nutrition

6 things to consider when adding Green Tea to your diet

We all know that we should drink healthy teas . . . but do you have any idea why? Just like many other super foods, green tea has gained a wonderful reputation without many people really knowing why it is so good for us. That is why we have compiled a list of some of the most […]

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 […]

What you need to know about Alkaline Diets

The alkaline diet is a much-studied and on-going subject matter, due to its claims of improving well-being and overall health. More and more studies are proving the benefits of eating alkaline foods to maintain a healthy pH level in the blood and urine. Doing this, enables the person to treat and combat various chronic diseases […]

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 health benefits of drinking water

While most people can agree that water is a healthy beverage choice, there has long been debate over how much of the drink should be consumed daily. It was previously thought that at least eight glasses per day was needed to help combat the natural effects of dehydration. Recently, however, a study suggested that that […]

Fat, and why it’s not your enemy!

Most people automatically assume that fat is evil. After all, fat is the reason that so many people around the world are unable to fit into their clothing, right? This has lead to hundreds of companies that now market “fat free” food, beverages, snacks, and everything in between. Unfortunately, what many doctors and scientists are […]

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 […]

Cinnamon As A Tasty Weight Loss Tool

The main benefit of cinnamon is for maintaining blood sugar levels, thus helping to prevent blood sugar crashes and spikes, which in turn helps you to stave of hunger. You don’t need pills to control blood sugar!  Cinnamon is a spice that adds flavour to all sorts of foods, from savoury to sweet.  This tasty ingredient is […]