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Food For Beauty

Food For Beauty

What can be more beautiful than naturally glowing skin, shiny hair and strong nails?  We all heard that beauty comes from within, but it mostly comes from foods that nourish your body :)  Lack of some vitamins and nutrients is bad news for your appearance. To target healthy, natural beauty, the most important nutrients, vitamins and minerals are:  Healthy fats like Omega-3 Protein Vitamin C Vitamin E  Vitamin D Beta-carotene and vitamin A Zinc Iron Calcium  Antioxidants AvocadosAvocados contain healthy fats. These fats benefit many functions in your body, including the health of your skin. Avocados are also a good...

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You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb!

You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb!

I highly believe that there is no “one size fits all” diet; not everything works for everyone. Also, I truly believe that we can eat the healthiest foods, but if we don’t end up digesting and absorbing them, they won’t end up in our cells in order to provide us with their nutritional benefits. Both the digestion of the food we eat and the absorption of its nutrients are the functions that allow the entire body to be nourished. To start, food is first broken down in macronutrients and micronutrients, processed into amino acids and then the absorption happens. Gut microbes play an important...

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Healthy Eating in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Healthy Eating in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The food and processing industry has now become a multi-billion dollar sector coming up with all manner of processed foods by the day. Cases of cancer and other diseases such as obesity have now skyrocketed raising deep concerns worldwide. Nonetheless, people are slowly becoming more aware of their eating habits and opting for healthier choices of diet. However, the Chinese have been at the forefront for thousands of years now with traditional diets that complement the body constituents. Those who have preserved these habits have benefitted greatly and rarely experience medical issues. The secrets of traditional Chinese food and its...

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Fashionista Bounty Balls

Fashionista Bounty Balls

A childhood favourite recreated in a healthy way with a fashionable twist! This recipe combination of beetroot, coconut and chocolate is raw, vegan, gluten-free and lightly sweetened. INGREDIENTS Filling 1 tbsp beetroot powder 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut, shreds or flakes ¼ cup coconut oil 1 tbsp pure maple syrup ¼ tsp vanilla Chocolate coating 1/2 cup cacao powder 1/4 cup coconut oil 3 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp vanilla METHOD To make the filling: Process the coconut products and syrup or honey until a homogenous and sticky mixture is obtained. Add the beet powder and process again. Turn into balls and...

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