Coconut oil has exploded in recent years as a healthy alternative to cooking oils such as olive oil, vegetable oil, or butter. But is it really good for the body? I always get curious and do my own research before falling for another marketing hoax. The questions I ask; is coconut oil really that good for you, or can too much of it cause damage in any way? What are the different types of coconut oil? What nutritioun can it provide for me? Should we be consuming it? Continue reading
Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices, and it just so happens that it’s extremely healthy for you. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum and is nutrient dense with little calories.
Some herbs and spices, including cinnamon, are so rich in antioxidants that just a small pinch can double your antioxidant intake for one meal. Cinnamon is also one of the cheapest source antioxidants you can buy, and is widely available in most supermarkets. It’s definitely one spice that every one should have in their kitchen. Continue reading
To detox your body you must first eliminate the foods that are toxifying your body. There would be no benefit in adding health foods to a diet that consisted of processed, artificially sweetened foods. To see real benefits, these foods must first be removed from the diet so that your liver can fully focus on detoxing any remaining toxins in the body.
Let me ask you this first, can you put a price on your health?
Many people ask me if it is expensive being on a plant based diet. For me, my health and well-being is very important so I am happy to pay whatever amount it takes so that I can feed my body a whole variety of nutritious foods. I am always up for trying out new recipes so you’ll find me browsing around the health aisle of the supermarket a lot sourcing out new ingredients to stock up my kitchen cupboards with. That’s the part that makes my plant based diet expensive.
Avocados are a special type of fruit that are a great addition to any meal. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats, making it an overt fat. Overt fats are foods whose calorie content is dominated by fat. Oils are 100% fat, avocados are 75% fat, nuts and seeds are around 70% fat. If you are going to eat fat, eating the freshest possible fat will be the best choice. Avocados are incredibly fresh. Nuts and seeds on the other hand, are dehydrated and may have been on the shelves for years. Oils are simply empty calories and are better avoided if possible. Continue reading
One reaction I’ve noticed when I tell people I don’t eat meat or dairy is the baffled confused look on their face trying to think of what is left for me to eat. To be honest, I thought that too a few years ago, before I went vegan. I really thought “what a boring diet”, I didn’t think it would be possible to make exciting, tasty vegan recipes. Well, I know now I was wrong. Continue reading