Nutrition Category Archives

THE HEALTHY FOODS LIST

Here is a list of what I usually buy on my weekly expedition to the grocery store. Keep in mind that you should avoid going to the store on an empty stomach, because you will subconsciously grab the worst foods. That would most likely be things that are packed with sugar that spike your insulin levels fast or are laden with fats that fill you …

VEGETARIAN CHICK

I am a vegetarian since almost 30 years. “Do you eat at least chicken and fish?” is the question I am promptly asked when outing myself. When I decline, they make a puzzled face, “But where from do you get your protein?!” Let me start from the very beginning, namely with the reason I became a vegetarian: I was a little girl when my mother took …

LUNCH-BOX: LENTIL SALAD

The other day we had Zoe’s little friends over for a playdate. I hadn’t have time to check a training DVD at the office so I asked them if they wanted to watch it together with me. „My mommy is a trainer now!“ said Zoe proudly. „What is a trainer?“ asked Ela. „I show people how they can grow their muscle“, I said. „Let me …

BREAK THE FAST THE HEALTHY WAY

In the month of Ramadan, muslims stay abstinent from food and liquids from the crack of dawn until sunset. While a 10 percent drop in our body’s water suply will land us in the hospital, a mere 2% decrease can trigger signs of dehydration, including trouble concentrating and severe headaches. That is why you should break the fast by drinking lots of liquids. WATER: Drink …

THE REWARDING BENEFITS OF FASTING

For Muslims Ramadan is a holy month, honouring the period when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. Allah says: “The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance for humanity, and clear (signs) for guidance and judgment…” During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to read the Quran more often, abstain from eating, drinking, …