Butternut Fritters

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Here is a delicious and nutritious plant based recipe that is easy to make and can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Spinach and Butternut Fritters with Moroccan Tomato Sauce (gluten free and vegan) 2 cups of grated butternut pumpkin 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 onion diced finely 1 Tablespoon oil 140g baby spinach 1 Tablespoon curry powder 1 cup chickpea (besan) flour 1/2 cup coriander chopped roughly 1/2 teas salt 1 Tablespoon honey or date purée 1. In a pan sauté the pumpkin, garlic and onion and oil…

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…

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…

Coffee: Are you a Caffeind?

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Are you a Caffeind? Here are 8 health benefits of coffee that are backed by science. 1. Coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet. Caffeine is not the only compound that makes up coffee. The antioxidants in coffee protect us from oxidation. Oxidation is thought to be one of the main mechanisms around aging and common diseases like cancer and heart disease. For people eating the standard western diet coffee may actually be one of the healthiest aspects of their eating habits. 2. Coffee can improve…

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?…

Metabolism and Nutrition – Part 2

metabolism

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…

Nutrition for Injury Recovery

Nutrition for injury

Food and supplements to speed up healing. Are you injured and need to heal quickly? Aid the healing process with these powerful tips on nutrition for injury recovery. Put the right eating and supplement strategies to work for you.   Injuries happen. The question is- after they happen, how can you help the body heal? For most athletes and the everyday person the idea that nutrition can play a powerful role in injury recovery makes perfect sense. Yet when injury strikes, very few of us know exactly how to use nutrition…