Sushi for your gut

There are times when you really can’t be bothered cooking right? Same here. Well, I promise you that this delicious Nori wrap wont take you more than 10 minutes of your precious time, it’s absolutely delicious and can be eaten as a snack or meal at home or take with you at the office.

As far as the ingredients are concerned, basically just use whatever leftovers or other stuff you keep in the fridge. Play with different ingredients every time and discover new tastes. Personally, I prefer high protein, high fat and low carbohydrate ingredients, additive free, gluten free, GAPS and SCD friendly with plenty of cultured foods.

Here’s what I did:

  • 1 Nori sheet
  • 1 tbs of homemade strained yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs of Sauerkraut
  • Grated Kohlrabi
  • Cilantro
  • Lettuce

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Procedure:

Beat the egg and fry in a pan with some ghee. Place it on the Nori sheet along with all other ingredients. Wrap and enjoy!

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Are you suffering from insulin resistance or diabetes or obesity and can’t lose weight?

Are you suffering from insulin resistance or diabetes or obesity or PCOS and can’t lose weight?

Click on the link below and download “The Crossfit Journal”, issue 21, May 2004.

Meal plans – Zone Diet (PDF Format)

For more information about the Zone Diet click here.

If you need further support with sugar cravings, decrease food consumption and lose weight click here (article in Greek) and here (article on sugar cravings in English) and here for PCOS (article in English).

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The Truth About Your Food with FOOD

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Purslane (Γλυστιρίδα), “The Miracle Weed”

Glystirida

Purslane, in Cyprus known as Glystirida (Γλυστιρίδα) is a wild weed belonging to the Portulacaceae family and scientifically known as Portulaca oleracea. Purslane may be a ‘noxious weed’ found in sidewalk cracks but its nutritious profile put it among the ‘superfoods’.

It has been recently discovered that it contains the highest source of α-linoleic acid (ALA) in the vegetable kingdom, which is converted by the body to Omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Vegans and Vegetarians may benefit from purslane because they don’t eat fish, but also those looking for a cheaper source of these healthy fatty acids than salmon. ALA protects the heart, lowers triglyceride levels, has anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic action and it is needed for proper brain function.

This low-calorie content vegetable is also packed with plenty of vitamins and minerals. 100 grams of raw purslane contains:

  • purslaneVitamin A – 1320 IU
  • Vitamin C – 21 mg
  • Calcium – 65 mg
  • Iron – 2 mg of Iron
  • Magnesium – 68 mg
  • Omega 3 – 400 mg
  • amino acids and other.

Other Constituents

  • Acids: Cinnamic acids, Caffeic acid, Malic acids, Citric acids.
  • Minerals: Calcium oxalate, Potassium nitrate, Iron, Phosphorous, Manganese, Copper, Silicone.
  • Phytosterols: α-sitosterol, α-sitosterol-glucoside
  • Allantoin
  • Alkaloids: noradrenaline, dopamine
  • Coumarins
  • Flavonoids
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Anthraquinone glycosides
  • Catechol
  • Saponins
  • Tannins
  • Glutathione
  • Coenzyme Q10

Historical Uses

Historically, in ancient Greece, Hippocrates used purslane for metrorrhagia (excessive uterine bleeding), Galenus for the healing of wounds and toothache, and Dioscurides for eye disorders. It was regarded as a ‘cold’ herb by monk Agapius Landus in the 17th century and it was used to treat fevers.

Therapeutic Uses

  • Diabetes, Insulin resistance and Hyperglycemia
    • assists with blood sugar control
    • Reduces HbA1c
    • Improves blood glucose metabolism
    • Assists in the transport of blood glucose into the cells
    • Reduces glucose absorption from intestine into the blood stream
    • Assists in the modulation of cell receptor sensitivity
  • Metabolic syndrome and Obesity
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea,  worms, dyspepsia, dysentery and colitis
  • Genitourinary tract bleeding and infections
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colds, flu, fever

In Cyprus, we usually eat purslane leaves in a salad with tomatoes, onion, cucumber and pickled olives and feta cheese with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar and a pinch of salt.

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

woman-standing-on-the-scale-frustrated1Great article by Authority Nutrition breaking the myths of modern diet and what has been thought to be healthy that is proven to be actually harmful and unhealthy. Of course one can see political and financial reasons behind these lies supported by nutritionist, doctors and manufacturing industries and propagated through the media and medical articles.

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