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17 Dec: Quick Mango and Lime Chicken

Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 4 4-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper 2 mango’s, pitted and diced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1/3 cup chopped scallions 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp finely grated lime zest 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 2 cups cooked brown rice

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06 Dec: The Differences Between Cooking Oils: What You Need to Know!

Have you ever had a meal that you expected to taste one way, but came out another? Or perhaps you found that something got burned, came out with a better than expected texture, or even started reducing inflammation in your body? As many foodies know (or may not know) your food is as much a product of how you cook as well as what you cook it with – and with cooking oils, there is so much more than meets the pan! Choosing the wrong amount, type, temperature or even cooking time with different cooking oils can be the difference between a smashing dinner party meal, or a kitchen experiment gone horribly wrong. Today we are going to look at these differences between the various oils out there, and what you need to know while cooking for a healthy kitchen!

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03 Dec: Gingerbread Energy Balls

Ingredients: 1 cup pitted dates (about 12) 1 cup toasted pecans 1 tablespoon molasses 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cloves ¼ teaspoon salt 2 oz. dark chocolate, to drizzle (optional)

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01 Dec: The Role of Supplements

Both the role and topic of nutritional supplementation is controversial, to say the least. In a world filled with hundreds and thousands of different kinds of supplements, fitness professionals, and everyone in-between, it is certainly tough to know where to turn to and who to trust. Thankfully, here at Movimento we have done our research and are happy to conclude that yes in fact, nutritional supplementation is indeed good for almost everyone! Whether it’s weight loss, improving your lower back, or building muscle (and everything else fitness related), supplements along with a good diet and training have been proven to improve quality of life, boost your results and have you feeling even better! But where exactly do supplements fit into all of us? Which supplements do what and which ones should I likely be taking? It is these questions and more that we will look at today.

01 Dec: Holiday Challenges

It’s that time of year again! The time where family gets together and Uncle Joe and Aunt Susan, your parents, your spouse’s parents, and a variety of friends have invited you to some sort of Christmas function. There’s just SO much good food and drink!! It can be incredibly hard to get out of the Christmas season in the same state that you entered in.

01 Dec: How to Optimize your Nutrient Absorption

“We are what we eat” – the age-old phrase often reminding us that yes, we do need to eat better. Let’s face it, when confronted with losing those last ten pounds, getting in shape for beach season, or just improving our fitness in general, nutrition consistently stands out as our number one challenge to achieving our goals. We all know the basics: eat more vegetables, consistently get your protein, and lay off the junk food/binge eating – to name a few. But what about those of us who already eat well and want to go to that next level? Or perhaps you’re wondering how to best optimize all the good stuff you already eat? It is these questions and more that we will be looking at today, namely how we can maximize our nutrient absorption, plus how, when and why to combine certain foods together to pack an even greater…

01 Dec: All About Your Core!

Do you experience low back pain? Did you know that pain could be the result of having a weak core? Having a weak core can contribute to many things other than just having back pain. It can influence your breathing, your ability to balance, and your spine. The abdominal wall contains no bones for support, it must rely on strength from the multidirectional layers of muscles. There are many muscles that must work together to create that strong stable core. But before we get down to the nitty gritty I want to talk more about why we need a strong core.

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27 Nov: Magnesium

I’m sure all of you have heard how important it is to get vitamins and minerals into our bodies to create and maintain optimal health. Minerals are inorganic elements and can not be produced or synthesized in the body the way certain vitamins can. They must be obtained through the food we eat or through the water we drink. Minerals play many vital roles in the body working in combination with vitamins, hormones, enzymes and various other nutrient co-factors to regulate thousands of biological functions. They support immune function, metabolism, regulation of blood sugar and fluids, muscle contraction and relaxation, mental and cognitive function; as well as repair and cellular detoxification.