Passionate about Passionfruit

Passionate about Passionfruit

I love passionfruit, especially eating them directly from the enclosure of the pulp itself.  I use the passionfruit outer casing as a bowl and using a teaspoon, I scoop the passionfruit pulp out and devour it.

What a perfect design this fruit is, much like the banana that has a skin that can be used to house the fruit until you are ready to eat it.  The pulp of the passionfruit is delicious, sweet, and satisfying, and perfect for adding to your fruit salad selection, or just eaten as is!  The discarded part of the passionfruit can go into the garden mulch, but not the worm farm, too hard for those little worm mouths to cope with.

Passionfruit contains a lot of antioxidants. In particular, it’s rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant compounds that have a range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.  So including a few passionfruit into your daily fruit intake is an outstanding way of improving your overall immune response therefore your resistance to disease and all the nasty stuff that can happen just by being human! (more…)

Mood Foods & More..

Mood Foods & More..

Health food for fitness concept with fresh fruit, vegetables, pulses, herbs, spices, nuts, grains, and pulses. High in anthocyanins, antioxidants, smart carbohydrates, omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins.

Whole Foods that help your mood,

Recently one of my clients asked me about what sort of foods he could incorporate into his diet that would help not only his mood but also sustain him and ultimately help him recover from addictions.

My reply is more or less what I have written here, which I believe is worth sharing with my subscribers.

While any ‘whole food’ is good for your brain, thus assisting with addiction and helping one to cope, certain whole foods are especially good for early recovery because their nutrients can boost brain health and mood, alleviate some of the mental and physical symptoms of withdrawal, and speed the healing process. (more…)

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