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The importance of 40 different colours

The foods you eat daily may play a part in controlling or guiding which metabolites your gut produces. A diverse diet rich in vegetables, legumes, nuts, fish have shown over a longer period to modulate the gut microbiota for the better. These foods provide fibre and plant chemicals known as phytochemicals which turn into short chain fatty acids such as butyrate and propionate. These  metabolites may potentially decrease the inflammatory process, regulate appetite, stabilise blood glucose levels and help protect the gut barrier. Colourful phytonutrients, fibre and omega 3 help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. A diet high in plant based foods, fibre, low in processed foods is...

Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

This soup is easy to digest and contains cruciferous vegetables which are well known for their detoxifying ability. Cruciferous vegetables contain many different nutrients to support our health. They also contain compounds called glucocinolates. Glucocinolates are broken down to isothyocinates by an enzyme called myrosinase. This enzyme is activated when the fresh vegetable is chopped to smaller pieces. Isothyocinates are special in that they support both phases of liver detoxification. Cruciferous vegetables are in season in Spring – the perfect time to detox. Try to add cruciferous vegetables to your meals every day. Ingredients 1 leek roughly chopped 1 head of broccoli roughly chopped 1 head of cauliflower roughly chopped 2...