What’s in your food? We ask Ronaldo

Toxic Bodies In the last few years working as a nutritionist and personal trainer I have watched closely what is happening with popular eating tendencies and the results that it is causing to our general population. It is clear now that millions of people around the world are suffering similar health challenges like obesity, diabetes,…

Smoothe your way to greatness

If you’re like me, I know what you’re thinking: I don’t have time to make smoothies in the morning – I am on the go and time is the essence. I hear you so here’s what I do. The best way is to do them as you prepare your dinner – pop them straight int…

The Social Side of things

C.A.T.S Challenge is a way for us to clean up our system from toxins and keep the bad habits away – at least for up to 28 days. We can all benefit from such a diet, even for a limited given time. Our body feels better, our mind clears, we sleep better, we look better……

Breakfast in a bowl

Good balanced breakfasts are normally a combination of low GI carbohydrates, proteins and good quality fats. In just a few minutes you can prepare this refreshing healthy fruit breakfast in a bowl. Nutritional benefits Light and easy meal for the digestive system first thing in the morning Complete meal – balanced ratio of carbohydrates, protein…

Guilt-free treats

Guilt-free treats Is there such a thing? The good news is… YES!!!! There is, plenty of them too. Born and raised amidst French baguettes, pain au chocolat and patisserie, believe me, when it comes to finding a way to eat the things I love without the guilt, I accept the mission! Over the years I…

Garlic – my favourite ancient superfood

In Brasil, my home country, we eat a lot of garlic and onions in our daily cooking. It is like a standard routine to use those foods in various dishes and all year around. European and African cultures influenced Brazilian culture and we’ve developed a very eclectic and rich portfolio of recipes that are incredibly…

Becoming Alkaline – your top priority

When it comes to taking care of your health, my number one tip is to become alkaline. This is perhaps the most important habit for anyone searching for the optimal performance of the human body. Our body and internal organs are designed to run in an alkaline environment, not an acidic one. An acidic body…

Gimme some sugar

Withdrawal symptoms from quitting SUGAR are not fun but somehow we need to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I remember reading about this running coach who volunteered to quit Sugar for 30 days. Day 1 was a false start! sounds like me… but day 2 he started again and went on…

Got cravings? Fear not, here are some options.

Got cravings? Good – treat yourself! First of all, you are doing so good, you are changing your habits, you are doing something about the “not-so-good” things in your life. Tap yourself on the back! Now let’s face it, you are also human! This means, cravings are going to get to you, especially around just…

Eating Healthy on a budget – no excuses!

Too many people associate the concept of eating healthy with breaking the bank. I call this an excuse. When I see people buy takeaway and claim that buying some nice fresh produce is not something they can afford every week, it makes me scream. Being raised in a very modest family, I have always been…