Category: Nutrition

Authentic Paella

  Paella is a delicious dish from Spain, one of my favorites, especially for family and friends gatherings. Did you know that it is not hard to make and is very nutritious? We just need to follow some basic steps, have the right ingredients and add some love to the cooking. Ingredients: • ¼ cup...
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Why do we need Supplements?

  “ I eat a healthy diet, I don’t understand why supplements would be helpful for me”? That is a very fair question. And in fact, we are all different and our nutritional needs may differ. However, there are some strong arguments in favor of using supplements, in general. The overall argument is that the...
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Stomach Acid…Essential for Optimal Health

  One of the most critical gastric juices to ensure optimal gut health is Stomach Acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is produced
by parietal cells in the lining of the stomach (pepsin from goblet cells). It is required to denature proteins & isolate/prepare nutrients for absorption. However, many people have suboptimal stomach acid due to various reasons:...
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Autoimmune conditions…an epidemic.

  Inflammation is necessary in our body to fight infection but our body should be able to turn on and off that inflammation as necessary. Inflammation becomes harmful if chronic and/or systemic. Inflammation is
 evidence of the body’s loss of tolerance. Good or bad? Well, it depends, cells secrete chemicals (e.g. cytokines such as interleukins)...
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Pasta Frutti di Mare

  I don’t eat pasta very often. However, after a long run sometimes I feel like having homemade pasta with a good source of protein to replenish nutrients and feel energized for the rest of the day. This is a simple and delicious recipe: Ingredients: • 300g linguini (or quinoa pasta) • ½ Kg clams...
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May I Help You (or a Loved One) Achieve Your Health Goals in the New Year?

  Would you like to learn the latest news on Nutrition & Lifestyle Management? Understand how your body and mind work in order to feel the best you have ever been? Achieve awesome results and maintain them for the long term? I am here to help you!! Just email me at virginia@colorahealthcoaching.com to schedule your...
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Baked Peppers with Quinoa

  A fantastic option to include a vegetarian dish and rest from animal protein for a while! This dish is full of spices, nuts, dried fruits and quinoa, which serve to energize the meal. On top of that, quinoa is considered a Superfood with some outstanding benefits: • Low glycemic index, which helps with weight...
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The Most Nutritious Foods on the Planet

  Many times we refer to the most nutritious foods on the planet as Superfoods. Regardless of the name, the important thing is that those foods provide us with some outstanding benefits for our body and mind. Each of those foods have different properties, I will summarize some of these here (if you would like...
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Why we should add more Collagen to our diet?

  I like to explore foods, understand their benefits for the human body and try them out in my own diet! There is one in particular that catches my attention due to its multiple properties, the need for it and the outstanding results when consuming it. This is Collagen Protein. What is collagen? According to...
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Cannelloni with chicken and ricotta with spices

  A great dish to enjoy after a good workout, a family lunch, or a weekend feast! Ingredients: • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil • 500g chicken thighs, pealed, no bones, finely chopped. • 2 leaks, peeled, washed and chopped in cubes • 500ml tomato puree • 6 Tbsp various spices, chopped, such as: parsley, chives,...
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