Buying organic is a booming food trend. It is also a trend that comes with a health halo for being more nutritious, healthier and tastier than conventional produce. But how do these claims stack up when you look at the research behind them? And is the price premium you pay for organic worth it? In this blog post, I look at the health merits of going organic and unpick those … [Read more...] about Is organic food a better choice?
Heard of nightshades? They are a group of plants that include some very commonly eaten foods. Tomatoes, eggplants, capsicums and potatoes are all nightshades. These are staple foods eaten all around the world. But if you go digging into ‘health and wellness’ advice on the Internet, you’ll come across all sorts of alarming health warnings about nightshades. Digestive issues and … [Read more...] about Nightshade vegetables: health hazard or nutritional powerhouse?
Lectins are the new dietary demon responsible for all of our modern health ills - at least if you take YouTube clips and diet books on their word. These lectins are a major driver of inflammation, weight gain and chronic disease it seems. Yet to believe this, you need to ignore the reality that humans have been eating lectin-containing foods like wholegrains and legumes for … [Read more...] about Lectins: exposing the manufactured health scare around these plant proteins
Cow’s milk is under siege from the alt-milks of soy, oat, almond, coconut, rice and many others. In this post, I’ll take a look at how these challenger milks stack up against cow’s milk.Gone are the days when cow’s milk was the only choice at the supermarket. There has been an explosion in recent years of plant-based non-dairy alternative milks. Be it the traditional soy … [Read more...] about How do the plant-based milks compare?
People all over the world have been drinking tea for centuries, and for many good reasons. A growing field of research is showing how tea has a role to play in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. And on top of that, a good cup of tea has a real calming and relaxing effect – just what we need in these stressful times. So put the kettle on, sit back, and relax, as I … [Read more...] about Drink tea, stay healthy and carry on