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Hello, dear viewer, and thank you for visiting my blog! I am a dedicated (and certified) Food Coach and Personal Trainer with a very individual attitude to coaching. I search to look beyond people's health issues and modify their lifestyles so that they can live a healthier life, increase vitality and longevity. Recently as a strong believer in natural healing I have published two books on Ayurveda and how to use Ayurveda lifestyle and food at home. Further, I am very much into TCM and the concept of original Chinese Food, especially after my recent stay in China. I am striving to become a Yoga expert through intense training and am practicing some kind of exercise every single day. My second blog http://thrumyeyes-kat.blogspot.com/ is dedicated to my passion to capture the world with my camera and create my own world like that. Everything you will find on these pages about nutrition and exercising is authentic and self-tested. Enjoy and don't forget to send me your comments, which are always welcome in my attempt to meet your expectations even better!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Wheat-free health food

Dear all,

in our part of the world another weekend is coming up, you will all have amazing plans and I will just share a recipe, which I prepared today at lunch. It is easy and quick to prepare, tastes delicious and provides you with a lot of good things. 

I used PEARL BARLEY for this salad, which is a nutritional powerhouse. Plus it is good for your WHEAT-FREE diet (not gluten free!), it is a low GI food and thus extremely good for diabetic persons. It is full of fiber, so include it in your diet if you want to lose weight, it will keep your blood sugar levels balanced for a long time. 

Barley contains lots of vitamins and minerals including niacin (Vitamin B3), thiamine ( Vitamin B1), selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and copper as well as antioxidants, which work to slow down the rate of oxidative damage by gathering up free radicals that form when body cells use oxygen.

Here is how it goes :)

1. Boil the quantity of barley you would like to have
2. Chop all kinds of veggies, I used multicolor bell peppers (Vitamin C!), cucumber and cherry tomatoes and also add a small handful of spring onions
3. Prepare a dressing of extra virgin olive oil, organic yogurt, dried or fresh mint, salt and pepper and dried or fresh basil.
4. Let the boiled barley stand to cool off a bit, then mix it with the veggies and drizzle over the dressing.
5. Enjoy a hearty, wholesome meal for lunch or dinner. 

You might add some sunflower seeds or roasted pine nuts if you like.



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