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
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 of the main things I’ve loved since going plant based is my growing interest and awareness of superfoods that can really benefit the quality of your health and vitality. The more I learn the more I believe that food can be our medicine.
The latest superfood that I have come across and have started to incorporate into my daily diet is Spirulina.
Spirulina has many many health benefits, so much so that I needed to share this information with you all. This blue-green algae, typically grown in Africa, Mexico and Hawaii is one of the top superfoods today. Its nutritional profile is loaded with chlorophyll which alkalizes your body, B Vitamins, Vitamin K and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. It is also a great source of quality protein if you aren’t getting enough in your diet. Great for vegetarians or vegans who are looking to get more quality plant based protein into their diet. Continue reading
When life gives you lemons…use them on your face!
I have been suffering with poor skin for years now, it’s very sensitive and very prone to acne. Needless to say I’ve tried everything under the sun in regards to skincare products. And nothing seems to work, I’m still on the hunt for the right products that actually help me with my acne prone skin. I do believe that you need to heal from within first. This is one of the main reasons why I have turned to a vegan diet but it’s also essential to have a good face cleansing/exfoliating/moisturising routine. In the last week or two I’ve been looking for natural alternative remedies for curing acne, and that’s when I came across the many surprising benefits of using lemons on your skin and for general health. Continue reading