It's mid-January and I find that although we all want to start our health kick from 1st of January, after the annual festive over-indulgence, it's not always the best time.
January is always difficult. It's dark, it's cold, most of us feel miserable. So why put yourself through the agony of a juice diet - or any diet - especially with the added burden of all the tempting leftover Christmas chocolates and your favourite little tipple winking at you from the corner of the room that granny bought you?
New Year, New You
But now, a few weeks in we have the head space to start thinking about New Year, New You. For me, mid-January is the optimum time to start thinking about your health and well-being in the long term.
January blues are fading and the mental and physical exhaustion of Christmas and the New Year (and family visiting) are being pushed back into our memory banks. Work is back to normal and we now have the time to start thinking about how we are fuelling our bodies and what we want to achieve this year.
Detoxing has become an everyday term that's especially popular at this time of year. We all feel that our bodies require an annual detoxification after the over-indulgent festive period. But is that really the case? I love my food and the thought of surviving on some juice diet alone is not something that appeals to me. So I decided to get together with
We all feel that our bodies require an annual detoxification after the over-indulgent festive period. But is that really the case?
I love my food and the thought of surviving on some juice diet alone is not something that appeals to me. So I decided to get together with Fig & Bloom to explore the truth behind detoxing and how, and what our bodies need to be able to detox effectively.
Fig & Bloom
Fig & Bloom are a London based consultancy specialising in nutrition, cooking tutorials and recipe development aimed at improving long-term health and wellbeing.
The team includes the lovely Stephanie, who is a registered nutritional therapist and Dorothy, a holistic chef and recipe developer. They use evidence-based nutrition and culinary creativity to create fabulous tasting food.
Like me, they don't believe in diets, but more in providing good, wholesome nourishment that is easy, effective and delicious through using fresh, vibrant and wholesome ingredients.
Fig & Bloom provide a client service that will create individual nutritional plans, family plans and plans for children that work to specific health and lifestyle needs. To find out more about how they could help you go to Fig & Bloom, or contact Caroline. You can also follow Fig & Bloom on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more nutrition tips and recipe inspiration.
Most of us would never put these two together, but having worked with the team at Fig & Bloom and with my understanding of good Indian food, I really felt the need to spread the understanding that Indian food isn't unhealthy, it isn't ladened with bad fats, it doesn't have to be heavy and when cooked from scratch, it is a great and tasty source of key nutrients that are vital for the body to naturally detoxify.
So many of the dishes contain key ingredients that aid the natural mechanics for our bodies to rid toxins, plus all the amazing health inducing spices and good oils that are used - Indian food is a great way to detox without starving yourself.
The dishes included in this guide provide the vitamins, minerals, fibre and proteins that aid the bodies natural detoxification plus they taste great too.
Detox Guide 2017
Please download our free Detox Guide for 2017 which is packed full of vital nutritional information to help you make some great food choices this January. From understanding toxins to how your body naturally deals with toxins as well as lots of tasty recipes to aid natural detoxification this guide is a great little handbook to help you cook and eat well this year.