Eat with your mouth and your mind…

Recent research from the School of Psychology and Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide in Australia points out the importance of mindful eating. Paying attention to what we eat, how fast we eat, and what the food tastes like, has a direct effect on the ‘HOW MUCH’ we eat… HOW MUCH we eat […]

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The power of ALMONDS

Nut consumption may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Recent research from the University of Purdue in the US investigated the effect of eating almonds at breakfast on blood sugar response, satiety and how much food was consumed at a next meal in people with impaired blood glucose response(pre-diabetes). They saw that eating […]

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A fat issue: is more butter better?

fresh butter curls in dish

A dollop, a curl, a lavish swath sizzling in your pan. Butter. Can you smell it? Despite the newly found butter happiness, seemingly conflicting advice on the matter leaves many still feeling literally eh…fried? On the one hand the ‘butter is better’ mantra is buttressed by the LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) diet movement.  Associated […]

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Natures perfect food…eggs!

Concerned with your blood cholesterol levels – don’t blame eggs! Cholesterol from eggs play only a very small role in development of heart disease or “clogging” of the blood vessels that could result in heart disease and stroke. It is not so much the egg that is the culprit, but the rest of the diet. […]

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Zoosh up your immune system with Zinc?

Zinc is a dietary mineral – (like calcium, magnesium, iron and copper) – that is essential to our health. Humans are unable to ‘produce’ zinc and therefore regular dietary intake is necessary for health. Zinc is an important co-factor of metabolism. This means that many functions in the body depend on sufficient levels of zinc […]

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Fat! Out with the blanket statement ‘good’ and ‘bad’ !

How much and what should YOU be eating? Unfortunately, this is not a simple question to answer. Dietary fat is important for the health of every cell in our body. It is vital for normal hormone production, tissue and nerve health and it protects vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver from damage. […]

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Fat – why, how much and what type to eat for better health

Unfortunately, over the last couple of years, fat as dietary component has been stigmatized. Often, instead of a modulated fat intake, exclusion has been advocated – to meet requirements of a ‘low fat’ diet. This is a sorry state of affairs as fat is vital for a myriad of physiological functions in the body. The […]

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Kosnuus in Afrikaans: Koffie

Inderdaad, koffiedrinkers mag moontlik langer lewe en meer gesond wees… Koffie word geassosieer met… *verminderde risiko vir diabetes *verminderde insidensie van lewersiekte *potensieel beskerming teen Parkinsons *koffie het ‘n moontlike effek teen osteoporose *koffie verminder moontlik die effek van veral sekere kankers. Neem in ag, sommige mense is meer sensitief en verdra koffie nie goed […]

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Healthy butter?

What’s better about butter? The taste, the cooking qualities and the fact that it contains no preservatives or additives. It is also a rare source of an important fatty acid – CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). CLA is an important fat ‘carrier’ in the body. It is known to play a role in weight management as […]

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Gluten Free No Starch Bread

The most difficult part of making this bread is getting the flaxseeds ground. Once you’ve sorted out his issue – using either a handheld mortar and pessle or food mill, it takes only 2 minutes to prepare this bread or buy ready made flax seed meal. 10 reasons to include this bread in your diet […]

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