When financial crap pops up and stresses you out...I jumped outside to my garden to tend to the goodies 🤗 just missing my adult drink but some would frown upon an adult beverage right after a glass of coffee this morning 😂
5 reasons to boost your fibre intake 🥦🥕🍠🍆🍎🥑🥝
Fibre is arguably the most under-valued and one of the most health-providing food groups out there. For most of us, the act of simply increasing daily intake would bring about significant health benefits.
5 key benefits of having enough fibre:
1️⃣ Improved digestion.
Having the right amount of fibre is key to healthy digestion. This not only makes sure your poop is well formed and regular but also plays a significant role in the diversity and the health of your gut microbiome (your gut bugs).
2️⃣ Balanced hormones.
A lack of fibre can be a contributory factor in hormone dysregulation. This is particularly true of conditions that relate to “oestrogen dominance” such as PMS, fibroids, PCOS, endometriosis and infertility.
3️⃣ Strong immune system.
Regular fibre intake has the ability to strengthen the immune system through the regulation of the microbiome, reducing inflammation and increasing certain immune cells.
4️⃣ Blood sugar balance.
Adding fibre can also lower the glycemic effect of meals which helps to prevent an initial sharp increase in blood sugar levels, followed soon by a crash. This not only has a very positive effect on metabolic health (diabetes and fatty liver risk) but also has reaching benefits with mood and mental health.
5️⃣ Weight management and weight loss.
By eating more fibre you will not only start to balance your blood sugar (and cravings) but you will feel fuller after eating. The greater the amount of fibre in the diet the greater amount of food volume in the diet. This is a key variable in weight loss.
It is important to note that not everybody will benefit from drastically increasing their intake. Those with ‘sensitive stomachs’ or IBS may need to do this very gradually and be very careful which foods they choose to increase their fibre intake from.
¿Ganas de algo fresco, pero no te apetece mucho vegetales por la mañana? Suelo recomendar más los vegetales enteros, pero siempre he pensado que "de lo malo, lo menos malo". Siempre será mucho mejor comer algo así a comer un pastelito procesado con montón de azúcar y grasa o un jugo industrial.
Smoothie verde 🍃 ¿Qué le agregue? 🤔 🌱Un puño de espinacas
🌱3/4 tza de piña congelada
🌱1/2 tza de pepino picada
🌱Agua hasta tapar
🌱1 cdita de linaza molida
Licúa todo y disfruta.
Ojo: No se puede vivir de jugos, smoothies o licuados, pero son una excelente opción si batallas para consumir vegetales en el día. Por algo se empieza 😌😉 #vegan#govegan#veganismo#juice#smoothie#vegetables#veggies
I’m going to start posting some more of my meat free recipes again as its been a while and because we are still on a mission to reduce our meat intake here. We are doing baby led weaning with Bluebell and almost all of the meals I cook can be eaten by her too. I’m starting to look into some dairy alternatives so I’ll let you know how that goes! Ive got some almond milk coming in next weeks shop. This #meatfreemonday was a butternut squash pearl barley risotto, although I agree that it doesn’t photograph well it was tasty and filling. Bluebell ate an unbelievable portion!
Happy Monday, everyone💚 Tag your #juicesquad who you’ll be coming to the store with! (P.S. we hope to be updating everyone with an opening date in the VERY near future... thank you for your patience 💚💚💚)