Paleo diet Protein Shake


I thought this would be a good one to share,http://www.cocostrong.com/ if you’r planning to start a Paleo diet. This is a yummy all natual shake like drink that i’m sure you’r gonna love. I never really thought of coconut as something I wanted to try, it just didn’t sound good to me. But Vanilla is a whole differant story, I love Vanilla. So when I saw the Vanilla with the Vanilla flavoring,  and sense I am trying to get into the Paleo way of eating myself mostly for health reasons I decided to give in and buy one I figured if I lked it I would buy more.And I must say it was pretty good,and I will be buying more. It’s a great way to recharge you’r body after a workout or a long day. I will be posting more Info on the Paleo diet/or for those of you that are just looking for a healthier way of eating.Either way I would recommend Paleo hands down it has to be the healthest way to go.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Product Information

Nutrition FactsCocoStrong Workout Recovery provides 32g of high quality protein plus the health benefits of coconut milk. The result is a rich and powerful fuel for your body. And the best part is – It’s all natural and it tastes delicious. Power yourself with coconut!

CocoStrong is a clean source of protein and healthy fats. We believe the ingredient list should be short and easy to understand. There are no unnecessary fillers in our product and we use the highest quality ingredients. CocoStrong is sweetened naturally and contains only 7g of carbohydrates. This product is gluten free and contains no milk.

Vanilla Coconut Recovery Drink

A delicious workout recovery drink that combines the power of clean protein with real coconut milk goodness.

Flavor: Vanilla Coconut

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Gluten For Dummies: Real Tips From a Nutritionist


Reblogged:from Huffington Post                                   Real tips from nutritionist Heather Bauer                          “Gluten Free” is everywhere: supermarkets, magazines, and celebrity diets. Is it good for you? Does it have real health advantages? Can it help you lose weight and stay healthy? As a nutritionist to celebrities and professionals alike, I get these questions constantly. With all the hype, it’s easy to forget that there is an actual medical reason for cutting out the gluten.

What is gluten, anyway?

Gluten is a protein found in certain types of grain — wheat, rye, barley — that can cause an autoimmune reaction in the small intestine, resulting in symptoms ranging from stomach pain to nutrient malabsorption.
People that suffer from this are often diagnosed with celiac disease, which affects more than 3 million Americans nationwide. The most effective solution is a strict, gluten-free diet.

Just how many people can’t tolerate gluten?

A much wider audience is suffering from milder symptoms of gluten intolerance than previously realized — nearly 18 million Americans. Those with even the slightest bit of intolerance are turning their focus to gluten-free foods to alleviate these uncomfortable side effects.
Should I go gluten-free?

Stocking up on every food item that touts the “gluten-free” label seems like a no-brainer — but that’s not always the best-case scenario. Gluten binds foods like pretzels and cake together. Without it, food companies are forced to add extra fat and sugar to make up for the lack of texture and flavor. Hello, extra calories!

Gluten-free foods can be quite expensive, too (bread at $6?). These products may be the remedy to your GI issues but could be causing a thickening waistline and a thinning wallet.

My advice: Seek out foods that are naturally gluten-free, instead of trying to eat something that’s trying to be something it’s not.

5 gluten-free carbs that won’t break the bank or widen your waistline:

Oatmeal — I get this question all the time: “Is oatmeal gluten-free?” The answer is yes, naturally it is. That being said, oats are usually processed in food facilities that also contain wheat products so the chance of cross contamination is high.  However, there are companies that have isolated, specialized farms that produce gluten-free grains without this concern. Bob’s Red Mill has an entire line of oat products ranging from quick rolled or steel-cut oats to GF oat flour. Pick your pleasure!

Polenta – This freshly ground corn product actually yields a lot of options. Trader Joe’s offers an organic variety that works great as a substitute for pasta or used as a pie crust in an egg white and spinach Quiche.

Since polenta is gluten-free to start with, you won’t find any extra sugar or fat. A 1/4 tube serving is only 70 calories and provides two grams of protein.

Buckwheat — People usually group buckwheat into the cereal grain category, but it’s actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb and is packed with magnesium and phosphorous.

Replace rice side dishes with buckwheat or add to soups instead of using noodles. Besides its hearty flavor, buckwheat satisfies hunger with six grams of protein and five grams of fiber per one cooked cup serving.

Wheat free tortillas – Going Gluten-free can make sandwiches and wraps difficult. Using a low-calorie, wheat free tortilla makes an excellent substitution. French Meadow bakery uses tapioca starch and rice flour to make a delicious wrap at only 120 calories.

Amaranth – One of the lesser-known grains, amaranth contains more protein than wheat in a form that is more readily available to the body. When compared to other grains, it’s also the front-runner in calcium, iron and an important amino acid called lysine.  You can find amaranth in one of my favorite fiber bars by Oskri.

Try all of these alternatives and see how gluten-free works for you. It might make you feel fuller, healthier, and refreshed. But don’t let it rule your life.

As I’ve written about extensively in my books The Wall Street Diet and Bread is the Devil, it’s important to live your life, not your diet.

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A choice of savoury and sweet gluten free crepes

A choice of savoury and sweet gluten free crepes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gluten Free Vegan Quiche

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Crepes with Fresh Berries


Crepes (makes about 12) 1 cup flour 1 1/2 cups Smart Balance® Low Fat Milk and omega-3  Smart Balance™ Omega-3 Grade A Natural Large Eggs 1 tsp Smart Balance® Cooking Oil Smart Balance® Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray confectioner’s sugar
Berry filling 6 oz blueberries 6 oz raspberries 12 oz strawberries, cut in quarters low-fat whipped topping

This dessert was first presented as part of our “Endless Summer Recipe” special feature.
Number of servings: 12 Nutrients Calories: 112kcal Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fatty Acid: 0 g Poly Fat: 0g Mono Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 42mg Carbohydrates: 17g Dietary Fiber: 2g Total Sugars: 7g Protein: 5g                                                                     Directions:                                                                                                                                    Combine flour, milk, eggs and oil in a blender; blend until smooth.Heat a large nonstick crepepan on medium-low flame. When hot, spray with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup crepe mixture into pan, swirling pan slightly to make crepe thin and smooth. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom of crepe is light golden brownFlip and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute or until light golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.To serve, spoon whipped topping into center of each crepe. Top with berries and fold each edge of crepe over filling. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar, and serve warm.

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Understanding Foods Labels


Understanding nutrition claims and market tricks will allow the average shopper to make quick, healthy choices without spending hours comparing labels. Certain claims on packaged items are regulated by the FDA. A product with the following statements must abide by several restrictions,Fat Free:Less than half a gram of fat per serving,Low Calorie: No more than 40 calories per serving, Sugar Free:Less than half a gram of sugar per serving,Low Sodium: No more than 140 mg of sodium per serving,High, rich in, excellent source of: 20 percent or more of the recommended daily value of the nutrient,Less,fewer,reduced: 25 percent or less of the named nutrient, Here are some other marketing terms that aren’t standardized by the FDA.Organic: Must meet the USDA standards for organic production, without most synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics and genetically engineered ingredients. Being labeled “organic” has nothing to do with the calorie, fat or sugar content of a food. I recommend going organic for particular fruits and vegetables especially those that are considered part of the “dirty dozen.”Natural: Only regulated by the FDA for meat and poultry products.  This label means “no artificial substances.”  Companies use the term “natural” on their products hoping that it will catch the eye of a health-conscious consumer; the product may not be superior to its competition.Local: Not a monitored claim. Shop at markets and nearby farms to know that your food is coming from a “local” source. Free Range:  A USDA definition for eggs and poultry where chickens have “access to the outside,” no other specific spatial restrictions are given.”Free range” beef and pork labels are not regulated. Know your manufacturer and the company background to be safe about your meat choices. Made with Whole Grains: A general term with a broad meaning.The product may be 99 percent refined grains, while 1 percent is actually whole grains. “Multigrain” is another overused word stating that the food is made with several grains.  At least half of all grains eaten should be whole grains; make sure that “whole” is contained in the ingredient list. Lightly sweetened: Another expression that is not controlled.Lightly sweetened is variable, depending on the size of your sweet tooth! Fiber: A product “high in fiber” may contain the isolated, added fibers such as inulin, maltodextrin and polydextrose; these types haven’t been proven to offer the health benefits from fiber found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.Be wary of packaged foods that claim to be the newest, ultra-healthy solution. Cookies, cakes and snack foods are just that.They won’t ever replace your best choices: whole foods with real ingredients.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loss Weight, diet, Dieting, Weight Loss Tips, weight loss programs, dieting programs, Top Weight loss, Health, Portion Control, Food, Human nutrition, Eating, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Fitness, Programs, Calorie