Let’s face it this year has already presented A LOT of challenges. I try hard to be my best but sometimes I begin to feel run down. It happens to everyone. I know often a little nutritional boost is needed to keep me well & prevent a burnout.
My go to’s:
You may have heard me mention that gut health affects your mood. Keeping this in mind, I like to give my gut microbiome a little help along in the form of bone broth. Why? It is rich in collagen, nutrient dense & easily absorbed. It also reduces any inflammation in the gut, as well as healing it. Bottom line – if your gut is good, your digestion will be good & you will absorb more nutrients…winning!
Magnesium is used for so many processes in your body & if you are anxious/stressed – it will also be one of the first to deplete. So if you are fatigued, getting headaches, aches, pains, poor sleep or cramps – magnesium is a possible solution. If you are lucky enough to have a bath, grab some Epson salts & have a good soak OR if you don’t have a bath, try foot soak. Your body will absorb some of the magnesium. Also try to add in some magnesium rich foods into your daily diet. THINK: dark green leafy vege, avocados, fish, yoghurt, or nuts & seeds…there are loads of options.
I know it is a love/hate thing for many people. Honestly, it is one of nature’s superfoods & high in many essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B (actually THE best for B12s), loads of iron, phosphorous & magnesium to name just a few.
I’ve added a recipe at the end for meatballs. Why? It is an easy way to get some liver into your diet, without it tasting like – well – liver.
Reduce the Sugar
In a nutshell, sugar causes inflammation + decreases immunity & increases brain fog. I try to avoid it where possible & sub in other things to curb any sugar cravings.
Where possible I try to eliminate any toxins. What do I mean? Keep it as natural as possible in your diet, but also remember cleaning products & skin care products. My go to rule – if I can’t read the ingredient list, it is not for me.
Here is the recipe I promised.
Meatballs with liver
- 1 kg beef mince
- 4 tbspn liver pate
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. garam masala
- ½ tsp. all spice
- 2 tsp. turmeric powder
- Olive oil to cook
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, using hands to combine well.
- Roll mince into meatballs.
- Heat olive oil in a frypan, cooking meatballs in batches
- Delish with steamed greens or roasted vege
- This tweaks pretty well with whatever spices you or your family love. I have done a Mediterranean spin….end result – delish!
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