PSYLLIUM HUSKS FOR HEALTH

Tummy trouble?

Psyllium has been on the radar of those in the know in the natural health world for quite some time now, but more recently the seeds and husks of this plant have seen a steady increase in popularity with those suffering with digestive complaints.

Now often found in the convenient form of health supplements (such as capsules, drinks … [READ MORE]

HEALTHY VEGAN DIET

The balanced diet challenge

If you are a vegan, you will no doubt know how hard it can be to ensure that you are getting all of the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that you need on a daily basis, as a result of the dietary restrictions involved in your chosen lifestyle.

Plant-based diets, while certainly capable of being … [READ MORE]

L-GLUTAMINE FOR HEALTH

As you pass through your day, undertaking your normal daily activities, you probably won’t be thinking about all the essential nutrients in your body, working in synergy to make those activities possible.

Amongst them, amino acids – the building blocks of protein.

Amino acids

A massive 40% of the human body is made up of protein (in the absence of … [READ MORE]

PROTEIN POWDERS AND MEAL REPLACEMENTS

Who uses protein powders and meal replacements?

Protein powders, meal replacements and nutrients-fortified shakes are now some of the most popular types of health supplements.

Usually taken on a daily basis, one of the main reasons for their popularity is the ease with which they can be made and taken – just mix and go, ideal for the modern fast-paced … [READ MORE]

HOW DO PROBIOTICS HELP?

Most people view bacteria, or “germs”, as harmful and capable of causing disease and ill-health – either directly through infection or by producing toxic substances that contribute to inflammation and other health conditions.

However, there are certain types of bacteria that are actually good for us and which help to keep us healthy. These occur naturally in our bodies and … [READ MORE]

IS PRE-SPROUTED BARLEY THE PERFECT FOOD?

What is pre-sprouted barley?

Most people have heard of barley – a member of the grass family and a major cereal grain. It has long been known to be highly nutritious, being a good source of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients such as molybdenum, manganese, dietary fibre, selenium, copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium and niacin.

But, despite being … [READ MORE]

MONTMORENCY CHERRY NUTRITION

About Montmorency cherries

Montmorency cherries are a variety of tart cherry called “Prunus Cerasus”. They are part of the light red amarelle cultivar of sour cherries, in contrast to the dark red Morello cultivar.

They grow mainly in the United States (over 70%), but can also be found in Canada and France.

Traditionally used in cooking, Montmorency cherries have recently … [READ MORE]

DOES A FAST METABOLISM HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

When it comes to weight loss, one word that repeatedly comes up is “metabolism”. But what is it and how exactly can it affect your weight management goals?

What is metabolism?

The word metabolism has Greek origins and means “change” or “transformation”. It is basically the rate at which your body burns energy (in the form of calories) to perform … [READ MORE]