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7 tips for super health

Fat Burning Smoothie

7 Tips For Super Health

What is real health and how do we get there? Getting down to your target weight, exercising every day, eating a balanced diet – is that health? Here are 7 Super Health tips that I’ve gained from my health journey.

Super Health Tip # 1 – Become Your Own Doctor – Get a 2nd Opinion – Your Own. Three critical facts about today’s doctors. First, they have little, if any, training in nutrition, or how to prevent or cure diseases. Second, they treat your symptoms, not the cause, and third, statistics show that 94% of them get paid for prescribing drugs. 3 good reasons for a 2nd opinion.

Super Health Tip # 2 – Balance is Critical. A stool Has 3 Legs – just one or two and you fall over. What you eat determines 70% of your health. Exercise determines 20% – do something. Your health environment, both internally, the way you think and feel, and externally, your social network, is 10%.

Super Health Tip # 3 – Discover Super Foods. Whole foods provide better nutrition, more energy, and build a stronger immune system. Eat whole grains and seeds in cereals and breads, and wheat germ, bran and brewers yeast. Eat fruits and vegetables and drink green smoothies, fruit smoothies with 2 or 3 green veggies added. I have my green smoothie recipe on my site.

Super Health Tip # 4 – Invest In You. You educate yourself, spend thousands on your home and cars. Invest in your body – for the best results over your lifetime. Take nutrition courses – read some health books. Learn what builds health and what causes degenerative diseases (tip: it’s what you eat). Read The China Study to revolutionize your life.

Super Health Tip # 5 – Discipline Yourself – No-one Else Can. Become a closet health nut year by year. Don’t broadcast it – live it. Many people care more about their cars than their body – and spend more time planning their vacations than they do caring for the temple they live in. Don’t be one of them. Incorporate what you learn into your lifestyle.

Super Health Tip # 6 – Health is a Journey. Your body is miraculously resilient. You can recover from obesity, alcoholism, drug addiction, and from abusing your body. Your health is always determined by what you do in the previous 3 months of your life. Commit to and become healthier, and live into your 80s and 90s, and even 100s with joy, zest, and bounding energy.

Super Health Tip # 7 – Become a 95% Vegetarian. The evidence is now conclusive. The fat, cholesterol, triglycerides, and carcinogenic protein from meat and dairy products clogs us up, restricts our blood flow, decreases the oxygen to our cells, makes us sluggish, causes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and cancer. Cut out 95% of meat and dairy. Fruits, vegetables and grains taste heavenly when your tongue isn’t filtering them through layers of fat, grease, salt, and sugar. The sensational Eating DVD documents it all.

by Terry Kent, founder of The Health and Nutrition

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smoothies and their origins

Fat Burning Smoothie

Smoothies And Their Origins

Smoothies are chilled, blended drinks typically made with a combination of fresh frinuit, crushed ice, frozen fruit and fruit or vegetable juices. Often a banana is included to give a thicker texture. Today frozen yoghurt, sherbet or sorbet is also used as part of the base for the same purpose.

Typically, smoothies do not contain ice cream, as this is a base for milk shakes. Drinks made from puréed fruit, based on Brazilian originals were first sold in health food stores in the West coast of America in the 1930s, but it wasn’t until the 1940s that the Waring “Blendor” cookbooks began publishing recipes for a “banana smoothie” and a “pineapple smoothee’. This name was subsequently adopted by books, magazines and newspapers to refer to any smooth product made in blenders.

At least, that’s the conventional wisdom… This ignores the fact that lassis, a drink made from yoghurt thinned with water, cooled with ice and flavoured with spices and salt or fruit, salt and honey have been made on the Indian sub-continent for at least 4000 years. In India, sharbats have also been made since the time of the Moghul emperors. These are syrups made from fruits and/or extracts of flowers and herbs that are diluted with water and ice to form a drink.

In fact, modern smoothies with their base of frozen yoghurt and fruit are more similar in terms of constituents to Indian lassis than to the fruit juice drinks of Brazil.

However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that, with the resurgence of macrobiotic vegetarianism in the USA that smoothies began to become popular. These early smoothies were essentially a blend of fruit, fruit juice, and ice. In the 1970s ice milk was added to the blend to create a ‘fruit shake’. These shakes were served at local health-food restaurants and at health-food stores, alongside tofu, fruits, carob, and other health-oriented foods.

In the early 1970s smoothies became commercialized when chains such as Smoothie King began to sell blended fruit drinks under the name of ‘smoothie’.

Blow you will find recipes for a classic fruit smoothie thickened with banana and a frozen yoghurt-based smoothie.

Blackberry Smoothie

Ingredients:
180ml apple juice
125ml plain yoghurt
220g frozen blackberries
1 banana

Method:
Combine the fruit in a blender. Pour the yoghurt over the top then process until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and serve.

Berry Blue Smoothie

Ingredients:
300g frozen blueberries, slightly thawed
250g vanilla yoghurt
180ml milk
360ml pineapple juice
3 tbsp runny honey
15 ice cubes

Method:
Combine the blueberries, vanilla yoghurt, milk, pineapple juice and honey in a blender and process on high speed until smooth. With the blender still running add about 3 ice cubes at a time until all the ice cubes have been added and broken up into the smoothie. Continue blending until smooth then divide between four glasses and serve immediately.

Dyfed Lloyd Evans is the creator of the Celtnet Recipes website, where you can find many recipes for classic and modern smoothies from all across the globe.

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