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I have been loving these sunny days. Even though I spend most of the sunniest part of the day inside during the week, when Saturday hits I can’t wait to just sit in the sunshine for about 20 mins to absorb some rays. Yes there can be too much of a good thing, we are all well versed in the dangers of skin cancer. But a little bit of sunshine is also very valuable for your health. Here is why you should be trying to expose yourself a little bit each day. I still wear a hat whenever I sit on the balcony, but try to expose at least my arms and legs to get maximum absorption.
Pineapples are a little bit of sunshine in winter! Not only is it delicious, juicy and sweet, it is also a healthy benefit power house. Although it is known for its sweetness, which some people might be scared of, it is well worthy of the status as a regular daily food. Here is why:
100 g pineapple provides just about 50 calories equivalent to that of apples.
One cup of fresh pineapple chunks provides 131% of your vitamin C needs for the day, 2% of vitamin A needs, 2% of calcium and 2% of iron.
Fresh pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which has been used in studies to determine it's effectiveness in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, and inhibit tumor growth.
A higher intake of all fruits (3 or more servings per day) has also been linked to a decreased risk of and progression of age-related macular degeneration.
Pineapple is also a rich source in Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, which helps your immune system, eyesight and protects from free radicals.
Pineapple is an excellent source the trace mineral manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. Rich amount of manganese present in pineapples helps in strengthening bones and connective tissues.
It's still winter, but grab a pineapple to pretend its sunny outside!
We often get asked by those
wanted to kick start a healthier lifestyle how to maintain the clean feeling
from a cleanse. So we have decided to dedicate a few newsletters to some
very basic principles on how WE live our lives that keep us clean, healthy and
It may sound very challenging to change your lifestyle, but the reality is - it is quite simple. There are about 12 principles that we try to live by, and they are super easy to keep in mind. Here are the first three:
1. Get up early! Listen, I hate it. I am self confessed non-morning person. BUT I will attest to the fact that getting up early sets your metabolism off sooner in the day. I keep some healthy low sugar muesli bars at home and RELIGOUSLY have one at about 4:45am after getting up at 4am. I don’t have time to sit and eat breakfast until about 8-9am – and I can promise you, if I waited until that time without eating , there would be a lot less "schkinny" at the Schkinny Maninny offices.
2. Never miss meals or eating. This does go hand in hand with the first one. I make it a golden rule to never miss an eating time – so whilst I may get super busy and physically don’t have time to make a salad and sit down and eat it, that doesn’t mean I can’t grab a muesli bar and a some fruit, or some carrots and chew them in the car. Letting yourself get super hungry is bad news, skipping a meal and thinking "oh well, I will make up for it at dinner" is ultra bad news, and telling yourself you aren't hungry is super bad news. Remind yourself if you aren't metabolising something then your body will store up for the winter.... Eeeeek!
3. Drink a green smoothie every day – green raw vegetables in a smoothie ensures you are getting this energy hit every day! You can use a banana to emulsify the green leafies (you can use spinach, parsley, lettuce, rocket, kale, silverbeet, etc). They really are a super energy hit. Juice up anything green you have and include the dark ones - these little puppies will get you buzzing through the day.
Stay tuned nex newsletter for the next 3 principles in our post cleanse lifestyle: 4: Your surefire breakfast cereal for healthy weight; 5: Learning to find stimulation from things other than food; and 6: Have this salad at least once a day...