You may have heard about soaking and sprouting before but are you aware of why people go through all this effort and how it is done? Let’s take a closer look. WHY SOAK & SPROUT? A compound called phytic acid can be found in all nuts, seeds, grains and legumes such as peas, beans and
We all know that fibre is good for us and that it helps to keep your tummy regular but rarely do we think that it might actually reduce your risk of death. A study of nearly 1 million people that was published in December 2014 found a strong association between fibre intake and death from […]
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The holidays are coming to an end and you were the mom that made sure the kids had extra sunscreen and never swam directly after a meal. Your kids were home and you could ensure they were safe and healthy. You could feed them and give them everything they need. But now that they have
So if you haven’t heard, the verdict is in…US News & World Report has evaluated and ranked 35 diets with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss and protective against diabetes and heart disease. The Top 5 […]
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As we look into the future, food, tastes and how we experience food is ever evolving. These trends consider environmental, social, emotional and economic impacts. As technology evolves it is becoming a vehicle to access food to minimise time in this fast paced society. ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN SOURCES Figures put forward by Allied Market Research forecasts
INTRODUCTION Lentils are fast becoming one of the more popular foods when it comes to good nutrition. But let’s take a moment to look at why even the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines (SAFBDG) states “Eat dry beans, split peas, lentils and soya regularly”. Here are the top five reasons to continue eating lentils.
What is the Skinny Gut Diet? The Skinny Gut Diet is one of the latest diets on many people’s lips but what exactly does it entail? The Skinny Gut Diet is based on the idea that the key to weight loss is founded in one’s digestive tract or as they have called it ‘the […]
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Omega-3 is a type of fat you have probably all heard about, especially with the focus shifting to including more healthy fat in the diet. Omega-3 is a sub-type of polyunsaturated fat (PUFA), along with omega-6. PUFA’s are fats that have two or more double bonds between the carbon atoms. This means that there are
CARBS ARE NOT THE ENEMY Recently carbohydrates have become the bad guys when it comes to healthy eating and weight-loss. This is really unfair on the little energy powerhouses. Not only are carbohydrates such as pasta my favourite of the food groups but they really are not as bad as they are being made out
Juggling a career, exercise regime, social life and whatever else life deals you can understandably leave you drained and more inclined to grab a pizza and beer rather than prepare a gourmet meal at the end of the day. What I’m here to do is to offer you some quick and easy, balanced meal options […]
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