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The Benefits and Wonders of Chlorophyll – and why I love it!

The Benefits and Wonders of Chlorophyll & why I love it! Chlorophyll has SO MANY health benefits it makes it a true wonder-food. However, the most amazing benefit it gives comes from the fact that its molecular structure is absolutely identical to hemoglobin except for the center atom. In hemoglobin this is iron, whereas in chlorophyll it is magnesium. This means that when ingested, chlorophyll actually helps to do the job of hemoglobin (hemoglobin is so vital to the health of our blood – in fact, blood is approx 75% hemoglobin). It helps to rebuild and replenish our red blood cells, boosting our energy and increasing our wellbeing almost instantly. I know this sounds a bit like the old ancient Japanese legend that eating brains makes you smarter, BUT eating/drinking chlorophyll does increase the quality AND quantity of your red blood cells. Chlorophyll has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level and is known to help cleanse the body, fight infection, help heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems. Chlorophyll consumption increases the number of red blood cells and, therefore, increase oxygen utilization by the body. Chlorophyll also reduces the binding of carcinogens to DNA in the liver and other organs. It also breaks down calcium oxalate stones for elimination, which are created by the body for...

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Spinach Bread

Need a healthy breakfast idea? One of my favorite (and most healthy) breakfasts is this Spinach Bread, a recipe I found a while ago from Lee Supercharge Foods = just pull a portion out of the freezer each morning, cook in a sandwich press, then add avocado, tomato and an egg and whola  a perfect balanced meal with protein (egg), carbs (from spinach) and healthy fats (avocado) 2 packets frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (no additives) 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp crushed garlic Salt and freshly ground black pepper (and some mixed herb paste for something different) Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius Line baking tray or ceramic roasting pan with paper Mix together spinach, eggs, and garlic in a bowl Season with salt and pepper Spoon mixture into prepared pan and flatten, pressing down with fingers Bake for 20 or so minutes (until set) Allow to cool slightly then using a knife or pizza cutter slice into 10 rectangles Use a spatula to remove individual slices from pan Wrap slices in freezer wrap and freeze until ready to...

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Almost Chocolate Balls

Fancy something sweet without the guilt? Whip up these ‘Almost Chocolate Balls’ this weekend and enjoy! Ingredient 35 pitted dates ¼ cup chia seeds (black and white mixed)  grind half in mortar and pestle and keep other half whole ¼ cup sesame seeds – grind half in mortar and pestle and keep other half whole ¾ cup quinoa flakes ¼ cup desiccated coconut 1/3 cup raw cacao powder 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons tahini (preferably unhulled) 2 tablespoons ABC spread (combined almonds, Brazil, cashews) 1. Soak dates overnight. 2. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl  chia seeds, sesame seeds, quinoa flakes, desiccated coconut, and cacao powder. 3. Either put softened dates in a food processor or alternatively chop dates into small pieces into a separate bowl. 4. Add honey, tahini, and nut spread to the chopped dates (either combine in food p rocessor, or combine in the bowl with the dates). 5. Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing as you go. You just need it at a consistency that will hold the dry ingredients together, so you may need to vary quantities as you see fit. 6. Using your hands, form into individual balls about 3cm...

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Hello world!

Fitness In The City was born out of sheer frustration at the lack of fitness options that I myself wanted to do. I wanted a form of training that made me want to get out of bed in the morning and one that motivated me to lace up my sneakers after I left work. Most of all I wanted to feel supported and encouraged- not just while training but away from training when my motivation levels dropped. All I wanted was a little guidance and help to achieve my fitness goals. Isnt that the point of so-called fitness instructors and personal trainers…? So then I thought, hey, I have already studied Natural Health and Nutrition and you know what? I DO spend a lot of time researching fitness and health for my own benefit. Why not take it a step further and do these things for the benefit of others? Why not study and train to become a holistic personal trainer? This is exactly what I did. Many hours, squats and text books later I become a Master Personal Trainer (cert 3 & 4 plus first aid)- here to help and guide you to make better, cleaner, healthier fitness choices (while also being realistic to our modern lifestyle) So without further ado – I would like to introduce Fitness In The City, a home not only for fitness, but...

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