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ImPossible: A story of true determination!

Often we are faced with clients, community members and groups of individuals who express their challenges and reasons why they cannot train, or work toward their goals.

Today we saw this video… and we opened our eyes!

Take a look at this video and use the determination to your own benefit. Because we believe that you travel the direction in which you face, and for as long as you dream and desire success… YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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Fennel. Why eat it?

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If you’re not a fan of that aniseed flavour, ingesting fennel will be that much harder for you- but once you read this, you’re going to want to do whatever you can to like the taste! READ ON to discover the numerous health benefits of this gorgeous vegetable. 

If you’re already familiar with Fennel, you will know that it has multiple purposes and is used around the world in the form of seed, oil and the bulb-vegetable. 

You can purchase fennel-bulb (vegetable) at your supermarket or fresh food market, its relatively well-priced at roughly $1.69 per plant- it is available quite readily throughout the year. 

Health Benefits of Fennel

  • Fennel is a low calorie vegetable, has little to no cholesterol and is generous in its fibre content. 
  • The fennel bulb s known to be a wonderful source for vitamins and minerals that are known to contribute to optimum health.
  • 100g of fennel bulb is equivalent to 20% of your daily Vitamin C (RDI) needs. 
  • They’re a great source of Potassium too- 100g is known to produce 9% of your daily recommended intake. Potassium deficiency has lead to fatigue, irritability and hypertension. 
  • Fennel is an excellent aid to menstrual disorders– Fennel is also an Emenagogue, i.e. it eases and regulates menstruation by regulating hormonal action properly in the body.
  • Fennel is diuretic and therefore helps our bodies to increase the amount and frequency of urination- aiding our bodies to eliminate toxic substances from our system and promoting a healthier you and reducing rheumatism. 

Thats just to name a few of the general health benefits!

There are certainly some more specific health benefits to ingesting fennel, fennel seed or using fennel seed oils- some of the most common uses are to manage or reduce the symptoms of:

Diarrhoea: Due to the of the components of the essential oils in fennel such as Anetol, their disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties aid in curing diarrhoea. But the amino acids not only aid in digestion but also help the proper functioning of the digestive system! 

Respiratory Disorders: Fennel is useful in respiratory disorders such congestion, bronchitis, cough etc. due to presence of Cineole and Anetol which are expectorant in nature, among their many other virtues.

Constipation: Fennel seeds, particularly in powdered form, act as laxative. The roughage helps clearance of bowels whereas the stimulating effect helps maintain the proper peristaltic motion of the intestines, thereby helping proper excretion.

Flatulence: Fennel is most popular as an anti flatulent, due to the carminative properties of Aspartic acid found in fennel. Its extract can be used in right from the infants to the old, to cure flatulence and to expel gases from the stomach.

Indigestion: It is a common practice, particularly in Indian Subcontinent, to chew fennel seeds after meals. This is done to facilitate digestion and to keep bad breath away.

(Thanks to our friends at Organic Facts.net and Nutrition & You) 

Here is a recipe that we absolutely love- perfect for a late night snack or to accompany a meal! Try it- and let us know what you think of it!

Ingredients:

1 whole fennel plant 

1 whole lemon

2 tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Salt to taste

 

Method:

  1. wash and chop fennel including stem and leaves- chop fennel into cube like pieces
  2. add EVOO and allow to sit for a minute 
  3. add lemon juice and salt- allow to sit
  4. mix ingredients together and add further salt if needed (not too much!)
  5. ENJOY!!! 

Delicious bloat-free fennel salad! 

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Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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The 5 minute breakfast cure!

The biggest complaint we hear from our community is the lack of time. To plan, to prepare, to cook and to consume. We have some fun and delicious ideas that will help you get more nutrients into your mouth in the morning when you need it the most! 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not only does it kick start our metabolism in the morning… but our bodies have been starving since we last ate or drank anything the night before.. So having a delicious and nutrient breakfast is essential to any good diet! 

Try this!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup frozen unsweetened blackberries
  • 1 frozen/fresh banana
  • 1 tablespoon organic natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 scoops Herbalife Vanilla Formula 1
  • 6 ice cubes

Preparation:
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 2 minutes.

2. Make sure you take your vitamins too! 

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Staying healthy throughout Winter.

We know that with the change of seasons, it can take us a little while to adjust ourselves to the weather and also the foods that we should eat in order to keep our immune systems in PRIME condition! 

Here are some easy tips that will help keep you and your loved ones healthy until our splendid Summer comes back around:

  1. Don’t neglect your exercise routine in the winter. Exercise helps to strengthen the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells produced this helps our bodies fight colds and flus. 
  2. Garlic. Rich in allicin, fresh garlic is bursting with both antiviral and antibacterial properties making it an ideal ingredient in winter meals. Remember that taking a garlic supplement also helps to cut the risk of colds and flus by half. So, start cooking!
  3. Lots of Zzzz’s. When it’s cold and rainy, all we want to do is curl up in bed for that extra hour listening to the rain falling outside. Don’t feel guilty! Sleep has been proven to support our immune system and also aid in weight loss and management- so getting that extra hour or two is just what the doctor ordered! (University of New York*)
  4.  Cleanliness. Research has shown that especially throughout Winter, its important that we keep our hand hygiene up to scratch. We recommend that you spend at least 20 seconds to soak and lather your hands when washing… the extra few seconds will go a long way. 
  5. Germ Fighters. Did you know that foods such as mushrooms help to increase the white blood cells in our bodies? Winter in the perfect time to start preparing those delicious heart meals packed with yummy ingredients just like this to help keep up immunity. Ps. Red Capsicum has twice the Vitamin C of oranges, so throw that in too!!! 
  6. Herbal Teas. Our favourite double agent is our very own “Herbal Beverage”- by Herbalife. This magical powder form is the solution to not just one but a few of our health focuses in Winter. Green Tea based and thermogenic, not only does this delicious tea help us keep hydrated (even more so than just drinking plain H2O!) but it also help to burn 80 calories with each cup! TIP: Add fresh mint or lemon and give your digestive system a nice kick start in the morning!
  7. Supplementation. In this day and age, our western lifestyles have us engaging in numerous activities which aren’t ideal for ‘dynamic health’.. ie. smoking, drinking, high stress levels, food preservatives and pollution. So, because of all these things, our bodies struggle to perform at the rate in which they should and fail to absorb the nutrients from the food that we ingest. Therefore it is important that we supplement our bodies so that we are feeling our best and giving our best to our bodies every day! (Why not contact us and ask us how we can help you to feeling fuller, more energised and not to mention… DYNAMIC!) 
  8. Chase the sun. A lack of Vitamin D in our bodies has been proven to decrease the effectivity of our immune system and therefore puts us at a higher risk for bacterial infections and flus. TIP: Take a walk in the sun, spend your weekends shopping outdoors or get off the bus just a tad early and walk to work 🙂 
  9. Flu Protection. Prevention is much easier to access these days in comparison to what it was years ago. Speak to your GP or your health promotions team at work and organise a Flu Jab. Its simple, quick and can save you lots in terms of sick leave and time at the doctors. 
  10. BE HAPPY. It sounds like some airy fairy advice but it is THAT SIMPLE. Studies have shown that those with depression, anxiety and other mood-altering conditions are exposed to a higher risk of colds and flus. Carnegie University in Pittsburg conducted a study which showed that those who have less stress in their lives have stronger immune systems and are less likely to get sick. So, keep laughing, exercise (happy endorphins) and have fun with your loved one.. it all counts! 

Until next time guys & girls… make sure you send us any questions you’d like us to answer!! 

Neda & Chad

COMPLETE BODY AND HEALTH 

 

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TODAY I WILL DO WHAT OTHERS WON’T, SO TOMORROW I CAN DO WHAT OTHERS CAN’T!

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Mission

Our aim is to improve the health and nutrition of our community!

Description

Statistics show that 70% of people in our lives suffer from some diet related illness, can you afford for this to be you?

Most people think of health as a commitment or obsession with the gym but with some understanding and a bit of dedication, being healthy doesn’t  have to be an obsession, it can simply be an everyday habit that helps increase your quality of life.

We aren’t focused on getting you in the gym everyday for hours on end, we’d much rather help you get healthier, increase your energy and feel amazing. As a result you’ll be happier and make the most of everyday. 

We know that change can have its challenges and that’s why we are with you every step of the way. 

The team at Complete Body & Health has you as our No.1 Priority… are you your own?

Products & Services

Comprehensive Health Evaluations
Meal Plans/Personal Training/Group Fitness 
Nutritional Supplements & meal Replacements using Herbalife
Nutritional information & Recipe Ideas 

Safety Information

Our products and services are governed by Mega-Dossage Laws & The Labelling Laws.