LEARN ABOUT PINE NUTS

These little tree nuts were mentioned in ancient Greek history and eaten by Roman soldiers as ‘’campaign food’’ while they invaded Britannia 2000 years ago. They were also very popular during the Middle Ages. Found in only 18 species of pine trees in Europe, North America and Asia, cultivated for over 10.000 years. Packed with…

ADAPTOGENS AS HEALING PLANTS

Adaptogens are a unique class of healing plants, including some foods and herbs. Today they are most commonly consumed as supplements and herbal products, as capsules, powders or tinctures. It has been observed in animal studies that various adaptogens have the ability to create a generally increased tolerance to stress and this is one of the reasons…

NUTMEG AS A SPICE

While researching for the perfect dark season evening drink I realised I never talked about nutmeg! And I do know many of us use it in their baking starting autumn Spice derived from the seed (not nut despite the name) of Myristica fragrans.Best to consume in moderation due to its content of myristicin, a psychoactive…

NUTRITION BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

Why should you eat differently especially in your fertile years, before, during & after pregnancies? For your child’s: Organ development, for which you need plenty of cholesterol & vitamin D. Brain development, for which you need more protein, omega 3 fatty-acids and cholesterol. Birth weight, for which you shouldn’t restrict your calories. Mental health, for…

WHEY PROTEIN AS A SUPERFOOD

Whey protein is an amazing source of nutrients in far more absorbable source than ANY type of food (steaks included) or supplement actually, being much easier to digest. Whey protein is one of the 2 types of protein found in milk, the other one being casein. Whey IS THE LIQUID PART OF MILK THAT REMAINS…

COQ10’S ROLE AND SOURCES

Coenzyme 10 is naturally produced by the body and works as an antioxidant. Its active form is called ubiquinol and appears to be most abundant in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. It’s stored in the mitochondria (see previous posts for more information on mitochondria and their extremely important roles) that are involved in pretty…