Steaming or boiling tomatoes is the preferred method of cooking to bring out more lycopene for optimal nutrition. Research indicates lycopene reduces the risk of cancer, improves heart health and enhances neurological response.
Buying and eating outdoor bred pork is a great way to keep your diet natural. Pigs are naturally hygienic animals, so when they are bred outdoors, they have a lower propensity for disease.
Grass fed beef contains as much as three times more Omega-3 (good fats found in oily fish) than grain fed beef. This aids prevention of depression and cancer, whilst lowering blood pressure. Beef is high in iron, zinc, selenium and B vitamins
Bone marrow is full of collagen, which improves the health and strength of bones and skin. It is also rich in glucosamine, a compound that helps against osteoarthritis, relieves joint pain, and reduces inflammation in the joints.
Black pudding is naturally high in iron and zinc. Iron is great for a healthy body helping to metabolise proteins, playing a vital role in the production of haemoglobin and red blood cells.
This recipe freezes really well too, so you can make a load up in advance and then use it for lots of different dishes. You can add mash for an Italian Shepherd’s Pie; add it to pasta for a bolognese; make a lasagne or throw it over wedges with some grated cheese for some loaded fries. You could even replace the oregano with a tablespoon of Cumin and ½ a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper to make a chilli. Who doesn’t love a bit of versatility!