Could your breakfast in San Diego be the reason for increasing your fatigue?

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Most of us tend to attribute general fatigue to a mixture of stress, age, and the activities a modern hard working life. However, recent studies in health and nutrition have suggested that there may be some factors that can contribute to a noticed increase in feelings of fatigue and exhaustion.

Typically we eat to gain energy but that is not the case when there are ‘hidden’ food intolerances that some individuals may have to certain foods, without even knowing it. Addressing these intolerances and sensitivities is a great first step to restoring energy levels and vitality. We’ve summed the food intolerances and sensitivities a person might have into these three following groups.

Dairy Products

Dairy products like milk and cheese are extremely nutritious foods, but in those with dairy sensitivities they have also been shown to contribute to chronic fatigue. Dairy sensitivity manifests from either an allergy to casein or a more general lactose intolerance.The digestion of dairy, or any other food that a person is allergic to, causes a great deal of extra stress on the body. The immune system fights against it, resulting in inflammation that can range from joint pain to headaches to a swelling in the small intestine. And it is this swelling in the small intestine that hinders digestion and the effective processing of nutrients. When sensitivities like this impair our ability to get the nutrients we need from our food, we are left tired, unmotivated and lacking in energy.

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Wheat

Wheat could be very addictive and can cause cravings and mood swings. Gluten is most often the allergen when it comes to wheat sensitivity, and though scientists have yet to pin point the exact reason, gluten has been intrinsically linked to causing high levels of fatigue in those who have an intolerance. Some believe the exhaustion is a consequence of the malnutrition that comes with a severe gluten problem like celiac disease, or in individuals who suffer from anemia and are not on a gluten free diet.Also the foods that cause drowsiness include sweets and starchy carbohydrates such as cookies, cake, white rice, white bread, and enriched white pasta. These foods can cause your blood sugar levels to get out of control. You may have noticed that eating a donut, for instance, gives you a short-lived sugar high, and followed by a sluggish, tired and hungry feeling.

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The Nightshade vegetables & fruits

Another very common food group that has been linked to severe fatigue include the fruits and vegetables belonging to the nightshade family. These include popular items such potatoes, goji berries, peppers (bell peppers, chili peppers, paprika, tamales, tomatillos, pimentos, cayenne, etc.) as well as tobacco! If you are suffering with fatigue and exhaustion and are aware that you are specifically allergic to one of these foods, then you are most likely sensitive to some or all of the other foods within the family. And you should start looking for substitute’s when you are doing your online organic food delivery in San Diego.

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Let us know if you happen to have any food intolerances and sensitivities of your own and how do you deal with it in the comments below.

Wishing you all love and happiness from SolCal. Stay athletic and more energetic.

5 Energizing Breakfast Foods to Enjoy with your San Diego Sunrise

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We all yearn for a productive morning that will help us get what needs to be done quick and effectively, while there are healthy habits you could incorporate with your morning routine that will help you out to reach this goal. A balanced breakfast meal is definitely one of the most important pillars in this routine.

Listed below are 5 healthy easy-to-get foods that will kick start your day with a supercharge.

1) Water

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Well it’s not exactly a food, Water flushes toxins out of our vital organs and carries nutrients to our cells. Drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system. An especially important result of this treatment is that it cleanses the colon, which makes the body much more able to absorb nutrients from food. This is why we had to mention it first!

Add more nutrient-packed ingredients to the mix:

               Lemons

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Lemons are packed like a clown car with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Making lemon water which boosts your immune system and Keeps your skin blemish-free

2) Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is one of those breakfast super foods that really packs a punch. One of the best reasons for having it in the morning is because oatmeal has a high dietary fiber content, which means it’ll keep you full for a long while. It also contains beta-glucan, which is a unique fiber that helps lower bad cholesterol. Oatmeal also has lots of omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium. Plus oatmeal is easy to prepare and easy to dress up, so you can add lots of the other foods on this list such as:

Flax

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Flaxseed is one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed in your bowl of oatmeal for brain-boosting omega-3 fats and two extra grams of fiber.

Bananas

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Another great fruit to add to your oatmeal. They’re a great source of resistance starch, which helps burning more calories and make you feel more energized. Moreover, bananas have tons of potassium to help lower bad cholesterol as well, and they’ll come in handy when you get muscle cramps from long sit downs.

3) Greek Yogurt

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If you’re not into oatmeal but want to find another delicious alternative for all your fruit, try a cup of Greek yogurt in the morning. Just one container can have up to 17 grams of protein, making this your ultimate morning meal. Plus with no preparation and it’s easy to pack, you can literally just grab and go with this one. No excuse to skip breakfast San Diego!

Add more nutrient-packed ingredients to the mix:

Berries

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Mix it with your greek yogurt and get more than 20 percent of your daily vitamin C needs

4) Eggs

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One of the most common breakfast items around the world. Though this delicious and versatile morning food once had a bad rep for being too high in cholesterol, experts now say they’re still perfectly okay in moderation. Full of proteins and lots of Vitamin D, the B vitamin choline, and carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for memory and eye health.

Add more nutrient-packed ingredients to the mix:

Turmeric

Toss a pinch of ground turmeric into your omelet.

5) Leafy Greens

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From spinach to kale, leafy greens are full of magnesium. These greens also contain folate, which encourage production of the calming neurotransmitter dopamine. The best part about leafy greens is that if you are not a fan of it you will always find a substitute like spinach, swiss chard, broccoli and asparagus and you can basically create a salad of your own favorites.

Moderation and Happiness

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Traveling and exploring are two of the most wonderful activities we can pursue on this planet. While all of us were probably born too early to explore the stars, that doesn’t mean there isn’t awe and happiness to be found in a little get away trip, especially if it’s for the purpose of revitalizing yourself.

We all know city life has its downfalls; from the noise, air, and light pollution to the daily grind of a 9 to 5 job for most of us, it’s not surprising when we end up over-worked, over-stressed, and probably over-eating.

Though as the saying goes; everything in moderation.

This applies to both living luxuriously, and living with the above mentioned circumstances. For example, a random, well off individual just keeps getting food delivery online to his San Diego home every day from the same restaurant. Now the restaurant will probably be happy, but more than likely the individual will get tired of eating the same thing, no matter how good or tasty it is, that initial flavor that was so mouthwatering two weeks ago turns into something you definitely don’t want to taste again for a while.

On the other hand, imagine someone not well off, someone who is living pay-check to pay-check, just trying to get by in their one bedroom studio, with most of their time awake being spent on their responsibilities so they can have food and shelter. But such a monotonous life will affect an individual’s mood, causing depression, anxiety, animosity to better off co-workers/neighbors, and resentment towards one self for seemingly being stuck with no options.

It’s simply not good for you, whether it’s too much work and responsibilities, or too much luxury and free time.

But you might be wondering what someone who doesn’t have much can do to change up such a single track life.

Well, it’s 2016, there’s an app about capturing invisible monsters getting people with social anxiety talking to others, and those who haven’t exercised in years to walk dozens of miles.

Even if Pokemon Go isn’t your ideal way to change up your life a little, again, it’s 2016, there’s a budget flight to almost anywhere in the world, and hey, who even said you need to leave the country/state to have a change?

Hop on a bus over the weekend and visit another city or the country side, or if you’re near a national park, get some takeout from your favorite San Diego restaurant, grab a cooler full of your drink of choice, and find a place along the trail to just relax in nature.

Explore a different type of venue for a different type of music, don’t believe stereotypes and go somewhere you can find metal enthusiasts for instance, and check out their live performances, see what they have to offer. Even if you don’t like the music, you might make some new friends.

Take up weekend or overnight classes; learn smithing, carpentry, heck if you’ve dreamed of starting the best catering service this side of San Diego, California, then what are you waiting for?

Life isn’t a box. Life isn’t about finding financial security, tax returns, and wondering when things will get better.

Paolo Coelho said it best in the Alchemist; “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes YOU happy.”

Find a reason to smile with us, here at SolCal.

People, Sleep is Important

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This isn’t a joke, what you’re doing to your body by staying up so late every night is harmful, but unfortunately sleep is generally taken for granted and isn’t as appreciated or understood as food and water.

Granted in this technology age where you could be freelancing for someone across the world – like a restaurant in San Diego – and so you work in a different time zone than your own, or simply just have online friends across the world and you want to spend plenty of time with them, it’s easier than ever to find ourselves in situations that leave us sleep deprived.

But this comes with serious risks to our wellbeing, such as increased susceptibility to diseases, weight gain, and loss of cognitive function.

Needless to say, lack of sleep can greatly hinder an individual, as your body is supposed to be tasked with preparing you for the next day, both physically and mentally during that time, and without those precious hours of Z’s, your body is basically thrown through the grinder with it getting worse with each progressive night without sleep.

But let’s see what happens exactly to specific parts of your body.

–    Central Nervous System:

Central Nervous System

What happens to a computer or console left on for too long? It processes slower, heats up, and becomes likely to crash at any moment. Just like our nervous system when we become sleep deprived!Lack of sleep interferes with your ability to concentrate and learn new things. It can negatively impact both short-term and long-term memory. It gets in the way of your decision-making process and stifles creativity, and with a prolonged effect you’re at increased risk of hallucinations.

–    Immune System

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Know what a cytokine is? It’s what your immune system produces along with infection fighting antibodies to fight off bacteria and viruses.
When you’re sleep deprived, your immune system cannot really ensure your body’s antibodies are ready to fight for your health at full strength. This leaves your body more susceptible to foreign invaders looking to make your nose stuffy! And we all know how much everyone hates stuffy noses, almost as much as not finding food delivery online in San Diego for your late night Pokémon Go hunt.

–    Respiratory System

Respiratory System

Much similar to the Immune System, sleep deprivation makes you more vulnerable to respiratory problems like a cold and influenza.

–    Digestive System

Digestive System

Sleep deprivation increases production of the stress hormone, cortisol, and lowers your levels of the ‘stomach full’ indicator hormone, Leptin, which tells your brain that you’ve had enough to eat. In addition, it raises levels of a biochemical called Ghrelin, which is an appetite stimulant.

Conclusion?

No Sleep equals more stress, less accuracy of whether or not you’re full, and more likely to be hungry! Yay stress and binge eating!

–    Cardiovascular System

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Since what we already know about the effects of sleep deprivation on the digestive system makes you stressed, which can cause stress eating, and that Leptin, our ‘full’ indicator, doesn’t always work properly, and Ghrelin, an appetite stimulant, reaches higher levels, this can lead to weight gain and the complications that arise with it, such as high blood pressure, and heart disease risk.

All this pretty much tells us is that we really need to make sure we sleep well for our own sakes.

So what do you think about the effects of sleep deprivation on your body? Are you sleeping well enough? Let us know in the comments.