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How to Cook Healthy Broccoli Con Carne

Broccoli con Carne can be a healthy new addition to your usual meal rotation.

Broccoli Con Carne
Broccoli Con Carne

This Filipino dish is loved by many, and the primary ingredients are aren’t exotic: broccoli and beef. It’s just as typical for Filipino family’s dinners as it is in Filipino buffet restaurants. If you want to add more protein or vegetables, you can add boiled eggs or sliced bitter gourd together with the broccoli.

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious veggies. It’s in the vegetable family that includes cauliflower, kale and cabbage. Health benefits include lowering the possibility of colon and lung cancer. Broccoli also generally promotes bone health, and anti-aging, and anti-oxidation and more.

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How to Make Healthy Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice
How to Make Healthy Carrot Juice

Everyone is always saying we should eat more vegetables, but we never quite get around to it. With the New Year, everyone is trying to find a quick way to detox and ingrain those healthy habits.

Making carrot juice is healthy and delicious, a perfect early morning drink before your breakfast. It’s good for your diet and digestion.. If you’re a smoker, wine lover, sun bather, an ordinary person I suggest that in addition to hydrating with your usual pint of water in the morning, you also throw some carrot juice into the mix!

Why you should love carrots?

Carrots are known as good source of Vitamin A. Anti-oxidants like Vitamin A is essential to person’s health, vision, skin and more. Anti-oxidants are popular to women for clarifying their skin and slowing aging process. Carrots are high in fiber making it a superb tool for cleansing the body. Carrots are good for the eyes, beta-carotene in carrots helps to protect our cornea and are widely used for treating dry eyes. Continue reading “How to Make Healthy Carrot Juice”

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Ways to Relieve your Stress

Relieve your Stress
Ways to Relieve your Stress

Stress is tough to deal with. That mental anxiety and physical pressure/tension you feel actually make it harder to deal with the stressful situation you are in. It’s an endless loop that stress itself makes situations even more stressful.

Stress has its benefits for survival, but we often have stress when the situation is more complex than a simple “fight or flight” situation.

Positive stress or “Eustress” (our body’s reaction when we deal with accomplishment) is useful for motivating us and helping us deal with challenges. Winning a competition, being in love, excitement in planning a wedding and handling your deadlines at work are activities when you could feel positive stress. Eustress can help to increase your immunity in a short term, increase your brainpower and stimulate you to succeed. So stress isn’t bad at all. Continue reading “Ways to Relieve your Stress”

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Digital Detox

Do you need a digital detox?
Do you need a digital detox?

Digital detox was a foreign and downright unappealing concept to me because I am constantly checking my cell phone, reading emails, surfing the net or skimming through social media apps. Electronic devices have become common place for not only leisure activities but has extended to the everyday workforce. For those of you that are not familiar with the term, a digital detox is a period of time that a person stops using electronic devices, mobiles, smartphones, laptops, etc.

But isn’t it great to have an abundance of knowledge at our fingertips? To have real-time updates from everything from world events to our favorite sports team? Continue reading “Digital Detox”

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Too Good to be true?? Then it’s probably not Good.

Everyone loves a bargain, and finding great deals often delivers a sense of great accomplishment and relief. So, when you come across an online retailer selling Quick Fix or another of Spectrum Labs’ products at a price

Be careful of scam re-sellers
Companies reselling expired & fake products

way below your expectations your first thought might be “Jackpot”! And this is exactly the point at which you should STOP and carefully consider your next step. If a retailer is selling a Spectrum product far below expected market price, there’s no doubt a nefarious reason for it. As you’ve probably guessed by now, that reason is not to give you a great deal. But, what you will get is a great deal of aggravation. Continue reading “Too Good to be true?? Then it’s probably not Good.”

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Self-Care is Not a Reward

This time of year brings all kinds of stress down upon us. Finding the time to properly care for yourself can sometimes feel like one more thing to add to your to do list. Taking care of yourself is hard, but it must become a

Morning stretch outside
Self-care is very important

priority, or in a short time, you will find yourself exhausted and trying to get through your daily life in a mental fog. If your entire life is focused on goals, excessive expectations and a myriad of other achievements you feel you must meet, you may be creating unnecessary stress for yourself. Trying to keep all your balls in the air at once, however, will not result in making you a well-rounded individual by any means. Continue reading “Self-Care is Not a Reward”

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The Act of Mindfulness

Sunset over the ocean
A detoxifying agent for your soul

There has been a lot of talk lately about mindfulness. But just what is it? Mindfulness is the process of bringing your attention to both the internal and external experiences happening in the moment. The word mindfulness is from the Sanskrit word sati meaning to bear in mind or to remember. Sati is an awareness of the relationship of things to one another and of an awareness of the relative value of these things. Sati is also what causes a practitioner of mindfulness to recall that any experience or feeling you may have exists in relationship to a variety of feelings and experiences. Continue reading “The Act of Mindfulness”

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Meet Our New Batch Validator

Quick Fix Batch Number
Quick Fix Batch Number

So, you have Spectrum Labs’ Quick Fix Synthetic Urine and you’re wondering if it’s good or not. This is a common question with many Quick Fix customers, and now there’s an easy answer. Just click on the Batch Validator link at the top of the home page and enter the batch number to find out! The batch number is printed on the top of the instruction sheet inside the Quick Fix carton. This handy new batch validator tool will tell you if the batch you have is good or needs to be replaced. It provides a link to instructions for exchanging the product (a free service of Spectrum Labs) and even gives you a coupon code to buy a new batch at a discounted price if you batch has expired! Continue reading “Meet Our New Batch Validator”