Following a diet often brings one a sense of fulfillment to the overall wellbeing of one’s body. Abiding by certain dietary restrictions may make you feel like you’re doing something right. However, equally, restricted eating habits have the potential to wreak havoc in your physical and mental wellbeing. When the foods you choose to restrict start having an impact on the way you live you life, such that the pure
Do you ever wonder why you wake up in the morning with a flat belly, only to finish the day looking, well, a bit inflated? Rest assured, the body doesn’t gain instant weight over the course of one day. It’s more likely you are full of air, the air produced by fermenting food. The good news is that there is a solution. By listening to your body and aligning what
Sugar cravings can strike at all times of the day and are often accompanied by hunger pangs or an energy drop. Sugar is not just delicious, it’s addictive and is the fastest way our body can grab energy. Even when you don’t want to befriend sugar, you can end up finding it in foods under a hidden disguise. Some of it’s aliases are high-fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, glucose syrup, sorghum
For those of you hearing the words palm oil for the first time, your mind might be drifting to an island with white beaches, azure waters, and green palms. But no, unfortunately, palm oil connotes something not nearly as serene and is merely a distant relative to the iconic palm tree. Ok, so then, what is it? Well, palm oil is something that is ubiquitous, so much so that it
Snacking in the office isn’t just about what’s easy, or necessarily what’s deemed “healthy”. What I’m trying to say is, is that snacking on a few carrots here and a banana there will still have you reaching for the chocolate bar come 3pm. The best way to get you through the hours at your desk is to fine-tune healthy snacks to improve your concentration, astuteness and energy levels. The 2
The wonders of food contain many benefits with topical application—there’s much more to them than keeping you fed, healthy and happy. Just as consuming these foods gives you a glow from within, using them topically allows the surface of your skin to benefit from their wonderful anti-aging, anti-inflammatory or cleansing properties. These foods can hydrate, tighten, heal and exfoliate, leaving your skin looking fabulous. It’s becoming noticeably more popular for
For someone who likes to indulge in chocolatey treats, the past couple weeks are maybe the most tempting of the entire year. Cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar have been everywhere and the consumption of baked Christmas cookies has reached an all-time high. To balance out all the sugar you probably have inhaled this month, why not try a simple but delicious sugar and gluten free vegan treat? These chocolate balls
My Dad always used to say: “A cold, left untreated, usually lasts for seven days and when treated it lasts for a week.” He would then gulp down his cough syrup and go to work. At the end of the winter, his cough was usually so bad that he would have to get some codeine prescribed. Whether you’ve gotten sick already, or are trying to avoid catching whatever bug is
Superfood is a buzzword that is trending in the health, fitness and beauty realms. What’s not to love about a super food? It’s like a one stop shop for your food nutrition needs. But just what is it that makes these superfoods so super? What is a superfood? According to The Oxford Dictionary definition a super food is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. It’s
Yes, you read the title right. I’m talking about a vegan*, gluten free cake that is so nutrient dense, it puts your toast to shame. In fact, this cake may be one of the healthier breakfast options out there. Hold on to your hats, follow me and keep reading. What allows this chocolate cake to be breakfast-worthy? Among the ingredients are almond meal, flax and chia seeds, which are high in fiber
Modern dietary changes coincide with the rise in inflammatory conditions in our society. The shift towards highly processed foods and increased saturated fat and trans fat consumption has seen the diet playing a significant role in chronic inflammation and disease. What is inflammation? Inflammation is the one of the leading causes of chronic bodily pain. Not an illness in and of itself, inflammation is rather a protective mechanism of the
With summer’s abrupt end this year, the sound of sniffles and sneezing in the office should come as no surprise. I, too, was caught off guard by the sudden change in weather: yet another victim of the common cold. Seeing as I was definitely not alone in this, I thought it would be a good idea to write up some helpful tips to help protect yourself from catching a cold,
There is one salad that, for me, represents the epitome of summer freshness: simple watermelon chunks tossed together with feta cheese and fresh mint. This mixture isn’t just delicious, it’s also the perfect side dish for a hot summer day. Just the thought of it puts me in the mood for sun hats and balcony hangouts. What pleases me the most about this dish is that its ease of preparation.
Cilantro-Coconut Oil – Pesto …is a truly wonderful, delicious treat and it’s versatile. It can be used as a dip, as a spread on bread and crackers, with salads, quinoa and pasta, on omelettes and you can add it to soups. Well, you can go wild with it – whatever your taste buds desire. And the best thing is that it’s not only extremely yummy, it’s also really good for
I changed my diet a few years ago and part of it was that I stopped drinking milk. As the number of people suffering from lactose intolerance is increasing I found that freshly made nut milk truly is a wonderful nondairy milk substitute. Nuts are a great source of essential fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. I personally love almond milk – there is no better way to start the day!