How to persuade others to live a healthy lifestyle.

Miss Mevi tells you how to encourage a healthy lifestyleHello and happy weekend!

I’m pretty sure you have been tempted to persuade and convince others to live a healthy lifestyle like yours. I understand, you feel so good living like that, that you want everyone else to feel the same!

But instead of persuade others you might cause the opposite effect. People say that you can inspire much better with your example instead of telling them what to do. So these are some recommendations when you want someone to adopt a healthy lifestyle:

1. Stay Away From Severity
Use praise and positive reinforcement instead of strictness or extreme restrictions. When you see a person you want to help engaging in healthy habits, draw attention to these behaviors in a positive and encouraging way. Expect that change may not come about immediately, but over time you can help a person have a better relationship with food. Remember there’s only so much you can do and you cannot force a person to live healthy.

2. Allow For Indulgences
People occasionally slip up while trying to live healthy, which does not mean all attempts at being health-oriented are derailed. When trying to persuade someone to eat more nutritiously, encourage moderation. Discourage using fattening junk foods as a reward, however, as this can prompt habits of emotional eating.

3. Point out the many benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
These include losing weight and having more energy. Harvard School of Public Health notes eating a healthy, balanced daily diet and avoiding processed meats and other unhealthy foods also reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.

4. Lead by example.
The best reason you can give someone for adopting a healthy lifestyle is doing it yourself and letting her see how it has helped you. Another dimension of this leading by example is talking about what you’ve learned about yourself in the process and the benefits that may not be visible on the surface.

Finally, don’t expect others to make drastic changes in their lives. They must really commit with the idea of living healthier before making a real change in their current habits.

Hope this can help you!

Until the next time.

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What’s the best time to eat avocado?

Miss Mevi tells you the  best time to eat avocadoGood morning!

Everyone who knows me also knows that I love avocados. Sometimes they have asked me what’s the best time to eat avocado. Well, here’s the answer: You can eat avocado at ANY TIME! No, I’m not joking, and here it’s why:

  • Due to it’s good fat and proteins it’s important for setting your blood-sugar pattern for the rest of the day.
  • Due to it’s oleic acid content you must add it to your afternoon meal and it will help you feel satisfied longer.
  • And since it has lots of fiber, eating avocado during the evening will help the digestion process.

What’s your favorite time to eat avocado?

Until the next time!

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5 reasons to eat avocados when you practice sports.

Miss Mevi shares the reasons to eat avocadoHello everyone!

I want to share with you the most important reasons to eat avocados when you practice sports.

A whole, medium-size avocado (about fiveounces) has 226 caloriesand contains about three grams of protein and nine grams of fiber.

Avocados have more potassium than bananas. Potassium is a nutrient that helps maintain electrical gradients in the body’s cells and serves various important functions.

Fiber is another nutrient found in relatively large amounts in avocado. Fiber is indigestible plant matter that can contribute to weight loss, reduce blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of many diseases.

Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with veggies can dramatically increase the amount of antioxidants you take in.

Need more reasons to eat avocado? ; O)

Until the next time!

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Avocado, mango and arugula salad

Miss Mevi's Avocado, mango and arugula salad recipeHello everyone!

Are you planning to visit family or friends and eat leftovers from past holidays? Well, you can twist their flavor with this delicious salad recipe: Arugula salad with mango, avocado and red onions tossed with spicy orange vinaigrette!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups arugula leaves
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into long slices
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • ¿½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs lime juice

For the spicy orange vinaigrette

  • 1 tbs champagne vinegar
  • 4 tbs orange juice, about ½ orange
  • 2 tbs lime juice, about ½ lime
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 red chili or hot pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing in a jar, close it tight and shake until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Soak the onion slices in warm water with a dash of salt and 1 tbs lime juice for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse and drain the onions slices.
  • Toss the arugula leaves with half of the vinaigrette.
  • Add the avocado slices, mango slices and onion slices to the arugula mix, drizzle the remaining vinaigrette on top.
  • Serve immediately.

It’s delicious, but also it’s great for those who are trying to loose weight and burn fat.

BENEFITS OF AVOCADO.

  • Keeps you heart healthy;
  • Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids;
  • Avocados tend to be high in fiber, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods;
  • Avocados lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels;
  • People who ate avocados had a much higher nutrient intake and had a lower risk of metabolic syndrome;
  • The fat in avocados can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods;
  • Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants that can protect the eyes;
  • Avocado may help prevent cancer.

BENEFITS OF ARUGULA.

  • Cancer fighting Powerfood, it’s high in fibre and antioxidants, and also rich in glucosinolates, studies show may reduce the risk of developing lung, prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancer.
  • Rich in chlorophyll which can help to prevent liver and DNA damage from aflatoxins.
  • Hydrating leafy green.
  • Good for bone health. Vitamin K is needed for bone health; it is needed for the absorption of calcium into the bones and teeth.
  • Helps reduce inflammation in the body and gives you energy and mobility.
  • The fiber content helps clean out the colon promoting healthy bowel movements.
  • Protects the aging brain from cognitive decline.
  • The extra benefit is that 2 cups of arugula contain only 80 calories, making it a good choice for those on a diet.
  • Arugula has been used as an aphrodisiac since the first century. Research has shown us that the trace minerals and antioxidants in dark, leafy greens are essential for our sexual health.

BENEFITS OF MANGO

  • Prevents Cancer; antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
  • Lowers Cholesterol; the high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).
  • Clears the Skin.
  • Eye Health; One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
  • Helps in Diabetes, because mango help normalize insulin levels in the blood.

So, it’s not only a delicious salad, your body will get a lots of benefits from this one too!

Enjoy! Until the next time.

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