Food and Nutrition

Since I started my Healthy Lifestyle journey almost 6 years ago, I have become truly passionate about Nutrition and cooking. I believe that fresh and clean food is the only fuel human body needs to function properly. Eating healthy is not a diet, it means having a balanced eating habits. We have to learn to listen our body and learn to understand what it really needs. There is big difference of what your body says and what your brain says, when it comes to nutrition and cravings. Having right eating habits means supporting your body with all the necessary nutrients. My food philosophy is supporting plant based diet, green smoothies, super foods and everything else what mother earth gives to us. It is important to remove artificial and processed products/ingredients from our kitchen to become healthy.

Check Food Pyramid to see what your body really needs to be healthy, active and strong.

Click  Nutrition to find out how your body can get all the necessary nutrients(vitamins and minerals) from plant based diet.

Below are suggested articles for You to read:

SUPERFOODS WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR KITCHEN

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Superfoods are the most Powerful foods what we can have in the kitchen. These foods have high nutrition value and provide your body with different minerals and vitamins.

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AUTUMN IMMUNE BOOSTERS

Autumn is well & truly established now. Sun is still up, but the days are getting colder and the wind is sneaky. Now is the optimum time to start giving your immune system an extra helping hand, as it adjusts to the changes in temperature and weather.

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MINDFUL EATING

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What actually means being mindful? Our days are busy and we often stop paying attention to most important things in our lives. We run around and do things, we know that we need energy and fuel to get everything done. But we forget that Food is our Fuel and it is so important to know how to eat mindfully. That’s not just another hippie talk, but a serious problem todays society.

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ALL ABOUT THE GOLDEN HONEY

Bees swallow, digest and regurgitate nectar to make honey; this nectar contains almost 600 compounds. We need our bees, so let’s do everything we can to save them and keep them here on this earth. Honey can be officially one of the powerfoods, because it’s endless list of health benefits. It is one of the oldest sweeteners on eart and should get credit for that

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PLUSES AND MINUSES OF PALEO DIET

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All kind of diet trends come and go. But last few years Paleo diet have become very popular and very much talked about. Many think that is the only right way of eating, mean while many nutritionists are against it. Supposedly Paleo diet followers are healthier are stronger. Paleo promises fat loss and cleaner skin. But what really is Paleo diet and what are the plusses and minuses of this trend?

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FAT BURNING FOODS

Weight loss and reaching for healthy body weight is a long process. It takes time and commitment. Long term results can be achieved only by by hard work you do over time. There are few ways to speed up the process of fat loss. Not just cardio and fitness, but you also can burn fat by eating certain foods.

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14 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS

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 Supporting your local farmers is important because the more land that is cultivated organically decreases the overall usage of chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers and increases biodiversity in our local ecosystem.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEE POLLEN

Bee pollen is wonderful for natural allergy relief and is responsible for the many health benefits of raw honey. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids and fatty acids, enzymes, carotenoids and bioflavonoids — making it an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent that strengthens the capillaries, reduces inflammation, stimulates the immune system and lowers cholesterol levels naturally.

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WHY MATCHA IS MORE THAN JUST A TREND

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Heralded by top nutritionists, health experts and even popular among health-conscious celebrities, matcha is not your typical green tea. This special powdered green tea has been traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies for hundreds of years. And as a fat-burner and even a cancer-fighter, matcha leaves other teas in its dust. We all know that green tea benefits by itself are amazing but when you consume, you consume it in its most concentrated form —and the health benefits are amplified!

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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU GIVE UP DAIRY

I personally have been trying to avoid dairy for over 5 years already. I have to be honest and say that there are definitely times when it’s not that easy to avoid… especially when eating out. Cooking on your own dairy product can be easily replaced, but when eating out then this is definitely something you should keep your eye on. Here I give you few reasons why you should reduce dairy intake in your diet.

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Health Benefits of Blueberries

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Blueberry season is here and I feel so lucky to be from the country where these powerful berries are for free all around in our forests.

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17 reasons to eat Bananas

Bananas are one of the world most consumed fruit and there are quite few reasons why we all should eat bananas on daily bases. I personally can’t let a day go by without a banana. I love combining them into my breakfast bowl and smoothies, but they are also ideal for the quick snack before or after the workout. Check out these 17 great benefits what Bananas have.

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Relationship with food

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Your relationship with food is as important as your relationship with your body. Growing up I really had no knowledge of what that relationship should be like. I was quite healthy, but also my parents didn’t put any boundaries and I ate whatever I felt like.

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Healthiest Spices

Spices are truly one of the kind gift from the nature. Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs. Spices can be also use as a medicine to fight agains serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease to Alzheimer’s. Spices are such a great way to protect your body.

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NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SKIPPING A MEAL

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I’m sure you know these days when you wake up way too late and have no time for breakfast or being busy all day long and literally forgetting eating lunch. What really happens when you skip a meal? Skipping a meal makes your body suffer a lot more than just feeling angry and hungry.


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Healthy Fats

I think its time to have some talk about nutrition and I decided to tell about Healthy Fats and how important is to consume right fats. Healthy fats are really important of well balanced diet, but actually our bodies need for fat is very low. Healthy fats are even part of the successful weight-loss. But do You know what are the right fats to eat and how much is enough?


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Gluten and Gluten-Free

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If you dont have Celiac disease, then You may not be so familiar with Gluten or Gluten-Free. Or if you have read packages at the supermarket, then for sure you have seen signs saying Gluten Free and you end up wondering what it actually means?


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Superfood Coconut Health Benefits

If you keep on track with my Recipes, Facebook Fan page or Instagram then You can see that I am in Love with Coconut. It tastes so Yummy and is such a good and refreshing friend all through hot summer days. But all of that is just a great bonus to actual amazing health benefits what Coconut have. Coconut is one of the Superfoods and here you will find out why.


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Substitutes for Healthier Cooking and Baking

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Everybody wants to eat Healthier, everybody wants to feel good about their body and everybody want to be in shape. But not everybody are disciplined enough to say no to all the comfort food. So how you can still enjoy pasta, pizza or even bread, cookies and muffins without feeling guilty (or just really heavy and bad)?


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Shop like Nutritionist

I get a lot of questions about what to buy to provide healthy eating habits daily. Actually eating healthy is really simple and easier you can imagine. I will share few tips how you can take care that your grocery shopping and make sure that you provide all the necessary nutrients to your body!


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Detox Guide

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I just finished my 3 days of detox and I am more than happy to share my experience. At first I want to tell a little more about detox. Im sure you all have heard of detox, but there are many different kind of detox diets.


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How Sugar can be harmful to our bodies

We all know, that it’s always better to chose to not eat sugar. But have you ever though why it is that way. We know that sugar can be harmful and also can effect your body weight in negative way. But have you ever though what is behind that?


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Difference being Healthy and being Vegetarian or Vega

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So I wanted to share some of my thoughts about what is the difference being vegetarian(or even Vegan) and being Healthy. Last week I saw a recipe created by one of the most well known Estonian Vegan food bloggers.


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Cheat Days

It’s always very confusing for me to see somebody who works out regularly, mostly eats healthy and then takes one day to fill their body with crap. I always want to ask Why?


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Quinoa Super Powers

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There’s never too much of a good thing. I have mentioned Quinoa many times before, but this super seed is so underrated. So here I go again and will tell you all the great reasons why you should include this powerful ingredient in your diet.


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Beauty of eating Chocolate

Chocolate is not just a delicious treat, but also great for your body. Dark pure cacao chocolate is not just great for it’s health benefits, but it also can help you lose weight from midsection. If you want to get more health benefits out of this sweet treat, choose the chocolate what is less processed.


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Why we should eat Almonds daily

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Almonds have been my number one favorites for many years. They should be part of everyones daily routine, because of their great health benefits. They are so much more powerful than any other nuts. Almonds are packed with nutrients like Vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium and copper.


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Detox Recipes and Food

Detoxing is not just Juicing or sipping Smoothies. You can cleanse your body also by eating nutritious food. Detox don’t have to be twice a year one week cleanse. But you can keep your body lean and clean all year around by eating some of the most delicious detox meals.


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Healthy sources of Protein

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As a plant based foodie and being very sporty I constantly need to answer to the same question over and over again. Where I get my proteins from? As I have said before, I don’t like to label my eating habits being a vegetarian or pescetarian, so I prefer using a term plant based foodie.


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Why to eat Raw Food and how to incorporate it into your diet

Weather is becoming warmer, sun is shining and our bodies are craving for something fresh. Spring is the time when human body naturally craves for fresh and raw foods to clean up the body from the winter and get new energy for Summer days.


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Importance of eating Breakfast

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It’s like nutritionists and nutrition nerds have nothing better to do that repeat the same thing over and over again. But really, Breakfast is the most important meal.


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Health Benefits of Kale

If you are a little interested in healthy eating and you have read few recipes or articles, you have came across Kale. Even if you are not into all of that, I’m sure that you still have heard all the talk about it.


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Most common Smoothie mistakes

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Making smoothies is fun and it is a really great way to be creative in the kitchen. But also there are some rules with making smoothies what people often don’t know.


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Diet mistakes you didn't know you are doing

Have you ever had these moments when you feel you are doing everything right, but the pounds still don’t drop? There are quite few mistakes most people do while trying to lose some extra weight.

 


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What can stress and harm your digestive system

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World have changed a lot since our grandparents were young and we have have to pay a lot more attention with what we feed ourselves. Decades ago nobody rushed to microwave their fast food and of source nobody blended their smoothie with Spirulina or topped their salads with Avocado.


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Opinion about Soy products

Because there is so many discussions about it and so many studies(many of them are paid to be “true”) so I have never wasted my time getting myself into that debate, but i definitely have my opinion about it and here is what I think of it.


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Health Benefits of drinking Tea

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Did you know that there are actually only 4 varieties of tea? Green, Black, White and Oolong. All kind of infusions and “herbal” teas are not technically tea. The real tea actually have more health benefits than you can imagine and…


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Do we really need Dietary Tribes?

So I wanted to share some of my ideas about the titles of different eating habits. They are constantly around us and at least over the day I need to explain my eating habits to someone and I always end up saying that I am just vegetarian or pescetarian. I actually don’t like this at all, because for what reason I need to put myself into some group? Isnt it all about keeping your body and life healthy?


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14 Healthy Lifestyle Tips by Helenaounxoxo

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Its time to share some of my basic tips how to achieve and maintain Healthy Life! I am so Happy to see how many people every single week I meet who are interested to become Healthier person or who already have started, but need to get some more advice to maintain a long term Healthy Life.


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How to get started with Healthy Lifestyle

HeyHey my lovely readers!

As you all know that one of the reasons why I started to write this blog was to share my experiences and knowledge. Only I am in charge of my life and I decided to change my life to be Healthier, Happier and Stronger person physically and mentally.


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