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TURMERIC

Turmeric rocks! It’s been used in the Indian cuisine for decades and lately more and more over here. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It’s a strong antioxidant and has powerful anti-bacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Recent research revealed that is can also be beneficial in the prevention or treatment of different health conditions such as different cancers, Leucemia, Parkinsons, MS and Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin also lowers insulin resistance and activates fat burning gene signals hence can help with weight-loss. 
 
I would aim to have turmeric in your diet meaning cooking with it as well as making delicious Turmeric lattes and home-made tea rather than taking capsules. Nonetheless, if you know that you won’t be using it on a very regular basis then go for it! Capsules are better than not having it at all! Do what works best for you. 
 
As for capsules I prefer Wakaya Perfection as its 100% organic and from Wakaya, a 2,200-acre remote island in the Fiji archipelago … Puts me right into holiday mode, what about you?
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BEAT THE BLOAT

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We all know that digestive health is super important and we don’t have to be geniuses to notice when something feels wrong.

With meals on the go, long office hours and stress on the rise it doesn’t come as a surprise that most of us have had or have digestive problems, feeling bloated, constipated or both.

Inspired by my travels to Asia I found certain ingredients to be helpful in aiding digestion and getting rid of unwelcome tummy troubles. As for bloat these are my top herbs/spices.

•Ginger

•Anise

•Cardamon

•Jaggery

•Fennel

A tummy friendly and delicious alternative to Matcha tea in the morning would be the following…

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Mix freshly grated Ginger, Turmeric, Anise, Cardamon. Add unsweetened almond milk or a dairy free alternative. Boil, let simmer and blend afterwards. I love adding Cinnamon and Jaggery too. Not only for taste but also in order to stabilise my blood sugar, a great start to my day and hopefully yours too.

Enjoy hot or let cool down a little. Not too much though as cold may upset your tummy unnecessarily.

I also recommend Pre-and Probiotic foods and supplements. Probiotics are the body’s friendly bacteria whereas Prebiotics feed them. A combination of both as opposed to taking a single supplement on its own ensures you’re covering both grounds.

Prebiotic foods are e.g. garlic, raw chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, asparagus and unripe bananas.

Probiotic foods are fermented foods such as Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Kefir, Yoghurt, Tempeh, Kombucha and Miso.

If issues persist please speak to your GP!

Have a bloat free day.
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