Health Foods: Should we be eating coconut oil?


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

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Health Foods: Why I have been having Cinnamon everyday

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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

10 tips to save money eating a plant based diet

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.

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Foods I thought I couldn’t do without before going on a plant based diet

I’ve been vegan for just about a year now,  yay! And it’s 100% the best diet decision I’ve ever made. The funny thing is, I’ve not missed what I thought I would before I went vegan. I used to looove cheese and anything with cheese in it; lasagne, spaghetti bolognese, carbonara, toasted cheese sandwiches, I could go on.

Before I made the choice to go vegan I remember thinking to myself that there was no possible way eat only plant based foods. It seemed to be an unbelievably restrictive, boring diet. I believed the only options available to vegans were salads, and fruit. Honestly. And of course, I couldn’t imagine how I’d survive a day without eating cheese.

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Plant recipe: Spicy Breaded Tofu Strips

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These crispy Tofu Strips with some Sweet chilli dipping sauce are a perfect snack for any occasion. They also make a great addition to a salad. Or you could add them to a wrap with greens or crunchy lettuce and veggies.

I often get the question as a new vegan, but.. where do you get your protein from? Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.

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