WHY ORGANIC?

We all know that organic is better, right. But why is that? Why should I choose the organic carrot over the conventionally grown one? Both are orange, provide vitamins, fibre and beta-carotene after all. The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural and dairy products. Organic crops must be produced without conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, sewage sludge, bioengineering or ionising radiation. …

VEGGIE LASAGNE

For this dish I was inspired by the italian national dish lasagne which is a tray filled with flat shaped pasta sheets alternated with sauce bolognese and béchamel sauce on top. I wanted to do without the simple carbs from the pasta and since I am a vegetarian, without minced meat. I used sweet potato and lots of vegetables instead. Here is what you need: …

ADOPT, DON’T SHOP!

Usually I write about fitness and nutrition but I believe that happiness is an overall concept. If you eat clean and train your body, that will energise you and make you feel good about yourself. But there is also the emotional side to it: being kind to other people and animals will not only make you a better person, but you will also get so …

HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR METABOLISM

If you boost your metabolism, your body will burn calories more efficiently and you will be bursting with energy. So take control of your metabolism by making these sanctions part of your routine. Strength Training: Muscle burns more energy than fat. The average woman in her 30s who trains 30-40 minutes twice a week for four months, will increase her resting metabolism by 100 calories …

OATMEAL IS SO EXCITING!

If my tummy is rumbling and the fridge is empty, I never think of Mac Donald’s or Dominos. My solution is much faster because it is something that you can always throw together at home: OATMEAL. All you need is the grains, a little milk and some fruits. You instantly get a feel-good meal that will keep you going for hours. There is a variety …

RECIPES TO GET SKINNY

Salads are no longer just a a boring bowl of greens you feel obliged to eat to get some vitamins into your system. Every health conscious chef has added at least a Quinoa Salad to the standard Halloumi and Chicken Ceasar Salad on the menu. But still I have the same old problem: I don’t get satisfied with these salads. I go home hungry! The …

CAN I SQUAT WITH SCOLIOSIS?

WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS? Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine bends to the side abnormally, either to the right or left. The curvature can be moderate to severe. Any part of the spine can be bent in scoliosis, but the most common regions are the chest area (thoracic scoliosis) or the lower part of the back (lumbar scoliosis). spinal disorder that occurs when the …