If you have paid any kind of attention you have heard the term keto and how it is a new age diet fix all. People seem to throw the word keto around as if it is come kind of magic potion or weight loss cure all. In reality, it is just a restricted diet plan. Like any kind of diet program or ever “fad”, there are usually pros and cons. The keto diet is no exception and I will give you the low down on this new, hip diet fad we call the keto diet.
I think for many people just reading this title might sound a little silly, but you are going to have to trust me on this one. Liver Detoxification has multiple different benefits for the human body. Your liver is essential. It has over 500 imperative functions to help keep your body healthy. However, it’s role in our general well-being can easily be overlooked.
The biggest thing to have hit the fast-casual market since the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich craze has been The Impossible Whopper. As Americans continue to look at alternatives to animal meat, the fast-causal environment is looking to cash in as well. Vegans are one of the fastest growing sub-cultures in the U.S.
I was at the gym a few months ago, and one of the guys at the gym comes up to me and is asking me about Nirvana Life Nutrition’s PR Protein, so I begin to give him my usual elevator pitch on the benefits on Pr. Once I say “Its plant-based” he cuts me off, and tells me, that he his old school, still eats meat and does whey protein. I asked, “have you tried any plant-based proteins”, and he said he had not, when I asked why, he said “because I eat meat”.
Just another craze or fad in the diet/nutrition world is intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is when you fast longer than the average person. With anything in life that is a little more extreme than the status quo, there are usually pro’s and con’s associated with it.
Most people think doing a “detox” will make them lose all kinds of weight but it’s usually not body fat, sometimes it’s a little bit of fat but most of the weight loss you see is from the removal of unwanted toxins. But removing more toxins will actually set you up for more fat loss if done correctly. Also, by doing this your organs will be cleansed, resulting in more optimal functioning.
If you are looking to shed a few pounds, or looking at changing your lifestyle you’ve probably seen a ton of diets out there, that claim to be the best – but are they? From all the research I’ve done along with everyone else at BFY Life we can confidently say, there isn’t a diet out there that is a ‘best’ diet. But are their better diets out there for you than others… absolutely! While I would love to say drinking Pr by Nirvana Life Nutrition all day is the magic bullet to losing weight and gaining muscle and nothing else is needed, well I’d lying to you!
Highly regarded as a great source of essential fatty acids, Safflower oil has many positives we can all benefit from. Mostly comprised from omega 6 fatty acids, it also contains a small amount of CLA (conjugated Linoleic acid). There are two types of Safflower oil; high-oleic and high-Linoleic. Like olive oil, the high-oleic variety of Safflower oil contains monounsaturated fats and is a good option for cooking at high temps. Since Safflower oil contains these fatty acids, it is one of the better sources for not only weight loss but for many overall health benefits
The Shake below is technically more designed as a pre or post exercise shake. The reason for this is because it’s very simple in terms of ingredients but mainly because it has carbs, protein and low fat which are ideal for post workout and even pre workout. My pro tip here would be if you are using this as a pre workout shake, using the almond or flax milk is a good idea because it gives you a little bit of fat in this smoothie. If you don’t want to use either of those milks, you can use water and add 1 Teaspoon to up to 1 tablespoon of Almond or Peanut Butter for a little extra fat in the pre workout smoothie or if you are using it as a meal replacement.
While I love our Pr Protein by Nirvana Life and if I could, it would be the only thing I would consume! Lol. But You can’t live on protein shakes alone. So, another good source of Plant-Based Protein is Tofu. This is a staple in my kitchen as most of my prep cooking involves tofu.