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Veganism – the low down

It’s the latest trend, the Game Changer’s athletes’ choice, the planet savers’ contribution, and the plant -based burgers’ income. The real question is, what does science say about veganism and do we have enough conclusive evidence about it and its plant-based substitutes?!   Veganism goes beyond the diet. It’s a philosophy defined by a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation to animals.

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Light Landing into 2020…Or Not?!

Anyone else feel as if they blinked and landed in 2020, with December holidays being a distant memory?! Many people take a good few weeks to find their feet in the new year and its already February. With being back at work, and kids already back at school, weekday dinners, school lunches and the ‘healthy’ new year resolution meal planning can quickly become overwhelming. The best

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Grazing all day long

Are you a grazer? Do you find yourself constantly grazing your way through the day? Just like there isn’t a one-size-fits all when it comes to what foods people can tolerate and breakdown well, so too many people differ in their eating routine. Some people find that intermittent fasting works for them, while others get hangry and need to eat every 2-3 hours. Whatever your eating pattern is,

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5 Tips for The Silly Season

I cannot believe that is was already last year when I wrote about eating mindfully during the festive season. I also shared some of my tips for a December holiday. Alas, there is always more to say on this topic as seems to be a stressful topic for many. The ideal scenario over the December holidays is that one can be relaxed around food, but

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What Affects My Daily Caloric Expenditure?

Let’s talk about Total daily Energy expenditure. The amount of energy (Kcal) you burn in a day is known that your Total Energy Expenditure and it is made up of 3 main parts: *Resting Energy Expenditure How much energy your resting body uses to run it’s daily functions and to survive *Dietary Induced Thermogenesis (thermic effect of food) This is the energy used by the body to process, digest

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It EGGcellent News

“Don’t have more than three eggs per week”, “Have as many eggs as you like”, “Only have the egg white and not the yolk”. Well. Which one is it, because this is damn confusing! It’s amazing how a tiny, oval food item, that is found in so many foods, has caused such controversy. The real question is, do eggs deserve all the bad rep that they

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Collagen – The Low Down

The collagen supplement market is booming with people using it to prevent sports injuries, improve muscle mass, enhance skin elasticity and strengthen hair and nails. But do you know what collagen is, how it’s produced in the body or its function?! Before you decide to add this powder to your breakfast smoothie, let’s take a few steps back and understand the basics.   What is Collagen? Collagen is the

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10 Tips On How To Create Healthy Little Eaters

Recently, I have been doing talks for parents at school and in the workspace on how to create healthy little eaters. Every parent wants their child to be healthy and happy. The question is, as a parent, how do you promote this in a balanced way that enhances long-term health physically, emotionally and mentally.   Today we are faced with a double-edged sword dilemma when it comes to

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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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