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Top 10 Vegan Protein Sources & How To Use Them Every Day

5 Mins Read One of the biggest challenges when following a plant-based diet is ensuring you get enough protein regularly. Turns out, it’s easy if you know where to look! Below we list the top ten healthiest plant-based protein sources for all you aspiring herbivores! Spirulina (Dried) 64.4 grams of protein per cup It’s hard to beat spirulina […]

Green Queen’s Guide To Holistic Health Practices & Centers In Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Holistic health and integrated medicine are wide and varying fields that covers many types treatments from massage to homeopathy to energy work. For those looking to approach their health issues the holistic way,  we have pulled together a shortlist of practices here in Hong Kong. Most of these options have basic health services but each of them also has […]

Green Queen Loves: Body Awakening One Month Cleansing Program- The Easiest, Gentlest & Most Effective Cleanse Out There

5 Mins Read These days, the word “cleansing” often brings to mind a (cold-pressed) juice fast, not to mention the inevitable cravings for sugary and fatty foods that tend to follow so we were pretty excited to trial a cleanse with a different philosophy altogether, one that promises to approach detoxification with a far less extreme program. Body […]

Top 5 Reasons To Eat Local or Why The Locavore Movement Is Vital To Your Health

4 Mins Read Eating locally has become somewhat of a trend these days and with all health trends, it’s easy to forget that there are legitimately valid reasons to adopt them. Beyond all the media coverage, the locavore movement has its roots (couldn’t resist) in sound thinking. Below, we look into the rationale behind it. Maximize Nutrition Many of us […]

5 Reasons Why Eating Seasonally Is Better For You (And The Planet)

3 Mins Read Living in the modern world means that you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it. This is very different from the way our human ancestors lived- they relied only on the fruits and vegetables that were available according to the time of the year. season. It turns out they may have been on […]

8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

3 Mins Read Our immune system is constantly up against it – being regularly bombarded by foreign invaders, it has developed incredibly complex mechanisms that help hold the barriers strongly in place. Though there are many components to a healthy immune system, our white blood cells in particular work extremely hard, especially at this time of year. The […]

Green Queen’s Top 10 Ways To Use Coconut Oil Every Day

2 Mins Read Coconut oil is incredibly versatile and can replace dozens of products in your kitchen and bathroom shelves. Below are ten easy ways to use this amazing oil every day. Just make sure you buy the raw, extra virgin, unprocessed kind (organic is ideal of course). If possible, it should be stored in glass bottles. Coconut […]

Are You Eating Too Many Fruit-Vegetables?

4 Mins Read Fruits are natural, nutritious and delicious right? This is what we have been taught. But what is a exactly is a fruit? And why are they so yummy, exactly? Green Queen clears up common misunderstandings after an in-depth chat with our friendly resident scientist, Karen Stollberger. What is a fruit, exactly?  Biologically, a fruit is the […]

Beef & Lamb – The Whole Grass Vs Grain Fed Debate

5 Mins Read If you have shopped for beef or lamb recently, you have noticed the sheer prevalence of labels popping up on various types of meat. Should you go for Australian grain-fed beef or Welsh organic lamb? What do all of these labels mean for you and your family? Green Queen is here to help and below is an overview of the […]

Why You Should Avoid Canned Foods

2 Mins Read Food has been preserved in cans for nearly 200 years, and its popularity has never ceased to increase. What could be more convenient than opening a can of soup for a quick meal? Well, there’s a dark and dirty secret about metal cans that has been emerging and it may make you think twice before […]

Green Queen Recommends: Healthy Cooking Classes in Hong Kong

5 Mins Read Want to eat more vegetarian food but out of inspiration? Heard about kefir but have no idea how to make it? Dying to stock your fridge with homemade raw chocolate? Wish you knew how to make your own yoghurt? Desperate to bake some gluten free bread? Turns out Hong Kong has so much to offer […]

Eco Insights: Toxic Beauty Series Part 5 – Carmine

2 Mins Read What Is It and Why Is It Used? Carmine, also called cochineal, comes from the skin of female cochineal beetles. These insects are mostly found in Mexico and other parts of South America. Once they have been killed, the beetles are dried and then crushed- from this, carminic acid is extracted. This acid is used […]

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Fertility Naturally

3 Mins Read Diet and nutrition can play a strong role in the way our genes are expressed and influence our fertility, just as it plays a role in other challenges to health and well-being. Whether you’re currently trying to conceive or struggling with unexplained infertility, paying a little extra attention to your diet won’t hurt. Below are my […]

Eco Insights: Toxic Beauty Series Part 1- Sulfates

3 Mins Read The media has made us all somewhat aware that most of the products we use to wash and care for our faces and bodies contain some rather suspicious ingredients. The laundry list of what to avoid is a long one so this series will birth many posts. Most of us are too busy to spend […]

How to Get Your Family To Eat Healthier Foods

3 Mins Read As a mother of two, one of my biggest pleasures in life is feeding my kids nutritious meals. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy! Kids have minds of their own and are not always interested in steamed vegetables and quinoa. However, through experience and trial and error, I have found some ways to get my little […]

Clean Eating: Stocking a Healthy Fridge & Pantry

3 Mins Read Karin Reiter, nutritionist extraordinaire and founder of Nutritious n Delicious, has so many fans that her Hong Kong classes about nutrition and healthy eating are always sold out! We love her style and how easy she makes it for moms on the go and busy families to make clean food choices. We are so excited […]

Top 9 Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget

6 Mins Read It can be a challenge to make healthy, clean eating choices in Hong Kong. It’s always been hard to buy clean food and choose responsibly sourced items from a restaurant menu, though there is some real progress on these fronts. We now have over 100 organic farms in the territory and it feels like a new farm-to-table […]