Chicken bone broth has so many health benefits when it comes to supporting your immune system in fighting colds and flu…including respiratory health (something we are all wanting to keep in top shape at the moment). I will go into a lot more detail in my next blog post of the benefits, but for now I would like to share my favourite chicken bone broth recipe, that you can start making today.
1 x chicken carcass (yes you can use the one leftover from your roast)
1 x stem of celery
2 x carrots
1 x onion
3 x tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 x cloves of garlic
enough water to cover the carcass once in stockpot
salt and pepper to taste
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and make a large part of our muscles and tissue. There are 20 amino acids in total which can be broken down into two categories essential and non-essential. There are 9 essential amino acids which our body cannot make so it’s important that we are getting them through our diet. The other 11 amino acids are non-essential as they can be produced by our bodies. That being said, within the 11 non-essential amino acids there are 6 conditionally essential amino acids, meaning that in times of illness or stress we may need larger quantities of the amino acid which our bodies are unable to produce so we must get it through diet.
Eating a wide variety of animal proteins is the best way to insure that you are getting all the different essential amino acids in your diet. But good news if you are vegetarian or vegan there are plant based proteins you can eat such as quinoa, buckwheat a
With summer here I thought I would share five of the top benefits of making watermelon a summer time staple for the whole family.
Cranberries are related to blueberries and bilberries. And like these two berries they contain really high levels of antioxidants (they are higher in antioxidants than most fruit and vegetables!) Antioxidants protect the cells in our bodies against free radical damage which causes oxidative stress. ‘Oxidative stress is believed to lead to the development of the most prevalent and chronic diseases and disorders.’ When our bodies have a good level of antioxidants from the foods we eat or supplements we take they are able to balance the free radicals and prevent chronic disease from occurring. Cranberries are also packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber and have been used in traditional medicine for many years.
The most well know benefit of the cranberry is that it can prevent and treat urinary tract infections which are
Did you know that one cup of matcha tea has the same amount of antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea. Try switching your morning latte for an almond milk matcha latte. Not only will you save on calories - you will also giving your body a nutritional boost.
Feeling like you need a helping hand to shift the extra Crimbo kilo’s?
Another year come and gone in the blink of an eye and what a year 2017 has been! Now is an important time to sit back and reflect on the passed year. Think about all the things you have achieved and all the people (and animals for me) that have made an impact on your life this year and the impact to you have made on theirs.
If you have ever made jam from scratch before you will know how much refined sugar goes into it! This recipe gives you a healthy alternative. The recipe has only natural sugars from the fruit and honey.
During these cold winter months one product i definitely recommend having stocked up at home is Beehealth Winter Mixture.
This delicious mixture of honey powder and propolis keeps your immune system strong, allowing you to enjoy the festive season without catching that pesky winter cold.