Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans

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Fresh-flavoured, delicious simple dish that takes 15 minutes to prepare. Much better than your traditional store bought versions.

Borlotti beans and fresh ripe roma tomatoes are important for this recipe as they give it a wonderful texture and flavour. I love to serve this as a main dish served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy alone or accompany with poached organic eggs, spinach and mushrooms.

What’s great about them:
Borlotti beans have a low GI which keeps your blood sugar levels stable and keeps you feeling satisfied. Great as a protein meal for your muscles and immune system. They are also packed with fibre for digestive health and reducing cholesterol. Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, including alpha-lipoid acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene and lutein that are known to have anti-cancer benefits.

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Natural Flu-fighting Tea Recipe

Natural Flu-fighting Tea Recipe

 

 

Natural Flu-fighting Tea Recipe

BRRRRR…..It’s cold and flu season, again!

And the classic natural medicine philosophy is “It’s not the germ, it’s the terrain”.

Which means that by building a healthy body and immune system it creates an environment that germs don’t want to live in. Prevention is key.

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Immune Boosting Chicken Soup Recipe

Immune Boosting Chicken Soup Recipe

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Immune Boosting Chicken Soup Recipe – Can chicken soup really cure a cold? I won’t go so far as to claim it’s a miracle healer, but I will say that a good chicken soup can boost your immune system and improve your chances of beating a virus.

Well, it’s no magic potion in this day and age, but it may as well be. Chicken soup has several properties that make it useful in the treatment of certain illnesses:

  • Cleansing. “Plenty of fluids” is often advised when you’re ill. A body full of attacking allergens (like a virus) and battling antibodies needs to be flushed in order to get healthy. To that effect, the abundant broth in chicken soup performs aptly.
  • Disinfecting. Chicken soup is generally fairly salty (with lower-sodium versions), so that when it goes down your throat it acts in much the same way as gargling warm salt water. In other words, it removes bacteria in the throat, mouth, and tonsils.
  • Clears sinuses. Much like other warm liquids (for example, tea), it can help to clear the sinuses with steam.
  • Strengthening. The lean protein in chicken and nutrients from added vegetables work to bolster your strength when your body is feeling drained of energy. – Live Lighter

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