Detoxes

Detoxes

January 20, 2016

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Brain Food

January 10, 2016

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Crucial Cleanse

May 18, 2015

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Facts about smoothies

May 15, 2015

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Sweet Relief : Sugar vs Sweet Freedom

March 02, 2015

Sweet Freedom - a healthy alternative to sugar

Sweet Freedom ...this stuff has won awards it’s that good and healthy. Here are the facts…

  • Sweet Freedom is a natural liquid alternative to sugar. Its made from apples, grapes and carob.
  • And they’ve even considered people with allergies so it’s made in a nut free factory.
  • There are no chemicals, preservatives and additives involved at all in its production.
  • 25% less calories than sugar
  • And it comes in a squeezey bottle which is less messy than teaspoons and dribbles!

In case you don't know, carob is an edible caffeine free bean that is naturally sweet and full of nutrients including calcium.

Sweet Freedom also has lower levels of fructose, 23g per 100g as opposed to honey (40g) and agave syrup (90g).

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Why buy Organic Milk?

March 02, 2015

 


Why choose organic milk

  1. Farmers having to naturally grow and have naturally enriched pasture which ensures healthy soil – no fertilisers, no pesticides and no herbicides.
  2. Ecosystems on organic farms work with nature and have a more natural cycle – this gives more variety of life to the farm and the environment.
  3. Bugs are used as pest controllers and crop rotation is used to help fertilize.
  4. Farmers have breeds of cow that are known to have stronger immunity against disease.
  5. If the cows do get sick, they are treated naturally.
  6. No growth hormones are used (these are used otherwise to increase milk production).
  7. The cows often eat plenty of red clover which increases fertility in the soil and is rich in omega 3 fatty acid. This comes up the food chain to us and that benefits brains and behaviour.
  8. Organic milk is also full of other great nutrients including vitamin D, vitamin E, calcium, beta carotene and antioxidants.

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Food is Love

March 02, 2015

Why we should nourish ourselves with delicious healthy foodOur bodies love fresh ingredients - the purer the food, the better they can repair themselves, get good energy and be happy.

Children in particular are sponges for good food. Their growing bodies demand nutrients to be able to develop and survive. Different foods give us different nutrients, which then have different jobs.

    - Fish, nuts and seeds provide good fats which are needed everywhere but brilliantly oil the brain;
    - Red meat, poultry, fish, beans and tofu give us protein that gives energy and builds muscles;
    - B vitamins from vegetables, milk, eggs and rice give us energy
    - Calcium from green vegetables, beans, lentils and fish strengthens bones and teeth.

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    Soup - Sweet potato with shitake mushrooms, chilli, garlic and ginger

    March 02, 2015

    SWEET POTATO WITH SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS, CHILLI, GARLIC AND GINGER SoupI LOVE SOUP. Any time of year, thick and chunky, spicy and noodly, soup with the texture of baby food – I really love it. Even cold. Soup is just something that’s good for us that doesn’t take too much effort or require too much perfection in the preparation. You can pack it with protein and fibre and freeze it up.

    This soup I made today is the business.

    It’s so thick it sticks to your ribs and it’s rammed full with the good stuff – vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, capsaicin, allium and fibre. These nutrients help us fight against infection, help with circulation, maintain healthy skin and fight off bugs.

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    Vietnamese Salad

    March 02, 2015

    Vietnamese raw asian salad recipe

    The sun’s out … a great start to the day – and to add to that sunshiny feeling, Vietnamese salad is one of our favourite dishes at Crucial Food.

    I’m a big fan of Asian food it’s raw, refreshing and you just know it’s healthy. This salad takes me back to backpacking days spent on beaches, in the sun with very little to think about except how good life is! Well, life may be more faster paced now but it’s still good – and this salad is pretty quick to make so doesn’t require too much brain-power either!

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    Crucial Hangover Remedies…

    March 02, 2015

    Strawberry and Cream Smoothie
    It’s the silly season and we’re not saying (of course!) to go and get wasted but where there’s booze the chances of a hangover are pretty strong..

    Don’t just throw any old thing together… Here’s a couple of Crucial cures that can quickly help you rehydrate, detoxify and get rid of horrible hangover nausea.

    Berries are one of the best ingredients for a hangover – they help metabolise alcohol
    Bananas contain potassium to help with hydration and provide sugar to pick that
    Coconut water / water – the best hydrators
    Cashews and almonds – provide the protein and can help alleviate the nausea
    Mint (+ water and berries) – great for sorting out the digestive system (without going into too much detail!)…

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    Super Green Juice - post festival hangover recipe

    March 02, 2015

    Super Green Juice RecipeThis one is great for the day after and is packed full of super greens to help detoxify and help your body re-alkalise.
    - Spinach and kale help the liver to detoxify
    - Cucumber and lemon alkalise the body and helps it get back to ‘normal’!
    - Avocado gives protein and fat and also some fibre
    - Syrups or honey give the blood sugar a lift
    - Ginger good to help get rid of nausea
    - Cinnamon helps balance blood sugar
    - Coconut water /water – the hydrators
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    RAW vs Cooked Food

    March 02, 2015

    Benefits of eating RAW food

    I’m a fan of raw food. It’s a big part of what we produce at Crucial Food and in the Crucial Cafe. We love them. But how beneficial and sustainable is a raw food diet 24 hours a day 7 days a week?

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