Why soak overnight? (Grains, legumes, nuts, seeds)

Many of my clients are not aware that we need to soak whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds before cooking or consuming them. So this post is for they education (and yours 🙂 So why soak overnight? Answer: Anti-nutrients These are compounds that plants create to ward off predators so they can propagate their seeds and … Continue reading Why soak overnight? (Grains, legumes, nuts, seeds)

Healthy Plate: Carbohydrates

My definitive guide to Carbs. #longtimecoming #nutritionseries #healthyplate

Toxins in our Favourite Beverages

We all love our coffee and teas don't we? Some so much that it could be consider a sacred religious routine not to be missed in their daily lives. However what no coffee or tea company will tell you are the toxins and anti-nutrients? Yesterday in our Herbal Medicine class, I came across something interesting … Continue reading Toxins in our Favourite Beverages

Vegetables: Raw or Cooked?

When it comes to eating, we most certainly can eat anything raw or cooked. The choice is ours. We just have to bare the consequences (if any). However, for certain vegetables, I prefer to cook them lightly to reduce anti-nutrients and improve digestibility/nutrient bio-availability.  These include (and are not limited to): Kale Broccoli Cauliflower Spinach … Continue reading Vegetables: Raw or Cooked?