Is There A New Tinie Tempah Collaboration With HealthyJunkFoodBlog?

Bit of a long stretch but we cannot wait to hear the Mixtape!

Here’s a track off the mixtape to listen to:

 

I WON AN AWARD!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you *Dila Toplusoy (dilaland.com) and *Chrissa Simone (simoneyesblog.com) for nominating me for a Liebster award, it means a lot. Their blogs are amazing, both lifestyle blogs and both soo unique and different.

The rules for the bloggers who are nominated are as follows:

  1. Make sure to thank the blogger who nominated you and link him on your post.
  2. Show the Liebster Award on your post.
  3. Answer the 10 questions you are being asked and then create your own list of 10 questions.
  4. Nominate other bloggers and make sure to notify them.

Here are Dilas questions:

What makes you smile the most?

When people you do not expect displaying random acts of kindness. I was in central London once during the summer and saw a homeless man sitting on the other side of the road. As I waited for a friend, I watched men and women dressed in suits holding brief cases ignore the homeless man in a race to be the first on the train platform. After a while, a young man (or youth as the media refers) with headphones on, skinned head, large hooded black bomber jacket and baggy trousers stopped and offered the man his energy drink, a walkers crisp (chips if reading in america).

How did you come up with your blog name?

I wanted to be healthy and I love junk food, soooo…why not find ways to make that happen?

Where is your dream destination?

BORA BORAAAAA!

What is your biggest source of inspiration?

Music – without a doubt.

Which language would you want to learn if you could learn it in a day?

Spanish – my name is Xavier Rodrigues and I’m Indian. I’m tired of the same explanation I have to give. 

What is your favorite dessert?

Creme brulee

What are your 3 favorite places in London?

My home, my university (University of the Arts London) and Oxford Circus/Regent street area.

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?

Jesus, I have a lot of questions.

How do you spend your free time?

I really like my bed… but the better answer is – I go to University 3 times a week, Work on music projects for two days with my amazing creative team and work on the weekends. I don’t have ‘free time’ but the time that I do have I snuggle in my bed and watch a Marvel film.

What is your motto?

Someone in the world is happier with less than what you have.

Here are Chrissas questions:

What is your daily inspiration?

A’s before Baes

How would you spend a sunny Sunday in London?

My friends and I meet up, go to Camden – eat some street food and then go all round central london. It’s become a tradition.

Coffee or Tea?

Both! I used to hate coffee but I turned into an adult with responsibilities and found that coffee is a necessity for survival.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Beethoven – helps me concentrate.

What is your favorite trend?

I like my big winter jackets.

Eating in or dining out?

Both! I have a family who cook GREAT food however I love eating out at restaurants and trying new food. I also like bonding time I get with my friends which I cherish the most. Dinner over clubbing – 100%.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

London my true love and hometown (or Goa in India, where I am originally from)

Would you prefer living in a busy city or a tropical island?

I was brought up in Goa, India which is basically a ‘beach relaxed life’ and at the age of 11 I moved to London which is completely the opposite. I now have the greatest work ethic and I definitely know how to chillax and live that beach life.

What is your biggest fear?

Being told I cannot be creative again.

What is your favorite social media platform?

Instagram (for now)

 

The blogs I nominate are:

feedingyoubeauty.com

designedbykrystleblog.com

farmfoodieandfitness.com

frugalfish.org

www.rockthisrunway.co.uk

stylediariesbywh.blogspot.co.uk 

 

My questions for you are:

  1. What kind of satisfaction do you get from your blog?
  2. If there’s one thing you had the power to change in this world, what would it be?
  3. Favorite place to visit?
  4. What is your guilty pleasure?
  5. What is your secret to a successful blog?
  6. How much time do make to work on your blog?
  7. What have you learnt about the blogging world since you started ?
  8. What do you eat the most?
  9. Favorite pop star?
  10. What is your favorite quote?

 

*Click name to open link, to view blog.

#flashbackfriday

Salad Feast!

Protein power, nutritional champion and moderate carb allowance! An easy way to make my lunch or dinner tastey and healthy!
There really isn’t a process in making this – my motto – ‘throw in whatever you want.’

Ingredients:

Tuna (half a regular tin)

Small bag of spinach

Small portion of rice – feel free to add any sauce to your rice for flavouring!

Cherry/baby tomatoes

Capers

Beans (whichever you prefer)

Olives

Avocado

You could add low fat salad dressing if you want but you dont have to!!!

Enjoy!

Eat a bowl full!

 

How Can Nuts Save Your Life?

Almonds, Cashew nuts, Pistachios, peanuts, Macadamia nuts and yes of course, Coconuts – the list can go on but nuts are packed with minerals, nutrients, omega 3 and antioxidants.

Dissimilar to fruits and vegetables, nuts have a longer shelf life. You can enjoy them whenever or wherever you want and do not necessarily require any sort of preparations.

 

Three benefits of Walnuts [1]:IMG_0006

  1. Antioxidants are crucial to your health, as they are believed to help control how fast you age by combating free radicals, which are at the heart of age-related deterioration
  2. Walnuts contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease, or those who have increased risk for heart disease due to multiple cardiac risk factors.
  3. Overall the whole walnut diet reduced prostate cancer growth by 30 to 40 percent. According to another study on mice, the human equivalent of just two handfuls of walnuts a day cut breast cancer risk in half, and slowed tumor growth by 50 percent as well.

Three benefits of  Hazelnuts [2]:IMG_0013

  1. Hazel nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 15 g per 100 g (providing 100% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals
  2. The nuts, like in almonds, are free from gluten, and therefore, safe alternative food sources that can be employed in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas for gluten-sensitive, wheat allergic, and celiac disease patients
  3. The nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals.

Three benefits of Brazil nuts [3]:IMG_0011

  1. The nuts are also a very good source of vitamin-E; contain about 7.87 mg per 100 g (about 52% of RDA). Vitamin-E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant. It is required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
  2. In addition to selenium, they hold very good levels of other minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. Copper helps prevent anemia and bone weakness (osteoporosis). Manganese is an all-important co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase
  3. These creamy nuts are an excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins such asthiamin (51% of RDA per 100 g), riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and folates. Altogether, these vitamins work as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism inside the body

Three benefits of Almonds [4]:IMG_0014

  1. The potassium present in almonds helps to regulates blood pressure, and  almonds are very low in sodium, which helps to control fluctuating blood pressure. The other nutrients also keep the body balanced in terms of other essential needs, which can prevents any other deficiencies. Balanced vitamins and minerals are essential for a healthy lifestyle, but if certain elements are neglected, the entire body can be affected, including anxiety, overall stress, and inevitably, increased blood pressure
  2. Almonds improve the movement of food through the colon, thereby preventing build-up and subsequent colon cancer. The National Cancer Center has done extensive research on the link between high-fiber diets and a reduced risk of colon cancer.
  3. The benefits of almonds in regards to skin health are well known, and almond oil massages are often recommended for newborn babies. Almond milk is also added to some soaps, because of almonds well-established reputation of improving the complexion of skin.

Three benefits of Pecan nuts [5]:IMG_0007

  1. Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; provide about 25g per 100g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals
  2. Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, carry 690 calories/100 g and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
  3. The nuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of phenolic antioxidants.

 

Tree Nut Fat (grams per ounce) Protein (grams per ounce) Carbohydrates (grams per ounce)
Macadamias 22 2 4
Pecans 20 3 4
Pine nuts 20 4 4
Brazil nuts 19 4 3
Walnuts 18 4 4
Hazelnuts 17 3 5
Cashews 13 4 9
Almonds 14 6 6
Pistachios 13 6 8

Kim Kardashian: The warm nuts in New York are so good. Can we get some warm nuts please?
Kourtney Kardashian: We love nuts in our mouths.

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[1] articles.mercola.com/…/7-walnuts-benefits.aspx

[2] nutrition-and-you.com/hazelnuts

[3] nutrition-and-you.com/brazil-nuts

[4] organicfacts.net/…/health-benefits-of-almonds

[5] nutrition-and-you.com/pecans