The 32 healthiest fruits to eat

Just like vegetables, fruits are very nutritious, being a source of numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Most also have the added benefit of being a source of naturally occurring sugars, which gives them their sweet taste. Below are the 32 best healthy fruits that you can eat, listed in alphabetical order. 1. Apples Apples are…

10 foods highest in vitamins and minerals

It is well-known that vitamins and minerals are important for our health. Our bodies are unable to produce most vitamins and minerals on their own, but need them since they play a crucial role in numerous processes. Because of this, these micro-nutrients must be obtained from the foods that we eat. Below are some of…

10 vegetables high in vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most well-known nutrients. It is a powerful antioxidant that is needed in the body for a wide range of functions; these include wound healing, iron absorption, tissue repair, protecting heart health and scurvy prevention. It is often thought that citrus fruits like lemons and oranges are the only potent…

2000 calorie diet plan

The average adult needs to consume 2000 – 2500 calories to maintain their weight. The number of calories that you as an individual should aim to consume will depend on your gender, age, weight, height, activity levels and overall goals. In its simplest form, weight management can be summarized by a short equation: calories in –…

What is the average calorie intake for women?

The average woman needs to consume roughly 2000 calories in order to maintain her weight. However, this number is just a guideline and individual calorie requirements will vary. The following factors determine calorie intake for women: Her body size – the larger a persons body size, the more energy they require. A short light-weight woman will need fewer calories than…

Cashews vs almonds – which nut is healthier?

Despite both being a type of nut, almonds and cashews have a very different appearance, as can be seen from the image above. Almonds have a rough brown outer shell and a smooth white interior, whereas cashews have a smooth cream coloured texture throughout. Cashews and almonds also have very distinct flavours when compared to…

Is hot sauce good or bad for you?

Some people absolutely love hot sauce and pour it on almost everything that they eat, whereas others simply can’t tolerate the heat. I tend to eat hot sauce occasionally, but will definitely be increasing my intake, especially because of some of the health benefits it brings. With there being hundreds of companies that manufacture hot sauce,…

The best teas to drink in the morning

After water, tea is the second most consumed beverage globally and is grown worldwide due to the large demand it has. You may not know it, but all teas (except herbal ones) are prepared from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The way in which the leaves are processed determines the taste and colour of the tea….

Is eating fast bad for you?

As far back as I can remember, I have always been an extremely fast eater. Family and friends have often commented on how quickly I gulp my food down and have often asked whether I actually chew it. Recently, I have been making it a point to try and slow down, take smaller bites and chew…

What vitamins are antioxidants?

There are thousands of chemical reactions that occur in your body everyday during processes such as digestion. These reactions are known as oxidation reactions and are vital for survival. However, they may result in the creation of unstable chemicals known as free radicals, which can potentially cause damage to cell membranes, DNA and proteins. Free radicals are…

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