At Poppin Pods, we believe that good health starts in the kitchen. Here are our tips to help you on your way to a healthy body and mind:
1. Enjoy A Diet Rich in Wholefoods
Enjoy a clean diet, packed with foods that are close to the way nature created them – such as fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, fish and quinoa. Wholefoods are unprocessed, unrefined, free of nasty additives and preservatives, rich in vitamins and minerals and bursting with flavour – so they’re not only super good for you, they are delicious as well.
Eliminate processed and prepackaged foods. These devitalized foods have been stripped of essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are necessary for health and vitality. They are also often laden with nasties to help them last longer or taste better - so always check the labels…. you may be surprised by what goes into products that appear to be fresh.
Supercharge the nutritional value and flavour of a basic meal with the goodness of Poppin Pods herbs – just think outside the box! Try adding parsley to your freshly squeezed vegetable juice, green smoothie or finely chop and sprinkle over a salad, for a kick in vitamin C, A, chlorophyll and other essential minerals.
2. Incorporate Variety
Enjoy a diverse diet combining vegetables, legumes, fruit, unrefined wholegrains, lean meat, fish, poultry, dairy (or vegetarian equivalents), healthy fats and plenty of water.
Always aim to prepare simple meals which combine an abundance of plant-based foods with a variety of colours and textures – to ensure you receive all the key nutrients your body needs to function at its best, whilst at the same time helping you feel satisfied.
Finely chop Poppin Pods mint leaves and sprinkle over your fruit salad for a pop of colour, a burst of refreshing flavour and a boost in vitamin C.
3. Choose Healthy Fats
We all need some fat in our diet. Opt for healthy fats found in whole plant-based foods – like unrefined olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocados.
Minimise or eliminate nasty saturated fats and extracted or processed oils from your diet which are found in fatty meats, sausages, biscuits, cakes, pastries, snack foods and fried takeaway foods.
Try whipping up a delicious salad dressing made from olive oil, lemon juice, Poppin Pods mint & parsley, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper – throw it in the food processor until smooth for a delicious green goddess dressing that’s packed with essential healthy fats and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.