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Health: How to ref up your metabolism

Metabolism is the term that describes the various chemical reactions in your body.  Your metabolism rate refers to the rate – fast or slow – your body burns energy.

This is a 24/7 process of converting the food and nutrients you take in into energy so that your body can function, breath, cell repair, circulating your blood, grow and repair cells and everything else it does to help you survive.

The rate or speed of your metabolism is mostly determined by your genes as well as your age.  But there are some hormonal imbalances that can slow down or fasten your metabolism.

Like Type 1 and 2 diabetes and under or overactive thyroid can cause havoc with your metabolic rate.  Stress, sleep deprivation, restrictive yo-you diets, too much salt, alcohol and dehydration can also have an influence.

So, what can you do to rev up your metabolism:

  • Eat healthy – regular meals, clean eating, fruit, vegetables and lean meats

Healthy Eating

  • If you are not sensitive for caffeine have a cup of caffeinated drinks as it increases your metabolic rate.
  • Have a post work-out meal or snack
    • Nuts
    • Greek yogurt
    • Smoothie with spinach, peanut butter and protein powder
    • Banana and/or apple with nut butter
    • Hummus with crackers
  • Exercise regularly. A program that preferable includes cardio, resistance training and a weekly HIIT (High Intensity Intermittent Training) session.

Work out

  • Drink enough water (8 glasses per day)
  • Sleep More

HEALTHY LIVING: Dates and Nuts Energy Bar

Dates and Nuts Energy Bar, Healthy Bar, All-Natural Nutritional Bar

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup pitted dates (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  •  cup coconut powder
  •  cup flax seed meal
  •  tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup roasted Walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup roasted Almond (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup roasted Cashews (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seeds

Method

  1. Soften the chopped dates in microwave for 30 seconds, doing this makes dates soft and easy to work.
  2. Blend the dates in the food processor until they become to the paste, this should take about 15 seconds. Add flex seed meal, and cocoa powder and salt to the food processor and blend it until all the ingredients incorporated. This should take about 15 second.
  3. Add the roasted and chopped nuts walnuts, almonds, and cashew nuts. Blended it until all the ingredients incorporated, but nuts should be still chunky this should take about 20 seconds of blending.
  4. Remove the mix from food processor, and make it into 2 balls, roll it into about 1/4-inch-thick, sprinkle the sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds to the rolled bar and lightly press the seeds, so they stay into the bars. Cut them into your desire shape. I decided to cut them in bars.

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