• 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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    What Is The Microbiome?

    Our gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an ecosystem – a collection of microorganisms that differ in number, type, and function throughout it. There are approximately 10 times as many microorganisms in it (approximately 100 trillion) as there are cells in the body. While most of the microbes are bacteria, the gut can also harbor yeasts, single-cell eukaryotes, viruses, fungi, archaea, and small parasitic worms. The majority is found within the large bowel where they contribute to digesting food, fermentation of undigested food components, especially carbohydrates/fiber, absorbing and synthesizing nutrients like phytonutrients, and to fecal bulk. Some of the most commonly found or recognized genera of gut bacteria in adults are Bifidobacterium,…

  • Recipe, vegetables, broth, homemade, bowl, soup, nutritious, greens
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    Veggie-Bowl

    Legumes, vegetables, and grains are very versatile and give you the option to experiment. Ingredients: 1 cup of lentils soaked overnight 3 garlic cloves, crushed ½ leek, diced 1 cube of vegetable broth 1 cup of quinoa 1 cube of grass-fed beef broth 1 cube of vegetable broth 2-3 medium-sized avocados 2tbsp. fresh lemon juice Add pepper to taste 1 small broccoli 3 tomatoes, diced 1 bunch of kale, minced 4 handfuls spinach, minced 1 big red pepper, diced 200 gr. fresh mixed salad greens ½ cup of well-rinsed black or green olives, halved ½ cup capers in olive oil (low sodium) ½ tsp. cumin 1tsp. coriander 1tsp. rosemary 1tsp.…

  • Hazelnut, spread, organic, homemade, nuts, cocoa, nutty, creamy
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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…