Reasons to start running

Miss Mevi gives you a list of 10 reasons to start running.Hello everyone!

Monday is a great day to start with new habits. If you are looking a healthy lifestyle, running is the easiest way to start with it. Here’s a list of reasons why you should start running.

1. Running improves your health
One of the biggest benefits of running is that it’s good for your health. Running is an excellent way to strengthen the heart and ensure the efficient flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body, which helps decrease your risk of a heart attack. Exercise, combined with maintaining a healthy weight, is one of the best ways to naturally reduce your blood pressure if it’s above normal. If you have high cholesterol, running can also help keep it in check. Running also improves your immune system, so your body functions are more effective and efficient at fighting off germs. Running and other weight-bearing exercises increase bone density, which can fend off osteoporosis.

2. You can lose weight
Many people start running to lose some extra pounds. As one of the most vigorous exercises out there, running is an extremely efficient way to burn calories and lose weight. If you’re already at a healthy weight, running can help you maintain it. Just make sure you don’t think running gives you a license to eat anything you want. The basic rule of weight loss — that you must burn (through life functions and exercise) more calories than you take in — still applies to runners.

3. You can run for a cause
Running can also be used as a way to contribute to society as a whole. Many races benefit charities, and some charities offer race training in exchange for fund-raising. Running for something that’s bigger than you is a great way to stay motivated to keep training and can make your races even more meaningful and fulfilling.

4. You can meet new people through running
Some runners enjoy the quiet and solitude of running on their own, but others see running time as social opportunities. Finding a running buddy or running with a group is a great way to develop a sense of community. You can set goals and accomplish them together. In addition, having a regular running buddy or running group is a great way to stay motivated to run. Some runners also share advice and motivation with other runners in online forums, such as this site’s forum . You can meet other people who share your obsession with running, celebrate your triumphs and help you overcome your obstacles.

5. You can experience something new and different
Running is a great way to expand your horizons and break away from the daily grind. The sport gives people the opportunity to explore areas of their own community or new locations, experience new physical sensations and run places they may not normally see.

6. You can train for a specific goal
Some people hate to exercise just for the sake of exercising, but with running, though, you can train for races, from 5Ks to marathons and beyond. Training for a race gives you a specific goal to work toward, which can definitely help improve your motivation to run.

7. Running improves your energy levels
When you’re feeling sluggish or tired, running is a great way to boost your energy. Runners who run in the morning report that they have improved energy levels during the day. Combining running with a healthful diet will help improve your energy levels even more.

8. Running will help you feel good about yourself
Regular runners report an increase in their confidence and self-esteem, and the self-esteem benefits of running are increased if you set a specific goal, such as running a 5K or even a marathon, and accomplish it.

9. Running is versatile and inexpensive
Running requires very little equipment, and it can be done almost anywhere. All you need is a good pair of running shoes, and you can head out your door to go for a run. From city sidewalks to wooded trails, there are plenty of places for runners to explore — at no cost. If you travel a lot, it’s easy to pack your running shoes and run while you’re on the road.

10. Running can help with stress relief
Running — as with many forms of exercise — is a great cure for stress, emotional strain and even mild depression. Research has shown that healthy adults who exercise regularly are generally happier than those who don’t.

Have you decided already to start running? I really hope so!

Enjoy your week!

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Avocado, Potato and Queso Cotija Taquitos with Avocado Sauce

Miss Mevi shares this Avocado Taquitos RecipeHello everyone!

Ready to enjoy this weekend? Are going to have your kids at home? If you will, you might want to prepare a funny meal, something that kids can eat with their bare hands. These crunchy taquitos filled with creamy and cheesy goodness are a perfect finger food for kids.

Here’s the recipe

Yields 12 taquitos

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Re-Calculate: Ingredients
Serves:
Ingredients
For taquitos
3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 medium ripe, Fresh Avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
1 egg
12 corn tortillas
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Toothpicks
For sauce
3 tomatillos, rinsed and skinned
1/2 medium ripe, Fresh Avocado, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
For taquitos:

Place potatoes in a medium stock pot with cold water, cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until fork-tender. Drain water and mash with fork or potato masher. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, cotija cheese and egg. Stir until combined. Fold in avocado and set aside.
Wrap tortillas in a kitchen towel and place in the microwave for 1 minute until soft. Carefully remove from towel and allow to cool until easy to handle.
Place two tablespoons of potato mash in the center of each tortilla. Fold one end of tortilla over filling and roll into a snug taquito, making sure not to roll too tightly, as tortilla can break apart. Secure taquito with toothpick.
In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. With tongs, carefully place each taquito into hot oil and fry; turning over until all sides are cooked and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain in a plate lined with paper towels. Remove toothpicks.

For the sauce (this can be done in advance):

In a saucepan, place tomatillos and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place cooked tomatillos into blender with avocado and cilantro. Blend on high until smooth; season with salt and pepper. If sauce is too thick, add some of the leftover tomatillo broth to loosen. Pour sauce into four individual bowls.

To serve:

On four plates, place three taquitos and a small bowl with sauce. Dip taquitos into sauce and enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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Original Source: avocadocentral.com

Avocado oil, even better than olive oil!

Meet the Mevi Oil benefitsLike olive oil, avocado oil is one of the few cooking oils extracted directly from the fruit, rather than chemically extracted from seeds. Avocado fruit contains around 30% oil and it is extracted in a similar way to extra virgin olive oil.
Avocado oil is a very healthy cooking oil, with an extremely beneficial fatty acid profile, good levels of antioxidants and other interesting compounds, and a high smoke point that makes it great for frying with. Actually, in all of these ways it’s superior to the much more commonly used olive oil. Here’s why.

Frying with Avocado Oil instead of Olive Oil
Along with healthy coconut oil, avocado oil is one of the best possible oils to have your kitchen for cooking with. The refined oil has a very high smoke point, usually listed as between 480 Fahrenheit and 520 Fahrenheit (270 Celsius). This makes it a great choice for stir-frys and other high-temperature cooking.
Olive oil’s smoke point, by comparison, can vary greatly depending on the grade of the olive oil and its processing. Low quality ‘light’ olive oil is generally cited at a highest smoke point of around 430 Fahrenheit (210 Celsius), which may be ok for medium frying.

However, extra virgin olive oil, the type we’re told is the healthiest and best to get, can have a smoke point as low as 220 Fahrenheit (105 Celsius), which is definitely not suitable for high temperature cooking or pretty much any kind of frying.
Virgin avocado oil is also usually advertised with a similarly high smoke point to refined avocado oil. However some independent testing has shown that these figure may be exaggerated. To be on the safe side it would be best to keep virgin avocado oil under 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit when cooking.
This is still significantly higher than virgin olive oil, but the important thing is to avoid is having whatever cooking oil you are using smoking heavily in the pan. At that point, any health benefits the oil used to have are gone and there’s a good chance dangerous compounds have been created. Read more about the problem with the smoke point of oils on the next page.

Monounsaturated Fats and Avocado Oil
Cold pressing produces a high quality and great tasting avocado oil, with very low levels of acidity and oxidization and many benefits for your health. Foremost of these is the extremely high levels of monounsaturated fats.
Extra virgin avocado oil has a monounsaturated fatty acid level of around 72% to 76%, which is even higher than olive oil’s at approximately 67%. It also has less saturated fat, at close to 13%, whereas olive oil is usually in the vicinity of 17%.
Oil of avocadoResearch has shown monounsaturated fatty acids to be one of the healthiest kinds of fats we can consume. They are known to help reduce our LDL cholesterol levels, which can lead to a lower risk of heart disease – still the biggest killer in America.
Monounsaturated fats also help maintain good moisture levels in your epidermis, leading to a healthier skin tone. If your skin is feeling dry and looking tired, switching to using avocado oil in your kitchen could help improve your complexion.

Vitamin E and Other Antioxidants
Cold pressed avocado oil retains its high levels of vitamin E, which is well known to aid in improving skin tone and appearance. Vitamin E has also being shown in some research studies to potentially lower our risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and certain cancers.
Alongside vitamin E’s antioxidant potential, unrefined avocado oil contains the antioxidant lutein. A yellow pigmented xanthophyll carotenoid, lutein is concentrated in our bodies in the macula region of our eyes. It is believed to help protect our vision from damage by UV and high-energy blue light.
Getting good levels of lutein in your diet may help prevent age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) later in life – the leading cause of blindness in the Western world.

Cold Pressed Avocado Oil Versus Olive Oil
There’s a lot of reasons to recommend switching from olive oil to avocado oil. It has more monounsaturated fatty acids, high levels of the antioxidants like vitamins E and lutein, more than twice the beta-sitosterol of olive oil and a higher smoke point for cooking with. Finally and importantly, extra virgin avocado oil tastes great too with a rich, buttery avocado flavor.

Don’t be affraid to get all these benefits, start cooking with Avocado Oil! My favorite Avocado Oil is Mevi Oil.

Until the next time!

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Original Source: superfoodprofiles.com

Benefits of cold water showers

Miss Mevi te recomienda tomar duchas heladas!

Good morning everyone!

Today is the Earth Day! And since our instructor wanted to celebrate it, they turned off the boiler!

At first we all were a little upset, but then we realized that we went out happier, we felt much more energized. And there’s a reason for that, here’s a list of benefits of taking cold showers.

  1. Improved blood circulation – showering with cold water is in going to improve your blood circulation between organs and skin considerably. With cold temperatures, blood flows to your organs for protection to keep them the warmest. Warm water sends the blood rushing to the skin so alternating between cold and hot (as I will detail later) can be a great way of improving your blood circulation. If you are just beginning, it might be best to stick to a cold shower only.
  2. Improved mood – it is hard to quantify mood and indeed it is altered by many things. As my Unbalanced Brain series indicates, there are scientific reasons for many mood disorders. Cold showers can stimulate noradrenaline secretion in the brain, which is associated with improving mood disorders like depression.
  3. Increased immune strength – unlike what your mother told you, spending time in the cold can actually increase your immune strength. Those who take cold showers typically exhibit higher white blood cell counts as well as higher concentrations of plasma, T helper cells, and lymphocytes.
  4. Increased testosterone levels – I’m always looking for healthy and natural ways of increasing my testosterone levels. It’s a boon in the gym, it makes me feel more motivated in general, and manipulating it naturally is the safest long term method I can think of. When I heard that cold showers can vastly increase testosterone production, I was even more thrilled. Not only is testosterone elevated during the shower, but throughout the day as well.
  5. Metabolic advantages – from a body composition perspective, cold showers are also incredibly useful. The cold water induces an increased metabolic rate. The cold temperatures force your body to re-regulate the body temperature continually, which utilizes many calories. Mark mentions that an evolutionarily retained adaptation to cold water exposure is a layer of protective fat. Therefore, get your cold shower short and sweet and then get out. Longer exposure to cold therapy is not necessarily better.
  6. Better breathing – you may hyperventilate as soon as you get in a cold shower, which is a pretty natural response. However, the panic will only make the experience worse so it is in your best interest to breathe calmly and deeply. Few people breathe deeply so you may need cold showers to help you do so.
  7. Cold showers burn fat – when fat is activated due to extreme cold, it burns calories to keep you warm, which could provide a helpful assist in your weight loss plan.

Which one do you want to take advantage of? Now you know it, let’s start taking cold showers!

Until the next time!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #HealthyLifeStyle

Shrimps over Lime Guacamole

Miss Mevi recipe: shrimp over lime guacamoleHello everyone!

Thanks a lot to everyone who have left comments and have subscribed to the blog. I’m so happy to be able to share my lifestyle with you all.

Today’s recipe it’s really easy to prepare, it will only take you 15 minutes to make it, and just like all the other recipes it’s really delicious:

Shrimps over Lime Guacamole!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 big shrimps
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • Avocado oil
  • The juice of one lime
  • 1 sliced lime
  • pink peppercorns
  • ½ ground ginger teaspoon
  • ice cubes

PREPARATION

Cook the shrimp in salted water until they rise to the surface and you see them pink. Immediately immerse them in iced water so they do not fall apart. Leave them 5 to 10 minutes.
Peel the shrimp (just leave the tail). Place them on paper towels to absorb all the water.
Peel avocados and smash them with a fork.
Put them in a bowl and add salt, lime juice, onion and ginger.
Wash the lettuce leaves one by one. Drain.
Serve the guacamole over the lettuce leaves, then put the shrimps over the guacamole. Pour a little avocado oil (Mevi Oil is the best one!) and sprinkle with pink pepper.
Serve and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy it!

Until the next one!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #Recipes

Avocado Oil Marinated Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce

Miss Mevi's Avocado Oil Marinated Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri SauceHello everyone!

This weekend I had a family reunion and we prepared this spectacular meal, it was just great! I asked for the recipe, because I wanted to share it with you. Even though the name sounds like a lot of trouble, it is not!

Avocado Oil Marinated Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce!

Remember how I always recommend easy to prepare recipes? Well, this one is very easy too, just involve a little more time since you have to leave the steak to marinate since a night before.

Let’s say no more, here’s the recipe!

INGREDIENTS

Flank Steak

  • 1 cups avocado oil #MeviOil
  • 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 2 lbs. flank steak

Avocado Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley
  • 1 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 cups lime juice
  • 2 roasted poblano peppers, peeled and seeded
  • 2 ripe, Fresh Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. red chile flakes
  • 4/5 cups water
  • 1/2 cups avocado oil #MeviOil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Flank Steak
In a large mixing bowl combine oil, lemon juice and cilantro. Add flank steak and marinate overnight.
Grill Steaks to desired temperature and serve with the chimichurri sauce.
Begin preparation the day before to marinate the flank steak.

Avocado Chimichurri Sauce
In a blender combine all ingredients except the oil. While blender is on, slowly add oil. Reserve until needed and serve with grilled flank steak.

You can serve with a green salad or sliced heirloom tomatoes. Serve with a green salad or sliced heirloom tomatoes.

Hope you enjoy this, let me know if you like it!

Until the next time!

#MissMevi  #AvocaTips #Avocado #MeviOil

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Miss Mevi's favorite breakfast! Baked eggs in avocado!Hello to all of you!

Want to have a full of omega-3s in your breakfast? Try baking eggs in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, this low-sugar and fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.

If you’re always rushing in the morning, you’ll be glad to learn this recipe requires just a few ingredients and nearly no prep time. Ready to get cooking?

INGREDIENTS

2 ripe avocados
4 fresh eggs
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the center.
Place the avocados in a small baking dish. Do your best to make sure they fit tightly.
Crack an egg into each avocado half. Try your best to crack the yolk in first, then let the egg whites spill in to fill up the rest of the shell.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your choice. Enjoy!

NOTES

This recipe calls for chopped chives, but feel free to serve with whatever fresh herbs or other toppings you have available. A tablespoon of salsa or a little hot sauce would offer a nice hit of spice.

Please share here or in my fan page how did you like it.

Until the next time!

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Original Source: popsugar.com