Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Today we often eat more sugar a day than out ancestors did during an entire lifetime, but sugar has a very high caloric content and no nutritional value. It does not only cause weight gain but also encourages inflammation and infection, raises insulin levels and compromises the immune system. The high insulin level encourages not …

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Squash Wedges

Squash Wedges

It doesn’t always have to be potato wedges to make a fantastic meal. I myself love squash wedges because of their sweetness and softness. And they are as easy to make as potato wedges. All you need is either a butternut squash or and onion squash, some herbs and spices and of course some oil. …

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Homemade Cough Syrup

Homemade Cough Syrup

As it is autumn already and winter and the time for colds is approaching, here are two recipes for homemade cough syrups you can easily make yourself and that work as well as any cough medication you get over the counter. Thyme-Lemon Cough Syrup Just boil a bunch of fresh or dried thyme in 250ml …

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Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits

Especially in winter citrus fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C and other nutrients required by the body. As being acidic, citrus fruits are excellent detoxifiers and help remove harmful toxins from the body. If eaten regularly they can even help prevent colds and flu as they contain a lot vitamin C and calcium. …

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Tofu

Tofu

Tofu or bean curd, as it is also called, is being used by many vegetarians to replace meat, chicken, fish or even dairy products. Some other people might regard it as bland and boring though. Tofu probably has it origins in the Far East and is made of soy beans. It has been used in …

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Spinach

Spinach

Even though spinach hasn’t got the same amazing effect on us than on Popeye, it still is exceptionally good for us. Spinach is overflowing with nutrients, minerals and antioxidants such as iron, calcium and lutein. Responsible for its green colour is the chlorophyll, which gives the cells of our body a boost of oxygen. Spinach …

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, probably is the best-known vitamin and a very powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants can block some of the damage caused by free radicals. The free radicals occur naturally when our body transforms food into energy. Those radicals are said to be responsible for the ageing process and the development of health …

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Three Bananas a Day…

Three Bananas a Day…

Three bananas a day, really? Well, yes and why not? They are the number one fruit for many athletes as they provide not only a lot of energy, but also many minerals. Almost everybody these days knows that bananas contain potassium, but how much? A small banana contains about 500mg of potassium and it is …

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Stinging Nettle Seeds, a great Source of Protein

Stinging Nettle Seeds, a great Source of Protein

Vegetarians and body builders make sure they eat foods that are rich in protein. And there are quite a few supplements available. But one great source of protein is completely free and you can find it not only in your own garden but also in many parks. It is stinging nettle seeds. Most people know …

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Yeast Dumplings with Plums and Plum Jam

Yeast Dumplings with Plums and Plum Jam

This is a recipe my dear friend Susanne sent me today. She also took the photos. 250g plain flour 20g fresh yeast 125ml milk 1tbs sugar grated lemon zest a pinch of salt 25g margarine Make a yeast dough. Just place the flour in a bowl and make a well in the middle. Mix luke-warm …

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