We all know we shouldn’t eat too much sugar but do we really need to give it up completely?

Posted by Alexander on February 20th, 2014 (Diet, Good Foods, Health, Nutrition, Uncategorized)

Sugar has been blamed for a worldwide obesity epidemic. Weight gain is caused by eating more energy (or kilojoules) than is used up in physical activity. So to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, the focus needs to be on eating fewer kilojoules (including watching portion sizes) and moving more. Studies have shown that a […]

The power of perception on the food we eat

Posted by Lynda on January 6th, 2014 (Nutrition)

Thanks to the power of perceptions, colour affects our taste buds in ways you would not expect. An interesting study tested our perception of taste by serving the same yoghurt in a variety of different colours. The results shows that colour affects our taste buds in ways you would not expect, thanks to how our […]

Tan your mushrooms and boost vitamin D levels

Posted by Lynda on January 3rd, 2014 (Nutrition)

Very few food sources are rich in vitamin D, but research has shown that putting mushrooms out in the sun increases their vitamin D levels.  Just 4 are sufficient for the average person’s daily needs. Vitamin D is essential for good bone health, because it assists in the absorption of calcium, which is the building-block […]

Apps to help you achieve your health, fitness and diet goals in 2014

Posted by Lynda on December 29th, 2013 (Diet, Health, Nutrition)

Four useful apps to help you achieve your health, fitness and diet goals in 2014. Foodswitch – free This is a nifty free little app brought to you by BUPA.  Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, fat and sugar.  This app allows you to scan the barcodes of packaged foods with your smartphone […]

It’s mango season!

Posted by Lynda on December 27th, 2013 (Healthy Recipes, Nutrition)

Mangoes are packed with vitamins and nutrients, so make the most of this seasonal fruit this summer. For me, mangoes are the flavour of summer.   These delicious bright orange fruit are packed with calcium, antioxidants, betacarotene, plus vitamin A and C.  The season last from late September through to April, with many varieties on display […]

Make the Swap!

Posted by Alexander on October 24th, 2013 (Diet, Fact Sheets, Health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Weight Loss)

Simple life hacks for a healthier life 🙂   Instead of: Try: Using lots of oil so your food doesn’t stick to the pan Investing in some non stick cookware. That way you don’t have to add any oil at all! Adding salt when cooking Using lots of herbs and spices to keep you sodium […]

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