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Is activated charcoal a real diamond or is it just rough?

What you need to know about activated charcoal   Whether it is drinking a pitch-black juice, sipping on a coaly chai, adding scoops of dark- powder to your smoothies, eating carbon-coloured confectioneries, or taking black pills in the morning; activated charcoal is trending. Activated charcoal is not only being used in industrial, chemical and agricultural applications but it is now also being found in face-masks, shampoos, toothpastes,...

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The Secrets to a Longer and Healthier Life- Lifestyle in The Blue Zones

Images courtesy: bluezone.com, healthytravelblog, Nearshore Americas,costaricavilla.com   Living into your 100’s may not seem so appealing, especially, where in most westernized countries today, this may mean living with numerous chronic diseases and high medical expenses. With 48% of deaths in South Africa resulting from non-communicable diseases, according to the WHO , maybe the question you should be asking yourself is “what is the secret to living a healthier...

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Easy, Nourishing Apple Crumble with an Almond and Coconut Crumb

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was a statement you got told blindly as a child, forcing you to eat an apple through the fear of having to go to the doctor. Well, maybe it was told blindly, but there actually is so much truth behind the catchy phrase. Although apples contain a relatively high amount of sugar, Apples contain pectin, a natural fibre found...

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Love me Tender, Love Me True

What would you think if you overheard two loving friends talking to each other in the bathroom, as they glared at one another with examining eyes and said: Friend 1: " I know you were so excited about those new jeans you bought yesterday, especially after all that exercise you’ve been doing to tone your legs… but now that I’m seeing you in them, they actually make...

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Spiced Nuts

Nuts about nuts?! So am I. Offering a variety of healthy fats, fibre, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese and so much more; each nut or seed offers a wide array of health benefits. It is not only their earthy crunch that keeps us digging for one more handful, but also their strong role in promoting cardiac health, improving cholesterol levels, supporting healthy cognitive function, enhancing healthy skin, decreasing...

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Bright, Creamy Basil Aioli

Basil is not just your grandfather’s friends name. It is a slightly sweet, yet peppery aromatic herb that is packed with health benefits. With the abundant research being done on this herb, it is evident that basil should no longer just be an added flavour enhancer to a meal, but rather a well-thought out addition to optimize nutritional outcomes. The bioactive ingredient found in basil is a...

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Five Nourishing Soup Recipes-My Winter Warmups

There is something so comforting about coming home on a cold, winter Sunday afternoon, with a bag full of fresh ingredients and preparing a large pot of soup that, in one moment, aromatically warms up your home. Soups are a household favourite and they truly nourish your body and soothe your soul. There must be a soup for every occasion, budget and time constraint. The bonus...

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Have you been lied to – Fads or fiction?

I love this post I found the other day. Now let there be no confusion; as my role as a clinical Dietitian I am most certainly not suggesting that the information in this resource is scientifically-based, nor am I suggesting that we should all become members of the Santa Clarita Diet cast and transform into human-flesh eating zombies by night.  I did, however, find it quite...

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Chickpea , broccoli & spinach curry

So I have decided to jump on board and join the Meat Free Monday campaign, and I have to tell you, when Monday comes, I am salivating, as I know the flavours that are in stall for me. Regardless of what lifestyle you practice, the health benefits that the variety of vegetables, grains and plant-based proteins bring, as well as the positive impact this campaign...

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

It often happens that the things which we are most passionate about, the things about which we have the strongest views – are the ones which we struggle with the most. As we challenge ourselves to implement our passions, we often make mistakes, at times learning more challenging lessons along the way than others, and so we grow. Balance for me is definitively one of those...

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