The New Year is popular for detox regimes after the excesses of the festive season, although in Chinese medicine, it’s thought that spring is a better choice because it represents a time of birth, rejuvenation, and purification. Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that the body changes in response to the seasons of the year.
This recipe is VERY forgiving; you can really experiment with the nuts and seeds you use depending on what you have in the cupboard or what you prefer. Cinnamon is included for additional health benefits, as this spice has been found in research to help with blood sugar control by enhancing the action of insulin in the body, and it even helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
When you need a speedy breakfast, then this chia porridge is a lifesaver. You can prep it in minutes the night before, and wake up to a balanced meal to keep you going. It’s also really versatile, feel free to experiment with the fruit and flavours, or perhaps add in some cacao powder, half a tsp of vanilla extract and a little more natural sweetness to transform it into a chocolaty pudding.
When it comes to hormones, we need to think about our livers. Our livers don’t just process toxins, they also break down old or excess hormones. The burden placed on our livers in our increasingly toxic environment can mean that our livers are unable to cope and hormone levels can become unbalanced.
This is a winning combination of super easy and super healthy, perfect for sharing, snacking,
and ideal for kids too. Containing dark chocolate for an indulgent treat, yet low in sugar plus high in protein, healthy fats and fibre to leave you feeling fuller for longer.
Fasting has become the new buzzword in health and dieting, enjoying extensive coverage in the national press, on TV and in many books. Traditionally, fasting has been thought of as a long, arduous process requiring huge amounts of willpower, however a new breed of fasting, called intermittent fasting, has emerged and is fast becoming the most popular way to lose weight.
We all know we should try to get more greens into our diets and our bodies – they are just so good for us, being rich in fibre, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and a whole host of cancer-fighting, inflammation squashing antioxidants. One easy way to do this is to add raw greens to a smoothie.