Golden Milk

Golden milk has been around for a long time and recognised for its health benefits, often used as a delicious night cap. More recently the turmeric latte has hit the cafes as a new healthy coffee alternative. Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden hue, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. Golden Milk Recipe prep 2 mins cook 3 mins total 5…

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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Portobello Mushroom Burgers With Spicy Cauliflower Patties Drop the refined white flour bun and add two delicious, nutrient-rich portobello mushrooms instead! Fill them with your favorite fillings, they’re sure to satisfy! Burger addicts will be surprised at just how hearty this burger is, even without a big slab of meat or big bun of empty carbs. INGREDIENTS For the Spicy Cauliflower Patty… (Makes 6-8 patties) 1 cup quinoa cooked in 1 cup broth or water 1/2 head cauliflower (about 6 cups florets) 1 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground chili…

Baked Salmon with Lentils & Lemon Herb Sauce

This smoothie is not only yummy but also excellent for anyone with a winter cold or flu or a training recovery drink. So you’ve read about the health benefits of turmeric, but not sure how you can use it? Here’s a smoothie recipe that uses it in the most refreshing way while offering a host of health benefits! Turmeric would have to be one of Mother Nature’s best gifts! With uses from detoxing the body, lower inflammation and support healthy immune system. Pineapples contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, a natural enzyme that supports the…

Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

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This smoothie is not only yummy but also excellent for anyone with a winter cold or flu or a training recovery drink. So you’ve read about the health benefits of turmeric, but not sure how you can use it? Here’s a smoothie recipe that uses it in the most refreshing way while offering a host of health benefits! Turmeric would have to be one of Mother Nature’s best gifts! With uses from detoxing the body, lower inflammation and support healthy immune system. Pineapples contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, a natural enzyme that supports the…

7 POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DAILY DIET

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  Some kinds of inflammation in the body helps us heal, but chronic inflammation is the root of many modern day ailments and issues – among them, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, according to Dr. Andrew Weil. A diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods is a simple and powerful way to help the body stay balanced, calm and in vibrant health. The following is a useful list of foods that are healthy and have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Most anti-inflammatory foods are also rich in antioxidants – think…

Testosterone and Endurance

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  What can lower testosterone and what we can do about it naturally?   Low Testosterone as a result of endurance training Low levels of testosterone can lead to poor muscle mass development, increased body fat stores, compromised athletic performance, reproductive issues and low libido. Endurance exercise can contribute to lowered levels of testosterone in men and can affect other important hormones in women. Many of us are avid exercisers that love endurance training so what can we do to ensure that our testosterone and other hormone levels are optimised?…

Fruit and Vegetables – are you getting enough?

fruit and vegetables

Most people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Fruit and veggies are high in disease fighting phytonutrients. For optimal health – Eat 1 cup of each colour everyday Greens Spinach/green peas/salad greens/Brussel sprouts/broccoli/green beans/kale/parsley etc. also includes green tea and black tea (rich in phytonutrients= such as isoflavones, flavonoids, lutein etc.) Reds Grapefruit/tomato/watermelon/walnuts (1/8 cup) /persimmon/papaya/cherries/chilli/raspberries/red cabbage/ pomegranates (rich in phytonutrients =such as lycopenes, ellegic acid Orange Rockmelon/corn/citrus/mango/squash/turmeric (1 teas) /pineapple/ginger/pumpkin/carrots/sweet potato/peaches etc. (rich in phytonutrients = such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene terpenoids etc.) White Parsnips/garlic (1…

Metabolism and Nutrition – Part 2

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In last week’s blog we looked at the science behind metabolism.  This week we’ll look at how we can boost our metabolism in our daily diet. Metabolism Boosting Ideas for our Daily Diet The following are some ideas of how you can incorporate the sirtuin activating foods and niacin rich foods into your daily diet: • Use olive oil in salad dressings. • Have a jar of olives handy to snack on and add olives to salads or cooked dishes. Tapenade makes a good topping for oat cakes or rye…

Metabolism and Nutrition

Nutrition and Metabolism What do you think of when you hear the word “metabolism”? Weight loss, energy, getting older? The term is used in many contexts…but what does it really mean? One authoritative definition of metabolism is the following: “The whole range of biochemical processes that occur within a living organism. Metabolism consists of anabolism (the build-up of substances) and catabolism (the break-down of substances). The term metabolism is commonly used to refer specifically to the break-down of food and its transformation into energy.” So what does that mean? It means metabolism…

Fluid and Electrolytes for Endurance – Kokoda Challenge

fluid and electrolytes

Are you aware of your fluid and electrolytes?   By drinking regularly during exercise, athletes can prevent declines in concentration and skill level, improve perceived exertion, prevent excessive elevations in heart rate and body temperature and improve performance – good justification for every athlete and coach to make fluid replacement a key priority during training and competition. It is very difficult to replace all fluid lost whilst exercising, due to the volume of sweat, as well as time cost of consuming fluid.  Athletes need to regularly plan and practice fluid…