Category: Nutrition

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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Our Gut “Talks” to our Brain

  80% of our immune system is in the Gut. It is called the “Second Brain”. Our “Second Brain” is the Enteric Nervous System (ENS), which is composed of over one hundred million neurons (more than in the spinal cord!) • Controls the gastrointestinal system but also influences the rest 
of the body through the...
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Lentils and Chickpeas with Spices

  I love legumes. They are an excellent protein source and healthy substitute for meat, which is higher in fat and cholesterol. These tasty legumes are loaded with iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and soluble fiber. Here is an easy and healthy recipe for all year round! Ingredients: 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil 1 onion,...
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The Power of Eating Hygiene

  Some people have major digestive dysfunctions that need to be addressed thoroughly. However, in many cases, simply applying powerful Eating Hygiene principles offers great relief for many people. Here are a few tips: 1. Slow down: I know it is hard at times! Digestion takes time and digestive secretions such as stomach acid, bile...
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Do You Methylate Well? Here is What, Why and How

  According to Dr. Mark Hyman, Methylation is a key biochemical process that is essential for the proper function of almost all of your body’s systems. It occurs billions of times every second. It helps repair your DNA on a daily basis, controls homocysteine (an unhealthy compound that can damage blood vessels), helps recycle molecules...
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