A collection of products and brands that I respect and use myself
I use Cacao in smoothies, bowls of oats and homemade ice cream. It’s actually full of protein, a host of fats and FIBRE. I always have this in my cupboard!
Another favourite plant based protein source which also contains fibre and a ton of long chain essential fats. I toast in a little cumin and olive oil as a salad topper and throw a handful into my smoothies instead of protein powder 🙂
I can’t recommend this stuff enough. Tastes fab, it’s suitable for gluten intolerances and it’s a cheats way of getting quality protein into a meal with little time. Much more nutritious than regular pastas and the whole range is great quality!
The range of organic bean pastas are much higher priced than regular, but think of this as your protein source. It’s cheaper than a quality piece of meat and versatile!
I was so glad to come across this range of seaweeds. Marine plants are seriously lacking in our diet and they contain buckets of minerals and vitamins! I use this in pasta dishes for a slight salty flavour and of course in ramen broth for Umami you cannot get from anything else! Highly recommended!
I use turmeric almost daily. In curries, spiced desserts, rice and sometimes in hot water with black pepper, cinnamon and honey. It’s anti-inflammatory effect has been shown to be useful in arthritic patients, diabetics and the colour it gives to dishes is wonderful. Grab this organic spice in BULK.
Flax is a wonderful ALA omega 3 and fibre rich ingredient. I use it in my flaxseed chicken recipe, smoothies and tablespoons over wholegrain oats. It’s a great source of protein (20g per 100g) and takes on flavour wonderfully. Always buy milled or ground as the seeds are hard to digest.
A man after my own heart, Dr Greger is one of the few doctors willing to take on big industry and nutritional dogma using an evidence based approach and passion for spreading knowledge. I don’t always agree with what he promotes but his book and talks on YouTube are fabulous.
A career changing read, Jeff Bland (aka the father of functional medicine), encourages us medics to think of disease and therapeutics in a completely new light. A root cause focused approach to treatment is what the world is crying out for and Jeff delivers some astounding ideas in his book.
A fab read by one of the fathers of the ‘nutrition in medicine movement’. Author of the much talked about ‘China Study’, think of him what you may, he’s a fantastic contributor to the world of nutritional science.