“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.”
NOURISH YOUR INSIDES
As you know I love cooking sweets. This week however, I thought it would be nice to give you this lovely nourishing wintery stew. This one is from a book I purchased called “Eat Fat be Lean” by Dr Nat Kringoudis and Andi Lew. I absolutely love this book. I love being educated about nutrition and then being provided with easy recipes that nourish my insides. I am not an affiliate link but I do lovingly endorse this book. You can purchase it here.
Sadly this fad of “Fat Free” living can have detrimental effects on our bodies. According to Kringoudis and Lew:
Eating less fat and more carbs actually increases your risk of heart disease and high cholesterol.
They also go on to say:
The truth is we must include fat in our daily diet to stay thin – this is the secret to becoming lean.
INTERESTING FAT FACTS
- Fat is our body’s way of protecting itself. Poisonous matter in our bodies makes us sick and the incorporation of fats trap the toxins and puts harmful matter out of the way.
- Eating fat does not necessarily make you fat. It’s more to do with a toxic diet which may include processed, refined and sugary foods.
- Some fats are better than others. There are four types of fats – saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fats. The first three are the ones we need in our diet.
- Trans fats are chemically altered and offer very little nutritional benefits. These can be found in fried foods, pastries, and margarine. (YUK! Margarine is so nasty for you!).
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
The best way is to fuel your body with foods that are nourishing and close to nature. Fresh fruit and vegetables, eat protein and incorporate good fats with each meal. Here is a nourishing recipe that incorporates protein and good fats:
1 kg chuck steak
2 tbls coconut oil
1 onion roughly chopped
200 g mushrooms
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped.
3 cups stock
In a large pot (preferably also oven proof), add coconut oil and allow to melt.
Brown off steak and then add onion and mushroom and cook off until soft. Add sweet potato, 3 cups of stock and seasoning and then bring to the boil.
Move the pot to a moderate oven, allow to cook for 1 hour.
Serve with greens.
(Alternatively you could do what I did and chuck everything in the slow cooker).
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