Nutrition

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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: 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…

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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.

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12 Nov: Black Bean & Mango Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups cooked quinoa, at room temperature or chilled 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoon red OR white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 small lime) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper

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05 Nov: Taco Zucchini Noodles

INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 large zucchinis, spiralized 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small brown onion, peeled and finely chopped 3 tbsp of homemade taco seasoning (or one packet of your favorite taco seasoning) 1/4 cup water 14 oz can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese fresh cilantro leaves one lime, sliced into wedges