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Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy eating is expensive. We've all heard that, and many of us believe it to be true. And it can be (true). But it is not always true and there are ways to compromise. It’s a common misconception that healthy eating needs to make a dent in the pocket. This is an important consideration [...]

Fill up on fibre

The gut is one of the largest, most dynamic, yet undervalued, organs in the human body. Dietary fibre is one of the best ways to maintain good-gut-health. What is fibre? Fibre is found in plant-based foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, legumes, and wholegrains, and is the part of the plant that cannot be broken [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:42:28+00:00Feb 18th, 2020|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Nutrients 101

Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, wrinkles, memory loss: what if there was a way to delay and even prevent these and other illness and diseases? Scientists think that there is which is why a diet rich in nutrients from colorful fruit and vegetables, among other healthy foods, is so important. Fruit and vegetables are nutrient-dense foods [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:47:40+00:00Feb 6th, 2020|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Protein power

A lean and toned physique has become the embodiment of health and well-being. There is no shortage of blogs on the ‘net and supplements on the market with advice and claims on how to gain muscle - this advice usually focuses on high protein intake. Is there really a need for so much extra [...]

The facts on fat

Throw the word fat into conversation and you will trigger an avalanche of debate on the latest diets and nutrition trends. Which is why somewhere between the low-fat era of the 90’s and present-day chants of “fat is back”, there appears to be much confusion about the truth of the healthiest fats to eat [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:48:11+00:00Nov 4th, 2019|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Carbohydrate confusion?

Along with fat and protein, carbohydrates are one of the three food groups essential to human health. A healthy, balanced and varied diet is one that includes a combination of these food groups in the diet in adequate amounts, and the right quality of these goods, too. Yet carbohydrates have been at the centre [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:49:54+00:00Oct 15th, 2019|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Superfoods

Most of us approach nutrition with a "what to avoid" or "need to eat less" mindset and fair enough - with the world getting ever fatter (no insult intended, it's just a fact borne out by international statistics over the last 30+ years) most of us would do well to eat less in general [...]

By |2019-12-12T08:34:52+00:00Aug 28th, 2019|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Nutrition 101

We all want to be more well, or more well. "What we eat, we are" (as Yoda might say) is a truth for us all and almost everyone wants to eat well. For many it's about weight loss, for some fitness, for some specific medical conditions. But for everyone, general health & wellness is [...]

How often to eat?

This is a question we are often asked. A review of research will throw up some conflicting and potentially confusing results (and beware of all the fads and crash diets and general "nonsense" out there). So let's try to present a balanced view... Most experts have long recommended these guidelines: Eat three main meals [...]

Weight loss: online resources (links & apps)

Weight loss is important for many of us (truth be told, more than half us want or need to lose weight). Most of us actually know, more or less, how to lose weight - we know to eat less, exercise more, avoid junk & fast food, eat veggies, drink water, etc. - but we [...]

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