Benefits of cold water showers

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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!

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Avocado Fingers

Miss Mevi avocado fingers recipeGood morning everyone!

As I’ve been doing these days, today I’d like to share this funny recipe for an alternative and healthy snack to enjoy while watching the Super Bowl, any other sport or even a movie!

This recipe is really loved by kids in Halloween, it’s Avocado Fingers!

INGREDIENTS

4 avocados peeled, pitted and halved
1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime
2 ounces goat cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 oz sliced ham

DIRECTIONS

Cut each avocado half into slices 4-6. Place in a medium bowl and gently mix in the lemon juice.
Fill the center of each slice of avocado with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the goat cheese mixture.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chili powder.
Avocado Wrap each “finger” with 1/3 slice of ham until the goat cheese is covered. Make sure you leave the tip of the exposed avocado to resemble a finger. Arrange avocados in the form of a hand in the dish add extra avocado. Serve and enjoy!

Who is your favorite team this weekend? Enjoy the game eating healthy and delicious.

Until the next time!

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Roasted goat cheese and avocado

Miss Mevi best snack Roasted goat cheese and avocadoHello everyone!

Though guacamole and chips are great as a snack, I’d like to share with you some alternative recipes to enjoy with family and friends.

This one is a very simple yet healthy and delicious recipe that won’t let you miss the traditional guacamole and chips.

This recipe is so simple it almost doesn’t count as a recipe, but it was too good not to share, jazzing up a basic avocado toast with crumbled goat cheese, red pepper flakes, and my new favorite finishing salt, Hawaiian black lava.

Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast
Yield: 2 servings

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices crusty bread
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • avocado oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • black lava or sea salt

Directions:

Toast bread until light golden brown and crispy. Smash avocado with a fork and divide among bread slices. Top with crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with avocado oil (you can replace it with olive oil), then sprinkle with pepper flakes and sea salt to taste.

And you are done!

Until the next time!

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