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Wheat Belly

Is it just me or are more and more people becoming sensitive to wheat? Everywhere we look, we see gluten free options and more and more people avoiding the staple grain of our ancestors or grains altogether…

Many people do have Celiac disease, where their bodies cannot assimilate gluten and it actually causes an autoimmune response and other’s that are Gluten intolerant (there is a difference). Although there are more and more people that get a “wheat belly” and inflammation every time they eat wheat. What’s going on?

Well, the wheat we eat today is not the same stuff that our grandparents ate. Back in the 60s and 70s science was out to feed the world (a great cause) and produced wheat that could produce 10 times the traditional yield. It was created through cross breading with wheat and wild grasses from across the world. Thousands of experiments were implemented, using chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers and even radioactivity to produce mutant and hybrid plants.

The challenge is, with every new breed there were minute biochemical changes in the new offspring; small amino acid and protein changes that were though to be of no concern to human health. Amylopectin is one of those “small changes”. It’s a starch that will, not only spike your blood sugar but stimulate your appetite. Gliadin is another (gluten) protein found in modern wheat and is also an appetite stimulant that will actually stimulate your brain’s opiate sensors! Even the Gluten in today’s wheat is slightly different than that of the old ancient grains…

If you get “Wheat Belly” when you eat wheat or other grains, you should educate your self about the difference between Gluten Intolerance and actual Celiac disease.

This is a great, in-depth Video explain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv5RwxYW8yA#t=19

As for me, I’m just going to skip the wheat and keep my grains to a minimum…

To your Health

~Jason~

 

 

High Protein, Gluten Free, Pre-Workout Pancakes

This has to be one of my favorite pre-workout, breakfast meals! It’s fast, easy, high protein, nutrient dense and gluten free.

This recipe is for one large pancake and you can simply double or adjust the recipe for more…

Main Ingredients:

One medium sized, soft, mashed banana

¼ cup of rolled oatsMyCollage_0

2 eggs

Coconut oil

Options:

½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Organic maple syrup

¼ tsp of Stevia or Xylitol so you can use less syrup

Raw nuts and berries

Almond Butter

Whey protein

With a blender: Blend the dry oats, on med until powdered, add eggs and banana on low and mix until thoroughly blended. Make sure you don’t blend too fast or you will froth the eggs.

Or, without a blender: Mash the banana in a bowl, add the eggs and continue to blend with a fork and then add the oats as you continue to blend…

Add coconut oil to a pan, on medium heat. The pan is ready when a drop of water dances on the pan. Pour mixture into pan and wait until you see a few bubbles in pancake and it’s brown on bottom, Flip and cook until done. I like mine crispy!

I like to add nuts to the mix and top with almond butter and berries, then drizzle with organic maple syrup. I wash it down with an organic non-denatured whey protein drink for extra protein before my workout!

Try it out and create your own custom blend!

Eat Right, Train Hard and Live Life to the Fullest!

Much Love and Aloha,

~ Jason ~

http://www.SummerBodyNow.com

 

Diet Myth #3.8 – I Need to Starve Myself to Burn Fat

I NEED TO STARVE MYSELF SO MY BODY WILL BURN FAT

Wrong! Your body is the master compensator. When you drastically cut calories, your body goes into survival mode and slows down your metabolism. Yes, as crazy as it sounds, that’s what it does because your body’s first priority is survival. Also, if you just cut calories but don’t focus on nutrient dense, well-balanced meals, you also end up loosing muscle. The amount of muscle on your body is one of the main factors that determines your metabolism (how many calories you burn). So, if you end up losing muscle then you lower your metabolism. This can be a disastrous combo of losing muscle and damaging your metabolism. 


This is one of the main reasons that people rebound after a “diet”. They loose “scale weight” but don’t realize that a lot of it was muscle and for the reasons listed above, lowered and perhaps even damaged their metabolism. So when they resume eating normal again, their body regains the fat and sometimes even more…Summer Body Now Body Comp


It is very important to know your body composition and body fat percentage before you start any dietary change to reduce your weight. You need to focus on well-balanced and nutrient dense meals, evenly spaced throughout the day. Make sure you take measurements and use the mirror more than the scale. This is where a coach can save you a ton of time and frustration because they can get you started on a personal plan that is as unique as you are…

 

9+1 Benifits of the Avocado Powerhouse

Avocados are a powerhouse of nutrition both internally and externally!
Avocados are rich in vitamins A, C, and E and are full of other nutrients like potassium. They contain folate, monosaturated fats and antioxidants. Regular consumption of avocados helps us in many ways.
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Here are just 10 of them:
1. The monosaturated fats in avocados not only help in reducing LDL cholesterol but are also good for the heart. Avocado also lowers the triglycerides in the blood and thus is useful for diabetic patients.
2. Avocado contains 30% more potassium than banana. The high potassium content helps in regulating blood pressure and prevents circulatory diseases.
3. Avocados are good for pregnant women since the high folate content in them helps in the development of brain and other tissues of the baby. The B6 vitamin in these fruits may help in reducing nausea that is associated with pregnancy. Rubbing avocado oil on the belly also helps prevent stretch marks!
4. Avocado contains carotenoid lutein. Lutein keeps the eyes safe from oxidative stress, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
5. Avocados have numerous phytonutrients which not only prevent prostate cancer but also repair the damaged cells.
6. Many studies have shown that avocado can inhibit the growth of cancerous cells without damaging the healthy cells. The oleic acid in this fruit is effective in preventing breast cancer.
7. It is a powerhouse of vitamin E which protects our skin from free radicals. Avocado oil is great for the skin!
8. Avocado is very effective in stopping bad breath. It also reduces the risk of oral cancer.
9. Being rich in antioxidants, avocado is helpful in preventing aging symptoms. The glutathione in avocado boosts immune systems, slows the aging process, and encourages a healthy nervous system.
10. The nutrients and enzymes in avocado soothes the condition of inflamed mucous lining in the stomach and small intestines. It also improves the body’s ability to absorb carotenoids and nutrients
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I’m headed for my morning, breakfast shake right now and I add avocado at the end to thicken it up and power it up!
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