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Get Inspired With Lee Holmes from Supercharged Food | Wellbeing.

Meet Lee Holmes, Holistic Health Coach, Hatha Yoga Teach and Whole Foods Chef. 

About Lee…

Lee Holmes is the author of four best-selling books Supercharged Food, Eat Yourself Beautiful, Heal Your Gut and Supercharged Food for Kids Lee’s website www.superchargedfood.com encourages S.O.L.E food;  sustainable, organic, local and ethical.  lee holmes-wellbeing bloggerIt features delicious anti-inflammatory recipes, information, news, reviews and menu planning ideas to make it easy for people to enjoy a satisfying, wholesome and nourishing diet. She created a petition to improve food in hospitals in Australia and as a result a healthier menu has been introduced by the Minister for Health. In addition to passionately creating change at government and policy level, in 2013 Lee won the title of Health Influencer Blog of the Year. Lee’s favourite anti-inflammatory recipe is Smashed Sardines and Avocado on Chia and Flaxseed Loaf. 

Now to get inspired with…

Share your top 3 tips for optimal health and wellbeing…

  • For optimal health lower inflammation in the body. Foods that contribute to inflammation in the body are saturated fats from poorly fed animals and animals fed and finished on genetically modified corn and grains, antibiotics and hormones. Trans-fats from margarine, shortening and hydrogenated oils are also huge contributor. When it comes to eating fats and oils, it’s  important to avoid a diet high in omega-6 and low in omega-3 fatty acids, as this unhealthy balance leads to an increase in cytokines; which are proteins released in the cells which trigger inflammation.
  • For optimal wellbeing have a gentle exercise routine. Exercise creates the conditions under which the body is forced to breathe deeply, increase circulation and excrete sweat. Exercise improves detoxification simply by getting the detoxifying organs and systems ‘moving’.  The lymph system, unlike the circulatory system doesn’t have an inbuilt ‘pump’, and therefore relies on body brushing, massage and bodily movement to get it functioning. Digestive function is also improved through exercise; functioning more optimally and regularly, with consistent physical movement. Gentle and incidental exercise is wonderful for detoxifying the skin as it gets the body moving, the heart pumping, and the lungs breathing deeply. Walking, light jogging, swimming, bike riding, yoga and pilates are all ideal exercise options. Housework is a great example of incidental exercise you don’t need to exercise in an artificial environment to achieve the benefits. Everyday exercise is what counts the most.
  • Drink your greens Organic, green vegetables are highly detoxifying, but let’s face it, at times it can be incredibly difficult to chow down on enough spinach and celery to get a highly effective result. That’s where your juicer will come in handy, particularly in the mornings when you want to have something nutritious on the run.  In just one glass of juice, you can consume a huge amount of green vegetables, and with the fibrous content removed, the powerful cocktail of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and enzymes will be able to penetrate your bloodstream within minutes. Green juices cleanse, purify and oxygenate the blood; increasing circulation and flushing harmful toxins from your organs. When you are making your green juice adding herbs such as parsley and coriander will really supercharge your juice’s detoxification capabilities. Coriander binds with heavy metals; releasing them from the body and parsley contains potent amounts of chlorophyll which is known for cleansing the entire system, including the skin.  I like to base my green juice on less bitter greens like cucumber and celery, and then add a little lemon or lime to the juice or add coconut water will help give you a sweeter flavour.

Share your song, mantra or affirmation that you live by…

There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.  – Josh Billings 

Share your favourite foodie moment…

My foodie favourite moment was when I met Heston Blumenthal he was a really interesting guy and very passionate about food and ingredients.

Share your signature trait, the weird and the wonderful are welcome…

I am pigeon toed.

Share your favourite most delish recipe with all of us…

This is my Superfood Soup from my new eBook called Heal Your Gut! You can get the recipe for my Superfood Soup right here!

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Thanks to Lee for sharing some great advice and recommendations! Now who wants this soup?! Get the recipe for this Superfood Soup here!

 

MERRYBODY

Move your body, find your joy,
and reignite your love for life.

MerryBody

Move your body, find your joy,
and reignite your love for life.