Cranberries

Be thankful for cranberries' health benefits all year long 07:00 01/12/2018 No respectable Thanksgiving plate is without some form of cranberry, but the fruit's popularity seems to plummet the other 364 days of the year. That's a shame, nutrition experts say, because cranberries deliver a bundle of health benefits. And they're quite efficient: A cup … Continue reading Cranberries

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Sweet Pepper and Tomato Tuna

Ingredients 500g pack boxed thin spaghetti or linguini (optional) 340g canned tuna (ideally packed in olive oil) 2–4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced (or about 2 tbsp) 2–3 sweet mini bell peppers, chopped 1 can organic diced tomatoes, with juice 2–3 tbsp olives, pitted and chopped 1 tsp capers, drained 1 … Continue reading Sweet Pepper and Tomato Tuna

The Ultimate Fruit, Cheese and Nut Salad

Ingredients 3 c. spring greens 1 small apple or pear, cut into thin slices 1/2 c. grapes, sliced lengthwise 1/8 c. crumbled feta cheese 1/4 c. toasted walnut halves Method In a large bowl, toss greens, apples and grapes together. Pour favourite dressing over the fruit and lettuce, and toss again to combine. Top salad … Continue reading The Ultimate Fruit, Cheese and Nut Salad

What is a healthful diet?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Published: September 21, 2018 Do you know anyone on a diet? Have you ever been on a diet? The answer to both of those questions for everyone is “yes.” Technically, we all are “on a diet.” According to the first definition in most dictionaries, a “diet” consists of the “kinds of food … Continue reading What is a healthful diet?

6 Easy ways to a leaner waistline

There’s something hidden in your food, and its out to destroy your health and your dreams of owning a set of chiseled 6 pack abs or a slender waistline. Ever wonder why the rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease are skyrocketing? According to the Human Sciences Research Council, the average South African consumes 25 … Continue reading 6 Easy ways to a leaner waistline

Scientifically Proven to Boost Metabolism

BY  LEAH GROTH There’s no shortage of things we’re willing to do to keep our metabolism revving, from increased exercise to ditching refined grains. But did you know you could actually boost your metabolism and burn more calories just by eating one amazingly healthy food? Yup! Say hello to your new best friend: whole grains. And, … Continue reading Scientifically Proven to Boost Metabolism

Fibre-Rich & Whole Grain Foods

Grain and grain products have been receiving a bad rap in recent years, but we have to separate whole grain from their more refined , highly processed cousins. Following a nutritious diet means getting your fill of fibre-rich foods. Fibre is an essential component to health, as it may reduce the risk of heart disease, … Continue reading Fibre-Rich & Whole Grain Foods

Healthy eating to prevent Inflammation

14 Inflammation-Fighting Foods to Eat Every Day

BY  JENNIFER CASSETTA       MAY 12, 2018   Inflammation is a big buzzword these days — and for good reason. Chronic inflammation can exacerbate and even lead to many serious diseases. Whole-body inflammation can be hard to diagnose and may become chronic over time. Chronic inflammation can set the stage for many degenerative diseases, such as … Continue reading 14 Inflammation-Fighting Foods to Eat Every Day

Peanut Butter Cookies

An easy, no bake recipe that will put a smile on your face SERVES 16 NUTRITION INFORMATION 127 CALORIES PER 1 COOKIE SERVING Saturated Fat 2g              Sodium 27mg    Carbohydrates 14g Dietary Fibre 2g               Protein 3g INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups Oats, Rolled ⅓ cup Creamy Peanut Butter 1 tbsp. honey ½ cup Chocolate Chips, Dark DIRECTIONS … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies