Is chocolate good for your health, specifically your heart health.
A recent study published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) appears to suggest eating a small amount of chocolate each day may not increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
What the? Can this really be true? Or is there more to this than first appears?
Read on for the low down.
Common food myths.
Yes, food and nutrition myths do exist. How they come about I am not always sure.
What I know, is that once they can get deeply embedded into people’s beliefs, so naturally they are thought to be fact.
Let’s review some of the more common one’s I come across.
Is there is a link between BMI and cancer?
We know obesity has a link to high blood pressure, blood sugar issues and heart problems.
We know obesity has the potential to undermine our health.
A recent study has highlighted the link between cancer and BMI.
To understand more read on.
Nourish your health … or should it be nourish your genes.
I am sure you know nutrition and lifestyle choices impact the quality of health.
However did you know that nutrition and lifestyle choices can influence your health through your genes?
Enter stage left a new term, nutrigenomics. An important new area of study that will be instrumental in helping us uncover new strategies for preventing or treating disease.
Want to know more? Read on.
Great food swaps.
We are so often told not to eat a food, however we are not often told what to replace it with.
Here is some practical based guidance on 3 categories of food swaps you can try.
Super foods, some newcomers to the scene.
Yes, you know I have some reservations about using the term superfood. However if I can use the term to catch your interest to talk to you about some new great tasting and nutrient packed foods, you will see me use the term superfood. :-))
So, here for your enjoyment are some new superfood kids on the bloack.
Mindful eating …
What is mindful eating?
The word mindful eating has become commonplace. But what does it actually mean?
Here is my definition.
Veggie meal ideas. Want to increase your veggie intake. Great.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Should you be eating organic fruit and veg?
We know Aussies are not eating enough fruit and veg. I am therefore often beating the drum to encourage all I can reach to eat more fresh fruit & veg.
A question I often get which follows my recommendation, is does my fruit and veg need to be organic?
Here is my current thoughts on this question.
10 Reasons to moderate meat intake and eat more veggies.