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7 Ways To Make Your Meal Optimize Gene Behaviour

The other day I was writing an article for a newspaper on how to make a family meal ‘nutrigenomically active’. In previous blogs I discuss what the fuss about DNA diets is all about, nutrigenomics, bioactive ingredients and the affect it has on our health. Don’t panic if you have no clue what I’m talking about. I’m going to do a quick recap. Today, trending topics include DNA...

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Summer Fattoush Salad

Simple and fresh are the two words that describe this salad- a great summer side dish for any meal. I decided to put a twist on a classic fattoush and add some fennel and pomegranate kernels to add that extra bit of anti-oxidant effects. The fennel contains quercetin, the bioactive ingredient that ‘switches on’ the master anti-oxidant conductor, while the pomegranates contains punicalagans which has three...

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Thyroid Health – The Low Down

Thyroid health is a topic that is very close to my heart. At the age of 12, after having gained over 4 kg on a 3-week summer camp and was feeling, well let’s say, abnormally tired for a 12-year-old, I found out that I had an underactive thyroid. To be more specific, I found out that I had Hashimoto’s disease. Since then, the respect I have for...

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Smoothies – The Low Down

Who doesn’t dig a good smoothie?! Morning madness is a real thing, especially these days where so many people are rushing off to school, work or a quick gym session at the crack of dawn. Smoothies are not only #trending, but the need for this convenient on-the-go breakfast is growing daily. Even when it comes to a pre-workout or afternoon snack, many people around the world are...

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Spanish-style Chicken Breasts & Turmeric Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Coming home late from work or looking for something quick and healthy to prepare? This Mediterranean style chicken breast dish is a one pot wonder. Cut up the veggies, make a smoky gravy-like sauce, place it all in layers with your chicken breasts in an oven proof dish and Bob’s your uncle. Packed with soluble and insoluble fibre, the vegetables in the dish provide some of the...

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Commercial Juices-What To Look Out For

Commercial Juices - The Low Down I recently wrote a blog about Juicing and the ins and outs of its impact on your health. Often, juicing claims include promises of detoxification, cleansing, weight loss and more. While some juices do have some health benefits, science shows us that they are not healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables as they can result in your sugar intake sneaking...

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Juicing- The Low Down

Whether you are juicing at home, buying cold-pressed off the shelf or simply buying freshly squeezed juices from restaurants and green grocers, drinking your fruit and vegetables is on the rise. Juicing may seem like the latest craze; however, it has been around for donkeys’ years. Claims around juicing being good for detoxification, weight loss, gut health, increased nutrient intake and cleansing are everywhere. The real question...

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