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In a hut in Senegal

Hi! My name is Jonathan and this is my health food blog. I hope that here you will find the inspiration to make your life greener, healthier and, preferably, completely sugar free.

I live and work in Amsterdam as a translator, teacher, food blogger, writer and speaker.

I spend my free time doing yoga and cycling as much as I can. I love languages and linguistics and speak Dutch, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish and some French and Polish.

In 2012, after experiencing small health problems, I started considering to change my diet. I had not eaten meat since 2002 and was vegan for some three years, between 2003 and 2006.

After reading a few books on health and diet in 2012, I started becoming aware of the dangers of consuming too much sugar and high GI carbs. I briefly left grains altogether, but went back to them after losing about 8 kilos in two months and nearly disappearing. I have since then included only whole grains back into my diet.

Lately I’ve started to replace my sometimes exotic food choices with more and more local and organic products in order to reduce my footprint and protect the planet. I find it enjoyable to play around with food in order to prepare healthy, conscious and environmentally friendly alternatives for whatever the food industry is trying to shove down our throats.

My diet is basically a mix of whole grains (mostly gluten-free), fruit, veggies, nuts, healther fats, and sometimes an egg or fish.

I try to avoid sugar, any derivate or similar sweeteners which cause high GI spikes (such as syrups or honey), refined grains, high GI fruits, meat, milk, and less healthy fatty acids such as sunflower oil.

My diet does not fall into any specific category – I’m not raw, not Paleo, not vegan, not even vegetarian, but I enjoy using full wide range of options that food and specific diets have to offer us.

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, especially oatmeal with soy cappuccino!

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