RECIPE: Smoked Tofu Stir Fry
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RECIPE: Smoked Tofu Stir Fry

Black Kale has a particular taste to it that adds to the enjoyment of this dish, but it can be substituted for spinach or outer green leaves of cabbage. It should be noted that frying, toasting, roasting, baking foods with a high starch content produces a compound called acrylamide. The more brown present in the food the higher levels of acrylamide present. This is why raw, steamed & boiled are preferential ways of preparing food. You will note this dish does not have a high starch content as it is carbohydrate free. Stir fry’s should not be an everyday affair for those recovering from chronic illness.

Recipes: Blackberries – Brain Power
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Recipes: Blackberries – Brain Power

Blackberries are rich in antioxidants which help keep toxins out of the body. Due their abundance in polyphenols (type of antioxidant) they are reputed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is at the heart of many chronic conditions and premature aging in the body. Studies from European Journal of Nutrition and Nutritional Neuroscience Journal showed benefits from 8 weeks of consuming blackberries with improved cognitive and motor functions and neuroprotective benefits.[i] It is thought these benefits are due to a high polyphenol and manganese content. Manganese is a trace mineral that is essential to the functioning of the brain. Blackberries also contain anthocyanin like many other purple colour foods including blueberries, cherries and red cabbage. Anthocyanin has been positively linked to increased longevity, cardiovascular health and dementia.

Calcium SeaSalad
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Calcium SeaSalad

This balanced & nutrient rich salad is especially recommended to those wanting to increase their calcium and iron levels, while also offering a protein salad combo to their weekly options.

Nori Wraps
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Nori Wraps

Seaweeds are genuine Irish superfoods with an abundance of minerals and calcium. In fact, they are far better source of calcium than milk. Clinical research shows that dairy products have little or no benefit for bones[i]. Instead leafy greens, beans and seaweeds are far better sources as they provide other partner nutrients to help with uptake. Dilisk is also rich in iodine, plus iron and zinc as well as being very high in calcium[iii].

Recipe: Sunflower Breakfast Pudding
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Recipe: Sunflower Breakfast Pudding

Gluten Free, Yeast Free, High in Protein & Omega’s, Highly assimilable for those with digestive issues.
Sunflower seeds are rich in selenium, vitamin E (natural antioxidant) and magnesium natures own calcium channel blocker and therefore excellent food for the nerves, high blood pressure, cramps and migraine headaches to name a few.

Herbs: Avoiding Antibiotics
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Herbs: Avoiding Antibiotics

Taking antibiotics when you are sick is suppressing an important message your body is telling you. We are surrounded by bacteria & viruses constantly yet it is only when our bodies defense is low can we pick up a bug. The stronger our immune system the less likely we are to be infected and even when we ‘get the bug’, it is short lived and no antibiotics are necessary. Constant infection means an adjustment in lifestyle/eating habits to address the imbalance.