I'm a firm believer in a healthy body meaning a healthy mind. It’s why over the past year or so I've been making positive changes in my lifestyle to try and make my body the healthy haven it deserves to be, instead of a dumping ground for junk food. In 2014 I introduced a lot of foods into my diet which I had never even heard of before – like Chia Seeds, Goji Berries and Matcha, and 2015 is the year that I want to continue this trend.
When new super-foods are promoted by the media daily, as celebrity must-haves that everyone should try, it's hard to navigate between the foods that are actually beneficial to our bodies and general health, and those which are just the latest fad trend. It's why I took so long to try Chia Seeds and Goji Berries - I knew they were popular, but I didn't understand why they would be good for me.
Over the past couple of months I have been devouring page after page of Neal's Yard Remedies Healing Foods*, £11.89, a gorgeously presented book which is perfect for anyone whose always been into eating healthily, or those who like me are experimenting in the hopes of making long-lasting changes.
Featuring over 200 functional foods, including everyday fruit and veg to the more unusual super-foods which benefit our health, it's been quite the educational read for me. What I love about Healing Foods is that it isn't just about berries, nuts, powders and seeds. It covers such a huge variety of 'normal' foods, and why they're just as important in our diets as any super-food could be. Add to that over 130 recipes, which are each delicious and good for your body, it's perfect for targeting any specific needs and areas of health.
Healing Foods has given me the confidence to try more foods which will make my body and mind happy, a book I reach for daily when preparing food and a book which has inspired me to make those changes in my diet that are long overdue. A kitchen must-have.
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