G.R.E.A.T D.R.E.A.M – Awareness

The very definition of the word awareness is to have ‘knowledge or perception of a situation or fact’.  To be aware of one’s situation requires one to be present, obviously, but being present is more than being physically situated somewhere.  Awareness, at any given moment,...

Just a Spoonful of Sugar?

They say it’s one of the most important ingredients used in the kitchen. The first thing that comes to your mind is the sweetness, and the taste always leaves you wanting more, Sugar is an unhealthy substance, its added flavour and texture to an ingredient. There...

6 Things You Need to Know about Food Labels

Look on the nutrition panel under sugar. 1 teaspoon of sugar is 4g, so if the product says it has 20g of sugar; it has five teaspoons of added sugar. The World Health Organisation recommends that adults eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar...

Superfood’s (Part 2)

Coconuts: Those who know me personally are aware of my love of coconuts. The humble coconut's origin's has been suggested by scholars to be in the Philippines. Perhaps it's an innate connection, given my Filipino heritage, that has gravitated me towards this wondrous plant. Once you...

Easy, Quick and Healthy Snacks to Pack for Your Kids

Running out of idea’s for your children’s lunch box? Here are ten healthy snack ideas to pack into your children’s lunch boxes, or even your own! A Salty Treat Popcorn is said to be one of the healthiest snacks for adults and children. 100 grams of popcorn...

How to Prevent Fast Food Drive Thru’s

You’re driving home from after work. You’re tired, sore, hungry and just about ready for bed. You know you have to cook dinner when you get home for the family but you are not in the mood. You start looking for options of other alternatives...

Why You Should Grow Your Own Vegetables

Through love and nurture, it grows in front of your eyes from a small seed into a productive plant. Pulled from your own backyard,into your kitchen and onto your plate, your taste buds receive fresh bursts of flavour, full of nutrition goodness. There are many reasons...

How to Travel and Eat Healthy

I stepped onto the scale, scrunched my face and turned away as the numbers changed and fear kicked in. All those extra large meals of pesto, pizza and chocolate desserts seemed like a good idea at the time. As the numbers came to a halt,...

How to Make Healthy Choices When It Comes To Carbs

Since the introduction of carb-cutting diets, there is a lot of controversy about how going on a carb-diet can help you lose weight. If you're just interested in maintaining a healthier diet  or you are a person trying to lose weight, then here is some...

The Fattest Country In The World

While I was living in America, various things caught my attention. I was awoken by the bold advertising surrounding me and the consistent fast foods egging me to try and buy. I stood as a silent watcher, gazing into the eyes of each American that...

Wholy Foods

What the body needs to operate efficiently, to the best of its abilities, can be found in food. Natural, whole foods are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre- without them we struggle to support and maintain an effective immune, digestive, respiratory and circulatory system....

Calories in Calories out Debunked

The popular theory for weight loss for many years has been the calories in calories out theory. This theory relies on the assumption that everyone who is overweight is a glutton and or a sloth! This is clearly not true but it does certainly...