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5 Astounding Health Benefits of Almond Milk

Eliminating milk as part of our morning beverage and dairy products has been difficult for us at first. But thankfully, there are alternative type of milks that can be used as substitute that are also way healthier meeting our calcium requirements and aids in weight loss contrary to dairy products. One of the best healthy foods we substitute over dairy products is the almond milk.

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Almond milk may be dairy-free and contains less calcium, but it contains nutrients and vitamins our body can greatly benefit into. For one, almond milk is a healthy fat richer in omega-3 that aids in weight loss, among others.

In this blog post, you’re about to find out why you should incorporate almond milk to your diet. Here are the top 5 astounding benefits you get from drinking this healthy milk.

1. It helps lower down blood pressure

Almond milk contains the exact same amounts of minerals and vitamins you can find in soy and dairy products. It contains vitamin D and phosphorous that helps promote blood flow circulation and frees the blockage and clog in your veins that cause blood pressure.

What’s great about almond milk is it is naturally soy-free and lactose-free. So it’s safe to consume whether you have an intolerance problem or not.

2. It Lowers Down Your Risk to Heart Disease

It has no cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fats that helps decrease inflammation throughout your body. The omega-3 fatty acids found in almond milk decrease triglycerides (that can damage blood vessels and lead to heart disease and stroke). Aside from that, it contains potassium and magnesium that are good for your brain.

3. It Promotes Bone Growth

Almond milk may not offer much calcium as dairy products do, but it does offer at least 30 percent of your recommended daily intake. Calcium, along with its vitamin D reduces your risk of arthritis and osteoporosis. These two vitamins are known to promote healthy bones and teeth formation.

4. It keeps your skin’s glow

Almond milk contains about 50% of vitamin E and antioxidants that protects your skin from sun’s damage. It also repairs your damaged skin to maintain your natural, youthful glow.

5. It Does Not Impact Your Blood Sugar Level

Lastly, raw, unprocessed, almond milk is very low in carbs and sugar. That’s why we recommend buying this one as it does not spike your blood sugar level. Unlike dairy products that contain lactose (milk’s natural sugar) that contribute to weight gain. Because it is low-glycemic in nature, your body will use the carbs for energy rather than storing them as fats.

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Have you tried incorporating almond milk (in Phase 3) in your fast metabolism diet plan? If not, we hope the information we shared will shed some light and hesitation from drinking this healthy food. You can purchase it here.

Coconut Milk – Phase 3

coconut milk
  • Beverage made from coconut cream
  • Non-dairy, perfect healthy replacement for milk
  • Enriched with Vitamins A, D, E, and B12 and calcium
  • Shelf-stable packaging for long-lasting freshness
  • All natural with no GMOs, artificial ingredients, or preservatives

Rice Milk – Phase 1

rice milk
  • Made from organic, partially milled brown rice
  • Non-dairy beverage, perfect healthy replacement for milk
  • Dairy free, lactose free, gluten free
  • No artificial ingredients or preservatives and packaged in aseptic cartons
  • USDA certified organic, no GMOs, Kosher certified

Hemp Milk – Phase 3

hemp milk
  • Pack of twelve, 32-ounces per container (total of 384 ounces)
  • Made from hemp seeds
  • Creamy non diary beverage
  • Good source of vitamins and calcium
  • Perfect for cereal or coffee

Cashew Milk – Phase 3

  • Organic, Raw, Vegan, Complete Protein
  • Loaded with Omega 3’s, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamin C and Zinc
  • Ready in 60 seconds and makes over 40 oz of fresh cashew hemp milk

Food List: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Finished with Phase 1 and 2?

Then let’s continue to the most active part of your Fast Metabolism Diet, PHASE 3. Below is a list of allowed foods during this period, which is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Phase 3

VEGETABLES AND SALAD GREENS (FRESH, CANNED, OR FROZEN)

  • Arrowroot Artichokes Arugula Asparagus Avocados Bean sprouts
  • Beans: green, yellow (wax), French (string) Beets: greens, roots
  • Bok choy Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage, all types Carrots Cauliflower florets Celery
  • Chicory (curly endive) Collard greens Cucumbers
  • Eggplant Endive Fennel Green chiles
  • Green onions Hearts of palm Jicama
  • Kale Kohlrabi Leeks
  • Lettuce (any except iceberg) Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms Okra
  • Olives, any type Onions
  • Peppers: bell, pepperoncini Radishes
  • Rhubarb Seaweed Spinach Spirulina

SPROUTS

  • Sweet potatoes/yams
  • Tomatoes, fresh and canned: round, plum, cherry Watercress
  • Zucchini and winter or yellow summer squash

FRUITS (FRESH OR FROZEN)

  • Blackberries Blueberries Cherries
  • Coconut, coconut milk, cream, water Cranberries
  • Grapefruit Lemons Limes Peaches Plums
  • Prickly pears Raspberries Rhubarb

ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Beef: filet, steaks, lean ground buffalo meat
  • Calamari
  • Chicken: boneless, skinless dark or white meat, ground clams
  • Corned beef Crab, lump meat
  • Deli meats, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken, roast beef eggs, whole
  • Game: Pheasant Halibut, Fillet Herring
  • Lamb Liver
  • Lobster meat Oysters
  • Pork: chops, loin roast Rabbit
  • Salmon, fresh, frozen, or nitrate-free smoked Sardines, packed in olive oil
  • Sausage, nitrate-free: chicken, turkey Scallops
  • Sea bass fillet
  • Shrimp Skate Trout
  • Tuna, packed in water or oil Turkey
  • Turkey bacon, nitrate-free

VEGETABLE PROTEIN

  • Almond milk, unsweetened, almond cheese, almond flour Cashew milk
  • Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • Dried (or  canned)  beans: adzuki, black, butter, Great Northern, cannellini, kidney, pinto, white, lima, navy
  • Hemp milk, unsweetened Lentils

GRAINS

  • Barley, black or white
  • Oats: steel-cut, old-fashioned Quinoa
  • Sprouted-grain: bread, bagels, tortillas Wild rice

BROTHS, HERBS, SPICES, CONDIMENTS, AND SUPPLEMENTS

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broths: beef, chicken, vegetable* Carob chips
  • Dried herbs: all types / Fresh herbs: all types Garlic, fresh
  • Ginger, fresh Horseradish, prepared
  • Ketchup, no sugar added, no corn syrup Mustard, prepared, dry
  • Natural seasonings: Bragg Liquid Aminos, coconut amino acids, tamari, non-caffeinated herbal teas.
  • Pickles, no sugar added Salsa
  • Seasonings: black and white peppers, cinnamon, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, curry powder, onion salt, raw cacao powder, turmeric, sea salt, Simply Organic seasoning
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol (birch or hardwood only ) Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce, no sugar added

Vanilla or peppermint extract Vinegar: any type (except rice)

HEALTHY FAT and OILS

  • Avocados Hummus
  • Mayonnaise, safflower
  • Nuts, raw: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts Nut/seed butter and pastes, raw
  • Coconut, grapeseed, olive, sesame, toasted sesame (Asian) Seeds, raw: flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, Sunflower Tahini

*Note: All broths, if possible, should be free of additives and preservatives.

Again and again, I just want to remind you that choosing organic foods is always better in order for you to experience the best possible results of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Please don’t forget!

Source: Haylie Pomroy

Food List: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1

Phase 1

Still having a hard time remembering the allowed food for the Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet? There’s no need to worry! We got you! 

Here is the full list from various food groups that are approved for this phase:

VEGETABLES AND SALAD GREENS (FRESH, CANNED, OR FROZEN)

  • Arrowroot Arugula Bamboo shoots
  • Beans: green, yellow (wax), French Beets
  • Broccoli florets Cabbage, all types Carrots
  • Celery, including tops Cucumbers
  • Eggplant Green chiles Green onions Jicama
  • Kale Leeks
  • Lettuce (any except iceberg) Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions, red and yellow Parsnips
  • Peas: snap, snow
  • Peppers: bell, pepperoncini Pumpkin
  • Rutabaga Spinach Spirulina Sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes/yams Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini and winter or yellow summer squash

FRUITS (FRESH OR FROZEN)

  • Apples, Apricots, Asian, pears
  • Berries: blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, raspberries
  • Cantaloupe, Cherries, Figs, Grapefruit, Guava
  • Honeydew, melon, Kiwis
  • Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, Loganberries, Mangos, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches Pears, Pineapples
  • Pomegranates, Strawberries, Tangerines, Watermelon

ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Beef: fillet, lean ground Buffalo meat, ground
  • Chicken: skinless, boneless white meat Corned beef
  • Deli meats, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken, roast beef Eggs, whites only
  • Game: partridge, pheasant Guineafowl
  • Haddock fillet Halibut: fillet, steak Pollock fillet
  • Pork: tenderloin
  • Sardines, packed in water
  • Sausages, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken Sole fillet
  • Tuna, solid white, packed in water Turkey: breast meat, lean ground Turkey bacon, nitrate-free

VEGETABLE PROTEIN

  • Black-eyed peas Chana dal/lentils

Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans

  • Dried or canned beans: adzuki, black, butter, great northern, kidney, lima, navy, pinto, white
  • Fava beans, fresh or canned

BROTHS, HERBS, SPICES, AND CONDIMENTS

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broths: beef, chicken, vegetable* Dried herbs: all types
  • Fresh herbs: all types Garlic, fresh
  • Ginger, fresh Horseradish, prepared
  • Ketchup, no sugar added, no corn syrup Noncaffeinated herbal teas or Pero Mustard: prepared, dry
  • Natural seasonings: Bragg Liquid Aminos, coconut amino acids, tamari Pickles, no sugar added
  • Salsa
  • Seasonings: black and white peppers, chili powder, cinnamon, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, curry powder, nutmeg, onion salt, raw cacao powder, sea salt, Simply Organic seasoning
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol (birch or hardwood only ) Tomato paste
  • Vanilla or peppermint extract Vinegar: any type

GRAINS AND STARCHES

  • Amaranth Arrowroot Barley
  • Brown rice: rice, cereal, crackers, flour, pasta, tortillas Brown rice cheese or milk
  • Buckwheat Kamut: bagels Millet
  • Nut flours Oats: steel-cut Quinoa
  • Rice milk, plain
  • Spelt: pasta, pretzels, tortillas
  • Sprouted-grain: bagels, bread, tortillas Tapioca
  • Teff Triticale
  • Wild rice

HEALTHY FATS

*None for this phase

By the way, don’t forget to choose organic foods whenever possible to fully experience the benefits of Phase 1.

 

What To Do: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Phase 3

Finished with Phase 1 and 2? Then let’s go on to the Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet!

This phase is for the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of every week and is composed of foods containing healthy fats and oil. This is also the most active part of the Fast Metabolism Diet, so, you will be able to consume a moderate amount of carbs, proteins, and fruits or veggies.

Here are foods that you can eat on Phase 3:

  • Vegetables- Artichokes, Brussels sprouts, green beans, beets, butternut squash, French beans, bok choy, cauliflower, kale, radish, watercress, leek, zucchini, celery, wax beans, asparagus, spinach, sweet potato, all types of onions, lettuce (except iceberg), collard greens, fennel, eggplant, garlic, green onions, peppers, rhubarb, shallots, okra, tomatoes, celery, cabbage, palm hearts, mushrooms, olives, cucumbers, and bean sprouts.
  • Fruits- Cherries, lime, lemon, grapefruit, cranberries, coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, rhubarb, and prickly pears.
  • Protein-Beef tenderloin, ground buffalo, chicken breast, skinless chicken, turkey, lamb chops, rabbit, sirloin steak, lean ground beef, lamb liver, roast beef, deli meat, turkey bacon, sausages, herring, shrimp, salmon, crab, calamari, lobster, smoked oysters, tuna, sea bass, trout, whole eggs, nuts, legumes, seeds, black beans, cashew milk, almond milk, pinto beans, fava beans, kidney beans, butter beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, lima beans, lentils, vegan cheddar cheese, great northern beans, cannellini beans, and almond cheese.
  • Fats & Oil- Hazelnuts, almonds, pecan nuts, coconut milk, almond butter, almond milk, hemp seeds, coconut butter, walnut butter, walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sunflower seed butter, peanut butter, tahini, flax seeds, chia seeds, avocados, hummus, olive oil, pistachios, sesame seeds, sesame oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and rice bran oil.
  • Others- Carob chips, baking powder, mint, celery seed, cream of tartar, red wine vinegar, coconut vinegar, ginger powder, vanilla extract, black pepper, white pepper, cinnamon, chili powder, rosemary, sage, thyme, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, mustard, chicken broth, vegetable broth, pepper flakes, cardamom, beef broth, pickles, tomato paste, bay leaves, cilantro, mint, chives, oregano, cumin, white vinegar, curry powder, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, and basil.
  • Beverages – Coconut water, fresh fruit and vegetable juice, vegetable smoothies, and buttermilk.

Foods to avoid:

  • Vegetables – Potato
  • Fruits – Ripe mango, jackfruit, and banana
  • Fats & Oils – Vegetable oil, mayonnaise, butter, lard, soyabean oil, margarine, safflower oil, and canola oil
  • Beverages – Aerated drinks, packaged fruit juices, packaged coconut water, and alcohol
  • Others – Tomato ketchup, ranch, tartar sauce, barbecue sauce, and sweet chili sauce

And, since Phase 3 is where you start to effectively burn a lot of calories, here are a few exercises that you should try:

  • Arm circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Wrist circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Neck rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Ankle rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Leg rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Waist rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Yoga asanas

For more details check out this article by Style Craze (Source):

Fast Metabolism Diet Review

 

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