Dark Leafy Green Vegetables THE GOODNESS FACTS AND WHY I LOVE THEM SO MUCH Dark leafy green vegetables are “jam packed” with valuable nutrients our body needs to stay healthy; they are very high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and plant based substances that can help to protect us from many health problems including diabetes and heart disease. How Dark Leafy Greens Help With Weight Loss
Leafy green vegetables are one of the healthiest and most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.
WATER THE GOOD HEALTH FACTS ON WATER AND WHY I FOLLOW THE 8 x 8 “RULE” I work with many clients who come to me seeking help for a vast array of symptoms and complaints and when they sound something like this: Tired and lethargic Dry skin and hair Headaches Constipation and digestive problems My first thought is that the person is not getting enough water and is dealing with symptoms of dehydration. Water ranks up there with oxygen as one of our absolute “must have’s”, like ox
Flax Seeds Some Flax Seed Health Facts And Why I Like Them Flaxseeds are high in Omega-3 Fatty acids, fiber, protein, Vitamin B1, magnesium, manganese, and selenium, among others. They are gluten free, high in antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties and can help lower cholesterol. And if that isn’t enough to get you adding more into your dietary planning they can help you have healthier hair, nails and skin and can even help with menopausal symptoms! How Flax Seeds Ca
Coconut Oil Some Coconut Oil Health Facts And Why I Like It So Much There is no doubt about it, Coconut Oil is one of my absolute favourites! I use it for cooking, oral care, skin care and hair care and I love it! And it’s a pretty good thing that I do love it so much because it has great qualities and it offers a vast range of health benefits. It is anti-bacterial, anti- fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-microbial making it beneficial for countless health relate
Green Tea Some Green Tea Health Facts And Why I Like It So Much Green Tea is the dried leaves of the plant that have not been fermented; the leaves are rich in flavonoids and have potent anti-oxidant properties. Recent studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea have anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. So it’s a great addition to our daily routine to help with protection against cancer and heart disease and It shows promise as a weight loss aid. Tea pol
Salads are incredibly versatile; you can put just about any fresh vegetable or fruit in it to “make it your own”. Salads are great as a side dish or you can add some chicken, salmon or hard boiled eggs to make them a meal all on there own. I am a self confessed LOVER OF THE SALAD… I eat salad everyday and sometimes with every meal of the day (yep including breakfast!) There are no steadfast and rigorous rules when it comes to “building” your perfect salad right? Well that's a
Juicing is a great way to get concentrated nutrients in an easy to digest manner. You can add a variety of vegetables in any combination you choose but for added nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals always include some leafy greens Juices can be enjoyed cold or heated, however overheating destroys important vitamins and minerals... personally I enjoy mine cold, especially on these hot Summer days! Try Some of the Following For All The "Goodness" They Have To Offer Beet
½ cup all natural peanut butter or other nut butter (almond, hazelnut, cashew) ½ cup brown rice syrup (available in natural foods section of grocery store) or your favourite local honey Melt together in pot on stove over low heat Add any of the following until very thick: Puffed brown rice cereal Unsweetened flaked Coconut Nuts Dried cranberries Raisins Oatmeal Seeds (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin) Dried fruit (chopped) Carob or choc
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 cups of nuts (I like almonds) Lightly oil a baking dish and set it aside Heat the 2 tbsp of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the above spices or whichever combination suits you, stir until fragrant. Stir in the maple syrup and add the nuts. Work quickly to prevent sticking and burning, tossing until the colour turns amber and the nuts are coated. Transfer to the b
When it's this hot outside.... these Yummy Yogurt Pops are just the thing to cool you down! And they are super easy to make! 1 cup plain yogurt ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice ¾ cup almond milk, or rice milk In a blender, add all ingredients. Cover and blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into 12 Popsicle molds or 6 (3oz) paper cups. Freeze until partially firm and then insert wooden stick into each pop. Freeze until firm and enjoy!