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“Your Superfoods” – Healing While Helping Someone Else

Hello my dear Yogilators,

I hope you are all doing well these days when the days get shorter, it gets colder outside and our immune system is working a little harder than usual.

As you know, I am a big believer in the mind-body connection and the healing power of food. However, it’s quite tough to get all essential vitamins and minerals in every day, therefore it became almost a given to take supplements, mostly in form of pills. Frankly, I don’t like taking boxes of pills with me, so I started to search for alternatives almost 3 years ago.

That’s when I stumbled over the so called “superfoods” and integrated them into my daily meals, like my oatmeal in the morning, or smoothies, and even muffins and cookies when I bake.

In my post about our “new superheroes,” I gave you a little overview of all the super great health benefits of Maca, aronia, moringa, hemp, acai, wheatgrass and many more.

And now guess what, I found a very cool company who shares my passion for nutrition and understands the great health benefits of these super foods as well! AND, lucky me, I got to try some of their super mixes for you. 🙂

Edamame Quinoa Bowl (quick & easy)

(Rich in protein, amino acids, calcium, fiber, and deliciousness! 🙂
Ingredients (1 serving):
– 1/4 cup of quinoa
– 1/2 cup edamame (preferably organic)
– 1 red paprika
– 1/4 zucchini
– green onions
– 1 tomato
– various herbs
– fresh green salad like rucola or spinach
– for spice: chili, turmeric, and black pepper
– coconut oil (native)
 
Preparation:
1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions
2. Slice the zucchini, tomato, paprika, onions and fry/broil all of it together with the edamame in 1 tea spoon coconut oil
3. Add the greens, herbs to the veggies and top it with the quinoa.
 
Bon appetit! ENJOY!

A Healthy Heart

Seeing so many especially more and more young people die of heart attacks due to overwhelming stress, enormous pressure and high expectations, combined with poor nutrition and overall self-care made me do a little more research about heart health.

There is no doubt that our heart is our most important organ and muscle, essential and responsible for your other organs and overall functioning – in short: for being alive. Unfortunately, many of us forget or underestimate the impact of external factors, toxins, life-style, emotional well-being, nutrition, exercise etc. on our heart. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and cardiovascular diseases are only a few of the masks that an unhealthy heart can wear.

Even if heart issues are running in your family, heart attacks or strokes can be prevented or at least the likelihood can be decreased with the right diet, exercise, and overall self-care, including stress management, mindfulness and mental health.

So let’s start with our best natural remedy and medicine: FOOD