Month: August 2013

General, Nutrition

Let’s get clear on Carbs

It’s one question I get asked daily… “DO I NEED TO CUT-OUT CARBS?” There are sooo many people are under the assumption (thanks once again to many of those crazy fad diets that are created and seem to be plastered all over the media weekly!) that they need to cut carbs out of their diets […]

Nutrition, Recipes

Healthy, healthy Hummus!

Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are one of the world’s oldest cultivated foods, dating back to the Neolithic period in what is now known as Sicily, according to The Food Encyclopedia. During the Roman Empire, chickpeas were shipped in jars from Sicily to the rest of Italy. But the Middle Eastern region is thought […]

General, Inspirations, Nutrition

7 Hints on Hydration

Water makes up between 45%-75% of your total body weight. For many, especially active people, maintaining a healthy fluid balance can be difficult. However, keeping your body hydrated is vital for proper functioning. Staying hydrated not only helps with your alertness, controlling appetite, and improving activity and sport performance, but it also keeps every day symptoms […]

Nutrition, Recipes

My love for Quinoa

Do you love Quinoa too?? In this busy home, all 5 of us can’t get enough…  Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah and not the common pronounciation of queen-o-a) is a perhaps one of my favourite superfoods. More interestingly, my favourite point to share is always that it is a seed and NOT a grain, making it a […]

Inspirations

Food for Thought…

“About eighty percent of the food on shelves of supermarkets today didn’t exist 100 years ago.” ― Larry McCleary, Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly: A Brain Surgeon Reveals the Weight-Loss Secrets of the Brain-Belly Connection