Folate or Folic Acid?

The terms “folic acid” and “folate” are often misused to describe Vitamin B9.

Folic acid, is actually a synthetic form of Vitamin B9, which is not found in nature, nor is it naturally found in the human body. For folic acid to be metabolized by our bodies, the body has a lot of work to do, using the enzymes FOLR2 and DHFR (which work  in the liver).

“In theory, supplementing with folic acid—the most common form of folate in supplement form—should provide the body with the folate it needs to convert dangerous homocysteine into safe methionine.…


Secretly Salad Dressing

Make your salad a Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 hidden treasure!

Terranova’s new vitamin K2 100μg Complex is a perfect example of our commitment to ingredients and formulations providing the maximum possible natural synergy and biochemical complexity. It provides vitamin K as MenaQ7® (K2 as MK-7), • the most bioavailable and bioactive vitamin and it is stabilised with NattoPharma’s CryoCap technology.

 

• 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
• 1 tbs tahini
• 1 tsp raw agave syrup or honey
• 1 Terranova Garlic 500mg capsule
• 1 Terranova Vitamin D3 2000iu & K2 100μg capsule

Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing and let them sit for a while so the flavours can infuse.


Synergistic Ganoush

This is a dinner party favourite! Use as a dip or a spread for sandwiches. It is tasty and packed with natural & tasty goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large aubergines
  • 1/2 cup of  plain yogurt of your preference
  • 1 can of chickpeas (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of tahini
  • 1 wedge of lemon squeezed
  • 2 tbsp of Terranova Omega 3 6 7 9 oil
  • 1 capsule of Terranova Garlic
  • 1 capsule of Terranova Smooth Synergy
  •  1 tbsp of smoked sea salt

Method:

  1. Slowly roast your aubergines whole for 45 minutes.

Seven Ways to Remember Your Supplements!

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of things to remember each day and we know how busy life can be. Following the guidelines your nutritional advisor gave you, and being consistent with the intake and correct dosage them means you will get the best possible result with your recommended supplement. With that, while you should never beat yourself up about forgetting the odd dose here and there, here are some simple tips to help you along your health journey.

1. Put them in a place you see every day.…


The Secrets of Spirulina & Chlorella

Welcome to our blog on algae, particularly Spirulina & Chlorella. We hope you find the information below useful.

What most people don’t know: 

They are both forms of algae!

The highlights of Spirulina & Chlorella are:

1) They are highly concentrated, highly digestible protein sources

2) They provide a rich source of a multitude of antioxidants and other nutrients

3) They are high in chlorophyll, phycocyanin, antioxidants and power detoxifying compounds

The wow factor

Additionally, Spirulina has an extremely high protein content (anywhere from 55-70% protein) and contains ten to fifteen times more beta-carotene than carrots!

Matcha – The Magical Plant

 

Welcome to our Matcha post! We’re excited about the launch of our new matcha products and we though we would share some useful information & tips we discovered during the process!

 

Firstly, what makes Matcha, well Matcha? 

Matcha refers to the method in which the leaves are grown and processed. After the leaves are picked, they are ground to a fine powder.

Matcha tea’s nutritional content is superior to other green teas, which are steeped and then discarded because the whole leaf of Matcha is entirely consumed!


Matcha Chia Pudding

This recipe is simple, nutritious and just hits the spot when you need a dose of healthy goodness. Terranova’s Matcha Green Tea 400mg contains 100% Grade AAA Matcha (Ceremonial Grade) from organic gardens located in a remote area of China

You will need: 

1 pot of your favourite yoghurt

½ cup of whole chia seeds

½ cup of water or you could use apple juice if you have a sweeter tooth

2 capsules of Terranova Green Tea Matcha 400mg

Method:

All you do is mix everything together, place in an airtight container and leave the fridge for at least 2 hours.


Matcha Avocado Lime Nice Cream

For a simple weekend treat that has a little health kick too, try Terranova’s Matcha Nice Cream!

You will need:

1 large, ripe avocado
1 tablespoon lime juice
4 capsules of Terranova Green Tea Matcha 400mg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1½ cups coconut milk
1½ cups full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raw sugar or coconut sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt

Method:
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until very smooth.…


Seven Simple Swaps for a Superior Snack

 
We all want to be a little healthier but it can often become overwhelming when we deny ourselves all of the things we like.
Make it a little simpler for yourself and rather than eliminating things from your diet entirely, it’s easy it is to switch out a few things for a healthier option.
What to swap:
1. Sugar – swap refined white sugar sugar for dates or agave.
2. Chocolate biscuits – Dark chocolate covered rice cakes
3. Ice Cream – Blend bananas & freeze
4.

There’s More to Mushrooms! (Recipe)

Terranova’s Mushroom Carrot Dip is simple to make and tastes like more! 🍄🍄🍄🎄

You will need:
500 g carrots, cut in pieces and baked in the oven (with some olive oil)
2-3 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tbsp olive oil
2 capsules Terranova Mushroom Synergy
1 capsule Terranova Ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup almond butter
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Method:
In a food processor add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. This is a delicious dip to accompany a colourful plate of crudités.