Nutrition

Easy and less carb-loaded than standard rice, cauliflower rice is the latest go-to for anyone who fancies a healthy accompaniment to a stew or curry. Cruciferous veggies are loaded with nutrients including fibre, vitamins C, K and B6 and potassium. Not convinced? Cauliflower has 25 calories per cup vs. 218 for a cup of cooked brown rice! Ingredients 1 head...
A bit hit with friends and family, this recipe is the ultimate snack food. Power packed with protein, as well as a range of B vitamins - much needed by vegetarians and vegans - mushrooms are a super-food storehouse .     If you have them, the mushroom stems can be chopped up, sautéed in plenty of olive oil, mixed with crunchy non-gluten breadcrumbs, and used as the basic filler for the inside of the mushroom caps.   Simple and simply delicious, choose small mushrooms for this savoury dish....
                      It may be smelly but it makes up for its odour by way of its super food quotient Once fermented and ready to eat, we chop up Kimchi (otherwise known as Sauerkraut) finely and sprinkle it on salads instead of resorting to salt. -Its unmatched natural probiotic quality promotes healthy bacteria for optimal digestion. -Its high fibre content protects against...
The dry weight of your brain is 60 percent fat. The trillions of brain cells are largely made out of essential fats, bound to phospholipids. The binding together of these essential brain components, depends on methylation nutrients, mainly B vitamins. These three families of nutrients – essential fats, phospholipids and methylation nutrients – are the brain makers. Achieving an optimal...
Who says lemons need to be bitter? With this recipe, I have transformed the sourest citrus fruit into the most tempting brownie that is sugar-free, gluten-free and easy to prepare, since all ingredients go into one bowl. As a busy teenager who spends most of her time studying, I realize that if I don’t eat healthy, then I can...
Every year the average person gains about 1.5kgs, which is almost 15kgs in a decade. Numerous diets come up yearly promising weight loss, but what is the best way to burn fat and keep it off? My criteria is threefold: proven weight loss, high rate of compliance (it’s doable) and long-term weight loss maintenance. Here I’d like to explore...
Join me on my quest for optimal health and graceful ageing by holding onto the vitality, energy and enthusiasm that I had in my 20’s and 30’s. By making smart lifestyle choices, to be the best that I can be, my quest for well-being knows no limits. I was reading an article recently by anti-aging luminary Dr. Mercola entitled, ‘Your...
Like every nine year old, I love treats, particularly those with chocolate! I even know just how bad sugar is for you.  Nowadays, even teenagers are being diagnosed with diabetes. This chocolate cake recipe has been perfected so that it is easy to prepare, even by children. It contains no sugar, instead, we're going to use xylitol. To surprise...
fruits and vegetables for antiaging
Q I was reading about the advantages of the Dr. Perricone Diet and his ideas that a correct diet can result in younger looking skin. He talks about eating salmon for breakfast and I am a vegetarian. Should I stick to my usual food or would eating fish make a real difference? A The anti-aging benefits of a diet rich in antioxidants,...
I recently bought a Spiralizer to shred even the toughest root veggies like turnips and swedes. So far, so good. I’m on a Spiralizer spree, turning out courgette pasta and most recently an Arabian-themed salad that has been driving my friends crazy…(in a positive gastronomic way.) Za’atar, an ancient Middle Eastern seasoning with hints of nutty and woodsy notes, is...
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