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KNOW YOUR MINERALS: SELENIUM

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source site How many of us actually know which minerals and vitamins are the most important ones for maintaining good health? I personally wasn’t that aware or educated on these things. It wasn’t until I got pregnant that I wanted to broaden my knowledge on matters of the health.

follow link For those who don’t know that much about selenium or who have never even heard of it, let me tell you briefly why it’s so important for us and what happens to the body if it’s running low on this mineral.…

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread (Fast and Easy)

Hello everyone and beautiful and summery greetings from Cyprus! I’m currently on my third trimester and nearing the end of a long stretch. While time has passed by so quickly, I can’t tell you that giving birth definitely could not come any sooner, as I am eager to start feeling better again. The morning sickness (or more like all-day sickness) has returned and I’m having to struggle day in day out with constant nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.…

Apple and Cinnamon Loaf

I’m a real sucker for Christmasy flavors and scents and I often create combinations, which could be mistaken for something that belongs to a Christmas table, when in facts it’s the middle of summer. I just love the mix of various spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove, especially when you use them with apples.

Now, let me share with you my delicious, easy-to-make, super healthy, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free apple and cinnamon loaf, which could be served as a cake with coffee, as a snack (my kids love it) or even as breakfast (I love it).…

Instant Bircher Muesli

I’m a big fan of porridge in the morning, as many of you have surely gathered. I could honestly eat porridge daily, maybe even several times a day. And every year when summer comes, and along with it, those three very hot months, I like to change things around a bit, ie. my usual hot porridge turns into a colder but definitely not paler version of itself.

I do make the occasional overnight oats but, if you’re busy like I am, I just tend to forget to make a batch the night before.…

Healthy Vegan Ragù alla Bolognese

I’ve gone absolutely crazy over pastas in the past month or so. I’ve been trying out some really cool healthy pasta dishes for me and my family to enjoy. I can now honestly say that pasta, when made in the right way, can be a great dish even during the hot summer months. I’ll definitely be sharing many of these recipes with you in the coming weeks.

For as long as I can remember I’ve always enjoyed a good bowl of spagetti bolognese, but ever since I changed my dietary habits, I somehow lost interest in it.…

Black Seed – “The Seed of Blessing”

Are you familiar with black seed, Nigella seed, black cumin seed, kalonji or Nigella Sativa? If the answer is no, let me change that to a yes.

Black seed has been used by people for thousands of years. It’s been traditionally known for its numerous healing properties. The seeds of the black cumin plant contain over 100 chemical compounds. In addition to what is believed to be the primary active ingredient, crystalline nigellone, black cumin seeds contain: thymoquinone, beta sitosterol, myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous.…

Raw Courgette Hummus

Hummus, hummus, hummus. I just can’t get enough of it. Isn’t just great to love foods that are actually really good for you? Hummus is definitely one of those foods for me.

I had a look in my pantry today and noticed that I have loads of courgettes. I had to come up with something where I could utilise most of them. And while I was thinking of ways to use them, I really started to feel like having hummus. So lightning hit.…

Healthy Gluten-free Pizza

Let’s be honest, we all crave pizza every now and then. But there are some really healthy ways to satisfy those cravings. With the right ingredients, pizza can be an excellent food to eat and something that the whole family can enjoy.

I know that the ‘it’ thing at the moment is to make a pizza base from cauliflower. But honestly, if I eat pizza, I want it to taste like pizza. That’s why my gluten-free pizza base is comprised of a mix of almond and buckwheat flour, eggs and olive oil.…

3-Day Sugar Detox

As I briefly mentioned earlier this week, I recently embarked on a 3-day sugar detox. I mainly did it to get a short break from all sugars and to neutralise my body. It was a really positive experience. It gave me perspective as to what I eat on a daily basis. It made me realise how much natural sugar I eat every day. I just love fresh and dried fruit. I’m not saying that eating fruit is bad for the health, but I do think that even natural sugars should be consumed in moderation.…

Overnight Blueberry and Chia Seed Oats

I’m such a massive fan of oatmeal. I just can’t get enough of it. I think I’m day by day getting more inventive with my morning porridge and coming up with new ways of enjoying my beloved oats.

These blueberry overnight oats are so delicious, mainly because of the sheer amount of blueberries. Blueberries are amazing. They’re packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, they improve our heart health, reduce the risk of cancers and boost our brain health. Quite amazing when you think about it.…