Healthy Nutrition

Holistic Health & Nutrition

Managing the tensions between modern living and our natural physical dispositions is a challenge. Because of the natural dispositions that your body may have to certain external influences, making it imperative for you to take your nutrition and holistic wellness seriously.

Within the Healthy Nutrition category of our Healthy Hildegard posts, you will find practices and resources to help you maintain a healthy relationship with your body by using the philosophies of Hildegard von Bingen. At Healthy Hildegard, we strive to navigate the different dimensions of our lives with a healthy perspective on weight management and holistic health. Continue reading below to learn more about nutrition inspired by Saint Hildegard of Bingen.

Are Carbohydrates Bad for You?

Over the past 20 years, carbohydrates and health have entered the crosshairs of our health-industrial complex.  Carbs have devolved into a culprit of ill health and the growing catastrophe of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

a healthy alternative to coffee

Healthy Alternative to Coffee

If you’re contemplating a break from caffeine, for health reasons or for a cleanse, there is a healthy alternative to coffee, it is called spelt coffee.

sauerkraut benefits

Sauerkraut Benefits for Health

Sauerkraut benefits have been known for a very long time and in recent years the power of fermentation for health has drawn a lot of attention. We explain why.

cocoa energy bar

Cocoa Nib, Seed and Cherry Bars

These energy bars provide healthy, sustainable energy for hours. The crunchy consistency tastes delicious, while the oats are good for the heart. They are fast and easy to make, and the anthocyanins in the cherries will leave you with a “happy-brain”. 

cocoa nibs recipe

Cocoa Butter Roasted Veggie Salad with Cocoa Nib Vinaigrette Recipe

This recipe is a nice variation on your typical roasted veggie dish with a cocoa nib vinaigrette, rich in nutrients, antioxidants and a real mood lifter.

German Sauerkraut

Healthy Hildegard’s German Sauerkraut Recipe

“Sauerkraut” is a German word that means sour cabbage. This version includes coriander, which helps stimulate digestive energy. The benefits of sauerkraut include providing fiber, vitamins C and K.

nutritional treatment

Ancient Nutritional Treatment

Hildegard of Bingen’s Viriditas, or “life force”, lies at the heart of her nutritional treatment therapy. Food provides each organism with fundamental energy and healing power. Proper nutrition can prevent the need for pills later on.

Bitter Flavors

The Beauty of Bitter Flavors

Foods with bitter flavors have played an important role in nutritional medicine and naturopathy for centuries. Saint Hildegard of Bingen regularly employed bitter tasting foods and bitters.

healthy chickpea salad

Healthy Hildegard’s Chickpea Salad

Delightful, simple, cooling, and packed with easily digestible legume protein from the chickpeas, this satisfying summer salad is a cinch to prepare.

Spelt Summer Salad

Spelt Summer Salad

Here’s a delicious and versatile spelt summer salad recipe to add to your rotation: cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and loads of basil are tossed with hearty and healthy spelt to create a perfect pairing for any time.

homemade turmeric drink

Tropical Homemade Turmeric Drink

Turmeric contains curcumin, which has power anti-inflammatory effects. Given curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, it is recommended to add a fat to turmeric, such as coconut milk, to aid in absorption. Fruit and spice come alive in this healthy but rich coconut smoothie. Serves 1: 3 ounces of fresh pineapple 4 ounces of…

cocoa nibs coffee

Spiced Cocoa Nibs Coffee

Enjoy a cup of healthy cacao. Cacao beans are magnesium-rich and help maintain muscle and nerve function. They help aid digestion, manage your weight and keep you regular. They are known as a mood enhancer, while reducing the risk of coronary disease and stroke. Added ingredients such as cardamom counteract digestive problems such as bloating,…