Most of us already know the importance of eating a healthy diet, rich in natural, whole foods to help lose weight, improve our health, and nourish our bodies.

But, did you know some foods are so nutritious we can and should eat them everyday, to make sure we are getting the nutritional boost we need to experience our best possible health and vitality?

I don’t really like to single out one food against another, but there are certainly some foods I think we should eat regularly.

The way I see it, the more “good” food you can get into your diet, the less room you’ll have for other foods that maybe aren’t so desirable. Click to read more…

Mums are usually right about most stuff, aren’t they? ;-)

Well, research shows us there’s certainly one thing mum got right, and that is just how important a good breakfast is each morning.

Eating a substantial, nutrient-filled breakfast is one of the best ways to ward off unhealthy food cravings, keep your weight under control, and also eliminate the fatigue we often experience in the middle of the day, as a result of our blood sugars falling too low.

Unfortunately, many of us are still inclined to grab a quick, unhealthy breakfast because of time constraints, or skip breakfast altogether. Click to read more…

Thinking about switching to a low carb breakfast?

When the low carb buzz initially hit, I have to say I wasn’t an immediate fan.

Most of all, I hated how certain foods were villainized almost overnight.

As you know, I do believe that all foods can be enjoyed in moderation within a healthy diet.

However, if you have diabetes or you are trying to lose weight, research suggests that following a lower carb diet plan can be extremely beneficial.

When I refer to low carb, however, I do not mean the exclusion of fruits and vegetables from your diet. I also don’t mean a diet that is extremely high in processed meats, such as sausages and bacon. Click to read more…

I’ve already noticed quite a few people on Facebook mentioning they have a cold, and it’s not even officially fall yet.

So, why does the common cold occur more frequently during the fall (autumn) and winter months?

It’s actually not the cold weather itself which causes the cold, as some people think.

But rather, it is most likely to be caused by people spending more time indoors in close proximity to each other, which facilitates the spread of germs more readily.

This is another reason why children in day care or school are more prone to picking up the cold.

Did you know that the common cold is the most frequently occurring illness in the world? Click to read more…

Breakfast for me used to be toasted wholegrain bread with a banana and a cup of tea. A pretty carb heavy meal, actually.

But, that’s changed quite a lot down through the years.

I seem to go through phases of eating the same breakfast for a long time.

It was oatmeal for a while, but right now I’m enjoying eggs most mornings.

I find the higher protein content is much more satisfying, than simply eating bread or cereal on its own. I could go right through to lunch, if I needed to, without eating anything else, and feel okay with that.

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Most of us have heard that probiotics are “good” for us. But why? And what are the best sources?

Down through the years, people around the world have used fermented foods to promote their health. Whether it’s fermented vegetables, fermented yogurt or kefir, it’s been known for centuries that good bacteria is, well, good for us!

So, you might be wondering just why probiotics are so vital to your health.

Well, let me tell you a little miracle that happens to babies at birth.

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With summer now in full bloom, it’s the time of year when many kids are heading off to summer camp.

These camps are often the highlight of the summer as your kids get to meet new people, share new experiences, and learn in ways that are more enjoyable and stimulating than a traditional school setting.

However, it can be a challenge to make sure they eat properly while they’re away. Teenagers in particular seem to be all too ready to reach for junk food whenever they get the chance.

So, how can you make sure they are eating reasonably healthy during summer camp?

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