Healthy Food Combos: Infographic

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Lunch + snack loving idea

Next time you go to munch on something for lunch or just as a snack, keep these healthy food combos in mind! You can make a fresh and yummy salad by combining a few of these items together or simply make a raw food bowl. Chop up some avocado and tomato chunks, sprinkle with a bit of Himalayan sea salt and pepper and you have yourself a satisfying, healthy snack bowl.



Recipe Tip:

I often make a variety of salads at home for lunch and/or dinner. They’re so quick to make, nutritious and leave you feeling light and energized instead of bloated and sleepy. One of my favorites is made by massaging freshly chopped and rinsed organic kale leaves with a simple dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, salt and pepper. If you’re looking for more of a hearty salad, simply go ahead and add some tomato and avocado chunks and top off with some raisins or currants.
Simple. Nutritious. Delicious.

 

 
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Loaded Veggie Guacamole

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Get your veggies in with this loaded guacamole. Using fresh, whole foods, this recipe is nourishing to the body. Not to mention, it’s packed with healthy fat and loaded with vegetables, fiber and nutrients!

Hellooooo Super Foods!

Perfect for dipping with your favorite vegetables or making delicious avocado and chicken lettuce wraps!

Loaded Veggie Guacamole
This veggie guacamole is amazing. Using fresh, raw roods, this recipe is nourishing to the body. Not to mention, it's packed with healthy fat and loaded with vegetables, fiber and nutrients!
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706 calories
50 g
0 g
60 g
11 g
9 g
721 g
199 g
9 g
0 g
47 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
721g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 706
Calories from Fat 499
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g
92%
Saturated Fat 9g
44%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 39g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 199mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 50g
17%
Dietary Fiber 30g
122%
Sugars 9g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
24%
Vitamin C
160%
Calcium
11%
Iron
19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 avocados
  2. 1/2 cucumber, diced
  3. 1/2 yellow squash, grated
  4. 1/2 zucchini, grated
  5. 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  6. Juice from half a lemon (or lime)
  7. Fresh cilantro, chopped (however much you'd like)
  8. Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  9. Lemon or a lime wedge
Instructions
  1. Mash avocados and mix all ingredients in bowl. Garnish with lemon or lime wedge.
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Make That Coffee Work For You

Healthy-Me-CoffeeMust have that morning (or afternoon) cup of joe?

If you must have that cup of coffee, use the recipe below to get the most bang for your cup! If you add the right combination of health, wellness and beauty boosters, you can make that coffee work for you! You’ll amp up your health while still getting that energizing coffee buzz.

 

Healthy Coffee Recipe:

 

 Ingredients:

 Freshly brewed Organic Coffee

2 tsp Coconut oil

1/4 c Coconut, Almond or Hemp milk

Liquid Stevia to your liking (Hazelnut flavor is my favorite)

Ground Cinnamon (or 1 whole cinnamon stick)

 

Directions:

 Leaving a little extra room at the top, pour your freshly brewed coffee into your favorite mug. Add your coconut oil, stevia and beauty milk of choice. Stir. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon or, if you want to feel extra fancy, add an entire cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

 

Read about some benefits and uses of the above ingredients by clicking on the links below

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Coconut Oil

Organic Coffee

 

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Good Morning Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

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Good Morning Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

You will need:

  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup frozen organic wild blueberries
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seed

Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients into the blender
  • Blend on high until both spinach and blueberries have broken down
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

Why is this green smoothie so great?

It has been blended down making all of the raw nutrients accessible, easily digestible and immediately available to your body.

 

Spinach: Reduces systemic inflammation and is especially good for inflammation in the gut.

Banana: High in Potassium, an essential mineral and a major electrolyte found in the human body. It plays an important role in electrolyte regulation, nerve function, muscle control, and blood pressure.

Coconut water: Refuels and rehydrates – coconut water maintains the body’s fluid levels and its potassium content helps maintain water pressure within cells and blood. Also improves nervous system functioning and nerve transmission.

Blueberries: Naturally sweet and low on the glycemic index. These berries contain more antioxidants than any other berry you can eat. The anti-oxidants of blueberries have system-wide effects, improves cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and may improve blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon: Improves blood sugar control. Lowers the glycemic impact of food consumed with the spice.

Flax Seed: Excellent source of anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acids and is anti-inflammatory. Full of fiber and cancer fighting ligands. Adds bulk to help keep you full longer.

 



 

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Green Smoothies Help Myasthenia Gravis

Green Smoothies Help Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms

Green smoothies (and green juices) have helped keep my Myasthenia Gravis symptoms at bay and may very well have the ability to do the same for you too. I started making (and drinking) these super drinks a little over a year ago. I was doing the best I could after deciding to stop my monthly IVIG treatments but still had MG symptoms. I wasn’t able to walk any type of distance, I experienced daily double vision and had general weakness and fatigue plus a serious lack of energy daily.

Fast forward to now, a little over a year later and the symptoms I experience, especially the lack of energy and daily general exhaustion and fatigue have noticeably improved. I took a leap of faith and tried making these drinks, along with eating better, in hopes of helping my Myasthenia Gravis in one way or another. Well, because of these dietary changes, I am better in the best ways I could have hoped for (next to being totally MG-free anyway). I’m happy to take the noticeable boost in health as it has been a long road of ups and downs trying everything to feel better. Plus, I am equally as happy to share my experience with you because in the best case scenario, some of your MG symptoms improve and at the worst case scenario, you get on the road to being healthier than you were before.

Many reasons why these drinks are powerful will be listed below. Read on and please, for your own health, drink up.

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Green Smoothies vs. Green Juices

Both are great options for a health boost. If choosing between the two, I would rather make a green smoothie on daily basis, and I do! I also add a green juice to my routine once a week and would defiantly recommend it.

  • Green Smoothie: Blended dark leafy greens with other vegetables or fruit with a liquid and ice.
  • Green Juice: Dark leafy green and other veggies and fruits go through a physical juicing machine, which pulls the fiber away from the starch/sugar.

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How Do Green Smoothies Help Myasthenia Gravis?

Packed with energy producing nutrients, vitamins and minerals, a green smoothie is far better than your average cup of joe any day. These nutritious drinks will provide you with energy, nutrients, antioxidants and phytonutrients to fight disease and boost your body to its optimum health and healing ability. Listed below are just a few of the benefits green smoothies have to offer.

1. Easily Digestible Nutrients

They’re blended so because it’s already party broken down for your body, it’s much easier for your body to digest and absorb all of those vitamins, nutrients and minerals immediately, without taking up much of your body’s energy to do so. You’ll feel full and satisfied from the natural fiber and can save your energy for things that really matter during your day.

2. Vitamin & Antioxidant Packed

Most green smoothies are made with some kind of dark leafy greens. Kale or spinach are two greens most often used. This gives you a huge hit of vitamins and antioxidants like folic acid, B-vitamins, iron, and vitamin D and K, all of which reduce homocystine levels in your blood (which slows the aging, inflammation and the disease processes in the body).

Green smoothies are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Not only are you giving your body the best defenses for disease, but you are ingesting a variety of natural substances that are essential for optimum health and fitness.

3. Trace Minerals

Green smoothies have an insane amount of absorbable trace minerals that you can’t get in many other places, like:

  • calcium: much more absorbable as leafy green vegetables than any dairy product
  • magnesium: needed for ATP to produce energy in our mitochondria
  • manganese: for a healthy nervous system and cells
  • potassium: helps maintain hydration, helps keep body in an alkaline state to fight disease and inflammation better
  • selenium: an antioxidant that prevents cancer, liver detoxification and healthy thyroid function

4. Beta Carotene + Chlorophyll

Green smoothies also have high amounts of beta carotene, which have vibrantly colored antioxidants called carotenoids that give your skin a healthy glow because of their rich color. Think of your healthiest, most vegetable-loving friend, and how their skin literally glows. This is why. No beauty or anti-aging product will do what food naturally can.

Plus, green smoothies are rich with chlorophyll which some natural health experts say, enhances the immune system, purifies the blood and rejuvenates the body.

5Alkalizing

Fruits and vegetables are alkaline foods and many natural health experts claim that consuming these foods helps maintain a proper alkaline balance in the body.

6. Naturally Energy Boosting

Smoothies provide a powerful boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients without bogging down your digestive system. Since you are eating natural, whole foods in the most optimum form for your digestion and nutrient absorption, you will have more energy to get things done and enjoy your day.

7. Detoxification + Elimination

With all those vitamins and minerals, you also get amazing fiber to help speed the process up of getting any toxins out of your body in a fast and natural way. This is always a good thing, and can impact your energy. If you are sluggish and weighed down by toxins in your gut, it can make your Myasthenia Gravis flare up. A daily dose of green solves all of this.

8. Simple + Easy + Delicious

Green Smoothies take less than 5 minutes to make which is amazing for people with Myasthenia Gravis. We need to get the most nutrition with the least amount of physical prep work. Green smoothies will do that. Plus, It feels good, tastes good, and works hard for you from the inside out.

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Green Smoothie A Day Keeps Myasthenia Gravis At Bay

I hope you start adding a green smoothie to your daily routine like I do. It takes consistency and being an active participant in bettering your health (and as always, listening to the treatment guidance from your neuro) to obtain better health. But regardless, the numerous health (and beauty) benefits these powerful little drinks provide our body is in my opinion very important. Also, when you feel like your ready to take on additional health boosting practices, buy a juicer and add a green juice into your routine.

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[Find some delicious green smoothie recipes to try out for yourself  share with your loved ones here]

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And if you have any smoothie recipes, please do comment below or send in an email!

We would all love to hear!

 

 

Source:

www.drfuhrman.com – Autoimmune Nutrition

www.drfuhrman.com – Nutrient Density 

www.mindbodygreen.com

 

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