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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Super Food Saturday Lemon Water with Chia Seeds


This should be a good drink if you feel like you are catching a bug.  The picture may not look very attractive, but it tastes really good. I used honey in mine.  The chia seeds start out crunchy and then they soften up after sitting a bit.

2 cups of  warm water or coconut water
1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 lemon or 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoons maple syrup, honey or agave nectar

Blend all together and enjoy.  Take in the morning before eating.


Super Foods Featured : Lemon, Chia seeds

Just some of the benefits from the featured super foods:


Lemons:
  • Have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which make your immune system stronger.
  • A good source of phenolic compounds, minerals, essential oils and carotenoids.
  • They have antibacterial and antiviral properties.
  • Help to de-tox the body
  • Can help break down foods for better digestion and help cleanse the urinary track of bacteria.
  • May help with weight loss
  • Help to balance body pH  They help to alkalize the blood. Most of us are too acidic.  This can lower inflammation in the body and make joints feel better.
  • Are good for your skin. Higher vitamin C intake lessens wrinkles and skin dryness.


Chia Seeds

  • Are high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, iron, B1, B3 and magnesium,
  • The omega-3 fatty acids help protect the heart, lower inflammation and increase cognitive function.
  • The fiber may help with weight loss, makes you feel fuller and less likely to snack.
  • Improve insulin resistance
  • Help tackle stubborn belly fat.
  • May slow or halt the growth of cancer
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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and 2016

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6


Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 183 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org


CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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