Many people ask me this question……what are the benefits of eating more whole foods? And.....what are clean or whole foods? Even though most people know you should be eating less processed foods and more whole foods to help gain optimum health they often don't understand the process and requirements. But it is much easier to implement a clean diet than you might … [Read more...] about How to Get Started Eating More Whole Foods
Yet strangely enough I have a passion for junk food…… ......but not in the way you might think. My love for junk food is all about my love of helping people resist its evil temptations as most people tend to eat junk food just for the taste it offers and not its nutritional value. And that’s one of the reasons why I always say “healthy eating = healthy aging”. I like … [Read more...] about Junk Food is Not REAL Food…..it IS just Junk
Most of us have heard of the Glycemic Index at some time in our lives but quite possibly don’t understand its importance in our quest for better health and a healthy diet. These days, with so much information continually thrown at us about health, fitness and diet it is very easy to become confused. There is a lot of good dietary evidence, but there is also a lot of … [Read more...] about Your Guide to a Healthy Diet Using the Glycemic Index
One of the easiest ways to improve your health by reducing the amount of sugar and salt in your diet, but at the same time give your food a whopping flavour boost , is to add some fresh herbs (preferably from your own garden) to your cooking. Instead of using store bought sauces and flavour bases which add no goodness to our diets (other than extra kilos) think fresh herbs … [Read more...] about Fresh Herbs: The Healthy Alternative for Flavouring Your Food
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky once said, “Protein is King.” Well said Doctor. Protein is extremely important in the make-up and function of our bodies and forms the building blocks necessary for good health and continued growth. Daily protein requirements from animal sources in the form of meat, dairy or eggs is probably the most popular way for people to get their daily … [Read more...] about 8 of the Best Plant-Based Sources of Protein
With foods like Buckwheat being so readily available these days, then why so many people reach for factory made processed junk, is a total mystery to me? Over and over again nature keeps reminding us just how good she is at creating nutritious and healthful food for we humans to thrive on, especially perfect plant food gems like buckwheat. So, What is … [Read more...] about Discover the Nutritional and Health Benefits of Buckwheat – it’s Not a Grain But it is a Superfood
Let’s take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of your first meal of the day? Breakfast…..it is often said to be the most important meal you eat so what do you usually have? Something out of a colourful “buy me” style box ……..or………something low GI and with a decent whack of protein to top you up after a great workout and will also help get you through the morning … [Read more...] about Are You a Serious Cereal Offender?
These days every second juice bar in the Mall has a tray of wheatgrass beckoning your body to down a shot and send you on your way to better health and unbelievable vitality. In other words, it is often tagged as another superfood (and many of you know how I feel about the use of the word ‘superfood’) So let’s have a look and see if this 'great grass' is all that it is … [Read more...] about Wheatgrass: Nature’s Perfect Health Food or Not?
Winter is just around the corner (if you are living Down Under) and I can’t wait to tuck into some of those beautiful slow cooked comfort foods that are synonymous with cold weather. A time for some of those tasty body warming casseroles, spicy middle eastern dishes cooked in my trusty tagine and steaming, health giving, hearty soups. And one of my favourite economical … [Read more...] about Lentils: Why EVERYONE Should be Eating them: Nutritional Facts, Health Benefits and Cooking Ideas
Your grandmother and your mother will be happy to know that their old-fashioned notions of what is good nutritious food is now making a huge comeback. Yes, the food your parents and grandparents used to foist on you when you were a kid – they were the right kinds of food for you after all (although I still have trouble coming to grips with some of the food we were dished … [Read more...] about What are the Best Whole Foods and Nutrients for Muscle Maintenance & Growth