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.

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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

What juicer should you buy?

fullsizerender-2I definitely recommend a cold press juicer, also called slow juicer or masticating juicer. There are vertical and horizontal devices; I’ve chosen a vertical one because it takes less space in our little kitchen.

I bought the Hurom HE-Series (HU-500) and I find it flipping fantastic! It doesn’t take much space and is easy to use. It’s a little pricy but so worth it!

See below the description from http://www.slowjuice.nl, on which I bought mine. Continue reading

The super cruciferous salad

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Cruciferous vegetables are super vegetables. They help prevent cancer and they shrink tumours. But not only! They also reduce inflammation, stimulate immunity, protect the brain, and they’re super detoxifying.

This salad is also a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Continue reading

The morning elixir, warm lemon water

lemonsI reckon warm lemon water was one of the first steps in my healthy lifestyle journey.

Every morning when I get up and before ingesting anything else, I drink warm lemon water – and I love it! It has really made a difference in my day. I don’t really need coffee anymore!

Lemons are an amazing source of vitamin C, a lot more than oranges actually! Lemons are also a great source of nutrients such as calcium, potassium, copper and pectin fibre. They are also a powerful antibacterial and have great immune-boosting powers. Continue reading

Getting rid of the flu or a cold naturally

The wonderful man I used to live with got the flu, but he had decided he wouldn’t take any medication. Fair enough; I made him drink slow juices for about 3 days, and it worked like a charm!

I’m a firm believer that nature has everything we need to treat ourselves; actually, medication should be the alternative, not the other way round.  Food has super powers; fruit, vegetables and herbs have therapeutic effects – more than you will ever know!

Check the nutrients and vitamins you can find in fruits and veggiesContinue reading

The party dip Cauliflower Humus

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If you’re looking for a nice and tasty alternative to the regular chickpeas humus, here you go!

Super easy and super healthy, you can’t go wrong. With a few raw vegetables (carrots, celery, bell pepper), it makes a perfect nibble appetizer!

 

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower,1/2 head of broken into florets
  •  1 glove of garlic, chopped
  • Tahini paste, 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil, 1 tbsp
  • Chopped parsley, 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice, 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Additional toppings : sesame seeds, parsley, turmeric, olive oil

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