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Good Nutrition Healthy Life

Increasing your vegetable or fruit intake might not be an easy task and doing more physical activity is no different. Even though organic produce is not sprayed with chemicals, you might feel that they are more expensive for you to accommodate them in your daily diet. But what if we can get it all by simply spending some quality time in the back garden every day. According to Harvard Medical School, 30 minutes of general gardening could help you burn between 135 to 200 calories depending on your weight.

Kefir, chia and walnut overnight oats

My clients often come up with this basic lifestyle question: How do you make a quick and healthy breakfast if you are too busy in the morning to make one?  And here is my answer to the question: Well, you don’t have to. You can prepare your perfect breakfast in advance, plus, no cooking is involved in making this. It is not something new or unheard, yes, I am talking about overnight oats. Healthiest breakfast preparation can't be simpler than this!!

Potato and Edamame Bean Soup

Potatoes are not just popular in Britain, but also in Europe, America, and 150 other countries. It is now an inevitable part of weekly shopping. Most people love it due to its ability to make any dish rich and creamy.

Banana and Dark Chocolate Pancake

Happy pancake day to all readers!!!

These outrageously awesome pancakes are the best I ever came across!! My pancake recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a workout snack.

Protein Rich Tofu & Skyr Dip

I am always in constant search for low fat and tasty dips. So last Friday, for family tv time munch, I began experimenting and ended up in the preparation of a healthy Tofu & Skyr dip. Honestly, my family absolutely loved this dip.

Cancer risk: How dangerous is our food?

Food Standard Agency has informed the possible cancer risk caused by eating acrylamide containing foods. Acrylamide can bind to our DNA, cause mutation and lead to cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, evidence from animal studies has shown that acrylamide in food could be a potential risk to cancer, but the results have been mixed or inadequate in human studies,”

The Sunshine Vitamin

Winter is rolling in and it is now time to focus on one important vitamin - vitamin D or the sunshine vitamin. Getting healthy levels of vitamin D is difficult in meagre sunlight, especially if you have dark skin. Usually we don’t have to worry about it in summer as vitamin D can be synthesized in the skin in response to sun’s ultraviolet rays by converting subcutaneous cholesterol to vitamin D.

Pumpkin and chocolate dessert

Pumpkin is one of the most versatile squash and thanksgiving is not complete without at least one pumpkin dish on feast table. This frozen pumpkin dessert is an alternative to usual pumpkin pie with a pleasant twist from chocolate and cinnamon.  Mellowness of pumpkin goes well with the nuttiness of almonds and sweet indulgence of maple syrup and chocolate.

Pumpkin Soup

Importance of pumpkin is huge when it comes to fall, not just because we harvest a lot of pumpkins during the fall months but also because of the significant role it has to play on occasions like Halloween and thanksgiving. There are plenty of ways to cook the pumpkin after Halloween, but this nutritious and comfortingly delicious soup is my family’s favourite.

Black bean veggie burger

Any day can be a burger day, but what if we can make it with healthiest ingredients instead of red meat. Although meat burgers are nutritionally good, they contain nasty stuffs like preservatives and are usually high in saturated fat and salt. You can cut down these considerably by making the burger from scratch using good lean meat. Yet I find my veggie burger very satisfying as I know exactly what and how much is going in it.

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