ed van tegelenEd Van Tegelen

  • Nutritionist
  • Thai Massage

Ed arrived together with his wife Debby in 2016 at Moinhos Velhos.

Originally from the Netherlands. after travelling for 2 years through Asia they have now settled in Portugal.

Ed is part of our facilitation team as a nutritionist. He uses an evidence-based approach to cut through the confusion about nutrition and will give you advice that’s firmly rooted in science. He has previously worked as a plant-based chef in a restaurant and can thus provide you with lots of tips and ideas for a healthier diet.

Ed also designed and leads our Healthy Eating programmes here at Moinhos Velhos. 

When he is not busy with our guests you can usually find him somewhere at work in our garden. While travelling in Asia he trained as a traditional Thai massage & foot reflexology therapist and he is offering his treatments here at Moinhos Velhos.


Nutrition in The Kitchen: Ed's Book!

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Hosting fasting and healthy eating retreats as chef and nutritionist at Moinhos Velhos, has given me the opportunity to meet guests from all over the world, with often widely differing views on nutrition. Most of the commonly asked questions by the guests are answered throughout this book, supported by science. Questions such as "what is a healthy diet?", "what about (intermittent) fasting?", "do I need to eat more protein?", and "is coffee really unhealthy?", will all be answered in this book.

Also, a deep dive into the science behind eating beans and animal products, as well as a closer look at the environmental impact our dietary choices have. Interspersed between the nutrition chapters you will find sections with healthy vegan recipes made with whole foods. Teaching you the basics of preparing a simple, healthy, plant-based meal, as well as several recipes to impress your (plant-based) guests and make you forget that there are no animal products in your dish. The result of a ten-year foray into the world of nutrition science, this book explains why a whole foods plant-based diet is the best diet for your own health, and the health of the planet!

You can purchase Ed's book on site at Moinhos Velhos or online here.

You can find out more about Ed via his website or Facebook



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