My Healthy Life
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.