Is sugar poison for our body?
Sugar has been identified as one of the major causes of obesity and weight gain. But what is sugar exactly and why is there talk about fructose being poisonous? Is sugar truly addicting? And if so how much can we safely eat per day and in which foods do I find it? This and more you can Read Here
Good Carbs VS Bad Carbs [GI Foods demystified]
Carbs have received quite a bad reputation in the recent years and have confused so many people of their benefits and disadvantages. So I had to find out if all carbohydrates are bad for us and which ones we can eat with a good conscience.. The Glycemic Index is a helpful indicator to help you chose which ones are good or bad for you… More!
Carbs Demystified [What are & If we really gain weight from it]
Oh my Carbs! Who doesn’t love to eat toast with jam for breakkie or a nice bowl of pasta for lunch? They are our comfort foods, right? And thanks’ to the media we have been taught and heavily confused about carbs! Do they make us fat? How much should we eat per day? And what the heck are carbs anyway, what do we need them for? This and more you can find out Here! 🙂
Protein in a Nutshell [What they are and we need them for]
Advertising on TV and the Social Media talks consistently about eating “plenty” of proteins and going on “low carb and high protein diets”. So here is some information about what proteins are, how much we really need and what it does in your body to gain a better understanding about the infamous proteins… More Here
Vegetarian & Vegan Protein Sources Exposed! [Health Benefits, Disadvantages and Healthy Alternatives]
“Do vegetarians and vegans get enough proteins?” To answer this infamous question I decided to list the sources of vegetarian & vegan proteins below. There are so many healthy vegetarian sources of proteins out there other than meat or fish. If you include these foods into diet it is very possible to get enough proteins- you just need to know where to find them 🙂 More Here
Vitamin & Minerals
Vitamin D and weight loss! Why it’s so important for our body!
There are studies showing that lack of vitamin D aids weight gain and that more and more people are lacking it in today’s society. Vitamin D is mostly obtained via the UV rays from the sunlight and only found in few foods. Vitamin D aids our immune system and helps fight viruses and bacteria! So here is why lack of vitamin D may aid to weight gain and why our body so desperately needs it! More Here
Hair Loss: Why woman also lose their hair!
Hair loss is unfortunately not uncommon for females these days. As we tend to eat less nutritious foods and are under much more duress in our day to day lives it can affect the strength and health of our hair as well. What vitamins to take and how to reduce stress to keep our gorgeous hair you can Read Here…
Fitness & Health
Stress! Ways to Reduce it and How to avoid Stress Related Overeating!
Stress is becoming part of our day-to-day life, who isn’t stressed right? But did you know that stress elevates our heart rates, makes us lose hair and increases our weight? So I decided to give you guys some tips on how to reduce stress and calm down your heart rate. Do you tend to grab a “Snack” during the peak-time of your day because you need the quick “Pick-me-Up? How to avoid this you can Find Out Here…
How You Gain Weight when you are Stressed!
Yeah, you read it right! When we are constantly stressed we can actually gain weight from it! Way back during the caveman times we were happy little beings living in harmony with no work related stress, financial worries or trying to find a partner via 10 different apps! There was only one reason why we would be seriously stressed… More Here!
8 Tips to stay fit & healthy whilst travelling on a budget
It is not easy to stay fit and healthy whilst travelling on a budget at the same time. Healthy foods are usually more expensive and you also tend to eat out much more whilst you travel- especially when you love trying out new sweet treats! So to keep your weight or even lose some weight here are some tips on how to do so on a budget Read Here!
How to Live and Eat according to the Sun [Book Review Mark Bunn’s “Ancient Wisdom of Modern Health”]
After reading the book ” Ancient Wisdom of Modern Health” from Mark Bunn I decided to recap his interesting view of how to eat and live according to the sun and Ayurveda. In his book he describes that our body is aligned according to nature and the rhythm of the sun. How this works and how it affected me here… More Here!
Beverages & Health
Drink More Water! All you need to know about water and your health!
In this series I will concentrate about our body and its fluids. So first up: Water! By mass our body’s cells consist of 65-90% of water! Amazing, isn’t it! And yet many of us simply just don’t drink enough water to replenish that what we lose every day. So, here is all you need to know about drinking Water… More Here!
Fizzy Drinks: 6 reasons why they are bad for you!
Fizzy drinks like Cola are very popular beverages in today’s society and are consumed in massive amounts. They are highly addictive, have hidden calories and make you gain weight. Here are 5 reasons why you should minimize or avoid those drinks! More Here!
How much sugar is in Soft drinks?
A lot of beverages contain hidden sugars and we consume them unknowingly! Many go on planned diets, eating healthy foods and reward themselves with a few soft drinks and wonder why they can’t lose weight… Well, it’s because soft drinks are loaded with sugars. So, it pays off to know as much possible about the sugars in beverages so your diet does not go in vain! More Here!
Fruit Juices: Are they really healthy?
We have been told that we should drink a glass of ” juice” with our breakfast as it provides us with the all important vitamins. But is it really healthy? Or is it better to eat the whole fruit after all? More Here!
Vegetarian & Vegan
Is Dairy Poisonous? 5 reasons why you should minimize or stop dairy!
Recent statistics and studies show that the bone disease osteoporosis and breast cancer are much higher in the Western world than in Asian countries. Some statistic show the conjunction of dairy products and the increase of chronic diseases such as cancer or osteoporosis. Is Milk really the best thing for our bones? More Here!
Going veg: 4 incredible impacts on health, environment and morals
Read here about what amazing impacts you can have when eating a plant based diet! The beauty is: You do not need to become a “full time vegan/vegetarian” for those advantages to take an effect. Eating vegetarian/vegan once per week or better for breakfast and lunch and eat animal products just for dinner already puts a dent into todays dilemma of food and water scarcity and some of the environmental issues! I hope this blog will create consciousness about the impacts you can have just by choosing what you put on your plate! Awareness is the first step to change 🙂 More Here!
Why go veggo? [My reasons & How it can Impact your Health!]
There are different reasons why people chose to eat no meat or any animal products at all. Some become vegetarians to fight for animal rights, others because they care for the environment and others because it is the healthiest way to eat. Eating a whole food and plant based diet comes with lots of health benefits. This was my reason to look into the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle… More Here!
Gluten Free & Vegan Greek Dolmades
It takes time to make them but on the upside they are really yummy, great as entre or “mezzes” and you can easily FREEZE them. My Greek mum-in-law was so nice to show me how to make Dolmades from scratch and because I am a vegetarian she made the ‘fasting’ or vegan version!!! Recipe Here!
Lose weight with Green Smoothies!
We are supposed to eat around 5-9 portions of veggies per day. Not only vegetarians but all of us!! Yes that’s right. We need this amount to fuel our body proper and to stay healthy and keep the weight off. How you can incorporate more veggies into your diet? Easy with Smoothies 🙂 More Here!
Quick and easy healthy vegan and gluten free breakfast: Chia – Jelly with Fruit
Chia Seeds are a fantastic source of vegetarian Omega 3 fatty acids as well as a great source of proteins to add to your diet. That’s why I decided to share an easy breakfast with you guys and explain the benefits of Chia Seeds… Recipe Here!
Savory marinated Carrot Antipasti [Vegan]
Do you have yet again too many carrots left over and don’t know what to do with them? You can hardly buy carrots individually these days and only get them in huge packets so I always end up with those “not-needed” carrots. This is when I remembered my mums Carrot Antipasti. Super easy done and such a delicious way to eat more carrots! Recipe Here!
Hearty Oven Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Antipasti [Vegan]
Eggplants and tomatoes are a loved by Mediterranean’s and commonly used in many of their recipes. These fantastic fruits (yep, they are both fruits) can be baked, boiled and fried and taste delish which ever way you decide to prepare them! However, baking them is much healthier than frying them, as you will use much less oil! Without further ado, check out this simple recipe! Recipe Here!
Finance & Lifestyle
Live your Dream Life Part 1: What are you passionate about? [Set your Goals]
Are you unhappy with your life or your work? Do you think it is impossible to change your life? In this Series I share my thoughts and experiences on how I reached to live my dream life. Starting with answering the question “what are you truly passionate about?” as it helps define what it is you truly want in life. This is the first step to reach your dream or to find “happiness”: Setting your goals! More Here!
Live your Dream Life Part 2: Make “Rich Dad” Choices & know Assets FROM Liabilities
With 22 years my husband gave me the book Rich Dad Poor Dad from Robert Kiyosaki and it truly changed my life. Robert explains on how to spend your money “smart” in order to be financially free which enables you to live your dream life… More Here!
Live your Dream Life Part 3: Six Minimalist ways to save money!
What is a minimalist? There are different ways how people perceive to be a minimalist. For me it’s simple: DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON SH**T! Purchase things your really need, find “cheaper ways of living” and save your money for assets rather than things that lose value over time. This is how I went about it in 6 ways… More Here!