My Healthy Life

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Short Story By Elizabeth Dale -

Chef Celia Brooks, author of Su­perVeg

(£16.99, Mur­doch Books), re­veals how she boosts her health and well­be­ing.

My ‘go-to’ rem­edy

Broc­coli, or any mem­ber of the cab­bage/bras­sica fam­ily, is ex­cel­lent for fight­ing ill­ness. Th­ese con­tain mul­ti­ple plant medicines called phy­to­chem­i­cals, which stim­u­late the im­mune sys­tem, re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and bat­tle in­fec­tion. When I feel a cold brew­ing, I gob­ble up plenty of raw or lightly cooked broc­coli, Brus­sels, kale and water­cress.

My favourite meal

A lazy week­end brunch – ide­ally, a savoury plate­ful of veg­gies and eggs with a side of av­o­cado. There’s a recipe in Su­perVeg for a sweet po­tato break­fast tray you can al­most cook with your eyes closed – a colour­ful mix of roasted veg, chill­ies and sweet­corn topped with baked eggs.

My fit­ness rou­tine

Three times a week, I do a 20-minute HIIT cy­cling work­out on a sta­tion­ary bike, fol­lowed by 15 min­utes of stretch­ing and yoga, then five min­utes of med­i­ta­tion. I walk a lot, too.

My per­fect day

I’ll get my puppy Rico up for feed­ing and play, then I’ll go back to bed – I love go­ing back to sleep and wak­ing up late. Then I’ll make brunch with my part­ner Justin, and take Rico for a long walk in the Lea Valley. We’ll have an early pub din­ner, then en­joy a chilled evening read­ing and watch­ing movies.

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