Get the Best out of Spices and Herbs with Protein Chefs

Get the Best out of Spices and Herbs with Protein Chefs

Have you ever wondered why spices are so much popular? Although you might assume that spices and herbs are just an add on to the food items we eat every day to add flavour and that freshening smell, they do impact your health. Yes they do! But in a good way!

In fact, spices have been known for their anti-inflammatory properties for hundreds of years. Some important spices include: Cloves, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Turmeric, Chili Pepper, Licorice, Thyme, Parsley. We at Protein Chefs use spices to not just add flavor to your food but to increase its nutritional content.

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Healthy Meal DeliveryBy definition: “A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or as a garnish.”

Spices usually tend to have strong flavors and are used in small quantities, they tend to add few calories to food, even though many spices, especially those made from seeds, contain high portions of fat, protein, and carbohydrate by weight. However, when used in larger quantity, spices can also contribute a substantial amount of minerals and other micronutrients, including iron, magnesium, calcium, and many others, to the diet.

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Vegan Meal Delivery in Ontario, Canada

Vegan Meal Delivery in Ontario, Canada

You might not think of plant-based foods like brussels sprouts or brown rice as being especially delicious, but with the right seasonings and preparation methods, they can offer a surprising amount of flavour.

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The health benefits are also undeniable: vegetarians and vegans tend to eat less saturated fat and cholesterol, and more dietary fiber, which contribute to them having lower risks of cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity than the average meat eater.

VEGANS – Are You Missing Out on High-Quality Protein?

Meats and other animal-based foods are some of the highest-quality sources of protein available to humans. Animal-based proteins are complete proteins that have all essential amino acids needed for muscle growth and repair. So while vegetarian diets typically include a wide range of protein sources, vegan diets may fall short on protein without the careful planning of complementary proteins.

The best source for vegan protein is: Seitan, Tofu, Tempeh and Edamame, Lentils, Chickpeas and Most Varieties of Beans, Nutritional Yeast, Spelt and Teff, Hempseed, Green Peas, Spirulina, Amaranth and Quinoa, Ezekiel Bread and Other Breads Made From Sprouted Grains

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Healthy Meal Tips by Protein Chefs – What to Eat!

Healthy Meal Tips by Protein Chefs – What to Eat!

Many times people wonder what to eat to stay healthy and the answer is quite simple – Eat Organic Fresh Food that include Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Fish, Oils, Specialty Drinks, Nuts & Seeds, Spices and Herbs. Well, as easy as it may sound, finding the right food among this list is a job of its own.

We at Protein Chefs cook delicious meals that are healthy and aligns with your goal to stay fit.

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In this blog, we are putting in the right information for what are the different kind of foods that enhances your diet and healthy lifestyle.

The Number 1 Food – Fruits! Fruits! & Fruits!

The main reason why you should be eating fruit is because they are renowned for their anti-inflammatory properties pertaining to injuries, arthritis, dementia, and other chronic conditions. The fruits that you should consume include: Papaya, Pineapple, Blueberries, Goji berries, Cranberries, Cherries, Apples, Oranges, Kiwi, Rhubarb, Lemon, Lime, Guava, Mulberries, Avocado, Strawberries, and Raspberries.

Vegetables – Especially the GREEN ones

Much like fruits, vegetables work with your system to provide an array of anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial for both acute and chronic health conditions. Some vegetables to consider include: Cruciferous Vegetables, Spinach, Ginger, Sweet Potatoes, Chards, Salads, Green Beans, Bok Choy, Kale, Olives, Fennels, Mushrooms, Spring Onions, and Leeks

Meat & Fish

Organic meat that you get from farm raised animals is considered the best for healthy diet – Lamb, Beef, Goat, Sheep, Chicken and Turkey. Same is the case with fresh water fish. The main thing to think about when you’re buying fish is that you’re going to want the fresh water variety and not salt water such as Tuna, Trout, Salmon, Cod, Herring, Whitefish, Sardines, Halibut, Snapper Fish, and Oysters.

Finding a Healthy Balance with Protein Chefs Meals

Many nutritionists and health professionals suggest that the most important part of any diet is to make sure that you have a healthy balance of meals on a regular basis. When you take the time to find that balance, you will be providing your body with essential components to preserve your future health, so you can live a long and happy life.

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Benefits Of Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Healthy Meals by Protein Chefs in Mississauga, Ontario

Benefits Of Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Healthy Meals by Protein Chefs in Mississauga, Ontario

When you take a moment to look at the different diseases that affect the human body, you’ll find that many are rooted in chronic inflammation. Not only is inflammation hazardous to your health, but also it is also extremely uncomfortable and painful to deal with.

Some of the most common symptoms of inflammation include pain, swelling, intense heat, and localized redness. In the event that you’re experiencing inflammation for no specific reason, you might want to take a look at changing your diet.

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What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

The main purpose of the anti-inflammatory diet is to reduce swelling and pain throughout the body by ingesting essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and phytonutrients, that help your body recover. Your main task will be to choose foods that have been proven to help your body become healthier. Following are some the ways on how you can keep your body protected against inflammation of any kind by eating a proper diet!

  • There are dozens of different foods that you can enjoy on a regular basis, so make sure that you don’t stick to a few meals as this can become repetitive. Try to use the internet or cookbooks to construct meals that will be interesting and satiating. The more variety that you have, the more likely you will be to keep up with this lifestyle change.
  • The majority of your nutrients are going to be found in fresh food, so stay away from frozen and processed ingredients. Although this can be slightly more expensive than fresh, it is important to make sure that you’re thinking about your long term health.
  • Although fast food is easy, it can also be the bane of our existence as it provides nothing but fat, sugars, and carbs that are incredibly unhealthy for your system. It’s time to finally kick the habit of enjoying fast food on a regular basis and to begin eating healthier and cleaner on a regular basis.

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Macros That Your Body Craves – Healthy Meal Delivery in Markham, Ontario

Macros That Your Body Craves – Healthy Meal Delivery in Markham, Ontario

Along your fitness quest, you have probably stumbled across the term macros, which is short for “macronutrients”; it refers to the three basic components of your diet – carbs, fats, and proteins. Researchers and fitness gurus have been tinkering with the proportions of these macros for years in order to discover the specific ratios necessary to lose fat and gain lean muscle mass. However, if look anywhere online, you will see how confusing this whole macro ratio stuff is to follow. However, there is one blog that makes it clear, simple and sustainable – and you have just stumbled upon it.

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Macro-nutrient no#1: Protein

Protein is known as the king in the world of fitness nutrition since it is often associated with building lean muscle. However, its uses extend beyond building muscle – protein is the core component of all types of tissue within your body. There are nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce, all of which can be found in animal sources of protein. However, vegetarian sources of protein typically lack one or two of these amino acids and thus should be consumed in combination with complementary proteins.

Best animal sources: grass-fed meat and dairy, free-range eggs, wild fish and seafood

Best vegetarian sources: quinoa, hempseeds, nuts, organic fermented soy, and legumes.

Macro-nutrient no#2: Carbohydrates

The most demonised of all the macros, carbohydrates are your body’s most easily accessible source of energy. There are three kinds of carbs: simple (i.e. sugar), complex (i.e. starches) and fibre (which you do not have to be concerned with when counting macros). Simple carbs are easily digested and provide quick energy while complex carbs take longer to digest and provide sustainable energy. 

Best sources: Potatoes, grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes

Macro-nutrient no#3: Essential Fats

The most misunderstood of all of the macros; fat often gets a bad rap because it is the densest macronutrient (9 calories per gram as oppose to 4 calories/gram for protein and carbs). But fat is extremely important for normal body functions, including insulation of nerves, skin, hormonal activity, and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

Best sources: fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring), nuts, avocados, extra virgin coconut oil and olive oil

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