natural health

[Recipe] : Bedtime Belly Fat Burner

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Many of us are constantly looking for natural ways to boost our metabolisms or lose a little bulge in those problem areas.

Here is a SIMPLE + delicious recipe to assist in both. A bedtime remedy that works while you snooze...how wonderful is that?

Ingredients:

1 cucumber a bunch of parsley or cilantro 1 lemon 1 tbsp. grated ginger 1 tbsp. aloe vera juice 1/2 glass water

Both parsley and cilantro are extremely low in calories, full of antioxidants and offer several vital vitamins and minerals that help to ease water retention without causing the bloating and tummy discomfort.

Lemon will flush out all toxins accumulated in your body and this will contribute to much faster melting of fat as fat metabolism will be increased once the impurities are out of the system.

Ginger will fire up metabolism, prevent constipation and melt unwanted belly fat. If you have flat tummy on your mind, make sure you regularly include ginger in your meals. All compounds in ginger work in synergy to prevent overeating and blast belly fat fast.

Aloe vera juice is considered really efficient weight loss remedy as it contains natural anti-oxidants that help to delay the growth of free radicals in the body and even to reduce inflammatory processes going on in the body. It stimulates the metabolic rate which in turn helps for the consumption of more energy. This process stabilizes and reduces the body mass index (BMI)

Sip away and cheers to a slimmer, fresh day!

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[AUTHOR : Bekah Glass]

5 Energy Enhancing Supplements

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In this day & age - most of us are energy addicts.

How refreshing would it be to totally delete that feeling of "I'm a little tired - I need an energy drink or a huge coffee ASAP or I absolutely cannot function"?

Putting too much unnatural focus on your personal energy levels can be very toxic for your mind & body. It leads to unnecessary stress, triggers a negative mood, & makes some of us grab beautifully marketed cans of energy with caffeine levels that can cause headache, insomnia, nervousness and a rapid heartbeat. More serious side effects from consuming excessive caffeine include arrhythmia, vomiting, seizures, disrupted sleep patterns and increased blood pressure.

But - yes, we ALL get truly sluggish & need a boost of energy every now & then.

In addition to your personal nutritional intake, sleeping patterns & exercise - here are 5 natural ways to boost your energy levels without the jitters and health risks:

1. B VITAMINS - this particular group of vitamins helps us process food into energy, form red blood cells. Also - if we don't get enough of the B vitamin family - a major cause is FATIGUE.

2.OMEGA 3s - Research says that if you don't get enough omega-3s - you are likely to struggle with fatigue & mental health issues.

3.PROBIOTICS - Taking a high-quality probiotic daily protects your gut health, which keeps things moving in your body (if things are not moving...you are extra tired).

4.HERBAL ADAPTOGENS - Some herbs are known to assist the body in dealing with stress, anxiety & other imbalances. Adaptogens such as maca, ashwagandha, panax ginseng, & rhodiola can also assist with energy levels. The use of herbal adaptogens - however- can get complex & overwhelming, so it's best to seek advice from a holistic health care professional.

5. MULTIVITAMIN & MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS - Choose a high-quality vitamin with a spectrum of foundational vitamins to fill in your nutritional & mineral gaps. Be sure to watch your iron & magnesium levels - if there is a deficiency - fatigue is a sure sign.

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[  AUTHOR  : Bekah Glass  ]