My Favorite Energy Booster – Herbalife’s Green Tea Concentrate

The afternoon crashes on Saturday and Sunday during heavy teaching workloads could be catastrophic, particularly if a student finds me completely disengaged.

These were the times 3 years ago when I consumed copious amounts of fatty-filled KFC chicken during my short breaks instead of eating a salad + avocado for good fat.

So, when I first fathomed the fact that Herbalife had a Bangkok branch, I knew I needed to buy some Herbal Tea, regardless of the flavor.

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Aside from looking at all the ingredients and it having no non-gm ingredients, this is my ultimate booster.  This has helped me tremendously.

For instance, I went running a hefty 5 miles two mornings ago before traveling to Bangkok to meet some colleagues, my eyes were completely dried out and I was struggling with energy.  Thankfully I packed a bottle of raspberry-green tea of this and one small teaspoon later, the amount of energy it gave me was incredible.

Most people have mid-afternoon crashes.  Why? When your is in the catabolic stage and you consume carbohydrates whereas you can burn them off, you get groggy, tired, and simply put – sleepy.  Instead, eating almonds, avocado and even probiotics could help you fight off the crashes.

Myself, however, will enjoy a nice glass of this because as good as it tastes, it just never gets old.

That’s my Herbalife product spotlight.  Find something, a plan of some sort, and stick with it.  Have something handy in case you’re dealing with the mid-afternoon fatigue and blahhhh.

My Greatest Defeat – 2005 Sunrise Regional Track & Field Championships

Two years into my track and field career marked the biggest could-be-achievement of my life.  As a junior in high school, I qualified for the Sunrise Regional Championships.  Four heats of runners from all over the valley (Las Vegas) facing off with the top 2 of each heat clinching a spot in the finals.  Top 2 athletes of the finals would head to Reno for the Class 4A State Championship Race.

Having clinched my spot in the regional semi finals, and with a very distinguished time (upper echelon of all runners), I would at least make it to finals.

I failed miserably at the 100m high hurdles (my weakness); conversely, the 300m intermediate hurdles was the event that I ran great times in over the course of a few months.

Heading into a pivotal race in the west side of Las Vegas (Palo Verde High School), my nerves were calm and I was ready to go.  However, I didn’t run the race in my mind whatsoever, nor did I ever, which I think was crucial for advancing.

Nonetheless, after the 200m heats, my event was up next.  I’m not exactly sure what was happening on the track, but the officials made us sit down on a cold field, waiting for hour event.

For those of you who don’t know, sitting down and not stretching before a race could end up being detrimental, especially if the temperatures outside were dropping as time went on.

Finally, they called on my heat and I proceeded to lane 3 – one of the best lanes to run in for a 300m intermediate hurdle race.  I recall making eye-contact with a couple of Asians before the race – they nodded, I carried on.

“Runners on your block!”

I told myself I would come out screaming out of the blogs and establish my pace.  Worst decision ever.

I crouched down and did my typical ritual which involved me smacking the track while taking deep inhales and exhales.  I backed into position on the blocks…..here we go.

Once the gun went off, I came out of the block FLYING – passing everyone within the first 75 meters.  However, when we reached the first curve, that’s when my hamstrings and quadriceps locked up on me.  I had no idea what was happening, but it felt like I was carrying cinder blocks, narrowly getting over the hurdles while the rest of the racers past me in the blink of an eye.

The last 100meters was beyond devastating, hitting every hurdle as I went over – huffing and puffing.  I reached the finish line at 50 seconds, dropped to my knees and sobbed.  I remember staggering across the field covered in tears and there were twins on the team who were looking at….then dropped their heads as I approached.

A few of my friends approached me for comforting before I went to my coach to apologize. He looked at me, eyes glistening – then put his hands on my shoulders before giving me a partial hug.

“Sorry, coach!”

Because my coach is such a magician and knowing who I am, he cracked a joke about the race saying, “in the beginning, I was excited! Then around that back stretch I started looking at you and the time with my jaw dropped.”

LOL!

Another shot-put thrower failed to reach the state championships when he was the most favored out of all the competitors in the entire state of Nevada .  800m runner, who had run extraordinary times throughout the year, also failed, too.

The entire team went up in flames that fateful evening at Palo Verde High School in May.

12 years later, two tough mudders later, thousands of miles later, tens of thousands of squats later, I’m still here.  This failure set myself up to continue working out for the rest of my life.  Not just because I’m a speed-adrenaline junky and I love running extremely fast, but if it wasn’t for that May night, there’s no telling where my body would be in terms of physique.

When I go running and I’m 200meters away from my mark, the sprint is ON! I barrel down the street while people watch me in awe….”PUSH MOTHER ****ER! DON’T STOP! DON’T STOP!” I feel at times I’m off my head, but those last two hundred meters have rescinded within me in the greatest possible way.

Thank you, failure.  If it wasn’t for you, who knows where my health would be today.

The Wheel of Life Updated – Changes Are Needed

For those of you who have never done this exercise, I highly recommend it.

The eight categories of life such as family a& friends, career, romantic relationships, fun & hobbies, personal development, physical environment, health, and wealth are always to be evaluated on a monthly or quarterly basis.

I got this nice little technique out of Glen Harold’s book, and I absolutely love it because it shows the strengths and weaknesses in particular areas.

It’s simple. Get a piece of paper, draw a circle and draw a mini circle in the middle.  The scale is 0-10 (0 being nothing and 10 being completely fulfilled).

For example, here’s how mine turned out.

Family & Friends – 3.5

I haven’t heard the voices of any of my family members in 4 years, so that pretty much epitomizes exactly where I stand with them (a whopping zero); however, my friends in various countries do come in strong and at least give me an agonizing 3.5

Career – 7.0

I reviewed and became enraged with some of the racial transgressions I’ve endured over the past 8 months with people neglecting me because of my color; on the other hand, the amount of opportunities that are zooming in because of outsourcing is incredible.

Romantic Relationships – X

There isn’t a god damn thing happening here.

Fun & Hobbies – 4

With 2 competitions in Mesa, Arizona and Singapore looming large, snorkelling in Hawaii, Mt. Bromo in Indonesia and possibly Malaysia/Vietnam, it will soar to 10 in an instant.  As far as now, the beginning of the new year has been a bit stagnant in terms of traveling.

Personal Development – 8

What are you feeding your mind? What new skills are you acquiring?  What are you reading? What audio books are you listening to? Yeah, with excellent books at my disposal and the removal of head teach, you bet your butt that this number will rise even more.

Physical Environment – 7

Where you live and where you work.  Where I live is absolutely wonderful, but sometimes work can fluctuate, depending on the individuals mood swings and other gossip.  At this time, it’s kind of solid, but will definitely improve as more opportunities will begin to pour in.

Health – 7.5

Look in the mirror with no clothes on.  Seriously.  Do it.

Ok, how do you feel? Terrible?

What about the inside? Sick?

If you answered yes to all my questions, you’re in the 0-0.01 range.

Wealth – 7

Primary job sways, so the wealth goes up and down.  Conversely, this should not be my only source of income, which makes me very upset with myself because I should have at least two other sources of income.  Wait, I kind of do, but I’m talking about bigger than the others.  So, it’s time to get projects done.

Do this yourself! Let me know how it goes!

Paul Levesque (Triple H) On Jetlag & Worrying Won’t Do A ‘God Damn’ Thing.

With a colossal flight approaching in April (Bangkok-Singapore-Japan-Los Angeles-Arizona) and coming back, I continue to ask myself, “how the hell can I beat the jet lag?”  I carefully planned out my trip and even coming back, but with an even bigger trip to Hawaii looming large and a soon-to-be-debacle of a return flight, there’s no escaping the madness of what’s about to happen, or is there?

Famous WWE Wrestler “Triple H” has a way of breaking this so-called jet lag.

“During his peak travel period, Paul traveled 260+ days per year, performing in a different city each night.

Here is one of his rules:
Triple H: “When I landed, I would check into the hotel. The second we checked in, I’d ask them: ‘Is the gym open? Can I go train?’ Even if it was to get on a bike and ride for 15 minutes to reset things. I learned early that it seemed any time I did that, I didn’t get jet lag.”
TF: This absolutely seems to work, even if done at 1 a.m. and for 3 to 5 minutes. I don’t know the physiological mechanism, but I use it.”

For those who do unrelenting traveling for competitions and even for business, TRY IT!

Also, there was a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marquez several years ago and Triple H was actually part of Floyd’s “the money team.”  Well, Mayweather asked to see Triple H and his wife at the time went back stage to say what’s up.  Floyd, with a fight looming within about an hour, was lounged out on the couch watching a basketball game.  After a few minutes, and even a couple of attempts, Triple H told Floyd, “Ok, Floyd, have a great flight.  We’re gonna get outa here.”

Floyd retorted, “you don’t have to leave, man! Have a seat!”

Triple H said, “aren’t you worried and nervous?”

Floyd responded, “either I’m read or I’m not.  Worrying isn’t gonna do a god damn thing.”

Wow….that’s a very unnerving way to put it, but Floyd went out and pounded Marquez unanimously after a 1-2 years layoff to claim a title (correct me if I’m wrong).

And there you have it! A story for the ages and something that could perhaps help you rampant travellers.

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Tim Ferris: Slow Carb Diet

“Many people lose hope when trying to lose weight. – Tim Ferris

Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be complicated.  There are a lot of people out there, gym junkies and all, who question themselves about how many carbs to eat.

The basic rules are simple, all followed 6 days per week:

Rule #1: Avoid “white” starchy carbohydrates (or those that can be white). This means all bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and grains (yes, including quinoa). If you have to ask, don’t eat it.  This kills for me because sometimes I would throw rice into my diet – the Thai diet.  This is very pivotal for the majority of Thai people, even including one of my students who doesn’t like her shape.  Well, she eats rice three times a day with her meals.  Boom.

Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again, especially for breakfast and lunch. Good news: You already do this.  Example, with a busy teaching schedule such as mine, I always prepare my trips on Friday (the day before the madness) so I know not only what I’m going to eat, but how I’m going to get there.  I buy my almonds and avocados the night before, get my salad after I workout in the morning, and get my main meal for the day that lasts me all the way until 6:40pm.  Time to stay away from the rice!

Rule #3: Don’t drink calories. Exception: 1 to 2 glasses of dry red wine per night is allowed.

Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit. (Fructose → glycerol phosphate → more body fat, more or less.) Avocado and tomatoes are allowed.  Yeah, we were told our lives to eat 2-4 servings (plus or minus) of fruit along with a ton of grains.  Oops.

Rule #5: Whenever possible, measure your progress in body fat percentage, NOT total pounds. The scale can deceive and derail you.

Rule #6: Take one day off per week and go nuts. I choose and recommend Saturday. This is “cheat day,” which a lot of readers also call “Faturday.” For biochemical and psychological reasons, it’s important not to hold back. Some readers keep a “to-eat” list during the week, which reminds them that they’re only giving up vices for 6 days at a time.”

See, now that isn’t so bad, right?  Speaking of cheat days, one of my students declared Sunday his cheat day.  He literally goes into a shopping center for a few hours and loses it.  I never really had a cheat day throughout my week (although cheat meals are more common), however, I will closely consider this.

Hope this works for everyone!

 

Joe De Sena – Co-Founder of Spartan/Death Race & His Story Behind It All

I was talking to someone on my blog earlier about ultramarathons after being introduced to them by a passerby at my investing job (better way of just tying myself down to ‘job’), and the madness that goes on in these particular marathons are bananas.

Joe De Sena, in particular, finished the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles at over 120°F/49°C), Vermont 100, and Lake Placid Ironman—all in the same week.

Ummm…..what did you just say?

Let’s put these races into perspective, shall we?

 

The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 134 °F (56.7 °C).  Bad water is the lowest point in the continental United States, which is Death Valley.

I’ll.  Be.  Damned!

Watching this really hit that soft spot in me.  Seeing people overcome tragedy, MS, along with so many disorders that wreak havoc on the lives of millions worldwide….and be able to commit to finishing the ironman is the most incredible GIFT ever.  What does this do? Well, it’s just like Tough Mudder, right? My friends always said, “why did you do it?”  Because since that, my life has completely changed because I had a fortified mental barrier that was tormenting my life and degrading myself, my true self-worth.

What’s even more incredible is the first person who crossed the finish line for the women was Heather Jackson (proud Herbalife sponsor).  Congrats, Heather!

Now back to Joe.  I don’t even have to show the Vermont 100 because you obviously know it deals with 100 miles/km.  I will show you an excerpt from Tim Ferris’ book – The Tools of Titans…

“WHY HE STARTED TACKLING INSANE EVENTS WHILE WORKING ON WALL STREET

“You make and lose $30K, $40K in minutes screwing up an order or having customers tell you that they are no longer going to deal with you. It was very stressful business. [I wanted] to get back to the core of life. . . . [A friend] said, ‘Well, you could die. There is this one—the Iditarod in Alaska. They do it in the middle of the winter, it is by foot, and it is 30 below. But, you have to —’ ‘Sign me up. I have to do it.’ I had to get back to this place where you just want water, food, and shelter. All the craziness of my life—this Wall Street life I had taken on—would go away, would melt away.”

Excerpt From: Timothy Ferriss & Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Tools of Titans.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tools-of-titans/id1149615754?mt=11

These types of thing don’t test you, they break you.  All the problems in all the categories of your life are literally up in flames during races like these.  After you finish this gauntlet, you go back home and realize that those seemingly, monstrous problems are now microscopic compared to the rampant fatigue, faint-feeling you had had during the race.

This is why I do it.  This is why in April I’m doing Tough Mudder in Arizona/April.  Spartan Race – Singapore/May. Spartan Race – Malaysia/3rd quarter.  Tough Mudder – Bali, Indonesia/October.

I will continue to break myself….

Top 10 Probiotic Foods & Why You Need Them

Good bugs and bad bugs for your stomach.

HUH?!

I know, right? Dr. Mark Hyman stymied me when I heard him say that 60% of the body’s immune system is in your gut.

So, lets put it this way, if you feed your body a bunch of garbage, your immune system can technically dropping – which ultimately leaves your body susceptible to any bacteria.

Have you ever seen (especially me being here in Thailand) those people who constantly get sick? On top of that, have you seen what those particular people eat?  My guess that it’s a processed diet.

Moreover, it could be said that between 30-40 million Americans are constipated.  It also amounted up toe 1.2 trillion dollars back in 2010 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/digitalrules/2010/06/21/americas-1-2-trillion-constipation-problem/#5950b62c3c83)

However, with all of that being said, it’s time to get the good bugs back into your stomach. In my last blog I talked about avocados, almonds, olive oil and other things to unclog your digestive system and get you going routinely. Today, lets talk about probiotic foods, which is what Dr. Mark Hyman talks about A LOT in terms of helping you with your digestive system.

1. Yogurt

One of the best probiotic foods is live-cultured yogurt, especially handmade. Look for brands made from goat’s milk that have been infused with extra forms of probiotics like lactobacillus or acidophilus. Goat’s milk and cheese are particularly high in probiotics like thermophillus, bifudus, bulgaricus and acidophilus. Be sure to read the ingredients list, as not all yogurt is made equally. Many popular brands are filled with high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavours and artificial flavors and are way too close to being a nutritional equivalent of sugary, fatty ice cream.

2. Kefir

Similar to yogurt, this fermented dairy product is a unique combination of goat’s milk and fermented kefir grains. High in lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria, kefir is also rich in antioxidants. Look for a good, organic version at your local health food shop.

3. Sauerkraut

Made from fermented cabbage (and sometimes other vegetables), sauerkraut is not only extremely rich in healthy live cultures, but might also help with reducing allergy symptoms. Sauerkraut is also rich in vitamins B, A, E and C.

4. Dark Chocolate

Probiotics can be added to high-quality dark chocolate, up to four times the amount of probiotics as many forms of dairy.

5. Microalgae

This refers to super-food ocean-based plants such as spirulina, chorella, and blue-green algae. Remember I talked about a specific plant from the ocean that would help your digestive system?

6. Miso Soup

Probiotic Foods - Miso

Miso is one the main-stays of traditional Japanese medicine and is commonly used in macrobiotic cooking as a digestive regulator. Made from fermented rye, beans, rice or barley, adding a tablespoon of miso to some hot water makes an excellent, quick, probiotic-rich soup, full of lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria.

7. Pickles

Believe it or not, the common green pickle is an excellent food source of probiotics. Try making your own home-made pickles in the sun.  On the other hand, I would just steer clear of pickles – but it is an option.  The last option.

8. Tempeh

A great substitute for meat or tofu, tempeh is a fermented, probiotic-rich grain made from soy beans. A great source of vitamin B12, this vegetarian food can be sauteed, baked or eaten crumbled on salads. If prepared correctly, tempeh is also very low in salt, which makes it an ideal choice for those on a low-sodium diet.  Low-sodium diets are my absolute favorite, so please follow my instructions very carefully or do more research on how to make Tempeh.

9. Kimchi

An Asian form of pickled sauerkraut, kimchi is an extremely spicy and sour fermented cabbage, typically served alongside meals in Korea. Besides beneficial bacteria, Kimchi is also a great source of beta-carotene, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C, B1 and B2. Kimchi is one of the best probiotic foods you can add to your diet, assuming you can handle the spice, of course.  However, check the sodium content.  Here in Thailand, kimchi is stacked with artificial trash and sodium.  There’s plenty of GOOD out there.

10. Kombucha Tea

Kombucha is a form of fermented tea. that contains a high amount of healthy gut bacteria. This probiotic drink has been used for centuries and is believed to help increase your energy, enhance your well being and maybe even help you lose weight.

Tomorrow morning (Bangkok time) I’ll be going live about this blog, so if you’re not already tuning into my podcast, here’s my iTunes link down below!

Gelatin – Is It Good or Bad? America Takes The Affirmative & Thailand Takes The Negative

About a year ago, I was engagement in one of those idle-gossip-conversations at work that involved a teacher spewing rhetoric about factories in Thailand.  At the time I was eating candy that contained Gelatin, an ingredient that’s literally put into candy here and in Germany for some odd reason and the British teacher ERUPTED….

“Omg, you know those are made in factories here in Thailand.  Cow skin and bones is what Gelatin is and it’s put into that mess.”

It wasn’t only him, but other staff members were predisposed to consuming candy that had the infamous “Gelatin” in it.

So, I finally did some research and my oh my, this is why you NEVER listen to the opinions of others and you just have to check it out yourself.

Gelatin is a protein made from the skins and bones of pigs and cows. It’s a common ingredient in a number of products, including: medicine, makeup, vaccines, and food.

Why do people take Gelatin?

Many people with arthritis take Gelatin supplements Gelatin contains collagen. That’s a material in the cartilage that cushions the bones in your joints.

The idea behind this usage is that eating gelatin (with collagen)  will add collagen to your joints. However, that’s probably not true. The collagen in gelatin gets broken down when you eat it. It wouldn’t travel directly to your joints.

Nonetheless, there is some evidence that gelatin could help ease joint pain in people with osteoarthritis.

Then came Amanda Boone.  Amanda Boone, who is the first person to win first at the World’s Toughest Mudder, actually takes hydrolysed Gelatin.  She said in Tim Ferris’ book ‘tools of titans’ why she actually takes it….

“I’ve consumed Gelatin for connective tissue repair in the past.  I’ve never stuck with it long term because Gelatin takes on a seagull poo-like texture when mixed into cold.” – Amelia Boone 

 

“Amelia saved my palate and joints by introducing me to the Great Lakes hydrolyzed version (green label), which blends easily and smoothly.” – Tim Ferris

Amazing results from one of the greatest, ultra athletes in the world and a highly sought after writer/entrepreneur.

Interesting when we just go by the opinions of others and let that dictate what we believe at that specific moment.  However, when you actually check things out and do the research yourself, you have your satori moment.

Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/10544369

 

 

Goitre Thyroid: The Condition That Ravaged The North of Thailand & Foods You Can Put Into Your Diet That Contain Iodine.

So, after having a conversation with one of my students yesterday, I was left terrified – touching my neck to see if I have enlarged thyroid glands.

Years ago in the north of Thailand, the accessibility of salt was scarce.  Salt, for those of you who don’t know, contains iodine.  Have you ever went to the super market and found on shelves *Iodized Salt*?  That’s exactly what I’m here to tell you about.  This deficiency alone affects more than 2 billion people on the planet, scientists say.

Now, in America, this is uncommon dee to the readily available iodine in our diets.  However, in parts of Thailand dating back 20-30 years and still a bit common today….suffers heavily from this.

Goitre Thyroid

This is an enlargement of the thyroid.  A very grotesque looking condition that causes your thyroid to swell up into a small mass that’s the size of a mini soccer ball.  I won’t attach any photos because it makes me want to hurl.

Nonetheless, this condition is uncommon in some parts of the world, but I do want to give you some foods that contain iodine just incase you’re lacking it in your daily diet – and I’m not talking about just table spooning salt down your throat, either.

7 Foods That Contain Iodine

1. Sea Vegetables – Kelp

The ocean hosts the largest amount of iodine foods, including Kelp.  Kelp has the highest amount of iodine of any food on the planet and just one serving offers 4 times the daily minimum requirement. 1 tablespoon of Kelp contains about 2000/mcg of iodine.

I would recommend sprinkling these into soups or salad, even an avocado salad. 🙂

2. Cranberries

This antioxidant rich fruit is another great source of iodine. About 4 ounces of cranberries contain approximately 400/mcg of iodine. I recommend buying fresh organic berries or juice. If you buy cranberry juice from the store, be aware of how much sugar it contains. Obviously those cartons of juice in super markets have stacks upon stacks of sugar, so what could be a very antioxidant rich fruit can turn detrimental.

3. Organic Yogurt

A natural probiotic, yogurt is an excellent iodine food you should add to your diet. One serving holds more than half of your daily needs. 1 cup contains approximately 90/mcg of iodine. Other than yogurt, I will make a blog containing a bunch of probiotic foods that actually even promote your digestive system. Stay tuned!

4. Organic Navy Beans

Many beans are a great food source of iodine and navy beans may top the list. Just 1/2 cup of these beans contain about 32/mcg of iodine. Beans aren’t just an iodine food, they are also incredibly high in finer, which also supports the digestive system.  Navy beans are probably a rare commodity in the households of a lot of people around the world; however, I’m sure there are other beans that have a great source of iodine, too.

5. Organic Strawberries

This tasty red fruit packs up to 10% of your daily iodine needs in just a single serving. One cup of fresh strawberries has approximately 13/mcg of iodine. It’s hard to tell what’s organic and inorganic nowadays, but fresh food markets and places where the prices are normally jacked up houses organic foods.  I know, it’s sad that there are organic food shops which are far more expensive than inorganic food that are full of chemicals.

6. Raw, Organic Cheese

CHEESE! Cheese is high in iodine, along with essential B vitamins, calcium, and protein. Dairy, whether raw or pasteurized, may not be the best choice for some people, especially those with sensitive digestive systems.  Also, most cheese is loaded with sodium, so be aware of what type of cheese you’re buying! I’ll probably have to do a blog on cheese just to steer some of my readers in the right direction.

7. Organic Potatoes

The common potato is an easy addition to most meals and is one of the richest sources of iodine in the vegetable kingdom. Leave the skin on and one medium-sized baked potato holds 60/mcg of iodine. Be sure to get organic only as potatoes tend to suck up pesticides very easily! Scary, I know.  I always LOVED eating baked potatoes with the skin on, so I think I’ve set myself up just because of my earlier years. HA!

If you have any questions or inquiries, don’t hesitate to ask!

Next blog: probiotics!

Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/10461174

 

Avocado + Tomato Salad

People! Welcome back to my nice little healthy food blog that I do from time-to-time to reach out to those who are searching for the mid-afternoon snack or just a healthy, good fat type of meal to carry along with or prepare in just five minutes.

Avocado + tomatoes salad!

Now, if this if your first time with me, avocados are your friend.  They’re your soulmate.  The saviour.  Why? They provide the best fat out there along with olive oil and any type of nut (big almond fan).

When I was young, I would see my mom eat about 2-3 avocados a day and call her disgusting.  However, for a 58 year old woman, her digestive system and looks are absolutely amazing! I never knew how she looked so good, but she did.  Avocados!

Here’s a nice & basic recipe for those of you out there who are looking to improve your digestive health without taking supplements.

Ingredients

1 lb Roma tomatoes
1 cucumber
½ medium red onion, sliced
2 avocados, diced
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
Juice of 1 medium lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
¼ cup (1/2 bunch) cilantro, chopped
⅛ tsp black pepper

Oh, you’re probably wondering where the salt is.

If you want to sprinkle some salt on your salad, that’s entirely up to you.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend it because you already have enough taste going around, especially if you include a lemon.  I think you can go without the sprinkles of salt. 😉

Share away and enjoy!