Nutrition & Diet

Natural remedies to adopt into your lifestyle to help prevent or cure specific symptoms.

Turmeric and it’s health benefits

A main ingredient of curry powder, turmeric has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for thousands of years to relieve conditions ranging from flatulence to menstrual irregularities. It is now recognised in the West as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. What it is The yellow-flowered turmeric plant is a member of the ginger… Read the full article…

Are you getting enough calcium?

Pasteurised cow’s milk, contrary to advertising, may not be the best source of absorbable calcium we can offer our family. Many adults and children who react to dairy products due to a lactose or casein allergy may have concerns that they are not consuming enough calcium-rich foods. Calcium is essential for bones and teeth; it is… Read the full article…

Top 10 Whole Foods for Health

Nutritionally, there is no perfect food. Even if there were, who’d want to eat the same thing every meal every day? Let’s take a look at our top ten whole foods for your health. Fortunately, variety and healthy eating can go hand in hand, particularly if you know where to look. Here’s a Top 10… Read the full article…

The Detox

After the season of much indulgence for many, during January it could be said that the body needs a holiday from all the hard work. Let’s talk detox! One traditional method of detoxing or purifying the body is fasting. This can be a route to increased wellbeing. However not everyone will feel better and for… Read the full article…

Broccoli King Of Vegetables

There are dozens of vegetables that are important for a healthy diet. In a head-to-head competition, one vegetable outshines the rest: broccoli! Broccoli facts: It is high in vitamin A Has more vitamin C than an orange As much calcium as a glass of milk. One medium-sized spear has three times more fibre than a slice… Read the full article…

Mix and Match

Some foods become even healthier when mixed with other certain foods. Conversely, other food pairing may become less healthy and even endanger your health. Here are a few examples to help you get the most out of your food choices: DO: mix grilled meat and Brussels sprouts: There are compounds in sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables,… Read the full article…

3 Ways To Help Fight The Winter Blues

  Are the short days, long nights, bitter chills and inclement weather getting you down? Seasonal affective disorder, S A D, is a mood disorder characterised by feelings of sadness or depression during the winter months in otherwise mentally healthy people. If you’re suffering from SAD, you may find yourself sleeping longer, lacking energy and experiencing depression…. Read the full article…

A coffee a day?

Every day millions of people drink coffee for an energy jolt that will help them get through the day. Coffee has become one of the most popular beverages of choice, but can it be good for your health? Numerous studies have been presented about some adverse effects of caffeine on the body, but there are… Read the full article…

Crazy about Kale!

On the hunt for a nutritious, vitamin-packed vegetable that also has lots of flavour? Try kale. There are many reasons to pile this cruciferous vegetable on your plate: It is low in calories Has zero grams of fat Contains nearly 20 percent of the RDA of dietary fibre This can promote regular digestion, prevents constipation,… Read the full article…

Chocolate – the next miracle food?

Chocolate is rapidly becoming the next miracle food. If minimally processed, it contains the highest flavanol content of any food. Flavanols are phytonutrients also found in various fruits and vegetables, are associated with numerous health benefits. The problem is that these valuable compounds are nearly all destroyed when the cocoa beans are heated during processing. For a… Read the full article…