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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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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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Back To School The Healthy Way!

Back To School The Healthy Way!

It’s that time of year when many parents start thinking about sending their kids back to school and how to keep them healthy. Finding time to shop and prepare nutritious meals that your child will actually eat for lunch can be challenging for even the most organized parents. But the foods you send to school contribute up to a third of your child’s daily food intake. So it’s important to pack a balanced meal to ensure that your kid’s lunch box provides much needed nutrients, vitamins and minerals for energy and growth. Follow the core four rules to pack a...

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Stay Active During The Summer Holidays!

Stay Active During The Summer Holidays!

Staying active during your summer holidays is about making your health and fitness a priority and a lifestyle no matter when or where! Long gone are the days when your health and fitness routine gets compromised when traveling :) If anything, the best time to exercise is while on vacation. You can maintain and even improve your fitness levels while you are on holiday, because you actually have more time on your hands and you don't even have to enter a gym to do so! Fitness during summer holidays can include walking, hiking, swimming, stretching, sunrise or sunset yoga among...

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