Red Pepper & Onion Quinoa Recipe

Today, as a follow on from yesterdays qunioa post, I’m going to share a great quinoa recipe that works as a side dish to any savory meal. It also works great as a substitute for rice, pasta or potatoes. It’s real simple to make too.

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Quinoa – A High Protein Alternative To Grains

You may or may not be familiar with quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). It’s relatively new to most people but has been cultivated in South America for over 5,000 years. The ancient Incas considered it sacred, referring to it as the “mother grain”.

Quinoa looks like a grain, tastes like a grain and you cook it like a grain. But it’s not a grain, it’s actually a seed from a leafy green plant distantly related to spinach.

So Why Should You Be Eating Quinoa

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Fructose – Obesity’s Secret Weapon!

Most people will tell you that a little sugar isn’t all that bad and that it’s found in nature. I agree. The problem is that we don’t just eat a little sugar and the type we do eat is a whole lot different to the form of sugar found in nature.

When we eat sugar (either as a starchy carbohydrate or refined sugar) our pancreas releases insulin. Insulin helps to remove the sugar from our blood stream and it is either used for energy or stored as fat. How much we “burn off” or store as fat depends on our daily activity level. The more active we are the more energy we use. Straight forward enough? Maybe not.

Hidden Sugar

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Fit Body Diet – Be Lean & Toned For Summer

Summer is just around the corner which means sunny days, trips to the beach, BBQ’s and less clothing! Time to step up your training right? Yep, regular exercise is essential for a healthy and fit body but to really get results your nutrition also needs to be on point.

This sudden realization often sends people into a panic, so I thought it would be a great time to lay out some nutritional guidelines to help you get lean and toned for summer.

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Measuring Progress & Beating My Score!

When it comes to measuring progress with our health and fitness goals more often than not we only focus on the scales.  While the numbers on the scales do offer some indication of progress, it isn’t always the best and certainly isn’t the only way to measure progress. The scale will only tell you if your weight is up or down. It doesn’t tell you if you have gotten stronger, more flexible, or if your balance, agility, or muscular endurance has improved.

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Glutithione – The Big Daddy Of Antioxidants!

What if I told you that one antioxidant in particular could not only boost our immune systems, help us to burn fat and build muscle, repair liver damage and protect us from disease? You’d want to know more. So what is this amazing antioxidant?

It’s called glutithione (glue-ta-thigh-own).

What Is Glutithione?

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Lean Recipe – Salsa Salad

The weather has been great the last couple of days here in Ireland and it got me thinking about summer. Being out doors and being able to walk around in a t-shirt all day. Well this recipe is perfect for warmer weather when you want to enjoy fresh and tasty food, but also want to get lean.

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Natural Live Yogurt – Lean Body Secret

Before I start I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of dairy products. When I use milk my skin gets dry patches and when I eat butter it literally makes my skin crawl. I’m not lactose intolerant but the less I have it the better. Which is why I generally avoid dairy.

So why am I writing about yogurt? Because it is a lot different from regular dairy products. And it’s really, really good for you. Now to avoid any confusion I am not taking about “regular” yogurt. The kind with tons of sugar, fruit flavours, chocolate flavours, added colours, frozen yogurt or the ones with crunchy “bits” that you sprinkle on top.

No, the type of yogurt I’m talking about is real yogurt. Natural, plain, “live” yogurt.

What Makes Natural Live Yogurt Different?

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Killer Ab Workout – In 10 Minutes!

This workout is a follow on from my last post where I spoke about the benefits of strength training for building lean muscles and developing great abs (you can see that post here).
In keeping with what I was saying this workout is a full body workout that will help develop strength, coordination and balance with particular focus on the core (abdominals, obliques/waist, lower back and hips). All while boosting your metabolism.

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The Secret To Great Abs

Six Pack. Eight Pack. Ripped Abs. Shredded Midsection. Washboard Stomach.

However you want to describe it, there’s no doubt that a firm, tight midsection is something we would all love to have.

Great abs are one body part that both men and women not only desire to have themselves, but find attractive in the opposite sex. Possessing a toned, flat stomach tells people that you are fit, healthy and in peak condition.

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