Health Benefits of Watermelon

In the summer one of my favourite fruits is watermelon. It is not only refreshing especially in this warm weather but it is a healing food which makes it even better. You can use the entire fruit; seeds and grind. By using the grind you reduce the sugar content. Watermelon is 92% water and ItContinue reading “Health Benefits of Watermelon”

The Health Benefits of Radishes

I like radishes for their strong peppery flavour and love them in salads. This summer I grew my own and have so many that I have been eating them everyday. Radishes are a root vegetable and are part of the brassica family (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts). They come in different varieties, shapes and colours.Continue reading “The Health Benefits of Radishes”

The Health Benefits of Garlic

Maybe it is because I am Italian but I just love garlic especially raw garlic. I just put it everywhere. It is so good for you. Not everyone finds it easy to digest and most people worry about having garlic breath. The secret is to get  your partner and everyone around you to eat itContinue reading “The Health Benefits of Garlic”

Food philosophy

I have written this post to try to help people become healthier. While for some of us eating healthy is a way of life, for many others it becomes a life long battle. I was lucky that I grew up with a mother who has always been incredibly healthy and she taught me the importanceContinue reading “Food philosophy”

Side plank with a side crunch

Can you tell that planks are my favourite exercise? I find them the best for your abs and love doing all different variations. This exercise is a continuation from last weeks exercise which was a side plank with a leg raise. This side plank  is a great full body shaper. It engages your core, obliques,Continue reading “Side plank with a side crunch”

Side plank with a leg raise

This exercise is a great full body shaper. It engages  your core, obliques, quads, shoulders, wrists and glutes. Start by positioning yourself in plank position. Then place your right hand in the middle of your mat and push your hips up. Your body should be in a straight line from your head to your heels.Continue reading “Side plank with a leg raise”

Health benefits of parsley

I thought I would write a very simple short post on the health benefits of parsley.  Parsley is a wonderful herb that I use on a daily basis. I usually sprinkle it on salads, vegetables or simply put a little into my green smoothie/juice every morning. Parsley is packed full of vitamins and minerals andContinue reading “Health benefits of parsley”

water melon and mango passion fruit ice lollies

There is nothing like a refreshing ice lolly on a warm summers day. These are so easy to make. You can use any fruit you like. All you need are moulds and the fruit of your choice. I chose water melon because it is very refreshing and mango and passion fruit because it is soContinue reading “water melon and mango passion fruit ice lollies”