As you might have noticed, we have tried to bring you relevant pieces of information that will transform your life and make it better. That is why we focus on offering multiple recipes that can be easily done, without losing much time, using vegetables, lots of them. The Spiral Slicer is of a great help and has been throughout our entire adventure. Continue reading “The power of vegetables: foods that will improve your life”
Eating healthy is not just chewing on a carrot and when you have been nice and good, you get to eat a whole bowl of salad, with a drop of yogurt dressing. That’s what most people imagine when it comes to healthy eating and probably, this is why most hesitate to change their diet and switch to something that can actually help them live longer and better. Continue reading “3 healthy snacks you will absolutely love”
We’ve found this recipe on http://cravingsinamsterdam.com/ and we didn’t test it yet, but we have big plans today. So, let’s get started! Continue reading “What do we cook on National Grilled Cheese Day”
This fresh, tasty and healthy salad is perfect for a quick meal. Forget all about fast-food when you are in a hurry and try this simple recipe.
It’s important to eat lots of radish and carrot pasta because their pungent flavor and natural spice can help you to clear the sinuses, eliminate mucus excess in the body and prevent viral infections. As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, radishes contain fiber, vitamins and minerals which protect your body. Carrots also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc. Continue reading “Carrots and Radishes Noodles with French dressing! “
There are some nights when we want to eat something special, nutritious and tasty, but we don’t want to gain weight. The recipe below will satisfy your craving and not only because is delicious, but also because its ingredients are magical for your health.
Serves: 2 people
2 large zucchini
1/2 orange, cherry, halved
Baby spinach leaves
zest of one lemon
2 medium avocado
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thick
a few large leaves of basil (optional)
Lemon juice made from 1 lemon
3-4 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon white pepper or black pepper to taste
salt to taste
Prepare your zucchini noodles with the Spiral Slicer.
For the puree, place all ingredients into a food processor/blender and process until creamy. Taste for flavor and add anything extra if you like. Toss zucchini pasta with avocado-cucumber mayonnaise and a handful of baby spinach leaves. Serve with tomatoes, pine seeds, lemon zest and fresh orange.
Delight your senses!
What you should know about zucchini
A big zucchini contains a large amount of magnesium (58 mg, The Linus Pauling Institute) and plays a significant role in the bone’s health.
In only 100 grams of zucchini there are 0.35 mg of vitamin B3, high levels of vitamin B9, 270 mg of potassium, iron, manganese, 30 mg phosphorus, zinc, 230 mg of provitamin A, 10 mg of vitamin C, 3.2 grams of dietary fibers, carotenoids (for visually impaired), anti-oxidants (reconstruction of nerve cells).
Zucchini is one of the best sources for protection against inflammation due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in seeds, as well as antioxidants (lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene) and polysaccharides.
Also, if you want to lose weight you can’t go wrong with zucchini. Are very low in calories (about 15 calories / 100g) and contain 95% water. Zucchini bark is full of fiber and can help protect against colon cancer. It also prevents diseases caused by intestinal parasites.
Be aware of the choices you make! Did you know that soup is not so good for your health? It is very important to know that raw fruits and vegetables contain enzymes that energize us and keep our body in an excellent condition. Cooked food can weaken the body leading to disease.
The enzymes are so important because:
– Fight against parasites, infections, aids digestion and restores the body’s recovery.
– Life could not exist without enzymes; they are involved in every process in the body, from digestion through support for immune system functionality;
– Carry oxygen to all cells;
– Dissolve blood clots in the body;
– They take prepared and digested food and carry it to be used as building blocks for nerves, muscles, blood and endocrine glands;
– Enzymes from the immune system attack the toxins and waste from the blood.
What happens when we eat cooked food?
Body consume from enzyme reserves and, therefore, enzymes decrease in quantity. Also, reduce the body’s ability to process proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in excess, which weakens the body and cause illness. By cooking, a lot of live food enzymes dies because they do not survive at high temperatures.
I am right when I say that after eating cooked food you feel tired and sleepy? It is because that food is devoid of enzymes, minerals and nutrients. The body will take from teeth, bones, blood and other organs nutrients needed for digestion, which leads to deficiencies. It will be hard for you to concentrate because all the blood goes down into the stomach to deal with digestion.
What should you do?
Eat small portions of cooked food in addition to a huge salad.
If you like sweets, don’t worry! You can prepare in a couple of minutes raw sweets made from almonds, cashew, honey, cacao beans, cinnamon, macadamia nuts, coconut butter and other healthy ingredients.
Replace regular pasta with zucchini, squash or carrot pasta. Is better for your health to avoid carbohydrates from spaghetti and replace them with vegetable noodles and julienne spirals.
I also recommend you to drink fresh green juices and colored smoothies, and I can assure you that you’ll fell great in your body. You will be energized all day and present to all challenges that arise in your life!