically significant (greater than 2 cm) difference.
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The GREEN JUICE EFFECT: 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
look , Once your system gets a whiff of it ... there's no turning Back !! #GreenJuice is a convenient and quick way to get an energizing hit of #phytonutrients – all those good-for-you vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and antioxidants.
Its a YES from Me !!! 👌🏾
The secret to extreme longevity
Interestingly there is no food that scientific research has shown has a stronger positive association with increased longevity in humans. So wich food do you think that is?
The answer is raw. Leafy greens normally referred to as salad. Leafy greens such as romaine lettuce kale collards Swiss chard and spinach are the most nutrient dense of all foods.
Most vegetables contain more nutrients per calorie than any other food and are rich in all necessary amino acids. For example romaine lettuce wich gets 18 percent of its calories from fat and almost 50 percent of ots calories from protein is a rich powerhouse with hundreds of cancer-fighthing #phytonutrients that protect us from a variety of threatening illnesses. Being healthy and owning a disease-resistant body is not lucky its earned
The revolutionary formula for fast and sustained weight loss "Americans currently consume about 42 percent of their calories from fiberless animal foods and anotger 51percent from highly processed refined carbohydrates anf extracted oils"
Carlys story after having her operation!⠀
⠀ 😍HEY THERE WAIST😍⠀
Miss impatient needed to see if there's a good enough difference🙊😂 I'm happy 🙌🏻⠀
RECOVERY- 10 days since I had my operation... was told 6-12 weeks recovery! The scars I can't believe how well they look already and how quickly I am back to feeling myself .... why???⠀
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My grocery cart had an unfair bias for #shadesoforange produce today .
These bright-colored fruits and vegetables contain zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, vitamin C and beta-carotene, which is vitamin A.
The nutrients helps with lowering blood pressure to eye health to promoting collagen formation—— yeah to youthful skin and healthy joints !!! What’s in your cart / fridge this week ?
I'm loving all the purple veggies at today's Farmer's Market! 💜This purple broccoli was calling my name so I snagged 2 lbs. In order to preserve the most nutrients, I'll probably just steam it and eat it with a little pesto or some of my delicious cashew "cheese" sauce. Now, let's get sciency for a sec! 🤓Anthocyanins are a member of the flavonoid group of phytochemicals and responsible for the rich purple color of these veggies. Anthocyanins have long been known for their ability to scavenge for free radicals in our bodies and their anti-inflammatory effects, but in recent years rigorously controlled research has shown that the benefits of anthocyanins have a far greater reach. Here are a few examples: markedly improved visual acuity, inhibition of tumor growth and reduce cancer cell proliferation, protection from cardiovascular disease, may aid in the prevention of diabetes and obesity, and have the ability to modulate cognitive function and enhance memory! Support your local farmers and find some purple veggies at your local Farmer's Market! Your body and mind will thank you for it.
Eating the rainbow 🌈 with @ambitiouskitchen’s Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing. Different colors mean different phytonutrients, which are only found in plants and do some pretty amazing things in your body... like protecting your cells from damage caused by free radicals, boosting immune system function and anti-aging. This will be on repeat ALL week because I’m addicted 🤗 Link to recipe in bio.
Who here struggles to get their green veg in?
Quick and easy solution?
1. Buy a blender or nutribullet
2. Add 100g frozen spinach
3. Add protein powder, milk, fruit
4. Blend 🌪
5. Profit from protein and greens ✔
Spinach is pretty much tasteless and hidden by the protein powder and fruit, also full of phytonutrients.
Strawberry protein and berries work well.
My mirror selfie game may not be strong 😂 but my pre-workout routine IS! 💪🏻 Armed with a cup full of go-go juice✨, unicorn magic🦄, kick-in-the-pants drink⚡️, or whatever you want to call it, this I know for sure: .
My preworkout is full of all-clean, natural ingredients🌱 ((like beta-alanine; an amino acid, low-dose caffeine; derived from green tea, and quercetin; a phytonutrient found in plants which gives my drink this pretty color💛!)) and it was actually found in a clinical study to: ⬇️reduce perceived exertion during workouts
⬆️improve power output
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It's also NSF Certified for Sport🏅AND part of the official sports nutrition supplement lineup for the IRONMAN North American series!! 🏊🏻🚴🏻🏃🏻I look forward to this pretty and yummy yellow drink before each of my workouts and it has been a game CHANGER for me! 🙌🏻
People may have an increased appetite due to an unhealthy lifestyle, mood swings, depression, boredom, stress, anxiety and various emotional factors. Also, certain conditions like premenstrual syndrome, bulimia, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, hypoglycemia, diabetes and pregnancy can cause one’s appetite to rise.
An increased appetite can last for a few days or longer, depending on the cause. It can lead to unhealthy eating habits, weight gain and many other health problems. Whether you are striving to stay healthy, lose weight or just want to change your eating habits, it’s important to keep your appetite in check.
There are many strategies to help suppress appetite. Some of them are avoiding refined carbohydrates, getting adequate sun exposure and drinking plenty of water. You can also incorporate certain foods into your daily diet to help reduce your appetite.
Can drinking fruit juice lower your #bloodpressure ?
The results of a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition last October say yes......But not just any #fruitjuice ; it has to be fruit juice rich in #polyphenols — a class of #phytonutrients found in many #fruits , especially dark purple and blue fruits such as #grapes , #cherries , and #berries .
The double-blind, placebo-controlled study studied the effect drinking fruit juice had on adults aged 50-70 who had either high to normal blood pressure or stage 1 or 2 #hypertension . For 12 weeks, participants drank 500 ml (about two cups) a day of one of the following:
1. a juice blend of grapes, cherries, chokecherries, and bilberries
2. a similar beverage with added polyphenols from black currants
3. a placebo beverage with a lower polyphenol count
Participants’ blood pressure was measured at the beginning of the experiment and after 6 and 12 weeks of juice consumption to see if it affected blood pressure.
The answer? Yes, as long as the fruit juice was high in polyphenols.
Among the two groups that drank juice with a high polyphenol content, systolic blood pressure decreased significantly. Many experts consider the systolic reading (that’s the top number, which measures the pressure in your arteries when the left ventricle of your heart contracts) the more important one, especially in folks over 50.
More encouragingly, the juice had a more pronounced effect on those who already had high blood pressure than on those who were pre-hypertensive. In other words, it works better the more you need it.
Because juice has no fiber and causes a more rapid increase in blood sugar than fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s important not to let juice substitute for fresh produce in your diet. But if you do drink juice in moderation, polyphenol-rich fruit juices are good choices. Fruits with the highest polyphenol content include: · Black chokeberry · Black elderberry · Lowbush blueberry · Black currant · Highbush blueberry · Plum · Sweet cherry · Blackberry · Strawberry · Red raspberry
Dinner with friends @haro_family veggie shepherds pie with red cabbage & roasted carrots followed by chocolate hazelnut raspberry tart. We enjoyed the food but the best part was who we got to share it with. Veggie shepherd pie recipe: finely chopped onion, garlic, celery, carrots, spinach, mushrooms, sautéed until soft. Then add tomato paste, red wine, fresh thyme, spoonful of miso paste, one package of Trader Joe’s meatless ground beef. Simmer and season. Meanwhile cook and mash sweet & white potatoes. Put veggie mix in casserole dish, top with mashed potatoes and bake until golden. #veganshepherdspie#redcabbage#wfpb#vegan#hygge#dailydozen#phytonutrients