• habits, nutrition, long-term, absorption, human organism, metabolism, health, environment
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    4 Fundamental Points of Any Nutrition Session

    The basics are the core parameters for having a solid base which we can lean on when pursuing things in life. We establish them so that we have something to support us when we need to reinforce our resoluteness or review the reasons why we began a particular journey. We rely on them as guidelines for our challenges and failures, which are essential aspects that are part of the process of working towards our goals. In short, the basics are our solid foundation.   The basics structure our plan by providing us with step-by-step methods that help us make important connections to what is going on in our lives so that…

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    Exercise and Hormones

    Hormones are chemical messengers that facilitate communication between the multitude of biological systems and glands within our body. They are part of the endocrine system, which is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones that the body uses to control cellular functions. Hormones are delivered through blood vessels to cells in the body and regulate a number of physiological reactions in the body including growth, weight, development, hydration levels, mood, reproduction, tissue function, sexual function, energy metabolism, menstrual cycle, immunological behavior, sleep, homeostasis, synthesis and degradation of muscle protein, among others. These are regulated by feedback through stimulation from the nervous system, chemical receptors in the blood, and…

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    Managing Cravings

    All of us have experienced food cravings at some point in our lives. After all, we all share the same type of physiology, we are wired with emotions, and everyone has the faculty of creating thoughts. All these different kinds of biochemical, physical, and bio-psychological processes take place in our body every single day. So, when a single part suffers an alteration, many parts that are directly connected get affected too. The distinction between hunger vs. food cravings takes place at this point. Hunger is a physiological response in the body that happens in response to the cells being low in nutrition and energy, and also being inflamed. Hunger leads…

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    Hazelnut Spread

    Who does not enjoy a nutty-chocolaty spread? The only person I can recall rejecting my offer of such a spread is my grandmother because she does not like chocolate in any form. I know, she is a rare specimen! For everyone else who loves to enjoy eating pancakes, slices of bread or cookies with something sweet and cocoa(ish) on top, this spread is a great alternative. It is easy to make and the list of ingredients includes foods that we usually have in our pantry. INGREDIENTS 150 g hazelnuts 2 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, such as rapeseed or walnut oil. 1/4 tsp. sea or Himalayan salt 170 g…

  • meal prepping, recipes, plant-based, food, preparation, wholesome, pantry, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, sauces
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    How to Plan Plant-Based Meals and Recipes

    Last week I wrote about meal-prepping as an excellent tool to help us organize our cooking time in a much more structured way during the week. We fancy eating healthy and varied meals and these call for preparation, time, dedication, and most of the time we do not have the luxury of spending a lot of time experimenting with ingredients to create mouth-watering meals, least of all to experiment with flavors to enhance the taste of our food. One of the most essential ways to do this is to consider going deeper into the meal planning journey. When we decide ahead of time what we want to prepare, we save…