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…

54 tasty foods high in vitamin K

Vitamin K is important for bone health and the clotting of blood. Eating these 54 foods will make sure you don’t suffer from a deficiency.

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,…

42 nutritious sources of vitamin A

This important vitamin plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy vision and protecting the eyes from damage because it is an essential building block of a compound called rhodopsin, a protein that allows the retina to effectively absorb light. Here are 42 foods that are a rich source of it.

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….

The 100+ healthiest foods on planet Earth

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult; there are lots of nutrient dense foods out there to include in your diet. We wrote this (quite lengthy!) article to help you discover new healthy foods, and to learn the benefits they bring with them.

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…

Is coffee bad for kids?

For adults, coffee can be very healthy. It is a rich source of antioxidants and other nutrients that can benefit your body. Coffee makes you feel more energetic, helps burn fat, improves physical performance and could even prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and some types of cancer. It is caffeine, the main…

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…

Is peanut butter a good source of protein?

Peanut butter is one of the simplest foods to make. All it involves is grinding peanuts until they turn into a smooth paste. This is peanut butter in its most natural and healthiest form. However in most cases other ingredients such as salt, sugar and oils are added to give it a better taste and consistency….

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