Recipe (Coconut Oil): Homemade Healthy Chocolate
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  Serves 12   ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup cocoa/cacao powder 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 dashes salt 4 tablespoons slivered almonds   Melt coconut oil, and whisk in maple syrup, salt, and cocoa/cacao powder until smooth. Stir in slivered almonds until evenly distributed. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Store in fridge or freezer to … Read More

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?
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  Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.   Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and contains the same 9 calories per gram as other fats. … Read More

Recipe (vitamin D): Super-Simple Grilled Salmon
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  Serves 4   4 wild salmon fillets 1 bunch asparagus 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 black pepper 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp. dried dill 4 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven grill and raise the oven rack. Place baking paper on a baking sheet and place fish on top, skin-side down. Surround with a single layer of asparagus. … Read More

Recipe (blood sugar balancing): Cinnamon Apples
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Serves 4 2 apples, chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil ½ tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp vanilla extract   Place chopped apples into a small saucepan with 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes the apples will become slightly soft, and water will be absorbed. Add 1 tbsp coconut … Read More

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?
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Oh, the words “blood sugar.”   Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles.   The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.   This fluctuation … Read More

Recipe (Gut food fibre, Brain food omega-3): Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats
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Serves 2   1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup oats 1 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2 tablespoons hemp seeds ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 banana, sliced ¼ cup chopped walnuts   Blend blueberries in the food processor until smooth. Mix blueberries, oats, almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds in a bowl with a lid. Let set … Read More

Recipe (naturally sweetened): Sweet Enough Matcha Latte
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Serves 1   1 teaspoon matcha powder 1.5 cup almond milk, unsweetened 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional)   Heat almond milk and maple syrup/honey (if using) in a small pot. Add matcha powder to cup. When almond milk is hot, add about a ¼ cup to matcha and stir to combine. Add rest of the milk to cup. … Read More

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners
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  You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soft drink, confectionery, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the supermarket.   Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, and increases your risk for a whole … Read More

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?
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Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked.   Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral deficiencies (or “insufficiencies”). These may be due to digestion or absorption … Read More

Recipe (dairy-free probiotic): Super-Simple Coconut Milk Yogurt
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  Serves 6 2 cans full-fat coconut milk 2 probiotic capsules,   Open the probiotic capsules and empty contents into a blender. Blend with coconut milk. Transfer to a sanitised glass jar (make sure it’s not still hot – you don’t want those probiotics to die). Store it in a warm place for 24-48 hours. If it’s not thick enough … Read More

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