Back Pain Stretch

Here’s a video that shows a great stretch if you have back pain.

The stretch is in the second part of the video. 

When he starts talking about this stretch, he is in the lotus position.  But don’t worry, that is not the position for the back stretch, so keep watching the video. 

The first part of the video, Lucas Rockwood, demonstrates a Quinoa Toss Salad.  If you don’t know what quinoa is, I’ll tell you at the bottom of this post.

Again, the back pain stretch is in the second part of the video.

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Quinoa Toss Salad — this is a hearty, delicious salad that can be used as a complete meal.

Quinoa Toss Salad Recipe:

* 1/2 head broccoli
* 2 cups quinoa
* 4 radishes, finely chopped
* 1 slice ginger, finely chopped
* 1 tomato, chopped
* 1 cucumber (seeded)
* 2-3 Tbs cold-pressed olive oil
* 1/2 tsp sea salt
* dulce
* lemon
1. Steam your broccoli very lightly
2. Simmer your quinoa in 4 cups of water for 15 minutes
3. Peel your cucumber, slice it in half and drag a spoon down the middle to deseed it,
4. Chop the cucumber, and finely chop your radish and ginger
5. Mix the quinoa, tomato, broccoli, salt and oil together in a bowl with your chopped ingredients
6. Let sit for an hour, top with dulce and lemon and serve

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Quinoa can substitute for nearly any grain in cooking. (It is really the seed of a leafy plant that is a cousin to spinach).

Anyway, Here are the Advantages of Quinoa

It is a complete source of protein.  – unlike other grains.  This makes it ideal for vegetarians or others who just want to reduce their meat consumption.

It is gluten free.  Use quinoa instead of pasta.  Whether they know it or not, an estimated 1 person in 8 in the USA is gluten intolerant.  If you experience a lot of digestive problems try going gluten free for a month.

Great for cardiovascular health
Quinoa is especially high in is magnesium. 

Magnesium helps to relax the blood vessels, reducing the rates of hypertension, heart disease, or heart arrhythmias.  That also helps the blood supply to the muscles, which can help reduce pain and stiffness.

Helps digestion and reduces the risk of gallstones

Quinoa is high in fiber.  That helps keep the digestive track running smoothly, and can also help reduce your risk of getting gallstones.

Helps with your immune system..
Quinoa is also high in manganese and copper, which helps to boost you antioxidant levels.

You can find quinoa in health food stores
and also in some supermarkets.

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