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Positive thinking focuses your mental and emotional attitude on the bright side of life and expects positive results.  Keeping a positive mindset will affect your health as well as your overall state of wellbeing.  When you experience pleasant and happy feelings your eyes become brighter, you have more energy, and happiness becomes contagious. Your voice is also more powerful, you walk taller, and display positive body language. Negative thoughts, words and attitude create negative and unhappy feelings, moods and behavior. This leads to toxins being released into your blood stream causing more imbalance and negativity.  So it is important to keep everything positive in your life.

 

16 ways to help you keep a positive mindset

1). Ignore negative people, and what they say about you. Only focus on the positive aspects of yourself.

2). Use your imagination and visualize positive and beneficial things happening in your life.

3). Focus on using positive words when speaking with others and your inner dialogue.

4). Smile more

5). If you start thinking negatively quickly replace those negative thoughts with positive ones.

6). Start living in the moment instead of the past or future. You can’t change the past, and if you are happy now, your future will tend to be happy also.

7). Read positive thinking books to help you with your transition to a more positive way of life.

8). Believe you can succeed.

9). Engage in physical activity.

10). Watch a funny movie.

11). Surround yourself with people who are positive and happy.

12). Believe you deserve good things in your life.

13). Find beauty in everything.

14). Be OK with change.

15). Meditate. Meditation will help your mind become clear which encourages positive thought.

16). Create a vision board. This will help you concentrate and maintain focus on the good things you want in your life.

The Laws of attraction state that positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences.

Cinco de Mayo, for those who may not know means the fifth of May, also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, national holiday in Mexico in honor of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. Cinco de Mayo today has become a day to throw a party and have a little too much to eat and drink, but did you know these facts about today:

  • The holiday celebrates an unexpected victory. The holiday actually celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican army won the battle despite being smaller and ill-equipped.
  • Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. That occurred 50 years prior to the Battle of Puebla. It is celebrated on September 16.
  • Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal in the United States. In Mexico, the day is observed with political speeches and battle reenactments. Many of the actual celebration and battle re-enactment take place in Puebla.
  • In fact, the world’s largest Cinco celebration takes place in Los Angeles. This year’s Festival de Fiesta Broadway is expected to draw 300,000 people. Cities like New York City, Denver and Houston also throw large parties in honor of the day.
Celebrations in the United States often extend beyond the actual day to encompass an entire week, with parades and festivals that include music, dancing, and food. If you are a fan of Cinco de Mayo and want to celebrate but don’t want to blow your diet, here are some fit health tips on how to skip calories but not flavor!


Skip lettuce go with cabbage!
Cabbage is a more nutritious taco topping than lettuce. Cabbage is filled with antioxidants and is an excellent source of vitamin C, providing roughly one-third of your recommended daily intake in just one cup. A cup of iceberg lettuce, by contrast, provides only about 3 percent of your daily dose.

As an added bonus, cabbage packs a crunchy bite and comes in a variety of colors, ranging from bright purple to green, that look great on your plate.

Skip the ground beef, go with fish
Fish is a leaner protein and full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is lower in calories than ground beef. Swapping beef for fish also cuts down on dietary cholesterol.

Skip store bought, go with homemade
Yes, making guacamole in your own kitchen takes time, but store-bought varieties are often loaded with preservatives and firming agents, like sodium benzoate and calcium chloride.

Some mass-produced guacamoles also are surprisingly high in sodium. For example, Trader

 Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole contains no fewer than 280 milligrams (or 12 percent of your daily limit) per two-tablespoon serving.

Mass-produced salsas typically contain processed ingredients (such as tomato paste and dehydrated onions), but the real health downer is the sodium. Just two tablespoons of Tostitos Chunky Salsa, for instance, contains 250 milligrams of sodium, about 10 percent of your daily limit. And who stops at just two tablespoons?

Pico de gallo (also known as salsa fresca), an easy-to-make mixture of minced vegetables and chiles, offers a similar kick of flavor and spice, but with roughly one-fifth the sodium.

Skip re-fried, go with whole beans
Beans are loaded with filling fiber, but they can add sodium and fat when re-fried and packaged in can. Choose whole bean, non-refried, or low-fat canned varieties when you are looking for convenience, or buy dry beans if you have time to make them from scratch.


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March 13, 2014

Sleepy Times



We have been told since we were children that we need to get our sleep, but just how important is sleeping for our health? 


A recent survey found that more people are sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is generally nothing to worry about. The bigger concern is chronic sleep loss, which can contribute to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in the immune system.Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Here are some reasons why you should be catching those Zzz’s! 

1. Learning and memory:
Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.

2. Cardiovascular health: 

Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.

Disease:

Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer 




3. Steer clear of depression:

A lack of sleep can contribute to depression. A good night’s sleep can really help a moody person decrease their anxiety. You get more emotional stability with good sleep.If you think the long hours put in during the week are the cause of your anxiety or impatience, sleep cannot necessarily be made up during the weekend. It’s all about finding a balance. Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.

4. Lower stress:

When it comes to our health stress and sleep are nearly one and the same, and both can affect cardiovascular health. Sleep can definitely reduce levels of stress, and with that people can have better control of their blood pressure. It’s also believed that sleep effects cholesterol levels, which plays a significant role in heart disease.



5. Have a healthy weight: 

If you are thinking about going on a diet, you might want to plan an earlier bedtime too. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat, 56% of their weight loss—than those who were sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass. (They shed similar amounts of total weight regardless of sleep.) Dieters in the study also felt more hungry when they got less sleep.

Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain. When you are sleepy, certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite.


6. Curb inflammation: 

Inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Research indicates that people who get less sleep, six or fewer hours a night, have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more.



7. Makes Us More Active:

A good night’s sleep will make us feel more active and alert on the following day. Energy levels after a good sleep are higher, your mental awareness is more acute and you are more likely to smile more. A restful sleep session not only feels great, but it increases our chances for another good night’s sleep next time we go to bed. 


It is hard in a busy world to get what you need to do done and then get to sleep at a decent time. Our energy products are natural, they will give you the boost and mental clarity you need to have energy through out the day but still be able to fall sleep at night. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.
February 12, 2014

Green Drink Heaven!

Living a healthy and happy lifestyle can be harder than you think. This tip combined with your CO-E1 will make you unstoppable. Here is a quick and refreshing way to get a great start to the day for breakfast or a quick snack.



If you haven’t heard of green smoothies you haven’t been paying attention. They are they latest trend and a quick way to get greens and other great vitamins and fiber into your diet. There are a million recipes out there the one we like here at Enada is an easy one.

You take 1 cup of spinach or Kale (or both)
1Tb. Honey
1 banana
1c almond milk
1Tb. fresh lemon juice
1tsp. chia seeds
1tsp. flax seed. 

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and drink up! You can add ice to thicken if you prefer. 

Also for those of us in a hurry, when you have a day off, take a moment and make a whole bunch of green smoothie and then freeze it in a muffin tin. When the mixure is all frozen you can transfer it to a plastic bag and store in the freezer. Then whenever you are in a hurry for breakfast or need a quick snack you can pull out some of your frozen green drink, blend it up with some almond milk, water, or juice and you are good to go.