Month: juni 2017

Food as medicin

”Let us eat smoothie bowls, count the stars and feed the world healthy foods.” Nutritious food and what you put into your body is the foundation for good health. Choose foods which are as close to their natural state as possible. Choose whole foods that heal and protect your body; foods that reduce inflammation and that help to prevent chronic illness. Choose the right fuel. Your body will be ever so thankful.   Eat the rainbow – colourful fruits and vegetables filled with vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. Use spices such as turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, garlic. Eat less from a box and more from the Earth.  Choose complex carbohydrates; Beans, veggies, buckwheat, quinoa, lentils. Eat slowly and mindfully. Avoid preservatives and additives that are included in many of today’s processed and sugary foods. Food can have an enormous power over us. We can either become addicted to certain foods, we might use food as a stimuli; for example we might turn to food when we’re bored, when we’re sad, when we’re stressed OR food …

Intermittent fasting

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of articles addressing the concept of intermittent fasting – An eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. And to keep things straight; intermittent fasting is not a diet, it’s a way of eating. According to a lot of scientists intermittent fasting is one of the best and cheapest ways to get to the bottom of inflammation (Nertby Aurell & Clase, Food Pharmacy, 2017, 158) But what is intermittent fasting?  It’s when you follow time-restricted eating. For example fast for 18 hours out of the day and eat your meals between the other 6 hours. If you’re introducing intermittent fasting it might be good to gradually increase the numbers of hours you fast, from 12 to 14 up to 18. According to James Clare, intermittent fasting can lead to fat loss; ”Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it’s a pattern of eating. It’s a way of scheduling your meals so that you get the most out of them. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change what you eat, it changes …

Dear June…

…you’re my favourite month. ”You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful.” June is for waking up early. For staying up late. The Midnight Sun screaming for attention. June is for restless nights. June is for magic. Young and green. June is for miracles. For feeling alive. June is for picnics and counting stars. June is for beauty in its purest form. June is a wild child, a summer child. Growing into the adolescence of autumn. June is for believing everything is possible.  June is a month when I feel most alive. I blame the sunlight, the long days and short nights. I sleep a lot during winter, but could stay up whole June. The nature – pure, fresh and clean. June might as well be cold and rainy, but it’s still June. It’s still magic. My deepest desire is to spend every waking moment underneath the Sun. Close to the Sea. Close to the Heart. ”To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong”   This June is all about balance, practicing …

Plant based food & Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and the body requires considerable quantities of calcium in order to create and maintain its skeletal structures. For those following a plant-based diet there are a wide range of non dairy foods with a high amount of calcium.  Calcium is your best friend, along with vitamin D, if you want to keep your bones healthy. Calcium helps to build strong bones and teeth and is important for heart function. Furthermore it helps with muscle contraction, nerve signaling and blood clotting. Be sure you get the right amount and you will be less likely to get a bone-weakening disease such as osteoporosis. Recommended daily intake ranges between approximately 700mg – 1300 mg dietary calcium/day (depending on age/sex/medical history). Plant-based food sources high in calcium: Dark leafy greens; bok choy, Chinese cabbage, kale, collard greens and turnip greens. Broccoli Edamame Figs Oranges Okra Tofu Almonds Sesame seeds White beans                                         …