Ice Cream

With summer in full swing many of us are looking for a refreshing treat like ice cream. Today we have a few tips for healthy ice cream options so that you can stay on track while enjoying summer!

And if you want to enjoy ice cream bought in the supermarket, we have the following tips for you:

1. For a homemade ice cream, puree a portion of frozen fruits with a hand blender or mixer.

2. The shorter the list of ingredients, the better. An organic ice cream is usually more expensive, but for a taste experience without additives, it is worth spending a few cents more.

3. Information on high-quality processing can also be found in phrases such as “without colorings, additives and flavorings” or “only natural ingredients”. 

4. Avoid plastic spoons and cups as much as possible and, like this, ensure clean ice cream enjoyment!

Strawberry Season

Welcome to the strawberry season!

From a botanical point of view, this is not actually a berry, but an aggregate fruit. The red part is actually a pseudo-fruit, while the actual fruits of the strawberry are the small green or yellow spots on the surface. Strawberries should not be rinsed with a strong water jet, but rather be soaked in cold water for a short while Drain the washed strawberries well or pat dry carefully. Always remove stems and leaves after washing, otherwise the aroma will be watered down. Strawberries are full of vitamins: They contain many B vitamins, folic acid, zinc, copper and even more vitamin C than oranges or lemons.

Optimize Your Health

Is it actually possible to eat healthy…? Buying healthy food, well that can be easy. But to know which individual foods are good for your health, that’s another story. The solution for a holistic way of eating is: Metabolic Balance. Our nutrition plan, based on your personal blood analysis includes exactly the foods you need for optimal health. To learn more visit our website to connect with one of our coaches!

Radishes

Do you like small radishes? We love them! They are a little milder in flavor than their bigger counterparts such as daikon. Nevertheless, they taste delicious especially with a bit of salt and are delightfully crunchy.

Their fresh juice is considered a genuine medicine in naturopathy: Its essential oils clean and regenerate the mucous membranes, stimulate digestion and lower high cholesterol. Water accumulation in the body is also accelerated and washed out again. Small radishes contain valuable carotene, some B vitamins, plenty of potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and enzymes. If you don’t like them raw, you can try to roast or saute them with some garlic, salt and pepper. This gives them a milder but delicious flavor.

Spinach

Spinach is a dark, leafy green vegetable that originated from central and western Asia. It contains high-quality protein, fiber, and 10 different vitamins and 13 different minerals. Its bitter substances support the entire digestion and also act as a tonic for the heart, liver and nerves. Its content of chlorophyll, folic acid, iron, copper and valuable enzymes strongly promotes the formation of both red and white blood cells, which has a strong influence on the immune system. The carotenoids in spinach protect the skin and mucous membranes and also strengthen the eyes.
Since spinach contains an above-average amount of oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium, one should preferably avoid eating milk or dairy products at the same meal, but choose a different source of protein.

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, also called German cabbage, is particularly popular in Europe as a versatile spring vegetable. In most cases, only the lower part of the plant, the round stem, is used. It is digestible like no other cabbage. The vegetable has a slightly sweet and mild-nutty flavor and crunchy texture, especially delicious when eating raw.

The healthy kohlrabi scores with a high magnesium content and a considerable amount of vitamin C contained (63 mg/100 g). A high amount of fiber also supports the intestine and prevents cravings.

By the way: Not only the stem, but also the delicate leaves of the kohlrabi are very healthy. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals – much more than the actual stem itself. So enjoy a pesto made of kohlrabi leaves or add them finely chopped into the salad.

Take Care of Your Body

Often times in life we get so busy that we stop to take a moment to do things for ourselves! When was the last time you did something really good for yourself? One way to take care of yourself is to eat well, as this can help you feel good inside and out! Eating what’s right for you is the best present you could give your body. You are what you eat! So nourish your strong and powerful body with fresh and whole foods. Do something great for yourself and prepare a meal made of colorful, vibrant, and delicious foods!

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Wild Garlic

Wild garlic is great ingredient and has become increasingly popular. We love this as wild garlic is an excellent preventative food.
Its long-stemmed young leaves are harvested between March and May and transformed into various culinary treats. As aromatic as garlic, wild garlic has a decisive advantage over its fragrance-intensive relative: Unlike bulb garlic, wild garlic doesn’t lead to unpleasant odors and can therefore be consumed without worrying about who you’re chatting with afterwards!

The delicate greens of the wild garlic plant are also amazing: as they have a cleansing and detoxifying effect and can be beneficial for the gut microbiota when eaten regularly. Digestive complaints such as diarrhea and constipation can be alleviated. Wild garlic also has a surprisingly positive influence on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It supports cardiovascular health and can have a protective effect against arteriosclerosis. Those prone to skin and hair problems will find their best friend in wild garlic and even with intestinal infection with Candida albicans.

Stress

With a global pandemic, many of us have been experiencing increased amounts of stress for a long time. Although there are many ways to manage stress, one way is through food! Specific foods can support your body and provide valuable stress relief. Foods associated with relieving stress include:

•Green tea: contains L-theanine which promotes feelings of calm.
•Leafy greens such as spinach and kale contain magnesium which helps regulate the stress hormone cortisol.
•Oily fish: the omega 3 fatty acids are thought to reduce excess cortisol, and help you feel less anxious.
•Eggs: the choline found in eggs is needed for a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine that helps with good mood and reduced anxiety.
•Pumpkin seeds are packed with magnesium, zinc and potassium which are all excellent at managing stress symptoms.
•Turmeric: the curcumin found in turmeric may boost your happiness and pleasure hormones of serotonin and dopamine.

Adapted from Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand