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…

Healing bowls

tumeric and mashed sweet potatoes

INGREDIENTS TURMERIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES: 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks a swish of olive oil 1-2 teaspoons turmeric 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups vegetable broth LEMON HERB DRESSING: ¼ cup lemon juice ⅓ cup olive oil 1 small clove garlic 2 teaspoons agave ¼ cup parsley leaves ¼ teaspoon salt (more to taste) HEALING BOWLS: poached or scrambled eggs brown rice or quinoa arugula or spinach or greensss pistachios or other nuts for topping INSTRUCTIONS TURMERIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES: Heat the sweet potatoes with olive oil in…

Moong Dahl

metabolism recipe

Serves 4-6 300g split mung beans (moong dahl) – preferably soaked for a few hours 600ml of water 2 tbsp/30g olive oil, coconut oil, butter or ghee 1 red onion, finely chopped 1-2 tsp coriander seeds 1-2 tsp cumin seeds 2-4 tsp fresh ginger, chopped 1-2 tsp turmeric ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper – more if you want it spicy Salt & black pepper to taste Drain and rinse the split mung beans. Put them in a pan and cover with the water. Bring to the boil and skim off…

Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

smoothie

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…

Shaking it up- Are meal replacement shakes a healthy option for us?

meal replacement

Meal replacement shakes come at a high price and promise great results so are they worth the price we pay? In today’s article we’ll delve into the ingredients added to meal replacement shakes that may be doing your body more harm than good.Meal replacement shakes are usually processed products that people drink in place of eating one of their main meals. Dieters, the elderly, busy people on the go with little time to cook or those with digestive complaints are most likely to use meal replacement shakes. In the short…

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

To fast or not to fast….understanding intermittent fastingOver the past few years intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular, but is it good for us?Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves periods of food restriction (fasting) followed by normal eating. Interestingly this pattern of eating has been proven to help in weight loss, disease prevention and increasing the lifespan (1, 2).Experts seem to agree that it is more beneficial for metabolism than overall daily calorie restriction which may decrease metabolism (3).The following is an article written by Kris Gunnars who investigates…

Gluten Intolerance or Gliadin Intolerance?

Gluten

Today’s article is the second article dedicated to the gut and sensitivities, this week will focus on gliadin a protein found in many gluten containing foods. This article has been adapted from an article written by Ben Greenfield – https://greenfieldfitnesssystems.com/ Gluten has become an “inflammatory” subject with many people believing that they have a gluten intolerance. The food industry has jumped on the bandwagon labelling many food products as gluten free, even when there has never been gluten in the product. It is no wonder that consumers are confused and as…

Coffee: Are you a Caffeind?

coffee

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 energy levels and…

Go Bananas

bananas

You’ll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas may assist in the following: combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes. Here are 25 reasons to eat bananas you might have never considered before.25 ways to use and eat bananasBananas help overcome depression due to high…

Mushrooms: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Mushrooms

Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom and although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients.It’s common knowledge that the key to getting enough vitamins and minerals in the diet is to eat a colourful variety of fruits and vegetables – the more colour, the better. However, this philosophy tends to leave mushrooms in the dark. In many cases, if a food lacks colour, it also in turn lacks necessary nutrients. However, mushrooms – which are commonly white…