Kale is the ‘superfood’ du jour. Is kale a true superfood that leaves all others in its dust, or is it a case of hype over substance? The truth lies in a little from column A and a little from column B. Kale is a leafy green vegetable which is part of the cruciferous vegetable […]
Today’s blog post is from guest dietitian blogger Alexandria Hoare. Alex outlines a compelling case of why you should ignore the populist hype of ‘sugar hating’ and get on board getting more of it in your diet in the way nature intended – through fruit. The benefits of fruit What do apples, pears and oranges […]
Juicing fruit and vegetables is a popular way to get a get a quick ‘health fix’, but does come with the downside that they are less filling than eating the solid foods in the first place.
Food allergies and food intolerances are two very separate things, yet are easily confused. Knowing the differences between them determines how best to diagnose and treat them. A true allergy involves activation of the body’s immune system and usually occurs immediately after exposure to the food causing the allergy. Only 5 per cent of people […]
The memory of what we believe we have eaten in a recent meal is now considered an important part of regulating our appetite and hunger. What drives us to desire food is a complex mix of hormones, psychology and physiology. One new research frontier being explored is how our recent memory of what we have […]