SUPERFOOD: Almonds

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Nuts, you can see it as a good snack or as candy… you have them in all tastes and sizes. But I personally never liked them, not necessarily the taste but how you chew it. But my colleague told me a while ago that almonds are very good as a afternoon snack and that you can call them superfood. But I didn’t do much with that information because I just didn’t like nuts and there are many superfoods I eat daily. But than I read on the instagram from a girl with amazingly long, big, shiny hair that she eat many almonds for her hair, and that changes things. Superfood + superhair! So I did my research  and run to the ‘nuts store’ to try the almonds.

They taste soooo different than normal nuts! Taste like vanilla or something?! And they are full of vitamins & minerals and good for the heart, brains and your digestion. If you make a routine from a daily handful of almonds (about 24 pieces) it can help to lower your “bad” cholesterol, reduce, the risk of heart disease and diabetes. There are many more reasons why they are healthy for you, but these must be enough to add almonds to your daily routine.

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* You can eat them as a afternoon snack like I do, or you can mix them in a smoothie, biscuits or even cupcakes, you can make almond butter or almond milk. There are many things you can make with the delicious almonds. Let’s be creative!

Click here for how you can make the almond milk
Click here for how you can make the almond butter
Click here for how you can make the almond biscuits
Click here for how you can make the almond smoothie

 

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SHOCKING:

Now I understand “the grown-ups” mostly the mothers who complain about their weight and be to busy for taking care of their body. Doesn’t make time for workouts and only eat the quick meals.

A while ago I didn’t understand that, how can you not have time? “MAKE TIME, you want to lose weight? Go to the gym, even if it is for a half an hour, isn’t so hard is it? Lying on the couch or have a workout that makes you feel better when your done.” But now when I experience the “adult life” I completely understand!!

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I am so tired after a whole day at work, I try to go to the gym and workout but it is not like I did before. After 3 months now, I gain 5 kg!! OH MY GODNESS!! I know ey, it is shocking! But what did I expect? Trained not so much as I did before (even skipped sometimes) and all day I sit on a computer and eat. Not candy, cookies and chocolate but without my daily movement and without training you obviously see much difference. So to now I had to search for another way… something had to change.

tumblr_n2bby7jj8A1sdcjhxo1_500tumblr_n36ehpVT9z1rqlia6o1_500I tried different things;
– Instead of going home with the car, I went back on my skates (15 km). I do this once a week. It is hard, specially if your not used to skate. So I recommend to train a bit before you skate 15 km in a day.
– At work I only eat fruit and vegetables (no other “healthy”cookies or snacks just the fruit and vegetables), I try to make good meals with it so I am not getting hungry and small pieces for a snack.
– I found out that I eat more when I sit all day, think everybody does that. Anyway, I try to change the food for water and tea. Luckily I love tea, so it isn’t hard for me to drink it, and everytime when i get a ‘hungry in cookie’ feeling I drink a glass or water or tea.
– It sound silly but when I am alone in the office or when I go to the toilet I do a few squats. I don’t know if this will help a lot but it give me more motivation because I have the feeling that I do a good job! HAHA! I do 10 till 20 squats because I don’t want to sweat and that like 5 times a day?
– No extra salt, I use to put salt on everything, I knew it wasn’t good but I couldn’t eat it without. But I was so shocked from the 5kg that i thought: Ok I drink a lot now and I can eat salty food cause I only enjoy it the 5 minutes that I eat it. So those 5 minutes non-salty eating isn’t the worst thing. I just need to learn to eat without salt.

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I already lost 2kg while I was changing these little things at my ”working new lifestyle”. So for me it works, if you have more tips you can always sent me a email or message on tumblr! I would love to hear! Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Love,

It’s a miracle!

Hemp Oil.

Yessss, you probably think, “Ooooofcourse a girl from Holland, Amsterdam, drugs, illegal stuff” haha! But no, this stuff is 100% legal and a miracle for your body. My grandpa always felt cold, he couldn’t get warm and it was so annoying for him. So he heard about the Hemp Oil and how good it is for million things in your body. And it is always worth to try right? So the whole family start to join him with the Hemp Oil, and it did make a difference. First of all my grandpa isn’t cold anymore… he feels normal like he used to feel.

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And I noticed that my skin was a bit oily the first week, I really needed to wash it twice during the day (thank god for the blotting paper) but now it is clear and matte. A bit the same reaction as the tiny-tea teatox did to my skin. But the strangest thing was that I haven’t felt sick after a party… Normal when I drink a few wines I am so sick the next day, bad hangover not like normal but really really bad. And I found out that when I woke-up after a few “accident drinks” I felt normal!! Not sick, not a headache, not tired, just normal like nothing happened! PERFECT! So I tried it again and again and again hahah! And It is gone? How crazy is that?! *I am not saying that this works for everybody, because I don’t know I just found it out.

Also, once a month I am dying from the pain in my belly. When I feel it coming, I need to go home asap before it is to late otherwise I crawl on the floor from the pain and need to throw up. But since I use the Oil it is gone. I am so so so so happy for that! It is a panacea. AMAZING! I am sure it did more to my body but I haven’t notice it yet. I am using it for two weeks now and I am happy with the results. If you going to try it, or already use(d) it let me know how you have experienced, I am very curious.

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What are the beneficial properties of Hemp Seed Oil?

Because Hemp Seed Oil is such a rich source of both LA (Omega 6) and LNA (Omega 3) in balanced proportions, conditions caused by deficiencies in both can be treated with one oil.

The functions of LNA include: Production of smooth skin increased stamina, speeds healing, increases vitality, brings a feeling of calmness, reduces inflammation, water retention, platelet stickiness and blood pressure, enhances immune functions, reduces the pain and swelling of arthritis, can reverse pre-menstrual syndrome, can treat bacterial infections, brain development in children.

-Here are a few links that I found about the Hemp Oil. If you are going to try it too I recommend to search on the internet or ask a doctor first before you take it, just in case because everybody is different, and when you try out new things you never know how your body is going to react. 

http://www.regenerativenutrition.com/content.asp?id=64
http://nimbinwave.com/facts/guide-to-hemp-seed-oil
http://hempbasics.com/shop/hemp-seed-nutrition

Good luck gorgeous souls!

Love,