Digestive Health

THE BENEFITS OF ANCIENT GRAINS

While ancient grains have in fact been around for centuries, they are very new to many a modern man. The reason for this is that over the years convenience has become king; wholegrains have become refined, faster-growing higher yielding wheats have generally taken over. Products can now stay ‘fresh’ with the use of preservatives, and […]

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THE EVOLUTION OF OATS: EVERYTHING IN LIFE HAS CHANGED WHY HASN’T YOUR OATS?

No better breakfast than a hearty bowl of oats on a cold winter’s morning. Top it with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a little squirt of honey and you are ready for the day. The versatility of oats makes it a very popular ingredient to have at home, cooked, overnight oats, muesli or granola makes […]

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COMPLETING YOUR MEAL WITH PROTEIN

A nutritionally complete meal will provide all macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and PROTEIN) within International Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR). We are giving protein the recognition it deserves as an essential component of complete nutrition. In this article we will look at some protein basics; how much protein we should be getting in our diet, how […]

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PROBIOTICS AND THE QUEST FOR A HEALTHY MICROBIOME

INTRODUCTION TO THE MICROBIOTA OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT As Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered in the late 17th century, there are trillions of tiny cells we now call bacteria that colonise the body and is collectively called the microbiome. This microbiome is an ecosystem all on its own with hundreds of different species who live dynamically […]

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