Now, I’m not one to make #cakes, but if I was, this #natural #glutenfree #orchard #icing was so much fun for the #children to play with, it was worth it! #healthy #muffins #banana #natural #cake #decorating #chia #seed #rawnuts #raw #cacao #highprotein #lowsugar
Here I am talking about the connection between foods ageing and inflammation at this weekends Girls Day in Cancer Charity event.
With science now confirming 95% of chronic diseases, such as cancer, obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease are due to food and lifestyle choice, we can feel empowered, not victimised, in our efforts to prevent and fight!!
By using foods as medicine, particularly those that are proven to switch off inflammation such as turmeric, ginger, purple carrots and chia seeds, we have the ability to unlock our health and live long, happy, disease free lives xox
#Awesome #article from my #magazine @FitnessFirstMag on the newest US #dietary #guidelines, & why it’s angering #nutritionists worldwide!! Read the whole article and check out their new #killer #hot #website at: http://www.fitnessfirst.com.au/mag/2016/01/08/why-the-new-us-dietary-guidelines-have-angered-nutritionists/
Happy Sunday xox
Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) have now become a hidden staple most of us unknowingly ingest daily in our diet. It is infiltrating our most common food groups and stealthily residing in our most loved snacks, cereals, margarines, and soft drinks.
Yet what do we really know about the long term effects of regularly ingesting GMO products?
Could it have health consequences?
Is it changing the DNA permanently of all plant and animal seed offspring that undergo genetic modification?
Could it be changing our own DNA?
Or is it our friend?
Is it keeping an overpopulated globe of hungry people fed?
Is it helping us fight disease?
Is it the only option we have for a future where food and valuable resources could start to dwindle and become extinct?
What is GMO Exactly?
GMO or Genetically Modified Organisms are life forms whose genetic information has been altered using scientific techniques to do so.
The process of GMO is carried out via cutting or splicing gene sequences from one organism, such as an animal, virus or bacteria, and inserting the foreign genetic material into the gene sequence of another, such as a grain, vegetable or fruit.
For example, the donor genetic material, called transgene, is inserted into a plant cell nucleolus at its infancy, where it intertwines with the plants’ own DNA. If successful, the plant will begin to grow with the donor genetics as part of it forever, passing this information onto its seed offspring too.
In the United States (2015), the most common GMO crops are rice, tobacco, alfalfa, cotton, corn, canola, soybean, sugar beet, papaya and summer squash.
Where 95% of all soybeans are GMO, and 90% of all corn is GMO.
In Australia the crops we currently genetically produce ourselves are canola and cotton, and we import most other GMO foods from overseas.
Cotton is used in makeup wipes, tampons, pads, threads, cloth, cottonseed oil for cooking, and the left over meal is fed to cattle and other animals we commonly eat.
Canola is made into oil for cooking and in margarines, dairy blends, in snack foods and tinned foods. The meal is also used as stock feed on the animal meat we regularly ingest.
Types of GMO:
The two most common reasons for genetic engineering are:
-To make an organism insect resistant,
-To make an organism herbicide tolerant. Meaning, you can spray the plant with pesticides to kill the pests, but the plant will not die and can withstand the poison.
The other type of genetic engineering, which is concerning many doctors and health professionals is the Antibiotic resistance Marker Genes (ARG or ARM) range of GMO, which has inbuilt bacterial resistance.
Why I like Organic, non-GMO Whole Foods:
- Organic food always tastes better and has more flavour! Banana’s taste like banana, not just vaguely sweet.
- Science has proven the Nutrients, particularly the disease fighting antioxidants, are higher in organic foods.
- You are often buying from and supporting your local growers and farmers, not overseas ones.
- You lessen your exposure, and that of your children, to chemicals, anti-biotics, synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, GMO, GE and irradiated foods.
- It’s more sustainable.
Better for the environment and wildlife. Where CCD or colony collapse disorder, which is the massive loss of whole populations of bees, is being attributed to the chemical fertilizers used on our food.
Bees are essential to around 85% of all fresh food production globally, through cross-fertilizing plants.
- You may age less with less free radical exposure.
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If you’re new to juicing or an old hand, either way, juicing can be a great way to boost your vitamin and mineral intake naturally, detox and give yourself more energy and radiance.
Juicing is wonderful for health because you are removing the hard, fibrous ingredients of the vegetables and fruits and simply delivering liquid nutrients to your body.
But don’t be fooled, not all juices are the same as the one next to them.
Just because something is classified, as ‘juice’ doesn’t automatically make it healthy for you.
For instance, large quantities of fruit juice are bad for you!
Yep, that’s right, even if it’s fresh from home or you bought it out at a trendy juice bar.
Fruit is packed full of nutrients, no doubts there, but also packed full of sugars in the form of fructose. Fructose is in fact one of the easiest sugars to stack weight on with, even over table sugar. Plus, what’s worse is fructose isn’t controlled by the same biology as glucose, which means if you don’t burn up the fructose instantly, it turns to fat!! Yikes!
So when consuming fruit and trying to lose weight, a good rule of thumb is one piece every day or so for most adults, including in juice form.
Vegetables and vegetable juice on the other hand is another entity altogether, and is brilliant for your health and for getting bikini body ready!!
Have one of these combinations every morning before breakfast to feel and look amazing.
Awesome summer juice ingredient combinations are any 3-6 of these, with a maximum of 1 being fruit: Carrot, purple carrot, spinach, baby spinach, kale, apple, celery, cucumber, pineapple, watermelon, orange, ginger, fresh turmeric, tomato, fresh mint, parsley, kale, coriander, lemon, lime, beetroot, red cabbage, fresh chili.
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-1 ripe banana
-1 heaped tbs. organic raw cashew nuts
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/2 cup coconut milk
-1/2 cup rice milk
-1 tbs. cooked quinoa grain
For boosted protein option: Add ½ tbs. rice protein like Sunwarrior.
Blend all the ingredients together on your blender, such as a Vitamix.
You can freeze these as ice creams too.
Yep, that’s me with my little one, walking along the ashen beanches of #Fraser Island.
I wasn’t always in shape and full of energy; many years ago I was over #weight and suffered with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia! So what changed? My diet, lifestyle and I did a #detox once a year.
So why not welcome in #2016 with your best foot forward and start a gentle cleanse to begin the new year light and fresh.
For 2 weeks on rising, have a half a fresh lemon squeezed into a small amount of room temperature water for liver boosting health. With your liver being our main detoxifying organ, giving it a clean out now and then is a great way to feel fresher and healthier, and even lose some weight that may have crept on during this festive season.
Adding a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar, still containing the mother, boosts the detox further, with reports that this can alkalize the blood and relieve pain, swelling, help your tummy and also assist with weight loss.
For this 2-week period eat as many varying fresh calorie free vegetables as you can, aiming for between 7-10 different types every day, particularly the dark green types and consuming a small amount of protein 2-3 times a day.
Have a savory breakfast, which contains protein, such as eggs, baked beans, miso soup or smoked salmon or fried tempeh with avocado on gluten free toast. Many people don’t realize a sweet breakfast, whether it’s cereal or fruit, sets you up to crave sweets for the rest of the day
The more you can avoid: sugar, artificial sweetener, red meat, alcohol, processed foods, biscuits, white bread, wheat, soft drink, dairy, cheese, cows milk, or any form of fast food for this period, the better you’ll look and feel, truly making you feel like starting 2016 with a bang!
To make an appointment with Honor or start one of her #Paleo meets #Vegan cleanses contact her via: email@example.com, follow her on instagram at: honortremainnutrition, Facebook and Twitter.
Want to lose #weight, feel #energised and invigorated while slowing #ageing and looking amazing?
Sing up for 1 of my 3 different #Paleo meets #Vegan #Cleanses starting today and through January!
For only $50 you get the choice of a 4 week Paleo Clean eating plan, a paleo style vegetarian or a vegan high protein Paleo style diet program. You also get a free e copy of my book: A Diet in Paradise, plus the chance to win $200 worth of raw, vegan prizes for the one who loses the most weight!!
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This is my newest recipe: #Mango #Vanilla #Chia #Pudding
By Honor Tremain
-1/4 cup black chia seeds
-1/2-1/4 cup of water
-1 cup coconut cream
-I ripe mango, DE skinned and cut into pieces
-1 drop vanilla extract
-1 tbs. of maple syrup, if needed
-Place the chia and water in a bowl, stir and let sit for 15 minutes to solidify.
-Add all other ingredients and blend with your #Vitamix blender, place in a bowl, cover and put into the fridge for 4 or more hours to harden.
Serve with passion fruit, sliced banana, nuts, coconut pieces, fresh figs and enjoy!
Cherries are super delicious but did you know they are overflowing with health giving properties too? They can prevent premature aging, relieve pain and even add years to your life.
Cherries are a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants, similar to that of blueberries, but cherries contain a unique set of anthocyanin type antioxidants, which are what gives them their purple type colour.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with this group of antioxidants for having the ability to switch off inflammation, trigger weight loss and prevent and slow multiple disease states.
A scientific study found that while the antioxidant on it’s own packed a powerful punch, the whole cherry actually proved to be more beneficial to health with the combined factors working together in a synergistic way. In simple terms- according to this study, eating cherries are better for you then taking a tablet with their same isolated antioxidants present in them.
The antioxidants in cherries work by preventing damage to cells and tissues that often occurs when coming into contact with free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules which are naturally produced when we eat, and are also manufactured in great numbers when we ingest or inhale: cigarette smoke, drugs, chemicals, burnt foods, sugar, fructose, junk food and over exposure to the sun. This free radical damage can then lead to such conditions as pre-mature ageing, inflammation and possibly cancer.
The compounds within cherries have been identified to switch off these free radicals, not allowing them to do their damage, thus, being very useful for preventing and treating: gout, inflammation, migraines, some cancers, arthritis pain, premature ageing, sleep disorders and much more- so this year, enjoy a very cherry Christmas, filled with health and happiness!
Next week’s article will be on how to prep for a January detox recovery time.