Stop body shaming!

There is a concern I have had on my mind for the past several days and it is related to body image and how we reflect ourselves towards society and social media. Recently, among the 1’000.000 things I see daily on the internet that refers to body issues, I saw a post that spoke about…

How much protein should I be consuming?

When people speak about protein we usually think of meat, fish, chicken and cheese. We believe that by not eating this kind of foods every day, for every meal, we will be  protein deficient, our bodies will starve and we will lose our muscle. Well, this is not true, there are many ways in which…

Lifestyle, diet and health

Having a healthy lifestyle might feel challenging at times, specially at the beginning. People tend to make you question your choices and even might make you feel bad because you are being ‘picky’, difficult or different. Being healthy is a journey that takes time to adjust to, it is a never-ending path that might make…

Egg is a great source of protein

Eggs are fundamental in my diet, I eat them in various ways and not always at breakfast. Sometimes as part of my lunch, and on occasions during dinner. I am always mindful of eating eggs that are organic and free range. This way, I am sure I am having a great source of protein that…

Bone health and dairy

Recently I have been reading ‘The China Study’, and until now it has been the most complete, serious and documented book about health that I have read. One of the many subjects that the authors explain is osteoporosis, how it is directly related to the consumption of animal protein, and how to avoid this bone disease….

What is the best diet?

So much has been said during the last years about the best diets, the best ways to lose weight, how to stay in shape… It is all so confusing and at times misleading, no wonder people have absolutely no idea about what to do and how to eat. The first thing you must keep in…

Three ways of preparing your vegetables

People are always asking me how they should they make their vegetables because it gets boring, there is no variety or simply because they are afraid of trying new foods. I will give you three easy ways of preparing your vegetables to accompany any dinner.  Pan Fried Bok Choy: I love this recipe for pan…

Buckwheat banana bread

I go bananas for bananas! But I really do keep it controlled because it is a high carbohydrate, high sugar fruit, therefore I am careful of how much of it I eat (If you want to read more on carbohydrates and sugar check out this blog post). But, that doesn’t mean it is completely banned from my diet. Bananas…

What is sugar?

So, what is sugar? Sugar is basically a kind of carbohydrate that is released quickly into your blood to give you energy. But there are many kinds of sugar, and each is processed differently by the body. It all starts off with glucose which is a monosaccharide and is the main fuel molecule for all…

Is Vitamin A important?

Vitamins and minerals are an essential part of our health as I had mentioned in an earlier post. Last week I talked a bit about calcium. Today I want to explain the importance Vitamin A has in our diets. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, this means our bodies will absorb it better if we take it…

Buckwheat pizza recipe

Who doesn’t love pizza? The weekend is just around the corner and we must start planning a meal to make at home that is fun to make with our friends and family! But, pizza is not always the best option if you are trying to lose weight, get fitter or are just being mindful on…

If not dairy, how can I get my calcium?

In an earlier post I had mentioned the importance of vitamins and minerals and had promised to give you a few ideas to start you off on a few of these. I decided calcium had to be first because of the relevance it has in our diets and how our bones suffer if we are not mindful…