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3 Teas to Boost Your Immunity

For thousands of years, people have used herbal teas not only as a treat, but also as a medicine. Every country has its own preferred herbs, because different plants grow in different geographical territories, although nowadays you can buy any tea from any part of the world. Here I present some of the most famous teas, used around Europe nowadays to boost immunity and help in preventing or treating flus and viruses. Chamomile tea.  I put on first place this wonderful tea, because it is a personal favorite of mine. Chamomile is known mainly for its uses as a nervous system soother and a natural sleep aid. But it also has other immune-boosting properties – chamomile increases the production of specific white blood cells in the...

Whole-Wheat Pancakes

What a better way to start the weekend than with some super nutritional, healthy pancakes? Boost your mood and energy from the very morning with these whole-wheat pancakes: high in fiber and free of sugar, they are so sweet and delicious! The beauty of these pancakes is that you can make a bunch of those during the weekend and then eat them for a couple more days. This breakfast is a great way to crowd out the usual morning bagels or donuts – the whole-wheat pancakes are still flour-based, but are a much healthier option and are really easy to make. I start by mixing all dry ingredients: the flour and raising agents. Then I add the wet ingredients, mix everything with a fork and my batter is ready!...

3 Key Steps to Weight-Loss

Weight-loss – a huge concern for many of us, who aren’t exactly able to eat whatever we want, and still look great. Truth is, lifestyle matters, whether it is food, sport, stress, etc. All of those factors really do influence our weight. And to make it worse, there is no one formula that suits all people. Humans are very individual, especially when it comes to weight regulation. The good news is that as much as we are all so different, there are some basic rules that apply to all of us. Follow these 3 key steps to weight loss and explore what best works for you!   1. Drink water. Any program that I initiate with my clients, always starts with one main thing – water. I can’t...

Wonder Nuts

Nuts are among my favorite types of snacks. They are so nutritious and just a handful of any type can fill you up and fade away any cravings. The most beautiful part is that nuts are so diverse you can never get bored. They all provide different health benefits though, so it’s good to know what to choose for maximum effect. Let me introduce to you some of the most wonder-ful options you can choose from… or as I call them, the wonder-nuts! Walnuts – wonder for your brain. Maybe it’s not by chance that they have the shape of a brain – walnuts are, in fact, excellent for the health of your brain. They contain neuroprotective compounds like vit. E, omega-3 fats, and tons of antioxidants....

Natural Products for Glowing Skin

Do you know what your largest organ is? Even if you don’t know the answer to this question, that’s not such a big deal (it’s your skin, by the way). What’s most important is the answer to the following question: Do you take care of your skin? You better do, because your skin is such an important indicator of your health. In today’s article, I will reveal my two favorite products for glowing skin: all natural and inexpensive! First of all, let’s recap. Skin is human's largest organ. It is the "shield" of our bodies from the surrounding world. It serves as a protection from direct infections and radiation; acts as a barrier to any stress or trauma; it detects sensations and through the nerve endings sends signals...

Dairy-free..?

Dairy has been a very controversial topic lately. Should we consume it or not, are all people intolerant to milk, how we know whether we are sensitive to it, is raw better than pasteurized, and so on, and so on… You might have come across all those questions. There is so much to talk about that I would definitely not fit in this blog, but there are some fundamental things you need to know. To help you understand the basics of dairy and whether you should consume it or not, I will point out why the topic of milk intolerance arises on first place. Secondly, I will give you three reasons why dairy might not be a healthy option for you, and lastly, I will present...

Home-made Peach Yogurt

I like to start my days with something nutritional, delicious and of course, if possible, fat-burning. This combination of peach and yogurt is all of that: yummy, healthy and filling. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 peach 1 cup of yogurt 2% fat (Greek, Bulgarian) 1 tbsp raw honey (optional) Method: Cut the peach in half. Blend one half with the yogurt. Add in the honey for more sweetness. Serve with the other half of the peach (you can cut the last one in cubes and mix with the the yogurt)                             Nutrition: Yogurt is well known for its fat-burning qualities. It is not only a great source of protein but also contains probiotics which stimulate good digestion. On top...

My Guide to a Lazy Detox

First, let’s clear out something: why is everyone talking about a detox? Every season, all the big nutritional websites and beauty magazines come out with covers such as “3 Day Summer Detox”, “A Warming Winter Detox”, “Easy and Affordable Spring Detox”, etc. So, why is that? The reason is very simple: your body needs a break. Something like a ‘vacation’, but for your digestive system… During a detox, there are several very important rules. Drink tons of water - aim for at least 3 liters per day to clear out the clutter of your body and speed up the detoxication process. Move your body - whether it is relaxing yoga at home or vigorous exercise at the gym, just choose a way to detox your mind...