Monday, December 31, 2012

Saffron for hang overs!


Saffron has several benefits you may not have known about! For example if you drink a large cup of Saffron tea before you go out drinking it will prevent you from getting a hang over! The best benefit is derived by using Saffron strands in hot water with some sugar to taste.
Saffron is also known to reverse the effects of brain degeneration due to alcohol consumption.Good luck with tonight and 


Friday, November 23, 2012

Tis The Season

Brussels sprouts, as well as being rich in Vitamin K and Manganese have Sulforaphane which is known to have potent anti Cancer qualities. In order to maintain the level of Solforaphane you should only steam, stir fry or microwave them and not boil them.
They are also known to help DNA repair in the cells and block Cancer cell growth

Eat as much of them as you can while they are in season.

Happy Holidays.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

                         PUMPKIN'S and their BENEFITS

Pumpkin's are more popular for their decorational uses than their health benefits, So I would like to tell you a little bit about them so that this Halloween you can tell your kids that they dont just chase away the Ghouls and Ghosts but also the bad stuff in the body!

Pumpkins are rich in Vitamins A,C & E and necessary for maintaining the integrity of the skin and the mucus membrane. It is essential in fighting Cholesterol and because it is rich in Carotenoids, both carotene's Alpha and Beta it is beneficial in the fight against degenerative eye diseases and provide fiber.

Pumpkin Seeds

Keep the seed and toast them because you can use them with your food. 
Toss them with your salads or just sprinkle them on your frozen yogurt or just have them as snacks.

They are rich in Magnesium and they stabilise the blood sugar levels. Rich in Tryptophan which converts in to Serotonin in the body. Serotonin is excellent in helping with sleep. So this is perfect for your children and all adults that have trouble sleeping at night.
Last but not least they are rich in Omega 3 and they help fight cancer and keep you healthy.

Try Pumpkin and Orange soup with toasted pumpkin seeds on top

Select quantities according to your numbers.

Roast Pumpkin flesh and add to some fried garlic and onions. Add the juice of 4 oranges (4 oranges for every medium sized pumpkin) add equal amount of water as the juice and cook for no longer than 15 minutes on medium heat in order to preserve the Vitamins and Minerals.
Add seasoning ( I find that salt, pepper and coriander works well)
Blend and serve with toasted pumpkin seeds and and toasted bread.

Afew other things you could make are:

Pumpkin quiche
Pumpkin and zucchini salad
Pumpkin pie
Roasted Pumpkin and potatoes to go with your Sunday roast

Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween.

I would love to hear your recipes for Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Frozen Grapes...

I am hooked on Frozen Grapes! they make a delicious snack and they are excellent for those hot summer days! or any other day.. its perfect for kids, like tiny Popsicle..
They also have incredible health benefits.. rich in Vit A, C, B6 an folate, Calcium, Iron and phosphorus, Selerium and Magnesium. It is a powerful Antioxidant containing Flavonoids which reduce radicals and slow Ageing!
Grapes are beneficial for Lungs, Asthma, Cholesterol, Migraine, Kidney disorder, Breast Cancer, Indigestion, Constipation, Fatigue and also prevent Cataract. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Breakfast on the go!
2 Banana's, strawberries, lots of Ginger, water melon,Orange juice, cranberry juice, 3 spoons of yogurt, 2 level spoons of muesli,  blended together and served with crushed Pistachio nuts. you cant get a better break fast on the go than this smoothie.. enjoy..

Monday, September 10, 2012

An extract from my book

Staying Young & Healthy

Let’s move on to another one of my all time favourite snacks, carrots. They are sweet, crunchy and full of the stuff that keeps you looking young!!
Yes Young!!
It is a powerful anti oxidant and its anti ageing, which helps to keep the skin protected against sun damage and wrinkles.
In fact carrots reverse the effect of sun damage on the skin. Carrot juice has been found to have considerably less benefits than actually eating carrots themselves. In addition carrots help you lose weight because your body uses more calories digesting it than it provides.
They contain a large amount of beta-carotene, which gives it its orange colour.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

After many years of trying an un mentionable number of products that promise to stop hair loss I have found one that actually works!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rassoul is a naturally occuring clay from under the Atlas mountains in Marocco.
It is rich in Silica and Magnesium and is fantastic for reducing dryness in skin and improving the clarity and elasticity of skin.
a great product that contains Rassoul is a facial scrub by Lush Cosmetics called Dark Angel.
You will notice results immediately. Use twice a week or 2 to 3 times a week if you have oily skin for exceptional results.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cranberry snacks

These semi dry Cranberry's make an excellent snack in between meals and provide a long list of health benefits. You can eat as much of them as you like without worrying about calories. They are sold in most super markets and all health food stores under different brand names. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Possibly the best body scrub on the market today!!

I have been trying these products from Boots and I have to say they really do what they say on the package!! the Body scrub is sooooo good it is almost unbelievable. It has totally eliminated my one dry elbow from leaning on my desk while I work on the computer. I have tried many thing to remedy the dry skin but this did it in one week.. definitely worth getting..