Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries

Sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Sweet potatoes give you energy, are great for eyes and skin, immune system, bones and teeth, healthy blood, muscle function and the conversion of stored carbohydrates and fats into energy. Sweet potatoes make a great fuel for ultra distance events and a post-workout meal. Pictured is a homegrown organically grown beauty with recipe for Sam’s delicious fries. Chop Sweet potato into fries then toss in coconut oil. Fry or bake until crisp and golden and soft in the…

Sweet Potato & Salmon Patties

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Good for your metabolism 225g wild salmon, cooked or tinned 225g sweet potato cooked and mashed Herb salt and pepper to taste Rice flour or buckwheat flour Preheat the oven to 160C. Mix together the sweet potato, salmon, herb salt and pepper. Take a small handful of the mixture and roll into a ball shape. Flatten into a burger shape then dip each side in the flour. Place on a lined baking tray. Repeat until you have used up the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes turning once. Serve with a…

Sleep! Are you getting enough?

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Not Getting Enough High-Quality Sleep can Lower Metabolism! I thought it might be timely to write about sleep in the wake of daylight savings throwing some of our bodies into turmoil. Anyone that knows me well knows that I am an extremely early riser that loves early training sessions, however I still struggle with the transition to daylight savings and adjusting the body clock. Sleep is important for many reasons which include good health and longevity. Not enough sleep can increase our risk factors for many diseases such as diabetes,…

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…