Nutrition

Vegan or Plant-Based?

I’ve been asked the distinction between the vegan diet and the plant-based diet. I hope my answer won’t sparkle a heated debate as I understand it can be a sensitive topic.

First, let’s be clear : the word diet doesn’t mean I-want-to-lose-weight, I’m talking about styles of eating. Continue reading

The truth about carbohydrates

screen-shot-2017-02-06-at-22-18-24Carbohydrates – carbs- are one of the three macronutrients. For your information, the other two are fat and protein. They’re designed to provide the body with energy, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, essential fats, fibre, and water.

A lot of people treat them very unfairly though, mainly because they don’t know what they are and because of all the low-carb diets brainwashing. Continue reading

The powerful Chia Seeds

chiaseedsDon’t even get me started on the Chia Seeds! They’re first on the superfood category; they’re an amazing energy booster and they have super powers! No kidding, they are loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates (the good ones), protein, fibre, antioxidants, and calcium. You can’t get any better!

You couldn’t tell really, chia seeds are these tiny little black and white seeds from the South American plant Salvia Hispanica (same family as mint). Chia seeds were actually an essential food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the days; they valued them for their ability to provide sustainable energy, their medicinal properties and their high nutritional value. It doesn’t come as a surprise that chia is the ancient Mayan word for strength.

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The power of herbs

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I’ve always considered parsley  and coriander to be just garnish, these little green things that you add to your dish to make it look more colourful. They are so much more than that! They both have healing properties and super duper powers.

Parsley

Parsley can help protect the body against free-radical damage and fight the effects of ageing. It helps with joint pain thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, and also allows your stiff muscles to relax. Thanks to it’s high level of iron, parsley is recommended to patients with anaemia; and it’s also filled with cancer-fighting compounds. Continue reading