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Decide which fermented food is best for you, your family and your hormones!

Posted by food hugs on February 6, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Confused about which fermented food to choose?Read on for some ideas on which one to choose first.

The popularity of fermented foods had exploded and now it’s possible to buy all sorts of variations everywhere, from kombucha to kimchi and kefir to sauerkraut.

Not sure which one to try first? Read on for some guidance.

 

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Perimenopause; can diet and lifestyle help?

Posted by food hugs on January 9, 2020 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

It's that life stage that creeps up on you and just when you're in the thick of work stress and bringing up kids, symptoms appear with a bang; tiredness, anxiety, changes in menstrual cycle, dry skin and hair, sort joints, weight gain, brain fog and feeling hot, hot, hot....and not in a sexy way!

So can diet and lifestyle help?


Well, it certainly can for some people and is worth a try.

Here are my top 3 ideas:...

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Easy Sauerkraut

Posted by food hugs on November 20, 2019 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Sauerkraut is one of the easiest and most nutritious foods you can make at home.


Some of the benefits of sauerkraut include:

 

  • It contains cabbage which is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and fibre, and also contains polyphenols, antioxidants and sulphur compounds, such as sulforaphane and I3C that may help to support hormone metabolis...
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Nourishing Miso Soup

Posted by food hugs on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There is nothing like a nourishing and comforting soup on a cold winters day, and especially one that has the added benefit of supporting your hormones. Miso is a great source of phytoestrogens and probiotics, both of which can help to balance female hormones. With the immune boosting properties of ginger, garlic and mushrooms, this soup ticks alot of health boxes.


This recipe is ada...

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Smoked Mackerel Pate

Posted by food hugs on October 22, 2019 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Oh me oh my, you make me cry, you're such a good looking lunch!


I love a lunch that sings to my senses and ticks a number of boxes at once. This is one of them; healthy fats from smoked mackerel pate, good bacteria boost from homemade sauerkraut, curry salad dressing made with kefir and organic leaves from McNally Farm. 

Smoked mackerel is available from all supermarkets, and is less than €1.50 pe...

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