I love finding healthy salty snack alternatives that keep my energy levels steady and keep me satisfied till my next meal. Having protein as a snack is a great idea! Protein not only is an essential nutrient our body needs to function smoothly, it's also a great jump-start to our metabolism.
Gut health, human microbiome, intestinal flora, probiotics and healthy bacteria are all terms we hear a lot lately, and for a good reason! Did you know we have 10 times more bacteria than gene cells in our body? Here are some more fascinating facts:
99% of our microbiome (the community of microbes, an ecosystem of bacteria within our bodies) is located in our digestive system.
The microbiome in our intestine can weigh up to 2 kg and contains about 1...
I love having few go-to dishes I cook whenever I don't have much time to cook, I don't feel creative or it's the end of the week and I want to finish up all the veggies in the fridge. My winter pot is one of those quick, simple and flexible in terms of ingredients (hence you can skip some ingredients or add some of your own).
Smoothies are a great way to incorporate your fruits and vegetables each day and to get a little creative in the kitchen. Before your favourite summer fruits are gone don't forget to freeze some peaches!
A few months ago I started experiencing acid reflux symptoms. My doctor prescribed me with proton pump inhibitors, which I had no intentions taking, not at least till I tried treating it naturally. It just didn't make sense to me to take a medicine that is used to treat people who have symptoms related to poor lifestyle habits, such as smoking, eating too much processed food, too much coffee, alcohol, sugar, stress... You get the point - non of which I fit...
Green smoothies can be delicious and don't have to taste like 'liquid salad' as my husband likes to call them. Adding greens to your smoothie is a great way to increase your green intake. Greens help strengthen the blood and respiratory system.
Green Smoothie - Beginners Version Recipe:
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup almond milk
Pinch of vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
Eating healthy can be overwhelming. And yes, sometimes it can feel like a full time job. But guess what? It doesn't have to be this way, It can actually be simple.
It can be simple when you focus on creating habits. A habit works when you put a behaviour on automatic pilot (just like brushing your teeth). You don't question a habit just like you don't question brushing your teeth, and therefore it becomes simple. You aren't burning your energy on...