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Why You Should Make Pineapple and Papaya Your New BFF’s

Papaya and pineapple – aside from their notoriously tropical flavors, what’s the deal with these fruits? 

One of the reasons these fruits are super-powered for human health is due to their enzymatic content. Naturally occurring enzymes in these fruits get to work in your digestive systems by helping breakdown food effectively and moving food through your digestive system. 

Think about it as the enzymes infusing your body with a little extra “cleaning power” – helping efficiently separate nutrients from waste, putting the good stuff to work, and then motoring that waste right on out of your body. Helpful, right?

Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain which assists in breaking down proteins that you ingest and helps put them to good use as fuel for your body. Bromelain also helps sift out amino acids, which are useful for muscle growth and recovery as well as being essential for normal organ function. Helping your body break down and actually absorb the proteins is a huge benefit of digestive enzymes. 

The caricain enzyme in papaya has been found to be effective in breaking down gluten, making it potentially useful if you find yourself sensitive to gluten. The papain enzyme in papaya supports human tissue growth and naturally helps protects tissue and muscle fibers within the body. 

Papaya has a ton of fiber – also great for healthy and regular digestive function – as well as folate, and important B vitamin that supports the metabolic process, cell growth, and cell regeneration. In this way, joint health and tissue protection make papaya a great ingredient to consume for joint and muscle comfort and recovery, especially if you are maintaining an active exercise and mobility schedule. 

 In Thai cuisine, green papaya salad is a culinary staple. The green papaya is actually just an unripened papaya – still light green in color, not yet ripened and bright orange. The green or unripe papaya is actually even better for your digestion and even more full of enzymes. Papaya salad is usually consumed on an empty stomach or at the very beginning of a meal for maximum benefit! Still, a fully ripened papaya will still contain all of the excellent enzymes, but with a different texture and flavor. Ripened papaya you will find to be sweeter and softer than green papaya. 

Papaya enzymes are even becoming increasingly popular in skincare in mask form, as the enzymes work to exfoliate and clear away dead skin. Not only do these papaya infused masks gently scrub your pores and skin clean, they also smell amazing!

Papaya and pineapple are also chock full of vitamin C, helping boost and protect your immune system. Easy to incorporate into smoothies or as a post-workout snack, I highly recommend these powerful fruits to anyone in need of digestion support, joint protection, or extra vitamin C!

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Stick With It: How to Actually Achieve Your New Year Goals

Welcome to 2020! Anyone else feeling some new decade, new attitude vibes? Just me? It can’t be!

Well, congratulations to you – you arrived here in 2020 with your health and I’m sure you are ready to make amazing things happen in 2020 for your wellbeing and mobility. Luckily, you are in the right spot!

Whatever it is that you want to accomplish and whatever it is that you want your life to look like, I am here for it. I morphed my career into something I am extremely, extremely passionate about – helping people live pain-free, more comfortable lives through body-saving yoga and mobility techniques.

My wish for you this new year is better mobility, better health, and more fun! Sometimes though, the buzz around the new year, the pressure you place on yourself to achieve insane goals, can honestly make January stressful AF. I want you to know that you can seek joy, accomplish your goals, and be a happier, healthier you without stressing yourself out this month.

Pick One Thing
Don’t try to do multiple things. Please, please, please! 🙏🏼 You will be exhausted. Pick one thing and focus on that for 30 full days. Trying to exercise, drink green tea, eat healthy, meal prep, do an hour of meditation, listen to 5 podcasts, read a book, learn a language, and groom your cat each and every day is madness. You will tire yourself out almost immediately, I can assure you.

Choose what you want to focus on improving, and chase it. Trying to multitask and implement a bunch of new habits all at once isn’t sustainable. Pick your thing, commit to it for 30 days, and enjoy the results you see from your brand new habit!

Keep It Tidy
I’m not suggesting that you clean your place meticulously every single day, but sometimes clutter has a way of making you feel more frazzled or overwhelmed than is necessary. Do your best to keep your spaces organized through the week, which will free up more time and energy to focus on your goal and even spend some extra time on very necessary and well-deserved self-care!

Stay Engaged
Forming new habits always works a little better if you are able to stay engaged. I’ve never felt motivated to stick with something if I find myself super bored, so I know you might find it challenging too! If you can learn something new that helps you with your wellness journey, that will keep it interesting for 30 days and beyond!

Okay, so maybe you have yet to arrange your New Year’s fitness and wellness plans. That’s okay, that is literally what I am here for! I, your trusted partner in badassery!

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Check out even more tips about maintaining your New Year motivation and of course I invite you to share your New Year, New You goals with me on Instagram!