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  • How You Can Develop a Healthy Eating Lifestyle

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 13, 2019

    Obesity and its complications are reaching epidemic levels in the black community. It is imperative that we ditch unhealthy habits and make healthy eating a lifestyle. But, how can you do this? Keep reading… Eating a diet that is rich in whole, plant-based foods with moderate quantities of animal protein, and coupled with regular physical activity will optimise your chances of living a long, healthy life. The message is unequivocal…

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  • Firecracker Salmon with Herbed Couscous and Stir-fried Veggies

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 11, 2019

    Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and cancer-fighting phytochemicals, this salmon with herbed couscous and stir-fried veggies is not only delicious but a perfectly balanced way to get the essential macronutrients and some micronutrients in one meal. Many black people struggle to lose excess weight because they don’t fully grasp what it means to eat a healthy, balanced meal. We often think that we need to cut out food groups (usually…

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  • Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 2, 2019

    A low-fat, oil-free, but incredibly creamy vegan mushroom stroganoff. This recipe is delicious with roast potatoes or rice. Serve with a side of greens for a boost of antioxidant and phytochemical goodness. Oil can be a wonderful ingredient in recipes. It certainly improves the mouthfeel of food, and if you use varieties like olive oil, you could improve the flavour and increase the nutritional value of your dish. I prefer…

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  • Chicken Salad with Honey & Mustard Dressing

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 25, 2019

    Want a simple and satisfying dinner idea? Why not try my chicken salad with honey and mustard dressing. It comes together within twenty minutes. Enjoy it on its own or as a sandwich filling. I’ve just come back from a beautiful, restful holiday in Nigeria! I got the chance to reconnect with family I haven’t seen in over five years, and of course, I ate ALL the food. The last…

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  • 11 Ingredients You Should Avoid in Your Skin & Hair Care Products

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 3, 2019

    Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It absorbs far more chemicals from the environment and what you put on it compared to what you ingest. We spend a great deal of time focusing on diet, but completely forget that what we put on our skin is as, if not more important. In this blog post, I’ll cover some of the main ingredients that you should avoid when purchasing beauty…

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