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Eating to Lose Weight After Treatment

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 August 2021
Eating to Lose Weight After Treatment
Many people gain weight when they are treated with chemotherapy and steroids. Your extra weight may hang around and increase after chemotherapy if you also take hormonal therapy (tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor). If your body shifts into menopause because of chemotherapy, there's a tendency to gain weight. This weight gain may be because of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase (LPL), which is controlled by insulin. LPL sits on the surface of cells and pulls fat out of the bloodstream...
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A warm soup for lunch. Great for winter. Easy to prepare.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 May 2021
A warm soup for lunch. Great for winter. Easy to prepare.
A warm soup for lunch. Great for winter. Easy to prepare. Broccoli is a powerful nutrient that contains glucosinolates. Spinach is another health promoting nutrient and it contains carotenoids. Both nutrients are better absorbed with fat. Ingredients:
1 brown onion peeled.
1 tablespoon of chopped or grated fresh ginger.
2 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped.
1 whole (600 grams) peeled and dices cauliflower.
1 head of broccoli (210 grams) roughly chopped including the stalk.
1 ...
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Spinach and Beetroot Pancakes

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 May 2021
Spinach and Beetroot Pancakes
  For the spinach pancakes:
3 medium eggs
2 large handfuls of spinach
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp spring onions, chopped (optional)
1 tbsp  buckwheat or almond flour
1 tsp olive oil To serve:
Wild-caught salmon
cress, or micro greens
black pepper
lemon wedges For the beetroot pancakes:
1 small beetroot, cooked
2 medium eggs
2 tbsp buckwheat or almond flour
1 tsp olive oil To serve:
Wild caught mackerel
horseradish yoghurt
rocket STEP-BY-S...
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Posted by Manuela Boyle on 24 April 2021
This is a delicious healthy snack that is also anti-inflammatory and packed full of good nutrients. Ingredients:
500 organic dried apricots
¾ cup mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds
1 cup unflowered pea proteins
1 cup raw cocao
2 tsp vanilla extract (natural)
1 tsp Himalayan salt dissolved in 6 tablespoons hot water
150 -160g coconut oil
A small handful of Goji berries Method:
1. Blend seeds and goji berries to a meal in a food processor
2. Add protein powder, cocoa, apri...
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Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 April 2021
Phytonutrients are plant-based chemicals available through a diet that includes whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs. Research suggests that these bioactive compounds, which contribute to a plant's colour, taste, and smell, also have beneficial health effects. For example, flavonoids are compounds found in cocoa, apples, and green tea. Epidemiological studies have suggested a positive association between diets high in flavonoid-rich foods and cardiovascular health, w...
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