Gut-friendly sauerkraut

After a little European trip last year, I have definitely been buying and eating more sauerkraut and have been contemplating making some myself recently. Sauerkraut has been consumed by the Germans, Poles and French for a long time, paired most often with sausages and other meat. So what is it? Fermented cabbage. Yum. Sauerkraut is […]

All things spelt

Spelt is my favourite grain at the moment and I’ve pretty much been exclusively eating spelt bread recently. The other day I was given some wonderful spelt crispbreads and 3 loaves of bread! Spelt isn’t gluten free but it is significantly lower in gluten than wheat. This means it might be a little easier on […]

Chickpeas

Like kidney beans, chickpeas are a great source of protein for vegetarians and everyone else really! They are also very rich in fibre. Insoluble fibre binds to and removes cholesterol and prevents constipation and digestive disorders. Soluble fibre also lowers cholesterol and helps to prevent heart disease and strokes. Chickpeas are very high in folate, […]

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are my new favourite thing and are bursting with goodness. They are one of the few foods to provide the body with omegas 3, 6 and 9 and can be eaten whole, ground or found as an oil and supplement. Omega 9 isn’t an essential fatty acid but it has anti-inflammatory properties and enhances […]

Ginger

Ginger is one of my favourite things and it just so happens that it is also very good for our health. The active ingredients are terpenes and gingerols, which have been shown to destroy colon, ovarian and rectal cancer cells in the labs. Gingerols also have a powerful anti-inflammatory action, meaning that ginger might reduce […]