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Studies found that red meat causes cancer….or did they?

November 10, 2017

Lately, I have been having quite a few discussions with my two youngest daughters about the pros and cons of different diets. They both are young adults (last year of high school and second year of University/or you might call it College). Both know at least a couple of people who are vegans, and both copped a bit of stick about being an omnivore. Veganism is definitely on the rise at the moment, especially in that age bracket.  While I’m…

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Kick Sugar Cravings to the Curb!

October 19, 2017

If you are trying to lose weight, sugar cravings can be the bane of your existence. Not surprisingly, because according to research and brain scans sugar is as addictive as cocaine and heroin. Scary, huh? Well it gets even scarier when you think that (by some estimates) sugar is found in 75-80% of all packaged foods! So basically, it’s almost in everything! Two hundred years ago, the average person ate only under a 1 kg or 2 pounds of sugar a…

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5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

January 17, 2017

It’s that time of the year. Whoever you meet, whoever you speak to have the same New Year resolution: to get healthier, to eat better and 9 out of 10 times: to lose weight. You start in high spirits; sign up for a gym membership, get new exercising gear, wake up a little earlier and go for a morning walk… But then, sometime in the first days of March the motivation dwindles, the morning sleep seems irresistible and the gym…well,…

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Delicious quinoa salad with hummus dressing

November 3, 2016
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Everyone needs few quick (but delicious!) dinner recipes up their sleeve for the weeknights where there is not much time or not much inspiration to cook up a storm. I have a whole page of them, which makes me either very efficient or very lazy cook. I’ll go with efficient. J

Quinoa has been created for these kinds of weeknight meals. It’s easy to prepare, taste delicious, looks gorgeous in salads, and (perhaps most importantly) is very nutritious: high in protein,…

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Your cutlery changes how your food tastes

June 28, 2016

How about that? Apparently the colour of your dishes changes how your food tastes. We knew already that colour infuences your apetite. The colours red and yellow for example can stimulate the apetite. Blue on the other hand supresses it. That is really interesting due to the theory behind it, which suggests that it is so because blue food is a rare occurrence in nature. A million years ago, when our earliest ancestors were foraging for food, blue and black…

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Fooling Your Hunger Hormone

April 28, 2016

Are you influenced by food labels? A new study suggests that the information they provide can determine the way your body responds to the food. Clinical psychologist Alia Crum prepared vanilla milkshakes and divided them up into two large batches. She labeled the shakes in one batch as containing 140 calories with no fat and no added sugar. The other batch (named Indulgence), displayed labels stating each shake contained 620 calories. In fact however, both batches provided 300 calories per…

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Is processed food healthy?

April 13, 2016

“If it’s on a supermarket shelf, it must be safe. There is an agency/department that watches over what is added and what’s been done to the food we all buy in a supermarket. They would never allow anything harmful or not properly tested for safe human consumption to be added to the food I’m feeding my family”. That’s what I thought before I studied nutrition. Looking back I can not believe my naivety…or trust in the big food industry. Robyn…

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