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…

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….

Which potatoes are the healthiest?

Potatoes are one of the most commonly consumed vegetables with over a billion people eating them, and for good reason. They are extremely versatile and can be prepared in many different ways – boiled, steamed, baked, fried and roasted. If you are a fan of potatoes you have probably added them to salads and soups…

Is ice cream good or bad for a sore throat?

At some point in our lives we have all suffered from a sore throat, and from personal experience I know how much agony the first few days can be. Swallowing causes you extreme pain, you can barely speak and you just want the discomfort to go away. There are a number of different causes for a…

How to eat pumpkin seeds

A lot of people eat the flesh of pumpkins but discard the seeds, also known as pepitas. However, not only are these seeds super nutritious, they also taste great and are very versatile. Their colour can vary from cream to green, depending on whether the shell has been removed. Below you will find all the…

Are hard boiled eggs good for you?

The great thing about eggs is that they are not only inexpensive but there are also many different ways to cook them. They can be fried, scrambled, poached or boiled, to name a few. Boiled eggs can either be soft, medium or hard, the main difference being how well the yolk is cooked: Soft –…

Is carbonated water good or bad for you?

Carbonated water is an alternative to plain water. In fact it is simply plain water that has had pressurized carbon dioxide gas added to it, which forms the bubbles that you see when you pour it into a glass. Schweppes, Canada Dry, S.Pellegrino and Perrier are well known manufacturers of bottled carbonated water. Carbonated water is…

How to eat 3000 calories a day

The average adult needs to eat roughly 2000 – 2500 calories per day. There are of course a number of different factors that determine each individuals daily calorie requirement. These factors are current weight, height, age, gender and activity levels. If you are happy with your current weight, you can use our calorie calculator here…

What vitamins are in grapes?

It is recommended that you eat around 2 cups of fruits and 3 cups of vegetables per day, to get your “5 a day”. Even though most fruits and vegetables are made up of water, they are packed full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Grapes are not only one of the most delicious fruits…