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The Superfood Curry

Gurpareet Bains is an Anglo Indian Chef, and claims to have created “The Worlds Healthiest Curry”! The Chicken and Blueberry Curry with Goji Berry Pilau Rice is full of some of the most potent Superfoods around.

Gurpareet claims that his spicy chicken curry can help the fight against cancer, as each serving contains the nutritional equivalent of 49 helpings of Spinach, 23 bunches of grapes or nine portions of Broccoli –  it has taken him 2 years to perfect the recipe!

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Skin Firming Salmon

Wild Alaskan Salmon is one of the top anti-ageing sources of protein you could possibly eat! Made rather famous by Dr Nicholas Perricone, who recommends eating rather a lot of it to give your face a noticeable lift! Celebrities like Kim Cattral have used this technique before big events to slim down but also firm and lift the skin. Dr Perricone recommends eating it a week or 3 days before  a special event, and you must eat it first! before anything else.

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A Guide To Youthful Nutrition

Nutritious, wholesome food provides the building blocks for great skin, and of course feeling well and preventing disease. I am passionate about food and leading a healthy lifestyle. I have been researching the impact of foods for many years  and while it is naive to believe that changing the way you eat is going to wipe out your existing wrinkles, it is just as naive to think you can eat what you want without any effect on your skin – you cannot eat junk and rely on a pot of face cream for healthy skin.

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The Polyphenol Powers of Tea

Tea is the most widely consumed drink aside from water and is grown in over 30 countries worldwide.Black Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Tea and White Tea all come from the same plant “Camelia Sinensis” but each type is processed differently. Green Tea leaves are withered and steamed, Black Tea and Oolong Tea leaves undergo a crushing and fermenting process, White tea is steamed and dried.

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Resveratrol – Grape Expectations?

Resveratrol is the latest hot topic in the beauty industry right now. Resveratrol is a powerful Antioxidant and a member of the “Flavonoid” family and has shown to have 17 times greater antioxidant activity than Idebenone (this is the main ingredient in “Prevage”). Resveratrol is produced by several plants when under attack from bacteria and fungus, it’s part of the plants defence system.

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Tomatoes Boost Sun Protection

The humble tomato could be the key to more effective sun protection. Tomatoes contain Lycopene – which is a potent antioxidant that could potentially protect the skin whilst in the sun and helps skin that is already suffering substantial sun damage. Lycopene is found in tomatoes and other red fruits (it provides the red colour) but its concentration is particularly high in cooked tomato products like tomato sauces and tomato puree/paste, even ketchup!

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Sun Chlorella

Sun Chlorella Green Smoothie

This delectable green smoothie will keep you full of energy throughout the day and is also an excellent Liver cleanse! (recipe from Sun Chlorella “A”)

Here’s what you need…..

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The ORAC Score

ORAC is an acronym for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity“, and is a way to measure different foods antioxidants. Foods with high ORAC values are more desirable for their ability to neutralize Free Radicals, so will greatly inhibit the cell damage that is done by Free Radicals.

The ORAC Score is a Valuable Tool in Nutritional Science

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Know Your Onions!

Onions are a true Superfood and we should try to include some in our everyday diet. Onions, Shallots, Chives, Leeks and Garlic belong to the “Alium” family and contain some potent properties reputed to cleanse your system and have unique anti-bacterial properties. Onions also contain naturally occuring antiseptic oils “Allyl Disulphate” and “Cycloallin”, research has found that Cycloallin helps the walls of blood vesssels dissolve clots that can form inside of them – this chemical is still found even after high temperatures, like frying.

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Dr Weil’s Food Pyramid

Dr Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Food PyramidDr Andrew Weil is a health and ageing expert, he has developed a common sense eating guide that is Anti-Inflammatory and therefore anti-ageing.

 The Anti-Inflammatory food pyramid is a practical eating guide for people of all ages to follow, to stay healthy and reduce the risk of age related diseases. You will also look better and have more energy!

“Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age. It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime.” 

 Quote by Dr Weil – visit his website  and view the full Food Pyramid – print it out and don’t forget it!