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Benefits of Basil
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Benefits of Basil

Adding herbs and spices to your dishes is not just about flavour.  There are a host of nutritional benefits and it’s a good idea to include them in your diet each day. Basil is one such example.  It evokes the aroma’s of Italian sauces…

Power in Affirmations and Positive Thinking

We are often not aware that our mind can be trained to think positively, and positive affirmations are a great tool for re-training your own thought processes. Research is showing that positive affirmations do in fact rewire the brain.While…
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Food Rituals for Everyday Life and Busy People

Being busy often gets in the way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  One secret to success in eating healthy while being busy is to keep it simple and create a ritual.  Thinking less and making fewer decisions.If healthy food is there,…
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Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Including loads of vegetables in your diet is so important for your health. Vegetables are incredibly rich in nutrients and antioxidants, which boost your health and help fight off disease. Additionally, they are good for weight control as…
Benefits Good Fats in your Diet
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Choosing the right olive oil for better health

The benefits of olive oil We know the amazing benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), such as a huge array of beneficial polyphenols and fats that are good for your heart and brain. EVOO also has a high smoke point, so you can fry and bake…
Micronutrients in Fruit
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Cooking Matters and the Benefits of Micronutrients

The Benefits of Micronutrients We know fruit and vegetables contain healthy micronutrients - vitamins and minerals, but did you know that different methods of food preparation can affect the levels of vitamin content and bioavailability (how…
Effects of antioxidant supplements
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Are Antioxidant supplements making you weaker?

The marketing of antioxidant supplements We have been marketed to by antioxidant supplements for years, with their health and longevity benefits being touted no end. The theory goes something like this: 1. Free radicals, or reactive oxygen…
Sub-lethal poisons in food
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Get Your Daily Dose of Poison – Seriously!

In my last post, I wrote about the fact that the marketing and hype around taking antioxidant supplements are not supported by the research – and that numerous research studies show that taking anti-oxidant supplements (especially individual…
Resilience of People
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That which does not kill us …

In the late 1800’s, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” It is a phrase often used to explain the resilience of people who have endured hardships. It turns out that it certainly…