The wonderful benefits of Garlic

Garlic originally came from the mountains in Central Asia, but its taste was considered to be so delicious that hundreds of years ago, it began to be traded right across the world. Garlic is a key ingredient of thousands of recipes, from hundreds of different countries. It is difficult to imagine a world without garlic […]

An Unbiased Nutritional Profile of Walnuts

The humble walnut is a key ingredient in classic dishes such as the walnut cake, types of pesto and the classic waldorf salad. Unless suffering from some kind of nut allergy, it’s likely you’ll have indulged in something walnut-y at some point or another. But did you know, aside from being a flavorful addition to […]

The one food you should eat at least once a week

Avocados They’re technically a fruit, and are also known as the alligator pear,  and vary in weight between eight ounces and three pounds. Why are they good for you? Read on to find out! HEALTH BENEFITS Avocados have a high amount of fat (85%). They have essential fatty acids for our body.  The fat included […]

The nutritional benefits of chickpeas (Garbanzo beans, bengal gram)

They have several names, chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans or Bengal gram are an important source of Carbohydrates, Folate, vitamins and proteins. Recent studies have shown that they can lessen your appetite due to their fibre content. Check out our roasted chickpea post here >> Chickpeas are a good source of protein. If you combine them […]

The ultimate green superfood? Spirulina: A Complete Overview.

If you keep up with the latest in natural news and nutrition, chances are, you’ve heard of spirulina. Due to its various advantages to health and wellness, this saltwater plant is becoming increasingly common and is available in several different forms. Keep reading for more information on spirulina, including what it is, the benefits it […]

The benefits of wild salmon

Science has shown that fish should make up a large portion of a healthy diet, and wild salmon is one of the most nutritionally rich fish available. All salmon offers health benefits, but wild salmon has less fat and a higher nutrient content. Additionally, wild salmon has a lower likelihood of containing environmental toxins from […]

Omega 3 is a contributor to weight loss and good health

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that the body cannot produce on its own; therefore, people must get it through their diet. Throughout Europe and North America, very few people get enough omega-3. Their diets tend to be higher in omega-6 and lower in omega-3 fatty acids. When there is a dietary imbalance in favour […]

Reasons to eat eggs as part of a weight loss program

Eggs are absolutely packed with protein.  Most of the bad wrap eggs get in the press is basically bullshit.  The cholesterol argument especially, may be wrong.  Experts now believe that cholesterol that is consumed from food (mostly) doesn’t find its way into your bloodstream, as it has not been produced by your body.  The bulk […]

Sweet potatoes – A tasty food for weight loss

baked sweet potato The humble sweet potato.  Contains high levels of  vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene. The beta carotene is the same compound that makes carrots orange, and also an antioxidant, additionally beta carotene may help to stabilise blood sugar levels and is also an anti inflammatory compound.  The sweet potato’s fibre content helps give it a […]

Flax seed – another super food?

Flax seed contains omega 3 + 6 fatty acids and dietary fibre, which if you know anything about nutrition is a very good start.  There may be further benefits however, as clinical research shows that certain compounds within them may stunt the growth of certain tumors.  Flax seeds our also our dietary friend as they […]

Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is one food that everybody should be eating as much of as possible.  Garlic contains allicin, which is an organosulphur, which are compounds that our bodies need.   They have been linked with reducing inflammation and oxidation stresses on our bodies.  It contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals.  Furthermore, garlic can act […]


Ginger benefits It has been found that ginger may affect gastrointestinal function, and has been used for thousands of years to treat nausea (especially forms of motion sickness).  It is theorised that ginger suppresses certain neurohypophysial hormones from being released into the bloodstream that can contribute to nausea.  It may also have some anti cancer proerties, but the evidence is […]


Spinach Benefits Low calories, high fibre. Spinach contains potent antioxidants (anti cancer, free radical neutralising compounds) and anti inflammatory substances.  It contains a plethora of vitamins also, so all round, you should be getting as much of this in your diet as possible.