Forgotten Superfoods: Lactofermented Vegetables

Lacto-fermented or cultured foods are another of THE forgotten, traditional Superfoods.  Fermentation is a process in which bacteria (lacto-fermentation) or yeast (beer, wine) cause sugar and starches to break down into alcohol or organic acids (such as lactic acid)Lacto-fermentation: Starches and sugars are converted into lactic acid by many species of lactic-acid-producing bacteria (lactobacilli) naturally present on […]

Forgotten Superfoods: Homemade Bone Broth

 Home-made, long & slow-cooked bone broth is one of THE forgotten superfoods. Contains gut-healing gelatin (if prepared from gelatin containing bones, like joints, knuckles, neck…). An intact gut lining is utmost important to prevent “leaky” gut and as such essential for a strong immune system, reducing the risk for all kinds of allergies, food intolerances, auto-immune or […]

2 ways to reduce anti-nutrients in legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds

What are anti-nutrients? Whole grains, legumes, nuts & seeds naturally contain so-called anti-nutrients. The most important are: Phytic Acid: All whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds contain phytic acid (most in the outer layer or bran). Phytic acid can combine with important minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc) and block their absorption […]

Industrial organic vs. small-scale organic – and why we need to support the latter

You care about your health. You care about the animals. You care about the planet. This is why you buy organic food.  Great! Now here’s another component to care about: the small, local farmer. Why? Simplified, if you don’t support local farmers, you support industrialized, mass production. Even if you buy organic or veggie or local – and even […]

6 reasons why organic food is really better

Every now and then there is a new “study” coming out supposedly showing that organic produce is no better for us than conventional produce. I do not even look at those studies anymore. For me it is simple common sense that fresh, organic Real Food (as opposed to processed junk food in an organic packaging) the way I […]

Eating for Performance

There are many factors affecting our professional performance: You just have to google to find a whole bunch of factors, such as the temperature and air quality at your office, ergonomics of the furniture, the noise level, the internal reward system, and of course personal factors such as your own education and experience. However, hardly […]