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Healthy Power Smoothies

Smoothies are great for breakfast or a snack. Next time you have a smoothie add some raw spinach or kale to your delicious recipe. It’s an easy way to make a sweet smoothie more like a “green” one. All the major juice bars are going green all across the country, so why not do it at home too!  Just chop up a handful of baby spinach or curly kale (about one-half cup) and toss it in. It adds a quick serving of healthy veggies to your daily intake and lends mellowness to sweet smoothies. It also gives you an extra boost of energy with every sip. (more…)

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Feel Good Yin-Yang Foods!

The Yin-Yang of a food isn’t just its nutrient value but also its “hot” and “cold” values of the food too that makes you feel better! Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), teaches that food also has a “hot” and “cold” feature for making us feel good, but this has nothing to do with temperature of the food.

Here’s why: According to TCM, each item of food has an energetic property of yin or yang. These are thought of as complimentary pairs that are constantly shifting in relationship to one another at either ends of the scale – night and day, lite and heavy, strong and weak. TCM believes that we absorb yin (cold) or yang (hot) energy from the foods we eat—and that medical conditions are manifestations of these yin-yang imbalances. The implications of this are that we can heal ourselves by correcting the imbalances by eating the appropriate yin-yang foods. The MyFaceMyLife team have delved into this approach to healing and come up with the following explanations: (more…)

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A Formula For the Perfect Breakfast!

Formula for a Perfect Breakfast (Coffee Doesn’t Cut It!)

People who start their day on empty are 75 percent more likely to be overweight than regular a.m. eaters. Follow our guide to rethink your morning meal, then start with our eight grab-and-go-favourites.

Despite what your barista says, a jug-sized latte, even with all that milk and sugar, isn’t a meal. “For most busy women, breakfast is based on convenience, which can backfire nutritionally,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D., author of Read It Before You Eat It. Your brain needs certain nutrients early on for all-day concentration and problem solving. (more…)

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