FOOD IS MEDICINE: I’ll never stop saying this!
Oh, and Plant-based eating habits always prevail!
While I don’t categorize myself as vegan or vegetarian or any other rather restrictive term, I would say I just try to eat fresh, local, seasonal and mostly plant-based foods. I also hone in on my cycle and eat particular things during each phase (for more info, see my post on Yoga books & must-reads!). I think a crucial part in diet is knowing where your food comes from! Get those farm fresh eggs straight from the countryside, or pick up fresh berries at the local Saturday market. Avoid anything refined, pre-packaged and loaded with chemicals. Try to get organic with about 80% of what you eat if you can, and more than anything investigate! Learn what feels good for you because every body needs something different. And also- be kind to yourself.
I struggled in my relationship with food for a long time: it took me ages to understand what felt good for me. Don’t be surprised if your quest to eat better is a longer journey than expected. And don’t forget occasional indulgences are super necessary! Just make them more wholesome.
Everything that we are putting through our mouths is fueling our brains and our bodies. The choices we make with food also pertain to approximately 80-90% weight loss when we are trying to shed those extra pounds. But we seem so hyped on weight loss rather than long-term health and wellness. We forget that the food we are eating not only affects us in the short-term but also has a huge long-term impact on our lives. Our one-and-only source of energy fuel dictates what kinds of moods we are in on a day-to-day basis, what illnesses and common colds come and go throughout our lives, how long we live, and even has an impact on ending up with serious diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer or heart disease. Start to believe that food is medicine!
My recipe goals: all of the above, gluten-free, and mostly vegetarian. And also, I live alone, so easy, simple, healthy and fast recipes are always my top priority!
In this section I hope to inspire you with simple healthy recipes and shed light on other health related stuff: supplements, health and diet for women, natural or organic body and beauty products, and links to other health sources and experts.
Enjoy & Namaste.
Do you know how to ‘diet’? If you are reading this, hopefully you’re interested in kick-starting a healthier lifestyle- and I’m here to help you do it! Let’s start with the definition of ‘diet’ according to Merriam-Webster dictionary: “…the kinds of food that we normally consume or our habitual nourishment, either individually or as aContinue reading “Top 10 Dieting Essentials”
Still looking for healthy & super easy recipes for those yogi evenings where you just can’t be bothered to process let alone cook? Need something low carb, rich in vitamins, and without fail, a very tasty treat to those old buds? This is it! Not to mention, it’s another perfect recipe for the luteal phase.Continue reading “Baked Salmon with Roasted Squash topped with Kale, Feta and Seeds (Luteal Phase!)”
If you haven’t heard of cycle synching yet, get on this train! I discovered “Womancode” by Alisa Vitti about a year and a half ago. However, it took me a little while to start taking syncing seriously- especially heeding to all her advice about proper exercise in specific times (I was a wor–out-aholic). It wasContinue reading “Food for the Menstrual Phase”
Yum! Who doesn’t love a yummy healthy smoothie? I used these smoothies as meal replacements in the morning- you can optionally keep all the contents whole as a fruit bowl rather than mixing! All of them are vegan and gluten-free 🙂 These recipes follow my New Moon Detox story on Instagram. New moon is aContinue reading “New Moon Detox Smoothies”
We’ve all heard it! Tumeric is a miraculous spice that dates back thousands of years in India. Tumeric contains a compound called curcumin which is a great natural anti-inflammatory and a strong anti-oxidant. Why not add a little Tumeric to your morning coffee? Or sip it during the day in the now popularized “Golden Milk”.Continue reading “Tumeric Paste”
Yum! This is one of my favorite breakfast treats! And breakfast is my favorite part of the day 🙂 Best made in-season with pumpkin or butternut squash: Ingredients: Half butternut squash chopped & peeled 2-3 carrots chopped & peeled A small 200 ml can or box of coconut cream 1 cup whole wheat or normalContinue reading “Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oats (Vegan!)”
Kombucha is a new adventure. This sweet fermented tea dates back thousands of years ago and is known for its probiotic properties. Meaning, it’s good for your tummy and keeps overall digestion happy and healthy. Because it’s normally made with black or green tea, it’s also uplifting, effervescent and energizing! I’m going to teach youContinue reading “Kombucha”
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