It always happens at this time of year without fail. A few days of perpetual sunshine and suddenly, without warning, you realise that the beckoning of beach 2017, so far ahead in the distance with time to visit gyms or change diets, is actually here and now. Scary thought right? And the prospect of baring flesh that has been safely tucked away all year is not immediately appealing. So what can be done, quickly?
In case it wasn’t absolutely obvious from this blog, I love juicing fresh, organic vegetables on a daily basis. Juicing has become an important way of life for me and I credit it with many health benefits – masses of energy and a great immune system to name but two. Continue reading “Juice baby”
Beetroot has come a long way from being seen as something pickled in a jar. This fibrous, sweet and iron rich root vegetable has been used since the Roman times where it had a reputation for being a blood purifier and cleanser of the liver and intestines. Continue reading “Let’s talk about beets, baby…”
It’s easy to get totally carried anyway during this time of year. Lovely, scrumptious temptations are everywhere we look and it is hard to stay on the straight and narrow with drinks parties, mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas flavoured coffees all around us.
Recently I have heard of many success stories relating to long-term juice fasting and detox. Everyone has their own reason for undergoing what may be quite a challenge – not eating solids for 15 or 30 days takes some doing after all. But for some, juice fasting may be the last in a long line of attempts to solve a stubborn problem.
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Being Swedish means you have got an upper hand on the sweet stuff. As a nation, we consume more sweets per capita than any other country in the world. That’s saying something. Eating pick n’ mix, or smågodis as we call it, is a national past time and we are the connoisseurs. Every grocery shop has a section for pick n’ mix and parents and children alike happily fill their bags with the sweet stuff. But it can be a slippery slope and the innocent bags of lördagsgodis (saturday candy) we buy for our kids sets them up with a serious sugar habit that can be as addictive as a Class A drug and equally difficult to kick. Continue reading “Sugar baby”
We are living in interesting times. Many of us are turning our backs on conventional medicine in favour of natural remedies that are both cheaper and contain none of the nasty side effects so prevalent in synthetic pharmaceuticals. We want the food we consume to fill us up whilst also healing and preventing future illness. Organic farming is on the up, natural herbs and spices are used to combat common ailments and health food bloggers are by far the greatest influencers when it comes to changing our daily eating habits. Continue reading “A few words about turmeric…”