Wednesday 21 February 2018

Clean eating

Megan Young

Give your body a boost with these recipes, says Megan Young

Here are a couple of recipes and tips that will help you show your body a little bit of New Year love.

Green juices are a great way to start the day or to give yourself an afternoon boost.

It is recommended that we eat up to eight servings of fruit and vegetables a day, which is often really hard to do.

Juicing is a really easy way of pumping up your daily fruit and vegetable target.

The simple act of juicing your fruit and vegetables makes the nutrients more easy to absorb into the body.

Make sure you choose pesticide-free fruit and vegetables and that you drink the juice straight after making it, as the nutrition value declines with time.

Mixing roast vegetables and fresh salad greens is a great way to keep meals interesting. This combination leaves you feeling satisfied and refreshed at the same time.

Soft, sweet roast vegetables are a wonderful textural contrast to crisp, dark leafy greens. Superfood watercress is a great source of vitamin C and A and also contains some calcium and iron.

It is widely seen as a great detoxifier, as it helps boost cleansing enzymes in the liver.

Some recent studies also show that watercress contains compounds that help inhibit the growth and spread of cancer cells.

While cutting down on your meat and processed-food consumption, you might like to try tofu.

Tofu is most commonly enjoyed with Asian flavours, which can often be high in salt and sugar.

I like this simple method of preparing tofu because of its lovely crunchy crust.

Tofu is a great alternative to meat as it is high in protein and calcium. Be careful to choose organic, non-GMO tofu as you should really try to limit your consumption of chemicals while detoxing.

The New Year is a wonderful opportunity to try something new. Try a few detox meals or simply try to include some more super greens in your diet.

Happy New Year!

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