Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Foodies Trendy Trinity

There is always a new trend sweeping through the food world for people to shop for and test out in their kitchens. Whether it is at home or in four-star restaurants, we are all sampling the latest and freshest offerings from the food world. Food popularity comes and goes: sliders today and the club tomorrow. Pesto and alfredo. All delicious and all given their time to shine on our plates. The choice trends in the food world today are based mostly on leading a healthy lifestyle and how better eating can benefit us in our whole body. We have compiled our own Foodies Trendy Trinity with age old foods that are all around beneficial. We daresay that they are the new staples for your kitchen.

Chia Seeds
Yes. That kind of chia. The tiny black and white ancient seeds are chock full of protein making this the latest option for vegetarians. It packs a good 4.4 grams of protein per serving. It is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre as well. These both have direct links to greater cardiovascular function as well as higher immunity. Mix them in salad, blend them in a smoothie, or bake them into your sweet and savoury treats. Shop for them at your local grocery shop or fine food retailer.

Olive Oil was used in Egypt for medicinal purposes.
Olive Oil
Olive oil has been used since the beginning of time for the body, face and food. It heals, moisturizes and flavours making it one of the most versatile oils out there. Unlike some other oils, olive oil lowers the bad cholesterol making it a healthy choice for diabetics and those watching their weight.

Known also as "kava kava" or "cava", this cure all has been around for centuries. The Polynesians still serve it as a tea to their honored guests and is more revered than alcohol. The benefits are almost endless but it is most commonly used as a relaxation aid and soothing pain reliever. It is know to take away tension, help with migraines and menstrual cramps. We know a few people who never have their medicine cabinet empty of kava. Wtith all of the benefits, we think we agree.

We are by no means doctors or nutritionists, though we seek both for advice when researching articles. Before you add anything to your diet that you are unfamiliar with, please do research that makes you the most aware of the pros and cons. What we found on all three of our Trendy Trinity was quite negligible and/or insufficient in regards to their harmful affects.