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Sleep – The Low Dow

Let’s talk about sleep because I bet so many of us are not getting enough of it, and that includes myself. We all have those nights where sleep is merely a day dream and those days where our energy levels feel depleted and we are cranky and inefficient. There is a long list that affects how many hours of shut-eye we get and the quality of...

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No-Bake Cocoa Macaroons

The only thing to say about these macaroons is that they are simply delicious. The coconuty , cocoa flavour really hits the sweet spot. What a great option for a healthy, dessert. Cocoa is rich in polyphenols, a natural anti-oxidant, providing an array of health benefits to the body. Ingredients (makes 15 macaroons) 1 banana 5 tablespoons raw cocoa powder 1½ cup shredded coconut 1 tablespoon chopped almonds ½ teaspoon salt 2 tabelspoons...

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Chicken, Zucchini Noodles with Basil, Mint Pesto

Using zucchini noodles as a starch alternative is a great idea. In this recipe I have included many nourishing ingredients. Cooked tomatoes contain the bioactive lycopene, a strong anti-oxidant promoting compound which helps reduce cancer risk, especially prostate. The asparagus is filled with prebiotics, which help to feed all the good bacteria in your gut, while the broccoli stems increase the fibre, folate and sulforaphane content of the...

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Almond, Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

The perfect snack or breakfast for you this Pesach! These muffins are not only kosher for Pesach, but they are gluten-free, low in carbohydrates and simple to make. Apples contain pectin, a natural fibre found in the skin and pulp, which is beneficial for gut health and has cholesterol-lowering effects. They also have a low glycaemic index, due to their high fibre content, which means this fruit...

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7 Ways To Make Your Meal Optimize Gene Behaviour

The other day I was writing an article for a newspaper on how to make a family meal ‘nutrigenomically active’. In previous blogs I discuss what the fuss about DNA diets is all about, nutrigenomics, bioactive ingredients and the affect it has on our health. Don’t panic if you have no clue what I’m talking about. I’m going to do a quick recap. Today, trending topics include DNA...

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Summer Fattoush Salad

Simple and fresh are the two words that describe this salad- a great summer side dish for any meal. I decided to put a twist on a classic fattoush and add some fennel and pomegranate kernels to add that extra bit of anti-oxidant effects. The fennel contains quercetin, the bioactive ingredient that ‘switches on’ the master anti-oxidant conductor, while the pomegranates contains punicalagans which has three...

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Thyroid Health – The Low Down

Thyroid health is a topic that is very close to my heart. At the age of 12, after having gained over 4 kg on a 3-week summer camp and was feeling, well let’s say, abnormally tired for a 12-year-old, I found out that I had an underactive thyroid. To be more specific, I found out that I had Hashimoto’s disease. Since then, the respect I have for...

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