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Recipe: Low Carb, Low Fat General Tso’s Turkey

Gen Tso’s Ground Turkey


3lbs ground turkey 

2 red peppers (any color)

1 bag riced Cauliflower 

Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)

Olive oil 

1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos 

1/2 cup rice vinegar (no sodium no sugar added) 

1 spice packet of Gen Tsos chicken 

Meat seasoning optional: 

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper 

Chipotle pepper

And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes 


Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok! 

Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain! 

Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly! 

Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins 

Add the jalepeno flakes garnish 

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy! 

For the authentic Asian feel you can top with hot sauce and drizzle sirarcha mayo! 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Supplement Review: Quest Protein Chips

CHIPSAREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BEChips have always been delicious. No argument there. But the carb-loaded snacks have always been reserved for cheat days or impulsive munching… until now.With 21 grams of high-quality protein per bag, Quest Protein Chips are the ONLY chips you can enjoy at the gym, on-the-go, or as an anytime snack completely guilt-free.In fact, guilt has nothing to do with it. Every bold, mouthwatering flavor has only 5g total carbs and zero junk ingredients, so eat the whole bag!

Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Dried Potatoes, Corn Starch, High Oleic Sunflower Oil. Contains less than 2% of the following: Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors.

Sea Salt:
Savor the guilt free crunch of fresh sea salt sprinkled over baked, protein-chip goodness with 21g of healthy protein and only 5g total carbs per bag.

Smokey, backyard-BBQ flavor on a baked, savory chip. Bite into bold, BBQ flavor with a whopping 21g healthy protein and only 5g total carbs per bag.

Cheddar Sour Cream:
Tangy cheddar cheese and cool sour cream blend together for a delightfully sharp flavor you’ll love!!

These chips are amazing!! They have 21g of protein! That’s ridiculous! What’s more ridiculous is they taste nothing like a protein bar! No chalky aftertaste! Now don’t go expecting a greasy potato chip! Because you can’t have your cake and eat it too! But you can have a satisfying Carb-like snack on a low carb diet that’s power packed with protein and low carb! But tastes like its a guilty pleasure! The BBQ chips are amazing! With the cheddar 2nd and the sea salt 3rd. I am not a big fan of potato chips! I need to dip them! The flavored chips don’t need any dip! The sea salt I had with P28 protein peanut butter!

IMG_0210.JPG that was delicious and ultra power packed with protein!

Movie Review: Generation Iron – the Sequel to Arnold’s Pumping Iron *



This Limited Edition Extended Director’s Cut* with over 10 minutes of new scenes, is not available in stores!

Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

Over 45 Minutes of Never Before Seen Footage
4 Deleted Scenes
The Making of Generation Iron Featurette
Feature Commentary with Phil Heath and Director Vlad Yudin
Uncut Interviews with Phil Heath, Kai Greene and Lou Ferrigno

It all started with a film. A film that sparked a revolution…

Generation Iron is now a true movement for all bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts. It is a movement for a new generation that believes in the concept of self-improvement, both physically and mentally. Our dedication to the sport and fitness has gained us fans from across the world. Now we have paired up with some of the biggest brands in the business to best suit our audiences in and out of the gym. Join the Movement.


We understand that fitness is about more than the reps and sets you do in the gym. Fitness is a lifestyle and Generation Iron has been built on this principle. Generation Iron preserves that most fundamental aspect of fitness – the desire for more. The desire to push yourself through your worst struggles, the desire to surpass your most ambitious goals, the desire to be the best possible you.

We are now proud to offer our new line of premier sports apparel designed for the gym and beyond it. Now is the time to become a full-fledged part of the movement and to become a member of the greatest generation in fitness history: Generation Iron.

Fitness. Attitude. Lifestyle.

Generation Iron is a 2013 documentary film which follows the world’s leading bodybuilders as they train and compete for the coveted Mr. Olympia title. The film gives front row access to the lives of the top seven bodybuilders in the sport, including Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf. Mickey Rourke narrates the film, with appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Jay Cutler.

This movie is extremely well done!
For the most part the guys kept their egos out of the film and you got to see the real them! It was really nice!

Phil’s shoulders were rounder than Kai’s it was pretty close! Phil one by one point and I think it was shoulders!

Phil’s front double biceps was crazy too!

Branch is still my Favorite and I like Hidetada also he has amazing symmetry and is probably the most cut, he just needs more size.

They all rock! Best of the Best!

I would have like to see more training and more diet.

But It was very well done! Mickey Rourke did a great job commentating.

The part with Vic and his daughter was priceless!

To Kai, if that’s the truth; life is to short to be a lone wolf, dark horse! Surround yourself with people you care about, if you don’t have any find some!

Kai’s secret sauce lol : it’s a muscle meds commercial… 😭

The deleted scenes were great and shouldn’t have been cut out!

They have a lady they call Grandma (Sibil Peeters) the trainer from Hell. I would have liked to see her training Roelly! At her worst lol

There’s a one on one interview with Phil where he sets his ego aside and just be’s himself. Watch it!

This movie rocks and I can’t wait to watch it again this weekend!

I like Jim Stoppani keeping it real!

I also like the theme song by Mind the gap: Never gonna stop

Supplement Review: Chef Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch Baked Protein Bar


World-renowned Chef Robert Irvine and FortiFX founder and industry pioneer Sean Perich teamed up to create FIT CRUNCH™ with one rule: NO COMPROMISE. These two industry leaders pushed one another to create a product worthy of their reputations and beyond your expectations: FIT CRUNCH™, the only 6-layer baked bar on the planet.

Each bar delivers 30 grams of the highest quality protein blend, including whey – elements the body can use. Low in sugar, these bars are also easy to digest.

Regarding taste, again, no compromise.

A lifelong body builder as well as the acclaimed culinary expert who is famous for bringing great taste to nutritious foods, Chef Robert Irvine said this about the bar: “As good as anything I’ve ever made.”

The ideal fit as a partner for Chef Robert’s vision was none other than FortiFX founder, Sean Perich. Sean launched his enterprise out of a tiny, apartment kitchen in 2001. Tired of eating the the indigestible protein bricks on the market, he sought to improve the way protein bars were made and created the world’s first baked protein bar.


Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, ask us using our CONTACT PAGE.


A: The original FortiFX bars were our delicious triple-layer baked bars, not completely dissimilar from the new Fit Crunch bars. When industry pioneer and founder of FortiFX, Sean Perich, met Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine they decided to take the original bars to a new level with taste and texture. Fit Crunch offers six delicious layers with a variety of textures – not only a soft cookie core but a layer of cream and a crunch on top! **Please note that the nutritional profile (and ingredients) of FortiFX triple-layer bars is slightly different from Fit Crunch.**

A: The bars are manufactured using the same ingredients and process. The only difference is the serving size. The smaller bar is 48 grams in total weight boasting 15 grams of protein – and contain about half of the nutritional content of the 30g version.

A: All other high protein energy bars are manufactured on technologically inferior “Cold Form Extrusion” or “Cold Slab-and-Slit” equipment which has remained relatively unchanged for the past 25 years. A comparison is simply unfair; our baked products have a far superior taste, softer texture, and much better shelf life. Our proprietary baking process enables us to produce a great tasting, high protein, soft-batch energy bars the same way Grandma used to make her homemade cookies.

A: The bars offer an 18 month shelf life. Store in a cool, dry place at or below 70 degrees F to assure shelf life.

A: You can buy our bars online at or at a variety of other national retailers and gyms as well as online. You can also purchase our bars through participating partners internationally.

This bar is packed with peanut butter flavor specifically made with the PB connoisseur in mind. Layers of rich peanut butter taste and creamy chocolate makes for a great reward after a tough workout. A vanilla cookie core is layered with peanut butter, fresh peanuts, high protein chocolate, chocolate crisps and top-layered with a creamy chocolate and peanut butter drizzle.

Serving Size 1 Bar (88g)
Calories 380
Total Fat 16g
Sodium 490mg
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar 6g
Protein 30g


1. These are the largest protein bars I have ever seen! They even dwarf the detour and supreme bars! Larger bar means you are full when you eat it and you are surprisingly full for a long time!
2. Amazing taste and 20 calories less than detour and supreme bars!
3. They are baked!

They do have more net carbs, but they are listed as a meal replacement bar.

Here’s a challenge to Chef Irvine: can you make a zero net carb bar with less calories for dieters?

My homemade bars are still better! Check out beware the protein bar here on this site!

Restaurant Review: Konak Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant – Farmingville, NY

Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant

773 Horseblock Road
Farmingville, NY 11738
(631) 736-3633

6am to Midnight 7 Days a week!
You can’t beat those hours!
And free delivery!

Authentic Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine. This place is beyond Amazing! It is truly one of my favorite places on the planet to eat!! The food is delicious!! I have been here many times and the service is friendly and very helpful especially if you aren’t Turkish or Muslim and not used to the food or the menu.

They feature Halal Meat:
Halal (Arabic: حلال‎ ḥalāl, “lawful”) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia, الشريعة الإسلامية). The opposite of this word is haraam.
– Wikipedia
Basically the meat is hung and drained of all blood unlike western meat (American Meat)

In my honest opinion it makes the meat cleaner and taste better. But it also costs more due to the fact that it shrinks quite considerably.

My favorite (if you have been following my blog you know I love spicy food) is the Beyti Kebob (lamb)

I can’t explain it but it tastes amazing!! It usually comes with basmati rice and a loaf of homemade bread. I also tried chicken sauté which was good but not even close to Beyti Kebob! The Chicken Adana Kebab is also great but isn’t as flavorable as the lamb.

They also make an amazing sweet and spicy sauce called Ezme

if you like spicy get it!

They are also very accommodating with diet requirements. I ask for a side salad instead of rice.

For dessert they make a great baked rice pudding called Sutlac! It is different from any other I have tried. My mothers homemade Rice pudding is the best as it is creamy and smooth (milky) in texture. Indian Kheer is made with Basmati rice and is also milky and smooth and the long grain thin rice lets it slide down your throat easily but is laden with a lot of different spices making it Taste totally different. Sutlac is kind of like traditional American Rice pudding in that it is thick and hearty with the baked film on top, but that’s where the similarities end. The taste is totally different and amazing you have to try it if you are a fan of rice pudding as I am. I am actually training making my recovery from shoulder surgery and I can’t indulge and it hurts lol, but make sure you try it!!

The atmosphere is quaint, they also have Turkish import products with a few tables kind of like a pizza place. They have Turkish Tv (usually soccer or the news) but don’t let the lack of romantic atmosphere stop you!

If you like good food with large portions and insanely cheap prices (who doesn’t) you better not skip over this recommendation!!!

Go!! And remember don’t be afraid to ask questions the staff is extremely friendly! They don’t discriminate (remember I’m 100% Italian American)

P.S. I would have taken pics of the food, but it’s too damn good to waste time not eating it lol sorry!! Go!!!
PPS I went back again the next day 2 days in a row! This time I took pics and added them above. This food rocks I had to show you!

You can see just how fresh and homemade it is!

Especially the Ezme just look at the colors and the fresh veggies and spices.






Copyright © 2011 louisjbianco All Rights Reserved.

Recipe: Lou’s Mexican Tuna

Mexican Tuna (even though I’m 100% Italian lol)

2-4 cans tuna
1 cup black beans,
1/2 cup red kidney beans,
1/2 cup corn,
1 cup sliced jalapeños,
1/4 cup diced green and/or red peppers,
couple diced scallions,
optional baby corn a few pieces
1/2 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

This Recipe makes healthy and fun Tuna, why have the same boring tuna!
Also eliminate the mayo tradition.
Get plenty of vitamins and minerals from the added veggies and added protein and fiber from the beans

Copyright © 2011 louisjbianco All Rights Reserved.

Product Review: Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water








raw, unpasteurized cold pressed to release the water, never heated.

This is a pure, smooth, no pulp, coconut water, tastes just as if you cracked open the coconut yourself, but there is a lot more of it (they saved you from cracking open a few coconuts). If you like coconuts great! If you don’t… Drink it anyway! The positives outweigh the negatives! Power packed with nutrients, also said to have fat fighting properties.

Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels in the body.

Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.

Coconut water has been generally offered to patients with diarrhea in many tropic regions to replace fluid loss from the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the need for intravenous therapy. The osmolarity of tender coconut water is slightly greater than that of WHO recommended ORS (Oral Rehydration Therapy) osmolarity. Presence of other biological constituents like amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and fatty acids may account for this higher osmolarity. However, unlike WHO-ORS, its water is very low in sodium and chlorides, but rich in sugars and amino acids. This well-balanced fluid composition with much needed calories would be an ideal drink than any other brand of soft drink beverages in dehydration conditions.

Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA polymerases etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.

Despite very light consistency, its water has much better composition of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc than some of fruits like oranges. (Compare mineral composition of oranges).
Its water is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.

Coconut water contains a very good amount of electrolyte potassium. 100 ml of water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium. Together, these electrolytes help replenish electrolytes deficiency in the body due to diarrhea (loose stools).

In addition, fresh coconut water has small amount of vitamin-C (ascorbic acid); provides about 2.4 mcg or 4% of RDA. Vitamin C is a water-soluble ant-oxidant.

See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:

Coconut water (Cocus nucifera), Fresh,
Nutrition Value per 100 g
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 19 Kcal 1%
Carbohydrates 3.71 g 3%
Protein 0.72 g 1.5%
Total Fat 0.20 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g 3%
Folates 3 µg 0.75%
Niacin 0.080 mg 0.5%
Pantothenic acid 0.043 mg <1%
Pyridoxine 0.032 mg 2.5%
Riboflavin 0.057 mg 4%
Thiamin 0.030 mg 2.5%
Vitamin C 2.4 mg 4%
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Vitamin K 0 mcg 0%
Sodium 105 mg 7%
Potassium 250 mg 5%
Calcium 24 mg 2.4%
Copper 40 mcg 4.5%
Iron 0.29 mg 3.5%
Magnesium 25 mg 6%
Manganese 0.142 mg %
Zinc 0.10 mg 1%
Auxin (Gibberlin) Present —
Carotene, beta 0 µg —
Cytokines Present —
Lutein-zeaxanthin 0 µg —
Leucoanthocyanin Present —

suggested retail price of $2.49 per 8 oz. bottle. Makes it an affordable supplement (actually per vitamin content it is probably the cheapest supplement out there) just stop by GNC and look at the going prices for the comparable vitamins and this is 100% natural!

Try it!

Copyright © 2011 louisjbianco All Rights Reserved.

Do our gut bacteria ‘control’ our desire to eat too much? Does that mean a cure for obesity is around the corner?

Do our gut bacteria ‘control’ our desire to eat too much?

By Rob Waugh

Last updated at 2:04 PM on 27th October 2011

There are ten trillion bacteria in every human body: But could our 'guests' be affecting our behaviour? There are ten trillion bacteria in every human body: But could our ‘guests’ be affecting our behaviour?

Gut bacteria could ‘control’ our urge to eat too much – and even make us anxious until we give in and have a snack, says a University of Colorado bacteria expert.

Obese people have different bacteria in their guts than others. Those they have consume more energy – and may prompt their ‘hosts’ to do the same.

‘They’re not any better at extracting energy from the food. They’re just hungrier apparently,’ said Rob Knight of the University of Colorado.

‘There are more microbial cells in your body than there are brain cells. They may be outvoting you when it comes time to order at the restaurant.

‘What has been observed in humans with regard to obesity is that there seems to be a difference in the number of kinds of bacteria in the gut. That number is much lower in obese people than in healthy people.’

Knight is researching bacteria and their impact on human disorders such as obesity.

He uses specialist computer software to analyse large populations of bacteria, such as those found in the human stomach.

With his team, he has produced a bacterial ‘atlas’ of the human body, and has found that the type of microbes we carry around doesn’t just vary in the stomach, but all over.

Knight claims that the study of the bacteria inside human bodies could be as profitable an area of research as stem cells.

‘In terms of potential for human health, I would place it with stem cells as one of the two most promising areas of research at the moment,’ Knight told Discovery News. ‘We’re seeing an unprecedented rate of discovery. Everywhere we look, microbes seem to be involved.’

The stomach, despite being one of the harshest biological environments known, is nevertheless home to around 128 types of bacteria, with populations in the billions.

Food for thought: Overweight people have different sorts of bacteria in their guts than those with a healthy shapeFood for thought: Overweight people have different sorts of bacteria in their guts than those with a healthy shape
Does this mean the obesity epidemic can be cured or at least minimized greatly! Are there any cultures of bacteria you can take to change the balance? Kind of like Probiotics. Is it really this simple. Can world hunger be solved by curing obesity? Less obese people means more surplus food in the world. Are there any charities that can help support this research? If not can we start one? This is important!

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Recipe: BBQ Thai Peanut Boneless Country Ribs

Easy Thai Peanut Sauce – great for satay, Asian finger foods, or a vegetable platter!

Thai Peanut Sauce (Satay Sauce), Great for Dipping or Marinating!
While most Western versions of peanut sauce are made with peanut butter, this authentic Thai peanut sauce recipe starts with real peanuts – and you’ll taste the difference! At the same time, it’s super easy and quick to make. This peanut sauce can be used for a variety of purposes, from a dip for veggies to a sauce for chicken or beef satay. Or use it to make a yummy cold noodle salad or as a marinade for grilled chicken or tofu. A very easy and versatile peanut sauce recipe.
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: SERVES 4-6 as a Dip


1 cup fresh-tasting dry roasted peanuts, unsalted
1/3 cup water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dark soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 to 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, to taste
2 to 2.5 Tbsp. fish sauce – for vegetarians: substitute 2.5 to 3 Tbsp. regular soy sauce
1/2 tsp. tamarind paste OR 2 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, OR 1 tsp. Thai chili sauce (more or less to taste)
1/3 cup coconut milk

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until sauce is smooth. If you prefer a runnier peanut sauce, add a little more water or coconut milk.
Do a taste test, adding more fish sauce (or soy sauce) if not salty enough, or more cayenne if not spicy enough. If too salty, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. If you’d prefer it sweeter, add a little more sugar.
Serve warm or at room temperature with my Thai Chicken Satay, as a dip with fresh veggies, with fresh spring rolls, or other Asian finger foods. Or combine with noodles to create a Thai-style noodle dish or cold noodle salad. Enjoy!
Note: This sauce tends to thicken as it sits – just add a little water or coconut milk to thin it out, as needed. Otherwise it stores well if kept covered in the refrigerator (keep up to 2 weeks; freeze thereafter).

Ok here we go make your sauce (don’t buy unless you have to) add 1/2 cup coconut milk instead of 1/3

This is no your country rib marinade

Tip: save a little sauce to dip after BBQ is complete if you like extra sauce

marinade over night, in the morning mix up the marinade move the ribs around, continue to marinade until you are ready to grill.

Place ribs on grill: when you turn ribs over brush with marinade again then allow to cook fully do not brush after that point, remember you are cooking pork and the marinade had raw pork in it.

Of course like most of my meals: if you want heat: jack up the hot sauce!!

Once fully cooked add reserve sauce if you want, serve and enjoy!

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Recipe: Peanut Power Butter


A Brief History of Peanut Butter
In 1890, a St. Louis food products company began selling peanut butter out of barrels for about 6¢ per pound as a protein supplement for people with poor teeth who couldn’t chew meat. This gave birth to peanut butter in America. The next step in peanut butter evolution was introduced in 1922 when a California entrepreneur received a patent for the first shelf-stable peanut butter that would stay fresh for a year. This created peanut butter as we know it today, until now.
Peanut PowerButter™ has taken traditional peanut butter paste and enhanced it with even more beneficial nutrients that our bodies need to stay healthier, younger, and fit. It’s what peanut butter should be.
Peanut Butter is a great source of protein and other essential nutrients. Research has found that peanut butter helps reduce the chances of heart disease.

Peanut Butter
Flax oil
Egg whites
Omega 3 & Omega 6

Peanut Butter
Peanuts and peanut butter are whole foods that pack a lot of nutrition into just one serving. In the legume or dried bean family, peanuts are a terrific protein source. But the story gets better and better when you consider the significant amounts of the following nutrients found in a single ounce of peanuts.

Research studies on large groups of people have found that people who often eat peanuts and nuts have a much lower risk of heart disease. Also, scientists are finding that diets high in monounsaturated fats, the type found in peanuts, may also protect against heart disease.
Peanuts and peanut butter are whole foods that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, ample protein and beneficial unsaturated fats. Since they are a plant food, they naturally contain no cholesterol.

Peanuts and peanut butter contain high-quality plant protein. When comparing peanuts to similar foods, peanuts have more protein than any other legume or nut. This is especially important for children, vegetarians and people eating more meatless meals.

Unsaturated Fats
Peanuts and peanut butter contain mostly beneficial monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats as compared to saturated fats have been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Lowering your blood cholesterol level may reduce your risk of coronary heart disease.

One ounce or one small handful of peanuts contains 2 big grams of fiber. This is 8% of the fiber you need each day!

Vitamin E
One ounce of peanuts provided 25% of your daily need for vitamin E. Vitamin E has been shown to act as an antioxidant, which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Peanuts are an important source of essential minerals such as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Some of these “hard-to-find” minerals such as copper and magnesium may protect against coronary heart disease.

B Vitamins
B vitamins such as folate can help prevent birth defects. They also reduce the amount of homocysteine in the blood that may be a risk for heart disease. Peanuts are a good source of folate, a key B vitamin.

Phytochemicals are natural substances in plants which may provide a wide range of health benefits such as reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Peanuts contain resveratrol, which is one of the many phytochemicals found in plant foods.

Flaxseed is one-third oil, the remainder consisting of fiber, protein and mucilage. Flax oil is one of the greatest sources of essential fatty acids. The protein in flaxseeds is easily digested and contains all the amino acids needed for building a strong body. The fiber in flax acts as a broom, sweeping the colon of toxic material, metabolic waste and dried mucus. Flax fiber is an excellent food for friendly bacteria in the intestine, which keeps disease-causing organisms in check.

Twelve percent of flaxseed is mucilage, which makes it a gentle, non-irritating, natural laxative. Flax mucilage is perfect for those who have a sensitive stomach, acting as a buffer for excess stomach acids, soothing ulcers or irritable bowel disorders.

Flaxseed contains lignans that have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties. Flaxseeds have the richest source of lignans, 100 times more than the next best source, wheat bran. The majority of lignans is found in the seed, giving it an advantage over flax oil. Flaxseed also contains lecithin, which emulsifies fat and cholesterol. These little seeds improve digestion, help stabilize blood glucose levels, fight tumor formation and enhance cardiovascular health.

Flax Oil:
Flax oil is one of the most beneficial products in the nutrition field today. Research is continuing to uncover the benefits of Flaxseed oil on the human body. Here is a listing of some of the benefits of Flaxseed oil.

Musculoskeletal System
• Shortens the time necessary for fatigued muscles to recover from exertion
• Alleviates pain and inflammation associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Accelerates the healing of pain

• May improve athletic performance
• Lowers serum cholesterol levels
• Alleviates the symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus
• Increases the body’s production of energy
• Substantially shortens the recovery time for muscles after intensive exercise
• May prevent/alleviate fatigue and accelerate recovery from exercise
• A valuable adjunctive treatment for obesity, flaxseed oil helps the kidneys eliminate excess water
• Improves the function of the liver
• Improves stamina through the increased production of energy

Cardiovascular System
• Helps prevent atherosclerosis
• Helps prevent abnormal blood clotting
• Lowers elevated blood pressure in hypertension patients
• Helps prevent heart attacks and helps prevent the occurrence of second heart attack
• Helps prevent thrombosis
• Lowers the body’s production of potentially toxic thromboxanes

• Improves eye site and color perception
• Alleviates some cases of alopecia areata
• Helpful in the treatment of dandruff
• Improves the condition of dry hair

Immune System
• Alleviates some allergies
• Alleviates the side-effects and inhibits the further development of many forms of
• Prevents the suppression of the immune system that occurs following intensive exercise
• Eliminates dry skin on hands

Nervous System
• Effectively treats some cases of depression
• Improves the mental function of elderly people
• Is beneficial in the treatment of and often improves the symptoms of multiple sclerosis
• Improves the behavior of Schizophrenia

Respiratory System
• Alleviates some cases of asthma

• Improves the condition of many acne patients
• Accelerates the healing of bruises
• Alleviates most cases of dry skin
• Alleviates many cases of eczema
• Increases the strength of the nails and strengthens nails that break
• Helpful in the treatment of psoriasis

Sexual System
• Alleviates enlarged prostate
• Alleviates some cases of male infertility
• Alleviates in some cases pre-menstrual syndrome
• Makes pregnancy less eventful, makes deliveries easier and produces healthier offspring

Egg Whites:

With all the media attention on cholesterol, consumers often lose sight of the fact that eggs are a nutrient rich, affordable contributor to a healthy diet. Not only do eggs contain the highest quality source of protein available but they also contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral needed by humans. In fact, egg protein is of such high quality that it is used as the standard by which other proteins are compared. Eggs have a biological value (efficacy with which protein is used for growth) of 93.7%. Comparable values are 84.5% for milk, 76% for fish, and 74.3% for beef. Eggs really are the best protein money can buy, and all of those other valuable vitamins and minerals too. One of the major protein ingredients in PowerButter is egg white, which contains no cholesterol.

Omega 3 & Omega 6:

Like all fats, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) provide energy. Their calorific value is similar to other fats and oils but, unlike saturated fats, they have important health roles. In fact, as their names suggest, they are essential and must be consumed regularly, as the body has limited storage for them.

Both of the important EFA families — Omega-6 and Omega-3 — are components of nerve cells and cellular membranes. They are converted by the body into eicosanoids, leukotrienes and prostaglandins all of which are needed on a second-by-second basis by most tissue activities in the body.

EFAs are involved in normal physiology, including:
• Regulating pressure in the eye, joints, and blood vessels, and mediating immune response
• Regulating bodily secretions and their viscosity
• Dilating or constricting blood vessels
• Regulating collateral circulation
• Directing endocrine hormones to their target cells
• Regulating smooth muscles and autonomic reflexes
• Being primary constituents of cell membranes
• Regulating the rate of cell division
• Maintaining the fluidity and rigidity of cellular membranes
• Regulating the inflow and outflow of substances to and from cells
• Transporting oxygen from red blood cells to the tissues
• Maintaining proper kidney function and fluid balance
• Keeping saturated fats mobile in the blood stream
• Preventing blood cells from clumping together (blood clots that can be a cause of heart attack and stroke)
• Mediating the release of inflammatory substances from cells that may trigger allergic conditions
• Regulating nerve transmission and communication
•• Helping prevent long-term degenerative illness, which results from a diet deficient in either Omega-3 of Omega-6

However, because the end products (e.g. prostaglandin, leukotriene) of EFA metabolism differ slightly but significantly from Omega-6 to Omega-3, both EFAs must be present in balance for optimum health.

1. Great Peanut Butter for your protein shakes!
2. Don’t try to spread it on bread because it tastes terrible alone.
3. Because it is mixed with your protein shake the taste isn’t bad, it’s the same principle as cooking with cheap liquor vs expensive liquor. It’s diluted in the meal so it doesn’t taste bad.
4. At an average of $23 for a 4lb jug it isn’t that bad.

Check it out if you drink shakes daily.