Amazing Golden Cakes using Tiger Nuts Flour!

One of our terrific customers, sent us this picture of the Golden Cakes that she makes using our Premium Organic Tiger Nuts Flour, and you must agree, they do look good!

Here's with what she says about them:

I make them with equal portions of brown rice flour and chufa flour, honey, fresh ginger, lemon, and local butter. With the moistness of the honey, using all chufa made it too dense, so the brown rice flour balances it out to make a moist, tasty, and coincidentally gluten free delight! The ones with red have a carnelian compote in them, and the ones with the bit of date on top have a fig/date/citron Ambrosia of Thoth in them.

For more recipes, please visit the recipe section on our web site www.tigernutsusa.com  and if you have any questions, please let us know via nuts@tigernutsusa.com

The Team at Tiger Nuts!

8 Diet And Nutrition Tips to Boost Health And Fitness During COVID-19

8 Diet and Nutrition Tips!

Staying healthy and fit is important for our physical, mental and emotional well-being, especially during the current COVID-19 virus challenge. Routine changes and our reactions to stress and uncertainty could cause us to eat poorly and skip daily exercise, though. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of diet and nutrition tips that can boost health and fitness during these challenging times.

1. Prioritize breakfast.

Our daily routines may be disrupted right now, but we should still prioritize breakfast. This meal replenishes our blood sugar and can reduce health risks such as heart disease and obesity. A healthy breakfast packed with fiber and protein also reduces lethargy and powers our muscles during workouts.

2. Consume complex carbs.

To fight boredom or manage stress, we may grab processed foods and sweet snacks that are loaded with simple carbohydrates. However, our bodies need complex carbs, even if we’re on a #glutenfree diet. Nutrient-rich whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans are complex carbs that increase fullness, reduce overeating, stabilize blood sugar levels, and fuel our bodies for the day.

3. Add protein.

Protein maintains and repairs our bodies. Protein builds muscles when we work out, too. Lean meats, fish, dairy, legumes, and eggs are excellent protein sources. We can multiply our body weight by 0.36 to estimate the amount of protein to eat each day.

4. Increase fruits and veggies.

Half of the food on our plates should be low-calorie and low-fat fruits and vegetables. A rainbow of organic food options provides us with fiber, vitamins and minerals that boost body and brain function. During isolation, we can eat more salads, snack on cut veggies and dried fruits, and try new fruit and veggie recipes.

5. Focus on healthy fats.

Saturated fats found in sweets and processed foods cause us to feel physically and mentally sluggish. Unsaturated or healthy fats can reduce inflammation and ease movement. Healthy fats include olives, avocados, #Tigernuts, and seeds that compliment any meal or snack.

6. Count calories and measure portions.

The amount of food we need depends on our activity level, health goals and other factors, which can fluctuate daily during the current virus lock-down. We can track our food intake and exercise with a fitness app, use small plates when we eat and turn off electronics during meals to control our caloric intake and portions.

7. Stay hydrated.

While we’re stuck inside, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. The result is reduced brain and body function. Drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day helps us stay hydrated. We can also eat melons, cucumbers, soups, and other foods that are high in water content.

8. Follow an eating schedule.

Eating large meals and overeating can lower our metabolism, reduce workout effectiveness, and destabilize our blood sugar and insulin levels. An eating schedule supports our well-being and includes four to six nutritious meals and snacks daily.

We are all affected by virus lock-down challenges, but let’s continue to invest in our health and fitness. Eight diet and nutrition tips, including #Tigernuts, boost our physical, mental and emotional well-being and improve our quality of life. Stay healthy, active and safe, friends!

     Founder and CEO Tiger Nuts USA

Easy Tips to "Spring" back into Shape

In preparation for the first day of spring, which is, March 19 this year, we wanted to share with you some tips to "spring" back into shape. Springtime is the season where you begin to shed the layers and sport the newest fashions, and many individuals use the annual vernal equinox as their incentive to get back into shape.  Here are some suggestions:

1. Start Slow

After a long, cold winter of decreased or no activity, you may wish to get outdoors and start getting active the minute the weather improves. While this is fine, you don't want to "pick up where you left off" last season and try to perform the same level of exercise you did then. This could lead to early-season injuries. If you slowed down during the winter months, you'll need to start getting back into shape slowly and work your way up.

2. Find Activities to Keep You Active Each Day

If you find activities you enjoy, it will be easier to be active each day. This can be anything from taking a walk around your neighborhood to playing some ball with your child. Whatever you can do to get you active and your body moving will place you in a better mental and physical state than you were when you were inactive. 

3. Turn the Television Off

Get out from under the TV. If you can reduce your television exposure, you'll also be eliminating those convenience foods you typically eat while watching the screen. Becoming involved in a household task or getting outdoors will help you diminish your temptations to snack and indulge in overeating, which is what you know you'd end up doing if you were sitting there in front of the TV.

4. Don't Workout in Pain

As you spring back into shape this spring, you'll likely experience some minor soreness and muscle aches. This is normal and is really your body telling you that you haven't been active for a while. You can even workout through this minor pain the next day. But, if you're experiencing sharp or unusual soreness or pain that won't go away, immediately stop exercising. It could be an injury. If it doesn't go away in a couple of days, see your doctor just to be sure.

5. Consume More Frequent, Smaller Meals

Instead of eating three meals loaded with calories (plus snacks) each day, try to consume six smaller meals with fewer calories (no more than 400 calories) each day instead. This will have you eating every few hours and it keeps you balanced and never famished or feeling stuffed — ideal if you're looking to lose fat and get into shape.

Tiger Nuts can help! Please visit us at www.tigernutsusa.com

 

This article is brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA

We want to INSPIRE you to live and eat a healthy lifestyle, and let our Tiger Nuts products be a part of your journey.

 The "Chief Nut" at Tiger Nuts USA Inc

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