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  • Nine proven healing benefits of coconuts
  • Coconuts used to be exclusive to the hot and humid tropics. Enjoying the beverage under the cool shade of a coconut palm was the well-deserved reward for climbing up the tree, opening the hard shell. and pouring out the fresh water. Fast-forward to today: Like me, you're probably more likely to be in an office than a tropical paradise. But fortunately, everything coconut is now within our reach... ››› more
  • [29 March 2016]
  • Not all fat is created equal - eating more of this one could save your life
  • Okay, so the word "fat" has a bad connotation ... but as we all know ... not all fat is created equal. In recent years, health experts have been very clear about the fats you should avoid. They warn that red meat can cause your gut bacteria to produce plaques that can cause heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems. The World Health Organization said it probably causes cancer, too (yikes!... ››› more
  • [17 March 2016]
  • Simple lifestyle changes that can help prevent a heart attack
  • So we've just finished breast cancer awareness month, but the number one killer of men and women in the Western world remains cardiovascular disease, which kills more people than ALL cancers combined. Every 34 seconds someone in South Africa has a heart attack. It's a frightening statistic indeed... So is it inevitable? The simple answer is simply no. Heart attacks are preventable, and peop... ››› more
  • [14 March 2016]
  • Five new diet tips for super heart health
  • Newsflash: Today, heart disease is the number-one killer of both men and women in South Africa. But here's the good news: 90% of the time, you can prevent it by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, by taking steps now to tune up your heart, not only will you benefit your long-term health — you'll also help boost your circulation, trim your waistline and enhance energy and brain spee... ››› more
  • [08 March 2016]
  • Eight reasons to choose almonds over peanuts
  • If you're anything like me, you'd choose almonds or almond butter over peanuts or peanut butter in a heartbeat. And, in that case, you'd be glad to know that that's in fact a very healthy choice! Here are eight reasons to love almonds more than peanuts. Consider these handy pointers the next time you go shopping! Eight reasons to eat almonds instead of peanuts #1: Peanuts are acid-forming n... ››› more
  • [26 February 2016]
  • Here's why you should be snacking on avocados more regularly
  • It's no secret that fresh avocados have been around for a long time, with the oldest evidence of avo consumption dating back to 8,000-7,000 BCE. This means that avo lovers have had a long time to experiment and perfect their favourite ways to enjoy them! I've read many claims about avos being fattening and unhealthy to enjoy as a snack. But the truth is that they're actually great for snacking ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • Try this heart-healthy avocado, apple and cinnamon green smoothie
  • Avocados give smoothies a lovely creamy texture and a boost of heart-healthy fat. In this simple recipe, avocado is combined with green apple, spinach and cinnamon for a nutritious breakfast or refreshing post-workout treat. Enjoy! Creamy green smoothie recipe Serves: 1   Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled 1/2 green ... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • You'll want to wake up for this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl tomorrow morning!
  • I've been on the hunt for a breakfast that's light on the stomach but has plenty of protein and good stuff to get me to lunch. And what I've discovered is this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl! It's a great treat that I feel good about starting the day with. The perfect weekend treat! I hope you enjoy the recipe! Peanut butter cup smoothie bowl recipe Serves: 1   Ingredients to ... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • A few quick guidelines to cooking with unrefined oils and fats
  • Unrefined oils and fats are aromatic, flavourful and a far healthier choice than their refined counterparts. There are lots of different ways to use these delicious unprocessed oils too, from non-heated dips and drizzles to high-heat frying and grilling. So how can you tell which oils and fats will be a healthy choice for what you want to cook? A quick glance at the nutrition facts on labels wi... ››› more
  • [02 October 2015]
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