An unhealthy gut has been linked to many diseases including mental health (depression, anxiety, memory loss), obesity, high cholesterol, allergies, autism, diabetes and cardiovascular issues.
Your gut is the epicentre of your physical and mental health. The gut is not only the place where you absorb important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals & protein which are the basic building blocks needed for our health, but 80% of your immunity also houses in your gut.
What really fascinates me are the 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa which live in our gut – referred to as your gut flora, microbiota or microbiome. These tiny beings within you are able to influence your body & mind without you even noticing. They have got many important roles in our body and can communicate with our brain- they can send signals to the brain that can modulate our mood, levels of anxiety, learning performance or pain feeling.
Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle creates an unhealthy gut flora by d...
Only 24 days to Christmas – a time to have fun, relax, laugh and be merry – however Christmas has been identified as a source of stress. Christmas comes with high expectations of perfect, happy families enjoying celebrations and gifts.
These – easy to make - Christmas Tree Potatoes can be added to your turkey roast, BBQ, seafood platter – or whatever you choose for this year’s menu.
12 chat potatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 sprigs rosemary (lower leaves removed)
Place potatoes in a saucepan of cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 8 minutes until potatoes give slightly when pierced with a skewer. Drain and cool slightly, then...
3 ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 tsp nut spread (I love organic almond or cashew spread)
1/2 cup almond meal
1 dessert spoon protein powder
50 ml coconut milk
Blend bananas, eggs, nut spread, almond meal, pea protein and coconut milk to make a runny batter. Add water to thin if needed. Poor small amount into hot pan and cook both sides till golden.
2 eggs, beaten
30g of protein powder - vanilla
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons xylitol
1 cup blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Blend all ingredients except berries and coconut oil in blender.
Heat coconut oil in frying pan on low to medium heat. Pour blended mixture into frying pan and sprinkle 1/2 the berries on top. Cover with lid and cook for 30 seconds or until mixture begins to bubble.
Flip and cook other side until golden brown. Sprinkle the remaining berries on top and serve with whipped cream.