California Ranch Market Healthy Living

Cooking with Chef Larbi

Cooking with Chef Larbi

With 20 years of experience in the destination, chef Larbi has found in Los Cabos the perfect location to highlight the essence of his cuisine, characterized by the freshness and nature of each ingredient.

His desire of becoming a chef started in his childhood in a small Moroccan villa called Tanger, where he and his siblings produced most of their food such as cheese, butter and other gastronomic products.

Since he arrived in 2003, Larbi has sought for the highest quality ingredients to complement its spontaneous cooking style inspired by local produce, such as fish and organic vegetables taken directly from the farm.

For Larbi a careful selection is highly recommended to show the true flavors of Mexico, this is his source of inspiration. He truly enjoys using fresh harvest fruits and vegetables to enhance colors and aromas thus providing a complete and healthy experience just like he does at Acre Restaurant. The Chef’s main goal is pursuing quality and to transmit a pleasant dining experience for every guest.

His journey in Los Cabos has been a profound learning process thanks to the geographic location of Baja California Sur. During the search to comply with the basic concepts in his gastronomic philosophy: natural, organic and healthy, Larbi discovered California Ranch Market where he found many of the ingredients that were difficult to find in the region.

In Larbi’s words, “California Ranch Market’s products are unique. I think it’s the only organic grocery store in Baja California Sur with that kind of quality. You can buy anything with your eyes closed with the certainty that it will be in perfect condition”.

Frequently, Larbi visits the establishments to buy ingredients such as artisan shrimp to prepare a delicious salad, among others such as olive oil, black pepper, aged white wine vinegar and Maldon sea salt.

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The Keto Life with Bianka Salinas by California Ranch Market

The Keto Life with Bianka Salinas by California Ranch Market

We are often wondering about diets and how to maintain a healthier lifestyle. It is not a surprise that we tend to be scared and self-conscious when we take another diet adventure. But, Keto Life it’s a whole new world.

California Ranch Market talked with Bianka Salinas, a Keto expert who was willing to answer every doubt because she is the newest expert in their campaign for a healthier lifestyle.

A ketogenic lifestyle involves reducing carbohydrate intake drastically and replacing it with fats instead. This means you will put your body into a state called ketosis.

Surprisingly, she explains how Keto is way more than a diet, it is a form of living. Incorporating a set of healthy habits that eventually will feel just like breathing.

The peculiarity of the Keto lifestyle is that you stop eating carbohydrates, also known as sugars. This means that you can’t eat any cereals, bread, pasta, or tortillas. It also means that you get rid of most fruits, except berries and coconut, for example.

Another subject you’ll need to take into consideration when choosing this way of life is the radical change you will go through. Bianka told California Ranch Market how the body requires a great level of strength to adjust. Mainly because we have been eating the same way for decades.

Although you might be scared of taking the next step, Bianka assured California Ranch Market there are many benefits. You’ll lose weight for starters, and studies have shown that it can benefit a variety of health conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.

So, if you consider the Keto lifestyle pay attention to the products you’ll need to avoid:

  1. Sugary foods: Soda, fruit juice, smoothies, cake, ice cream, candy.
  2. Grains: Wheat-based products such as bread, rice, pasta, cereal.
  3. Fruit: All types of fruit, except berries or coconut in small portions.
  4. Root vegetables: Carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes.
  5. Unhealthy fats: Limit your intake of processed vegetable oils, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, etc.

The products mentioned above are just a few examples. But not everything is prohibition. Now take a look at the foods you’ll be eating:

  1. Meat: red meat, steak, ham, sausage, bacon, chicken, and turkey.
  2. Fish: salmon, trout, and tuna.
  3. Eggs
  4. Butter and cream
  5. Cheese
  6. Healthy oils: extra virgin oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil.
  7. Low-carb veggies: tomatoes, onions, peppers, and most greens.

Are you ready to take the challenge? If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact California Ranch Market or Bianka Salinas!

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A Healthy Option to Go

A Healthy Option to Go

If you are wondering what to cook for dinner, or you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cook something for lunch, California Ranch Market Deli will be your new best buddy.

Located at San Jose del Cabo in The Shoppes at Palmilla, this Deli will save you from cooking. We interviewed Sergio Mungia, who is the chef in charge of delivering the best sandwiches, amazing smoothies, fresh salads, and some other unique dishes such as lasagna, grilled vegetables, and salmon.

Whatever is the reason you can‘t make it to the kitchen, California Ranch Market is here to give you a hand in a healthy way.

Sergio said that the Caprese sandwich is one of the most requested. Made with fresh basil, some pesto dressing (homemade, of course), tomatoes, and mozzarella. This is a healthy and clean option to go!

Another sandwich you must try is the one made with green apples, white sauce, turkey (homemade, filled with aromatic herbs that give extra flavor), and cheese. It is press grilled to enjoy the melted cheese on each bite!

Nowadays, we are more conscious of what we are putting in our bodies, and California Ranch Market is really aware of this. That’s why all of their products are organic and super fresh. Did you know they actually buy some of the vegetables from Miraflore’s local producers? The tomatoes, for example, are free of fertilizers.

The smoothies are another to go option you should try. They are delicious and will help you with cravings. Instead of choosing a granola bar, why not something freshly made?

This way, you will stay on the right track on your goal to a healthier lifestyle. Next time, because before driving to McDonald’s, you know there is a healthy option out there.

Visit California Ranch Market store and be surprised by what you’ll find at the store, and at their incredible Deli.

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Healthy lifestyle with California Ranch Market

Healthy lifestyle with California Ranch Market

California Ranch Market inspires us to achieve a wellness life, through a campaign with recommendations from the experts. Changes of habits must begin in the mind to be lasting. Only then we can reach any goal with effort and dedication.

Special invitees

Nutritionist Ceci Basurto offered advice on how to improve our nutrition by adding superfoods. Small portions of these products contain a large amount of nutrients. One is cocoa. It features a high concentration of antioxidants; 14 times higher than red wine and 21 times more than green tea.

If you are beginning an exercise program, physical trainer Modu shares that “the best tool you can ever use is your body weight. So, start slow and begin mastering the basics. Go for a walk or develop a manageable strength routine. By finding an activity you enjoy, you are more likely to stick to it.”

Dr. Cardenas antiaging specialist says that you need to eat as many minerals as you can, such as zinc or selenium. They help increase the amount of collagen, the protein that forms the structure of the skin, bones and organs. These minerals can be found in spinach, basil and oregano.

Meet our special invitees and practice their advices. Follow us on our social networks to learn more about the campaign: A healthy lifestyle with California Ranch Market!

Online Version: http://bit.ly/SimpleLifestyleExperienceT43

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What you need to know about anti-aging medicine

What you need to know about anti-aging medicine

This month’s topic in California Ranch Market was focused on the importance of having a good diet, exercising and changing your habits, that, in return, will help you live a longer and better life. Let’s talk about what does anti-aging medicine means.

Anti-aging medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with making the process of aging healthy and with the help of one of the best anti-aging doctors of the country, Dr. Carlos Mauricio Cardenas, California Ranch Market wanted to know what are the steps a person must do to increase their life expectancy and to achieve the main goal: to stop and, in some cases, reverse the aging process.

If you follow a routine with some of the products that give you vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, it will benefit your body at a point that you can live for 120 years!

“The secret is to start eating foods rich in antioxidants since they counteract the oxidative stress that the tissues support and that are slowly igniting and damaging them.

Antioxidant nutrients such as vitamins C and E, provitamin A and the minerals zinc and selenium help to produce collagen, the protein that forms the structure of skin, bones, and organs”, said Dr. Cardenas.

Here is a list of the products you can begin to eat more often, all available at California Ranch Market:

Foods rich in beta-carotene:

– Carrots
– Red pepper

Vitamin A:

– Carrots
– Green leafy vegetables
– Pumpkins
– Parsley

Vitamin C:

– Citrus fruit: grapefruit, oranges, and lemons
– Peppers
– Cantaloupe
– Strawberries
– Berries
– Green leaves
– Broccoli
– Kiwi

Vitamin E:

– Sunflower seeds
– Broccoli
– Almonds
– Tomatoes
– Hazelnuts

Vitamin K:

– Dark green leafy vegetables
– Romaine lettuce
– Broccoli
– Parsley

Vitamin B:

– Sunflower seeds
– Potatoes
– Nutritional yeast

Begin eating these vitamins and antioxidants that are found at California Ranch Market, and over time you will definitely see the results. Remember that everything counts, so don’t forget to exercise and have good habits to stay on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! See you next time!

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Healthy tips from Ceci Basurto with California Ranch Market

Healthy tips from Ceci Basurto with California Ranch Market

For California Ranch Market, living a healthy lifestyle by eating proper food is one of the primary goals. That is why the store is a safe bet to go shopping organic products with high nutrimental values. But, sometimes, it is hard to be on the right track because we have so many distractors in life like smartphones and even our work that makes us lose focus.

Working for long hours and forgetting you need to make time for activities that give you happiness is something we often forget to do. California Ranch Market with the help of nutriologist and food expert, Ceci Basurto, came together with some recommendations ideal for those who work.

To begin, you should add in your routine an activity you enjoy. For example, meditating can help you relax and focus on yourself. Doing exercise is always an excellent way to stay motivated. Calling a friend, family or someone you love and talk to them is also a great option. Taking dance lessons, guitar, going to the beach or watching the sunset with a bottle of wine are things that will improve your humor and, in consequence, make you feel better. 

When talking about diet and what you need to eat, Ceci says it is crucial to plan your week and go to the grocery store. Going to the grocery store will help you to have food on your fridge and stop you from ordering to go or eating out. She also says that it is necessary to make snacks in your shifts. For example, eating fruits or seeds can keep you satisfied while you wait for the next meal. Also, she assures that it’s okay to eat in the dining room of collaborators but try to make breakfast and dinner at home. If you are eating at work, pay attention to the carbohydrates.

In Mexico, we love to eat beans, tortilla, rice and then we have dessert. But it is essential that you choose only one group of cereal. 90% that comes from the earth is carb so be careful which one you select today at lunch. It can be beans, tortilla, rice, pasta, soup or tortilla chips and so on. So, pick one today and tomorrow another one.

Remember that you need to take care of the portions you eat at dinner. Our mental and physical activity is minimum at night, so the ideal thing to do is to have fewer carbs and if you are going to bed at 10:00 pm, have dinner at 8:00. Allow your body to digest the food!

Ceci last tips to help you through those working hours and help your health journey are: stay hydrated at all times! Drink 1,5 to 2 liters water per day. Eat 50% of vegetables in each meal and do 40 minutes 4 times per week of physical activity. Sleep at least 7 hours a day and do not, we repeat, do not drink industrialize beverages or drinks that have sugar. If you need the energy to finish your day instead of choosing a coke, try some almonds.

It’s not an easy task, to change your routine and the way you have been eating for a long time, but California Ranch Market with Ceci Basurto know it is possible! Buy your organic products at California Ranch Market, do your groceries and plan your meals. That’s the first step to a healthier life!

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