Curcumin is the main active ingredient in the spice Turmeric and gives the Turmeric its distinctive yellow colour. Its health benefits have been recognised for thousands of years and now, backed with extensive clinical research, the use of Curcumin as a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory supplement is gaining significant interest.
This vibrant Beetroot and Horseradish Hummus is not only very simple to make but also contributes 2 portions of your 7-a-day! No, it’s not the horseradish that counts, but the red kidney beans that I’ve used a base to make this delicious fiery dip. This is a perfect protein and fibre rich snack and also […]
If there’s one convenience item I’d love to encourage you to avoid (forever!), it’s a shop bought salad dressing! The list of nasties are endless and if you’re looking for a healthier, fresher and delicious alternative, you’d be surprised how easy it is to make your own homemade dressing, invariably using store cupboard ingredients. This homemade creamy lemon dijon […]
These Healthy Protein Packed Granola Bars are a delicious homemade alternative to the shop bought energy bars, that more often than not, although high in protein are also very high sugar. These are an ideal snack for slow afternoons and post-exercise. Thermomix Instructions
Combining Sautéed Sesame Kale, Sweet Potato and Cashew Wasabi Dressing, topped with Tamari coated pumpkin seeds creates a delicious salad that is not only stunning but super nutritious! The combination of the nutrient-rich dark leafy greens, with cashews and pumpkin seeds for added protein and sweet potato providing a complex carbohydrate source, this is a […]
These Nutrient-Rich Chocolate Beetroot Brownies not only offer a lower fat, no flour version but also deliver an intensely rich brownie, packed with antioxidants from the beetroot and the dark chocolate. The addition of ground almonds provides valuable oils as well as additional protein, making these Chocolate Beetroot Brownies a healthy longer lasting snack. Ideal lunch […]
Oxidative stress is a type of stress that we cannot see, as it affects the cells deep inside our bodies. It causes damage, more specifically, damage to the mitochondria, which are the power houses of each cell, thus affecting the amount of energy they produce and need to function.
A study published in the British Medical Journal last month has prompted a change in thinking….saturated fats are no longer the villain. The study revealed that those who avoided butter, a saturated fat, in favour of healthy spread alternatives may indeed have noted a drop in cholesterol levels, but this didn’t necessarily translate into a lower risk of heart disease.
As the summer holidays come to an end, the stark reality of the long lazy lunches, relaxing poolside and lack of routine suddenly doesn’t feel so good and addressing your health and lifestyle becomes a matter of urgency! September is an ideal time to take control and reintroduce the healthy habits that make you look […]