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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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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Markham Healthy Meal Delivery Company – Gourmet Food Menu

Markham Healthy Meal Delivery Company – Gourmet Food Menu

What is the first thing that pops in your head when you hear the word Gourmet? Classy and refined are two words which are always associated with Gourmet, but that’s not it. Gourmet food has a lot of facets. By definition Gourmet refers to anything where the ingredients of the food are of optimum quality and different. But with changing times and globalization gourmet food has now become special one of a kind ingredients which are not available everywhere. Check out our Gourmet meal plans!!

Your food needs to be pretty!

Why do the chefs in a restaurant go to such great lengths to ensure that your food looks beautiful. Just not lip smacking good but Instagram worth good. Every morsel needs to go inside your mouth and then it’s going to be all mixed any which ways, then why? That is because people enjoy food which looks pretty. Food is like an art and seeing it look so nice, makes you want to eat it even more. So going for gourmet foods satisfies your desire for beautifully garnished and dressed up food.

Gourmet represents a new culture and era where people with taste and the understanding of food will love what it has to offer.

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How to OUTSMART your Junk Food Cravings?

How to OUTSMART your Junk Food Cravings?

Best Quality FoodDo you love fast food? Yes!! junk food such as pop, chips, burgers, fries, oily deep fried food that sells at MacDonals, Wendy’s etc? Do you get that craving of having them all the times vs healthy meals that are organic such as vegetable, fruits and meat? If you do, then we have some great advise on how you can easily outsmart your own brain that craves for junk food! Following are few tips:

#1. Find alternatives that give your body the pleasure of eating something sweet or salty without the preservatives and fat content. The sheer number of healthy, organic goodies that leave you feeling full would surprise you. Are you the type of person that prefers salty treats? Try eating salted almonds instead of a bag of chips. If you are a person who prefers the sweet side of things, fruits are a phenomenal source of natural sugar that can leave you feeling satiated.

#2. Some people find giving up junk food cold turkey easier than transitioning out of it. If you think that you won’t be able to kick the habit, then choose your final day for sweets and stick to it. If you aren’t quite ready, start by limiting your intake of junk food every day until you eventually find that you just don’t need it anymore. All it takes is substituting that salty bag of chips for a mini bag of salted almonds!

#3. We often snack when our meals aren’t filling enough. Try to include a balanced diet that includes nutrient dense food. Remember, healthy sources of fat are good for you and can help you feel full longer. Some people find that incorporating protein rich foods with healthy sources of fat (such as fish, avocados, and eggs) can help you snack less.

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