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Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts.

 

Wondering what so good about them?

 

Wonder no longer people as I have the answer you’ve been waiting with baited breath for.  These little beauties are wonderfully rich in protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals and are brilliant for your heart, nervous system and overall digestive health. 

 

Don’t believe me?  Here’s a little snapshot of just how good they are:

A Plum Tart

A Plum Tart

About 2 years ago a dermatologist insisted that steroids were the answer to the mind-numbing “scratch till you bleed” rash that was taking over my body (and my patience).  

That was the day I left her office in tears (without the prescription) and stumbled across the I Quit Sugar website.  I was signed up to the program within minutes, and have never looked back.

By the end of the 8 week program, the rash had all but gone, my eyes shone, my skin glowed and I once again felt in control. 

cheesecakes

cheesecakes

For those of us living with Hashimotos or any thyroid disorder, keeping the weight off is one of the most frustrating things EVER!

One of the things I’m doing/have been doing/will continue to do is keep off sugar.  Did you know it is 4 x addictive as cocaine?  Not only does it cause havoc with your blood sugar levels and create a false sense of hunger, it causes considerable inflammation in the gut …. and this includes “natural” sugars.

Buckwheat + A Biscuit

Buckwheat + A Biscuit

Something I read recently … “A healthy thyroid keeps the body warm, youthful, and energized”.  Hmmm….this ain't me anymore.

But I’m working on it!

One of the biggest things I decided to change in my diet about a year ago was to go 100% gluten free, and I’ve never looked back.  There was an almost instant difference in the way my body felt, especially in both my tummy and thyroid when I made the commitment to stop “fluffing” around the edges.  I’m not coeliac (I’ve been tested), but having experimented on myself with this subject for quite some time – gluten will not be passing these lips any day soon……not sure how I’ll go when I head back to France though….hmmmm….  

Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potatoes.

Did you know that compared to regular potatoes, sweet potatoes have loads more vitamin A, vitamin C and even more fiber?  This means they're excellent for your digestion  - something close to my heart with my hashimotos.