While there's no standard definition of a super seed or fruit, it's agreed that they pack a punch of nutrients and health benefits in one package.
So which super seeds and fruits should you add to your diet?
A recent study published in Food Technology, which was conducted by the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT), revealed the top nine super seeds and fruits that fit the bill for natural, ... ››› more
These days, it's impossible to avoid hearing about the incredible nutritional benefits of chia seeds. However, most of the ways you generally come across using this top superfood are sweet - think smoothies, puddings and baked goods.
If you've been on the lookout for a savoury dish that chia appears in, look no further than this tantalising linguine al limone with grilled chia chicken recipe. W... ››› more
If you aren't already obsessed with rice paper rolls, it's about time you are!
There are loads of different recipes out there, but this one is something special. Crammed with crispy, colourful vegetables, tofu and a moreish dipping sauce, these rice paper rolls are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
The only problem you'll have is trying not to gobble them all done yourself before t... ››› more
Times have changed: Whereas fats of all kinds used to be deemed the villains of the health food world, they're now the darlings.
That's right - even saturated fats from dairy and grass-fed animal products as well as palm oil and coconut oil has been given the all-clear by experts and organisations!
What's more, some studies have found that eating a combination of fats naturally aids in weig... ››› more
It's no secret that kicking the sugar habit is no easy task. That said, it's something you may want to consider…
By cutting out the sweet stuff, you'll start racking up some remarkable body benefits, from younger-looking skin to lower odds of heart disease. Read on for the five most compelling effects of eliminating sugar from your diet.
Five benefits you’ll reap from eliminating sugar
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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
It's believed that the ancient Aztecs and Mayans filled up on chia seeds before they headed into battle. So how are these tiny seeds still relevant today when we're not preparing to do battle?
You've probably heard that this superfood packs a serious punch of nutrition. Brimming with fibre, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients, chia seeds are excellent for many aspects of you... ››› more
If you want to feel good, look good and stay balanced, you've got to go back to basics, according to Lily Kunin, a New York City-based health coach.
Think about what makes you feel good: Is it eating a nutritious breakfast every morning? How about snacking on foods that ease stress and fuel your brain?
For Kunin, putting her most beautifully glowing self forward and staying balanced means ea... ››› more
If you aren't as slim and energised as you'd like to be, the problem may be that you're eating too many refined carbohydrates in your diet. While it's true that carbs are essential - and, in fact, your body's main source of energy - the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you.
“Refined carbs have had much of the fibre and good-for-you compounds stripped away, which makes them less nu... ››› more
Not in the mood for cooking this weekend? Then you'll love these three quick and easy meals that are both wholesome and homemade!
Each one of these meals only takes 10 minutes to whip up. Plus, they're sure to bring the whole family together. Give them a try!
Three 10-minute meals to try this weekend
#1: Breakfast wrap with nori and greens
· 1 sheet nori
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