Dairy has been on our food guides and in our refrigerators for generations – but there is plenty of evidence that the white stuff’s prevalence in today’s’ diet comes down to some heavy marketing in the decades past, rather than any real benefits to health.
I follow a vegan diet. Essentially, this means I eat mostly plants. It seems every day I am bombarded with questions about my diet from seemingly concerned family members, friends, and even strangers. One question I get asked all the time is, “…where do you get your protein?”
Conventional wisdom would like to suggest that ‘plants’ and ‘protein’ simply don’t belong in the same sentence. I’m here to slay the meat = protein myth and tell you that you can ‘meet’ your protein needs from healthy plant-based sources.
It is no doubt going organic is over being a fad or a trend, it is simply a way of life. The benefits are incomparable and endless. We are on the cusp of a societal transformation towards greater holistic living and the foundation of living in tune with our body starts with food.
You’ve probably heard we should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. For some of us, myself included, that can seem like a daunting task. But here’s the secret; you don’t have to drink all that water... you can eat it! Approximately 20% of our daily H2O intake comes from solid foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. There is an abundance of fruit and vegetables that have a high-water content, are refreshing and packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein.
When you’re feeling under the weather, there is nothing better than a steaming bowl of soup to pick you up. Our healing tomato soup recipe is nutritious, filling, packed with flavour and supports your immune system.
Your whole body is linked, therefore it is important to approach "health" as a whole. Poor physical health can lead to poor mental health, just as a strong and healthy mind can greatly improve our ability to cope with physical ailments.
Open any health food recipe book, and you’ll find a section on one of these. Smoothies and juices are popular ways of boosting the nutrients in your diet, but which is better for health? We’ve laid out the pros and cons of each, so you can decide.
Meditation is a peaceful, spiritual practice used to disconnect from busy lifestyles, bring an awareness to the mind and to reflect on the self. Its roots are buried deep in Buddhist and Hindi culture. These days, it is practiced worldwide, but why - and how - do we do it?
Is Diabetes truly the Sugar Disease?
Here’s something interesting. There’s actually growing evidence that insulin resistance and risk of type II diabetes – long toted as the sugar disease – might actually be caused by too much meat. We examined the literature to figure it out for ourselves.