Food Matters

10 Ways to Jazz Up Your Veggies

vegetables

Wake up the sleeping princess on your plate… Vegetables are the mainstay of a healthy diet. While much of the nutrition research is contradictory, to say the least (‘coffee is good for you’; ‘no, coffee is bad for your heart’; ‘milk … Continue reading

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15 ideas for good-for-you snacks

Snack time is often when the hand goes to an unhealthy and un-energising sweet treat – a biscuit (or five or six), a chocolate bar from the vending machine, a piece of cake. How about these as alternative options? Sweet … Continue reading

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15 no-cheese, no-ham sandwich ideas

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Anyone who knows me knows that, for health and energy reasons, I’m not a big bread fan. I used to be, years ago. Baking is what got me started in the kitchen in the first place, and for years I … Continue reading

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20 different breakfast ideas

young man drinking an energising smoothie

Are you at a loss as to what to eat for your first meal of the day? Or bored with the same thing you’ve been eating every morning for the last 20 years? Here are 20 fresh and different breakfast … Continue reading

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Cook books for health

author Vardit Kohn with her two cookbooks

The way to a healthier you goes directly through the kitchen and yes, it does mean more time spent cooking than it takes to defrost a synthetic pizza in the microwave. If you read this article, I assume you have … Continue reading

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Gluten free made easy

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The basics of going gluten-light or gluten-free Continue reading

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Healthy recipes on the ‘net

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Web resources for natural, healthy, quick & easy recipes Continue reading

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Is sugar toxic?

Increasingly, it turns out to be so, especially due to the out-of-proportion amounts we consume, in drinks and in food. Sometimes we’re not even aware we’re ingesting sugar, as when we’re eating bread (sugar), drinking alcohol (sugar), having muesli for … Continue reading

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Natural sweeteners – the lexicon

teaspoon of honey

The sweeteners listed below are more natural alternatives to white sugar. They contain not only calories, but also small amounts of vitamins and minerals. More importantly, however, they are absorbed more slowly than white sugar into the blood stream, provide … Continue reading

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Soy – that’s the way to eat it

soy beans

Here is how the humble but very useful soy bean should be eaten to maximise its benefits:- Eat soy the Asian Way, as tofu, miso, tempeh, edamame, bean sprouts and soy sauce. The latter two are familiar to many and … Continue reading

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