Fermented foods

In recent years fermented food have become trendy and some regard them as superfoods. Fermented foods are not simply the latest craze, nor a fad.  They have been around for centuries and fermenting was historically used as a way of preserving food.  The fermentation process involves yeast or bacteria using sugars without the presence of […]

Prebiotics

Prebiotics A prebiotic is a food that is used as a food source for microorganisms, such as the good gut bacteria, that make up your microbiome.  Prebiotics can help the microbes to grow or to work effectively.  They are derived from non-digestible fibre compounds and come in many forms such as inulin, resistant starch, fructooligosaccharides […]

Marvellous microbiome

The term “microbiome” is becoming more common.  There isn’t a day that goes past when an article in the press refers to the “microbiome” or “microbiota”.  What exactly are they?  And what do they do? Microbiota is a term that is given to microorganisms that live on or in the body.  These can range from […]

Health hazards from plastic

The use of plastic has increased to a degree that the environmental effect is devastating.  On average, 300 million tons of plastic are produced around the world each year. Of this, 50% is for disposable applications such as packaging.  It is easy to see the effects on the environment – beaches covered in plastic packaging, […]

Natural immune support

There are certain times of the year when it can feel as if you get one virus after another. If you are struggling with the latest virus – be it a cold, flu or the norovirus then you may need some extra immune support. There are many ways to support your immune system when it […]

Food of love

Have you ever thought how food may affect your love life?  There are many natural aphrodisiacs found within food and variety of chemicals and hormones can be stimulated by eating certain foods.  Take a look at our top picks for valentine’s day: Dark chocolate – known to be rich in anti-oxidants it also raises phenethylamine, […]

Protein Smoothies

Protein is vital for many functions in the body and it is used for enzymes, hormones, antibodies and structural tissues like muscles, tendons and ligaments. It also aids in slowing digestion and protein can be an excellent way to slow the release of energy from food. This aids in keeping a healthy blood sugar level. […]

Quit sugar

Sugar intakes have drastically increased over the past decade and obesity is soaring. Not only this, lifestyle diseases associated with obesity, such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are also increasingly common. Sugar not only contributes to blood sugar highs and lows and therefore insulin production but an increased intake is also linked […]