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6 Waiheke Weekender
Eating well and
for the silly
Whisk 3 eggs and 1/4 cup of water and pour into a non-stick pan
on medium heat, Throw in a couple handfuls of baby spinach, 1/4
cup of feta or ricotta cheese, 3 chopped black olives, a couple of
quartered cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper.
Flip in half and cook until fluffy. Serve with some fresh baby spin-
ach and some chutney if you like. Serves 2.
In a glass, pile chopped rock melon, a few blueberries and straw-
berries to 1/6 full, then add 2 tablespoons of acidophilus yogurt,
then 2 tablespoons of raw muesli, repeat again. Top with a sprinkle
of toasted pumpkin seeds (pepita seeds).
Top a sliced of toasted Vogels or Gluten free bread with avocado,
tomato, crumbled feta and torn fresh basil, sprinkle of LSA, black
pepper and salt if you like.
We use LSA to boost fibre, increase essential fatty acids, protein,
calcium and magnesium. Chia seeds are great for iron, essential
fatty acids, protein, magnesium, calcium, and antioxidants. Wheat
germ will increase fibre, protein, and B vitamins. Pumpkin (pepita)
seeds are high in magnesium, iron, B vitamins, and zinc. All of
these nutrients will encourage health and vitality throughout the
holiday season and beyond.
Helen Elscot ND is a quali-
fied medical herbalist, natur-
opath and nutritionist and a
member of the New Zealand
Association of Medical Herbalists.
She runs Herbal Health Waiheke
in Oneroa and is the health colum-
nist for Gulf News.
The latest buzz in the health world
is the term ‘super food’ but what’s
really wrong with the food we are eating today?
Packaged concoctions, which pass as ready-made-meals,
come with additional fillers, binders, preservatives, chemicals
and numbers and are served up to families by the plateful, three
times per day.
It seems, these days, that the supermarket reigns supreme but
instead of leaving behind our ideas of plain, simple and ‘down-
market’ food which our parents and grandparents prepared for us,
we can combine them with the vibrancy and taste of herbs and
spices and still get the vital nourishment our bodies require.
Now is the time to plant your tomato crop and by doing so,
you are cultivating your very own source of lycopene, a potent
antioxidant which is also found in the uber-popular super food,
People with diets rich in tomatoes appear to have a lower risk
of certain cancers, especially prostate. This may be due to lyco-
pene’s powerful ability to block free radicals - unpaired oxygen
molecules which damage the body’s cells.
Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables – named after a cross
because they have four petals as they sprout - such as broccoli,
cabbage, and brussels sprouts which break down and detoxify
carcinogens. Include soy milk or tofu products which contain
isoflavones, shown to lower the risk of certain types of cancer.
Combine the tomatoes and broccoli with turmeric and you
have the start to a ‘super food’ curry. Turmeric is a herb native to
Southeast Asia that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
The root is extraordinarily rich in curcumin, an anti-oxidant
that gives it a classic yellow-orange colour and is responsible for
much of the health benefits attributed to its success in treating
arthritis, headaches, inflammation and degenerative disease.
As with any fashion trend, when we look behind to times past,
ideas are regenerated, reused and then regarded as new. Let’s
embrace the super foods of yesterday and get out in the garden
and start planting.
Sarah Gloyer, owner of Synergy
Studio in Oneroa, is a qualified
instructor with more than 25 years
experience. She has a degree in
Human Performance and a diploma in
Sport and Recreation Development.
Our grandmothers knew there were such
things as ‘Superfoods’ and many of them can
still be grown in the back garden.
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Eating well consistently is 90 percent of achieving and maintain-
ing a fit, healthy body and mind. As we embark on the silly season
it is even more important to fuel yourself well most of the time.
You will have more energy for all the festivities, probably avoid
over-indulging in a major way, and be more likely to keep up your
One of the most important things to do is eat breakfast. People
who eat a balanced breakfast are more likely to be a healthy body
weight, will have more energy throughout the day and are more
likely to maintain a fitness regime.
Also, make sure you are aware of portion sizes and that they are
relative to your size, because even the healthiest foods will cause
unhealthy weight gain when over-consumed.
Here are a few quick ideas for breakfast for busy people.
Powered up porridge
Cook 1/2 cup oats in the microwave or on the stovetop, top with 1/2
a pear - grated, 1/2 an apple, a few blueberries, a drizzle of maple
syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon, 1/4 cup acidophilus yogurt, and 2
tsp LSA (ground linseed, sunflower, and almonds)
Movers and shakers smoothie
In a blender; 1 cup milk of your choice, ice cubes, 1/2 a banana,
4 strawberries, 1/4 cup acidophilus yogurt, 2 tsp chia seeds, 2 tsp
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