Superfood – Cauliflower

Looking for healthy inspiration for a dinner? Cauliflower is known as a powerful veggie. It contains sulforaphane, which has been shown to kill cancer stem cells. For instance, research has shown that combining cauliflower with curcumin (the active compound in the spice turmeric) may help prevent and treat prostate cancer. Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has […]

Healthy Breakfast Choices

Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
It has to bring the energy for the full day, being rich in proteins, fiber, minerals and vitamins. These are three, of my personal favorite, selections for a lovely morning time.

Oatmeal with some extras

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Photo: Half Baked Harvest

I love this kind of breakfast as it’s not only super tasty, but also easy and quick to prepare. Into a small bowl I am chopping 1 banana, adding an extra fruit (berries/ mango/ apple), getting 1 table spoon of almonds/walnuts in plus 3 table spoons of oats, a pinch of cinnamon and finishing it with 200ml of rice milk. Oats are great source of minerals (manganese!) and fiber. Fruits are bringing needed vitamins. Rice milk stands for the proteins and the nuts are rich in good fats. Mixed all together makes me feel full, yet not overwhelm with food

Avocado + veggie variation omelet

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Photo: rachelhulshof.nl

This is a meal that I am preparing mostly during the weekends when I have more time in the morning. I love the combination of eggs and avocado. It brings out the best from each of the ingredients. I like to mix 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon of grain flour, some spices and cook it on coconut oil. While it’s still on the first side I am adding half of an avocado in and some feta or mozzarella cheese on the top. After a while, I turn it to let the second side cook well. Usually I serve it with tomatoes and some baby spinach leaves on a side. This way I am having a healthy meal full of proteins, good fats, and minerals. Plus – it looks amazing on the plate!

Rich Smoothie

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Photo: Amazing Lace

I love preparing smoothie breakfast. I love it even more if I am in a hurry. Mixed before at home, goes with me for the metro. I like to do the fruity versions on the ice-cubs, but even more I love the ones prepared on vegetarian milk, where I can add some soaked oats as well. That way the breakfast is more rich in fiber and minerals. My favorite mix is banana with 2 tablespoons of oats, 200ml of almond milk and pinch of cinnamon. I love it also with peaches and blueberries. Brings my body exactly what it wants.

What’s your favorite type of breakfast?

Go away Flu!

Feeling like the cold wants to keep you in bed for the whole week? Check your kitchen to find some natural antibiotics, and forget about the products offered by pharmacy.

Most people, in case of having a cold, tend to chose directly the pharmaceutical products or even antibiotics. This, from the start, is a huge mistake. It’s true that drugs might help with the problem right away, yet antibiotics found to cause immune system damage and reduce brain cell growth. It is proven that Nature can bring some exquisite solutions for the upcoming disease, and by this we mean some natural antibiotics.

Garlic

From centuries cloves of garlic have been used to fight bacteria and viruses, as they are a great help for relieving the effects of cold, cases of flu or toothaches. You can easily chop some of it and spread it on your bread, or use it in a drink. It is very common to drink it with milk, which neutralize the taste.

Onions

There are historical proves that onions have been fighting the diseases in Europe, in XVIII century. Together with garlic, served raw, can fight bacteria and viruses. There are different ways onions can be used as a treatment. Ayurvedic medicine has been using an onion poultice for the chest or feet to cure coughs, fevers and flu. In Poland it was very popular to drink it as a syrup, prepared from chopped onions with honey and water. Some people also, tend to cut the onion in a half and leave it in a room where the sick person sleep, so the vegetable can absorb unwanted bacteria.

Honey

Honey is gif from the nature that has been always used in cases of throat infections. It contains peroxide that gives it its antibiotic properties. Aside of that is a source of methylglyoxal which is also a type of antibiotic components. You can use any way you want, just remember that high temperatures kills some of its great factors.

Ginger

Ginger is a natural antiviral which helps to fight against illness and bacteria that causes cold. It is proven that it helps to stimulate perspiration and brings down body temperature. It’s a source of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to improve the immune system. How to use it? Goes really good with the lemon and honey tea. You can add it in your dish, or veggie soup.

Tumeric

Tumeric is a powder made from Curcuma longa root. Known from centuries by the people from southern Asia, tumeric is a spice which contains potent antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-cancer and anti-bacterial properties. In ayurvedic medicine it is considered a natural antibiotic. Used in the cooking process or prepared as a drink (best with milk), helps to fight free radicals which damage the immune system.