Can you believe it, peanut butter, chocolate and weigh loss all in the same sentence? Well, Linda Wagner, former athlete and an experienced nutrition coach, who has “has helped hundreds of people across the country achieve radiant, long lasting physical and emotional wellness” says it’s possible. Her recipe is at the end of the post.

Did you know that statistically only 5% of people who lose weight on a diet are able to actually keep the weight off? Tell me about! As they say, I’ve “been there, done that, got the t-shirt” … dozens of ‘em! Linda successfully helps folks make lifestyle changes, which is what we need when we yo-yo diet.

Here’s what Linda has to say about some of the superfoods in this recipe …

Cacao Powder contains many important vitamins and minerals including: Magnesium, and other essential minerals including calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese; Polyphenols called flavonoids, with antioxidant properties; Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E; Essential heart-healthy fat: oleic acid a monounsaturated fat; Protein; Fiber; These nutrients found in raw chocolate have been linked to a number of health benefits.

Chia Seeds are one of my favorite superfoods! Just look at all these health benefits:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids … help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol; Fiber is associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function; … rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer; minerals … help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis …

A study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” showed that chia seeds as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or “good” cholesterol. The study also found that when substituting chia seeds for other fat sources, such as corn oil, the ALA was able to prevent high triglyceride levels and reduce central obesity.

Probiotics are essential for proper health and weight loss. They support: Enhanced immune system response; Alleviates negative affects of taking many types of antibiotics; Calms colon irritation following surgery … Reduces lactose intolerance
Reduces incidence of yeast infections, vaginitis and candidiasis … [to name just a few benefits] …

This is a great article from Harvard Medical School on the importance of probiotics in the diet.

Please turn to the Next Page for the Superfood Weight Loss Smoothie: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Style recipe …

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