The Easier Way to Make Green Smoothies

I hate to admit this, but I almost never have fresh greens in my house. What do I mean by greens? I’m talking about the leafy green vegetables -kale, spinach, collards, lettuce- that none of us are eating enough of. I don’t ever have them in my house because it seems like whenever I buy plenty of greens, some of them end up going bad, so I usually just buy a little at a time. When I do buy them, I eat them right away to avoid spoilage.

Almost every morning, and after every workout, I make a protein shake with almond milk, fresh fruit, vegan protein powder, and ice. I always want to make my protein shakes into green smoothies by adding a handful of nutrient dense greens, but I rarely have them on hand.

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I needed to find a solution to my dilemma because I knew I wasn’t eating enough greens and actually love green smoothies. I started buying organic green powders and it has done the trick! I add organic kale powder, organic chlorella powder, and organic spirulina powder to every smoothie / protein shake that I make. They taste great, they are simple to use, and they have a shelf life of over two years! That’s the best part for me; organic green powders require zero refrigeration and they last forever! No more worrying about keeping fresh greens in the house!

If you’d like to try adding green powders to your protein shakes to make them more nutrient dense, you can buy organic greens powders online, just make sure that you are buying a pure and USDA certified organic product from a reputable company

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My Favorite Weight Lifting Supplement

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I bet you read the title and thought “This is going to be another bro-ed out article about pre-workout and protein powder.” But you are wrong! My favorite body building supplement isn’t produced in lab. It isn’t chock full of questionably legal ingredients like synthetic growth hormones. The supplement that I’m talking about is about as traditional as it gets and not only is it effective; it’s actually good for you!

The supplement I am talking about is desiccated liver. I take desiccated liver pills throughout the day just as traditional body builders did years before me. In fact, traditional body builders used to take up to 50 desiccated liver pills per day! I find that I take 10-15 capsules a day, and even that might be excessive.

You are probably wondering why I love desiccated liver so much. Well, let me explain. Desiccated liver supplements, when made the correct way, contain all of the same nutrients found within fresh, raw, beef liver. This means that desiccated liver supplements are a clean source of both protein and valuable amino acids. Think of amino acids as the building blocks of protein, and think of protein as the building blocks to muscle. Protein and amino acids are necessary for proper muscle growth and development, as well for preventing muscle soreness and improving recovery time.

Desiccated liver also contains B vitamins which work to increase energy down to the cellular level. Since starting to take desiccated liver, I’ve noticed that I can lift heavier for longer periods of time before reaching exhaustion. This may be because desiccated liver is a superstar at boosting both energy and endurance making it my all time favorite weight lifting supplement. You can learn more about desiccated liver supplements at eatyourliver.com.

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Does Everyone Need Vitamins?

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I often get asked “When should I take vitamins?” and also “Does everyone need vitamins?” It seems to me that a lot of people are confused as to whether or not they need vitamin and mineral supplementation. Well, the exact answer to that question is going to vary from person to person, but in my opinion, EVERYONE needs vitamins.

Our diets are not as healthy as the diets that our grandparents ate. We have replaced healthy, homemade foods with unhealthy, processed foods. Our soil is depleted. We load up on carbohydrates and scrape the veggies off of our plates. Let’s face it, even if you eat a healthy diet, our soil is depleted and food is not as nutrient dense as it used to be. Therefore, everyone needs supplements.

The types of supplements your body needs will vary from person to person. Depending on your diet, it is likely that you are deficient in a variety of important nutrients, as most Americans are. The easiest way to find out what nutrients your body is deficient in is to visit your health care professional. A doctor or holistic health care professional can run a series of tests to determine exactly which nutrients your body needs.

Many people turn to store bought, synthetic supplements once they have determined which nutrients their body needs. This is NOT the most effective way to correct a nutrient deficiency. The safer and more effective way to supplement your body is with traditionally created superfood supplements. Say you are deficient in vitamin A or vitamin D, you may wish to consider a high quality fermented cod liver oil. If you are deficient in iron or B vitamins, you may want to find a high quality desiccated liver supplement. Naturally occurring nutrients are safer and more effective for everyone.

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Cocoon Nutrition, Health and Fitness

Hey guys! Tom here, welcome to my health blog! I’m a personal trainer and fitness instructor. I created this blog to keep my friends & family motivated, but anyone can join in on the fun! I use this blog to post new and exciting exercises, fitness tips, recipes, diet tips, and general information on health and fitness. I hope to eventually create an interactive food and exercise journal, but that may take me a while!

My dream is to one day open my own heath and fitness center that would include a traditional gym, crossfit box, a lap pool, a nutrition consultation office, and health focused café. I’m still young, so for now I am working as a personal trainer as I complete my kinesiology degree. I am constantly working towards my dream while inspiring others to get into the best shape of their lives. Basically, I’ve got the best job in the world.

I love helping other people reach their goals which is why I created this health blog. I hope to keep you guys updated on popular supplements, new diets that I find effective / interesting, and I’ll even try to teach how to love exercise. Believe me, it is possible. I have seen plenty of clients go from absolutely despising exercising to being completely addicted to the gym.

My goal is to inspire everyone to lead a healthier lifestyle. You don’t have to become a total fitness freak, like myself, in order to be healthy. You simply have to make small changes that lead to greater health and happiness. This could be riding your bike to work, picking up swimming again, walking to lunch, taking a yoga class, walking your dog on the beach, going to farmer’s markets instead of the supermarket… I could go on forever, but I don’t have to because you’ve already found my blog.

This is my first post, but I hope to update the blog a couple of times per week. I encourage you to browse my site. I hope you enjoy my health and fitness tips, and I hope you subscribe to my feed! Stay up to date with my posts for the latest news in health, fitness, and general well being. Have a great day!

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