Welcome scoopers!

Welcome scoopers!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Benefits of Beef Liver

I know, I know... the thought of eating liver grosses out a lot of people. But you know what... it's really not bad! And the more I've eaten it, the more I've gotten used to it. Now, it just tastes like a chewy steak. Just cook it with a lot of onions, and use a lot of ketchup.. the health benefits of this super-super food are amazing. 

1. Treats Anemia 

Beef Liver is packed full of B12, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Selenium, and many other nutrients to help us feel our best. If you suffer from any type of anemia beef liver, in my opinion, is the absolute best source of all of the nutrients needed for healthy red blood cells. 

2. Brain and Liver Health

Liver is full of Choline, a micro-nutrient VITAL for healthy brain and liver function. So yes, eating liver helps your own liver, and can help you think more clearly!! It speeds up detoxification, giving you more energy. A choline deficiency is known to contribute to dementia and other memory related problems.. so you can see how important it is! 

3. Metabolism Support

Beef liver is full of copper which, along with the other nutrients, can help support a healthy metabolism. The older you get, the more important it is to keep these types of foods in your diet to keep your body functioning optimally.

How often should you eat Beef Liver?

I try to eat a small serving of liver twice a week.  DO NOT eat it more than that, as it is SO NUTRIENT DENSE...you could overload your body with TOO MANY nutrients! ;) 

Beef Liver is my "hidden secret" to feeling great and looking young.... 

You can buy grass-fed beef liver at WHOLE FOODS for just about $3.00 for two steaks. So go get some today and let me know how it helps you! Don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page!

Happy Gluten-Free Week!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Anti-Aging Breakfast Shake

This shake is packed full of the best anti-aging ingredients I've found. It's the perfect breakfast to boost your metabolism and help with weight loss too!  

Ingredients for one shake:
1 scoop of collagen powder
a handfull of raspberries or blueberries
1-2 teaspoons of Nutritional Yeast Flakes
1/4 c. probiotic kefir milk (plain)
water + ice 

I've been using Bone Broth Protein for a while now, and feeling some amazing results. It's very effective in helping with leaky gut issues, and is full of glycine, an amino acid important in liver detox. It also contains collagen, but I add in another collagen powder as well, so I get more than one type for my skin, hair, and nails. The berries give the shake fiber, flavor, and antioxidants, and the probiotics are a must for keeping healthy gut flora, and aiding in nutrient absorption. The nutritional yeast flakes are SO important for Celiacs, in my opinion, since we are not getting some of these nutrients from wheat and "regular" breads.

Try this shake for at least a week! 
 I know you'll feel a lot more energy and see improvements in your overall health. 
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Happy Gluten-Free Weekend, Scoopers :) 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Anti-Aging from the Inside Out

Life at 35 is feeling a lot more like 25! Here are some tips on anti-aging that have worked for me, and can work for you. 

1. Quality Vitamin A / Folate Vegetables. 
Eat vegetables that are high in these powerhouse nutrients, and you will see noticeable improvements in your skin, hair, vision, energy level, and overall mood. A lot of women spend too much money on Vitamin A creams and topical anti-aging serums, when it's much more powerful to work from the inside out. My go-to veggies are YAMS, ASPARAGUS, and BEETS, and RED BELL PEPPERS. I eat these every week, if not daily. It's all about moderation - so just swap the normal russet potatoes for yams once in a while, and if you're too lazy to cook like me, eat asparagus like it's celery. I promise it's not that bad. And a little bit every day goes a long way in helping you feel amazing.

2. Stay (the hell) away from High Fructose Corn Syrup. 
This is pretty much in all processed foods you're eating. There's one rule when it comes to HFCS -- DON'T!!! I am honestly convinced that it is the major cause of adult onset diabetes. Stop drinking any sodas that have it, breads (even some GF ones), cereal, sauces and salad dressings, and yes - even some CANNED VEGETABLES. Seriously?!?! I know. People actually put this in vegetables. It's disgraceful! STAY AWAY from it! Read labels, and if you see HFCS - just don't go there! Trader Joe's is my favorite place to get condiments that are free of this stuff. I love their mayo, mustard, ketchup, guac, salad dressings, etc. Fight against Monsanto (the devil) and stop eating ALL HFCS. 

3. Grass-Fed Beef
I tell my piano kids "All Cows Eat Grass" ... but this is a LIE! (shhh...;). But for reals, some cows eat genetically modified corn, and you know how I feel about that. So - get the high quality grass fed beef. It's high in Beta Carotene and B-12, along with Iron and other nutrients that will help you glow from the inside out. It's one of the those products that's just worth the extra money to splurge on. So DO IT! You will thank me. 

4. Weight Training
This is something that, like most things that are worth it in life - takes time. My brother who is a super-fit gym dude, has taught me some of the basics of weight training, and I can already see the improvements from it. Once you gain enough muscle, your body just starts to shed excess fat / calories easier... so pretty much the more toned you are, you will actually be able to eat more calories per day without gaining more weight. UM - I dunno about you, but I love eating - so that's enough motivation for me to keep up with the weights. Talk to a local fitness trainer and get on it. It will help keep your body tighter and so you age better.

5. Skin Care 
 I've noticed that my skin is actually BETTER lately because I'm using less products with less ingredients. Don't believe all the hype that you need a 12-step program for your face ;). All I use is Pure Ivory Soap and Neo Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser with my Clarisonic Brush. In addition, sleeping with 100% PURE EMU OIL on my face a couple times a week is fabulous. It works SO WELL.(You can get it at Vitamin World).

What else would you add to this list??? Don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page, and always feel free to message me with any questions about living Gluten-Free.

Have a wonderful week, and stay young ; 0 ) ❤  Christie