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Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

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Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

Why are we eating buckwheat? Well buckwheat is a powerhouse as it aids in reducing blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, provides stable blood sugar levels and reduces cholesterol and inflammation. This is all thanks to constituents found in this little beauty known as quercetin, rutin & D-chiro inositol.   Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup of buckwheat kernels 1 cup of water 1 cup of almond milk 2 tablespoons of honey   Toppings (optional) 1 apple or pear 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon shredded almonds coconut yoghurt 1 banana Method The night before you are having buckwheat porridge soak the buckwheat...

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Omega 3's for Children and babies, should they be consuming them? Series 3

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Omega 3's for Children and babies, should they be consuming them? Series 3

You guessed it! If adults and foetus’ need omega 3’s you bet children and babies do too! Babies can ascertain adequate amounts of omega 3’s for their development through breastmilk until around six months of age. Once you have begun introducing foods it is important to introduce omega 3 containing foods such as avocado’s, salmon, sardines, chia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds. Babies and children need omega 3 for adequate brain functioning, just like a foetus and adult does. So much so, high levels of omega 3’s during pregnancy and lactation has correlated with better growth and development of the...

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Omega 3’s in Pregnancy, why are they vital?: Series 2

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Omega 3’s in Pregnancy, why are they vital?: Series 2

So I’ve talked all about the benefits of omega 3’s but why are they so important for pregnancy? Omega 3’s are absolutely vital in pregnancy because the foetus requires them for their development, eye function for adequate functioning of the immune system and the cardiovascular system. The brain is also made up of 60% fat therefore they are vital for the foetus’ brain development! Omega 3’s have also been found critical for foetal and infants central nervous system growth and development; for cell signalling pathways, cell division and for eicosanoids. AKA adequate omega 3’s must be ascertained during pregnancy to...

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Omega 3's, what’s the rave all about? #Series 1

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Omega 3's, what’s the rave all about? #Series 1

Well omega 3's are something to rave about after all! Essential fatty acid contains high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is known as the good cholesterol; as it assists to remove levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL); the bad cholesterol from the body. LDL (the bad cholesterol) sticks to the arteries causing a narrowing of the arteries and reduced blood flow which eventuates into cardiovascular diseases such as a stroke. HDL removes LDL from the arteries, allowing the arteries to become wider and increase the blood travelling through. Therefore eating foods high in omega 3’s remove cholesterol from our arteries and decreases the...

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Cheesy Dairy Free Lasagna

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Cheesy Dairy Free Lasagna

This lasagna recipe replaces dairy with nutrient dense cashews, making this meal dairy free! This meal is full of nutrients as it also contains various vegetables, nuts and beans which contains many micronutrients such as magnesium, folate and iron. This recipe can also be made vegan by replacing the mince with plant based mince options available from supermarkets or by replacing the 300g mince with 300g of brown lentils (ensure they are canned or pre-soaked and cooked brown lentils). Ingredients For the Bolognese: - 1 brown onion - 3 mushrooms - 1 carrot - Olive oil - 1.5 cups of...

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