Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#41 A Healthy Lifestyle Is A Goal In Itself


#41 A Healthy Lifestyle Is A Goal In Itself

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I added a new awesome ingredient into this Alkalizing concoction :-)
1) My day begins:
On an empty stomach, drink this liver detoxifier/PH-balancer in order to jump start your metabolism.  The taste isn't bad at all.  You acquire a taste for it. I'm already used to it. This mixture not only gets out all the yuckies in your body, it also alkalizes your ph level (first thing in the morning when you wake up on an empty stomach):
One cup of filtered or Alkaline water
One tsp of baking soda (bicarbonate)
One or 1/2 organic lemon
One tsp of organic molasses
One or two sprinkles of cayenne pepper powder
Two tsp of Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
4 sprinkling shaking dashes of cinnamon powder
4 sprinkling shaking dashes of clove powder
4 sprinkling shaking dashes of ginger powder
3 sprinkling shaking dashes of Curcumin powder
(please google the benefit of all these ingredients)

What's more refreshing than a simple lunch that can give you the essentials you need. 
Kale salad with a bomb salad dressing I made and some avocado using a little Black salt sprinkle to devour it. Don't get me wrong, I didn't eat all this to myself, although I could have :-). It was a healthy lunch for my boyfriend and I. This is how we've been trying to for these couple of years. When I first met him a few years ago, we spoke about juicing, eating healthy, and he said he wanted to make a change. Well now, he mentioned that he's addicted to eating healthy and getting his workouts in.

According to, these are the nutritional contents & nutritional benefits of Kale:

A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains (1):

  • Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
  • Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
  • Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Copper: 10% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
  • Then it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.

This is coming with a total of 33 calories, 6 grams of carbs (2 of which are fiber) and 3 grams of protein.

Kale contains very little fat, but a large portion of the fat in it is the omega-3 fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid.

Given the incredibly low calorie content, kale is among the most nutrient dense foods in existence. Eating more kale is a great way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet.

Benefits of Avocado: 
Avocados may help lower cholesterol
Avocados may reduce the risk of diabetes, stroke, and coronary artery disease
Avocados may promote a healthy body weight and BMI
Avocados may help prevent cancer

I teach at California State University Los Angeles in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science and our last day of class (their final), my students demonstrated the ability to teach a series of workouts giving queues for good form & alignment, giving modifications & adding extra challenges. They actually did an awesome job: