If you follow any health bloggers, you've likely come across an abundance of green-hued healthy foods made with matcha - a hugely trendy green tea powder. Matcha is chockfull of antioxidants - much more than green tea, in fact - and has a rich, grassy, slightly bitter flavour.
Another trend that's taking the health food world by storm right now is chia pudding, and with good reason: These tiny ... ››› more
I'm the first to admit that healthy eating and nutrition can be very confusing. The media is inundated with conflicting advice and misinformation and you therefore have every right to be frustrated! It's impossible for anyone to keep up with the forever changing information…
Low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, high-fat - it's like watching a tennis match, isn't it? One day you're told to eat this s... ››› more
If you think that the trendy seeds that are chia seeds are only for overnight oats and puddings, you've got it all wrong! (Yes, they'
Chia seeds work just as well in savoury dishes as they do in all your favourite morning meals. Yes, they're that versatile!
In this recipe, they give chicken breasts a light, crispy crust and lend the dish a healthy dose of fibre and omega-3s.
Plus, this d... ››› more
The humble, ancient chia seed is a top superfood. It's incredible how one tiny little shell can pack a powerhouse of nutrition! If you've been seeking new ways to boost your nutritional intake, chia seeds are one amazing food to add to your diet.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of protein and can therefore help build healthy hair, skin, nails and vitally important red blood cells and muscles... ››› more
Chia seed recipes are taking the internet by storm - and it's easy to see why! The trendy superfood isn't just a great addition to just about anything from smoothies to salads to healthy desserts - it's also chock-full of healthy omegas, fibre, protein, calcium and antioxidants.
Little nutritional powerhouses? You bet! (And you can be assured that I don't use this term lightly…)
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You've decided - 2017 is going to be the year that you're going to clean up your diet and lead a healthier lifestyle!
You've already eliminated dairy and gluten and replaced these foods with healthy-savvy options like almond milk, coconut yoghurt and gluten-free bread.
Next, you're going to find a healthy alternative to sugar. Then you ask yourself, “is brown sugar a healthy alternative t... ››› more
By now, you've definitely heard of the Paleo diet. If you aren't already on it, you're likely wondering if and why you should start it. Here are a couple of good reasons...
For starters, the Paleo diet is proven to improve glucose control and lipid profiles better than the American Diabetes Association (or ADA) plan. Studies show that it also helps stabilise blood sugar levels, reduces cravings... ››› more
Summer is here and you've probably noticed an explosion in apple varieties at your local supermarkets and farmers markets. If you aren't already filling up your basket with this healthy fruit that's packed with antioxidants, dietary fibre and flavonoids, you should be - a recent Washing State University has just shown that it can even help you fight obesity!
But before you reach for just any ki... ››› more
Who doesn't love energy balls? They make for a tasty on-the-go breakfast or satisfying snack! And this recipe, which features macadamia nuts and cranberry, packs loads of health benefits, from improved metabolism, to blood sugar regulation.
For the recipe for tasty (and easy-to-make) macadamia and cranberry energy balls, plus more about the key benefits they offer, read on!
Why you should sn... ››› more
Attention, women! This one's for you…
A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health has found that if you ate lots of high-fibre foods - especially fruits and vegetables - during adolescence and young adulthood, you have a significantly lower chance of getting breast cancer compared to those who didn't eat much fibre when they were young.
The lead auth... ››› more
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