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What are the best fat burning superfoods?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Superfoods are the best green foods

Are you determined to stick to your New Year’s Resolution for losing weight and eating healthier? We are here to keep you on the right track by telling you about the great fat fighting foods you can include in your your healthier diet.

 

As you browser your favorite healthy magazines and cookbooks, you may come across the word superfood. Superfoods are foods that can asset you in slimming down because the superfoods are known for satisfying appetites during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Some popular superfoods are nuts, avocados, and dark chocolate.

 

You can really combat weight gain by regularly eating the following super foods:

-Nuts

-Eggs

-Salmon

-Peanut butter

-Avocados

-Spinach

-Berries

-Reduce fat dairy

-Whole grains

 

It’s crucial to your weight loss diet to eat nuts and eggs because  these high protein super foods can help curb your appetite while boosting your body’s ability to burn calories. When your body feels fulfilled, you don’t need to eat as much and you are more likely to lose weight.

 

It is also recommend that you eat and drink plenty of dairy products. Why? Calcium is known for trimming down fat cells at the waist because calcium makes the body’s enzymes become more active. Enzymes break down fat cells. In addition, the body reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol to  prevent your body from storing fat around your body.

 

You should also eat plenty of mono/polyunsaturated fats to prevent future body fat. Always keep in mind how many green foods you take in a day. The more, the better. You will want to keep your body as full as possible on fibers to regularly reduce your intake of calories.

 

You should make a goal everyday to have at least 1,500 calories worth of  fiber filled foods.

 

To get started on your fat fighting diet today, have yourself a chocolate banana smoothie. All you need to make this delicious protein drink are the following ingredients:

-Greek Yogurt

-Chocolate Soy Milk

-Spinach

-Avocados

-And your favorite nuts.

 

The drink is an excellent source of calcium and the chocolate banana smoothie will provide you plenty of B vitamins such as riboflavin and thiamine to keep you energized throughout the day. Best of all, the chocolate banana smoothie consist only of 375 calories.

 

Have a look at these 2014 healthy recipes to get started on a healthier and luckier life today.

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and fresh seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

To contact Hearn Kirkwood call 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

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Source:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/the-7-day-fight-fighting-menu/

http://www.examiner.com/article/pms-symptom-smoothie-cure-chocolate-banana-smoothie

How To Help Your Teen Eat Healthy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Are you looking for ways to help your teenager son or daughter eat healthier this year? If yes, we are here to help by providing you information and ideas on how your teen can eat healthier, quicker and make easier meals. Read below to get started.

 

Eating the right foods in moderation will help your teenager maintain health and keep a balanced mood. Teenagers need specific nutrients to function successfully during the day. In fact, the most important meal is breakfast for a teenager. The body needs a daily supply of the following:

 

Ø Protein. This makes up components of muscles, hair, nails, skin, eyes and internal organs such as the heart and brain. Protein helps teens grow and keeps red blood cells healthy. Some great protein foods are eggs, cheese, soy products, fish, nuts, chicken, beef and pork. If you are a vegetarian, a great way to get the appropriate amount of protein is through consuming soy products, beans and nuts.

 

Ø Carbohydrates.  They are the body’s main source of energy and help the nervous system, muscles, and internal organs function. You can get enough carbohydrates by having fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans in your diet.

 

Ø Fats. They are the body’s energy reserve and keep your body warm. Fats have nutrients of vitamins A, D, E and K. Fatty tissues will protect the body’s vital organs from trauma and temperature changes.

 

 Here are some great meal ideas for healthy, quick and easy consumption for your teen:

 

 Breakfast

 Ø Have a soy shake. You only need a cup of vanilla, chocolate, soy milk or milk from a cow. Blend this with banana and 2 ice cubes. This will improve your mood and how you function during the day.

 

Ø Eat Oatmeal. Oatmeal with chopped nuts, raisins, banana and strawberries is a great source of protein.

 

Ø Drink Orange Juice. This will give you the calcium and vitamin C you need to start your day.

 

Ø Eat Fresh Fruit. Some great fresh fruit to eat first thing in the morning are oranges, pears, strawberries, bananas, peaches, and blueberries. Eat it with yogurt and granola.

 

 Lunch

 Ø Have an egg salad sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce and tomato.

 

Ø Eat veggie burgers and veggie pizza.

 

Ø Have a turkey, chicken, tofu, cheese, or vegetable turkey wrap.

 Dinner

ØPasta with pesto sauce, tomato sauce and vegetables is a great dinner meal.

 

Ø Have stir-fry vegetables with tofu, shrimp or chicken.

 

Ø Broil Salmon with vegetables.

 

For a great selection of nutritious foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: Healthy Eating Tips For Teens