Category Archives: healthy food

Grow organic plants right inside your home

It’s high time you join the organic bandwagon and grow your own plants right inside your home. With a minimal amount of water you can grow healthful veggies, root crops and ornamental plants through hydroponics system or soil-less gardening. The plant depends on little water to survive and requires gravel or sand for the root to grow.

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Imagine that you can grow your own salad, including lettuce, cherry tomatoes and herbs without having to worry about the space; no messy soil to till and garden equipment to plant your seedlings or saplings. Now it’s possible even for those living in condos to put up their own organic garden.

Ways to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

Having a baby is an exciting time, but pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. You may find yourself experiencing an array of symptoms that you’d never even heard of before. While you may mostly be able to go about your daily routine as usual, here are a few things you want to make sure you’re doing in order to keep yourself on track during this pregnancy. 

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Eat Healthy

Eating healthy may be just about the last thing you want to do right now, but it is still important to make sure your baby is getting the proper nutrition. While it’s fine to indulge in a treat every now and then, you also need to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein. Many women find this difficult when suffering with first trimester nausea, but it typically gets easier around the twelve-week mark. 

Prepare in Advance 

You probably already have a mile long to-do list to get ready for baby, but getting a lot of that done early can allow you time to relax in the weeks before your little one arrives. Find a pregnancy care center Tampa FL that you are comfortable delivering at, sign up for birthing classes, decide who is going to be in the delivery room with you and begin buying all of the essentials that you will need for when your baby comes home with you. 

Exercise Regularly

You may find that you are more exhausted than ever right now, which can make exercising about the last thing you want to do. However, getting just thirty minutes of light cardio in each day may actually help you get some of your energy back. Before you start working out though, talk to your doctor about what type of exercise is best for you at this time. 

Even though you have a million things on your mind right now, try to take time each day to focus on yourself. Remember to enjoy this journey because your little one will be here before you know it!

Shed and Tone (C-lium Recipe)

Post Workout Recovery Smoothie; Weight Management; and Anti-Diabetes

Nutritionist Ms. Nadine Tengco demonstrated to us (Crossfit challenge participants) how to make a smoothie. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take pictures.

Ingredients:

1 cup papaya cubed
1 large banana
1 tablespoon Psyllium fiber
1 tablespoon no-sugar crunchy peanut butter
2 cup low-fat or almond milk
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon cilantro
1 tablespoon mint leaves
10 grams coco sugar or 2 sachets Stevia (optional only: if banana or papaya is not sweet)
Ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together

Serves 2

**This smoothie should be taken within 1 hour after workout to aid in muscle repair, recovery and refuelling. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, potent antioxidants (phenolic and flavonoid compounds) and the anti-inflammatory enzyme papain, all designed to assist the body in healing, repairing and building lean muscle and increasing metabolism.

POST – WORKOUT Goals within 1 hour
Rehydrate
Repair & Rebuild
Refuel & Replenish