AuthorElisa Pineda

goodbye summer food, hello autumn food!

The Fall Equinox came and went, and now cooler temperatures and less sunlight are the reality. As we move into Autumn, these seven fruits and veggies will give your health a boost and keep colds at bay! Rutabaga Rutabaga is a type of root vegetable and a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. Some classify it as part of the ‘ugly root vegetables’ but you’d be surprised at its nutrient and...

7 Food Myths Debunked

There are many myths about healthy eating. Marketing, trends, and misinterpreted research often generate confusion and contradictions. Here’s the truth behind seven food myths: “Gluten free products are good for you” Coeliac disease is an autoimmune diseases caused by intolerance to gluten. Only 1% of the population in the UK has coeliac disease. Still, going gluten-free has become quite the...

9 Ways Diet Changes Your Practice

You want to increase your flexibility, get rid of an old injury or achieve a yoga posture you’ve struggled with? What you eat can make a difference. Here are 9 ways food can improve your yoga practice or any other physical activity: 1. Happy joints and flexibility Flexibility relates to the range of movement in your joints and the length of your muscles. The key to increasing flexibility is...

Eat Your Way Out Of Depression

Have you or someone close to you ever felt an intense feeling of sadness? Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness lasting for days or weeks…the type that starts keeping you from your everyday activities? If so, this may be something more than sadness. It’s possible you could be someone with clinical depression… before you become alarmed, did you know this is a...

This is your YogaLondon Mom calling…are you eating well??

Do women really have different nutritional needs than men? You may be aware of the need for equal gender rights, but men and women have different needs when it comes to nutrition. Nutritionist and yogi Elisa Pineda explains all… Although man and women are 98.5% identical in their DNA, there are differences between the sexes. Due to differences in specific physiological functions in men and...

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