I often get asked this one. There’s many on the market now and books about quitting it. Rapidura, coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses. Honey, raw sugar, white sugar and brown sugar. Which should I choose? The answer … Continue reading →
Recently a reader asked me what my thoughts on fasting and detoxing were. The lemon detox diet, a juice fast, a no food at all fast…they are all out there claiming to kick start the body, rid toxins, remove fat, … Continue reading →
We received a message from a Facebook Guru reader asking how they could use diet to help them quit smoking. I have shared it here because even if you don’t smoke my answer involves a central them of goal setting and … Continue reading →
If you knew the exact moment in time that your life on this earth would end, would you be doing things tomorrow in a different way? Would you get out there and try and accomplish all those things you have … Continue reading →
I often get asked the best way to lose weight. Nine times out of ten, the person will also state in that very same sentence, that they heard they should cut out gluten, stop eating dairy, go on a juice … Continue reading →
I’m a firm believer of putting yourself in situations that MAKE you happy. I don’t believe that happiness just comes to us, or that we ‘deserve to be happy’. We have to seek it. Let me tell you the story … Continue reading →
If there is one food product that has exploded onto the health food scene over the last 12 months, it’s coconut oil. Added to chocolate bars, pour it on your cereal, eat it with a spoon, or pour it on … Continue reading →
There’s one term that my eyeballs keep reading a million times a day. It’s all over blogs, TV, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and yes, Pinterest. Superfood. This term hurts my eyeballs and my brain. I physically cringe every time I read … Continue reading →
Walking along the river, and this is the thought that popped into my head. You have to put in what you want to get out of life. You have to love life for it to love you back. It’s just … Continue reading →
Recently we kicked off a week of Healthy Inspiration on the Facebook page, providing a daily goal to aim towards. Let’s have a look at the reasons behind each of the goals. Firstly, we started on a Saturday. Why a … Continue reading →
Do you get tired, cranky and hungry and often wonder why? Symptoms of dehydration include: Hunger Irritability Dry Skin Tiredness Confusion Dizziness Headache Dry mouth Urine is dark yellow Life gets busy and it’s so easy to go the whole … Continue reading →
I have a keen interest in infant and child nutrition. I think it’s because the growth and development of a child is so highly dependent upon the foods of which they eat. I have spent the last 6 months of … Continue reading →
Written By: The Chef Here are just a few of the many things I’ve learned from sharing life with The Nutrition Guru It’s alright to make a mess in the kitchen (she’s such a messy cook, and I’m a kitchen … Continue reading →
There are many things that come into play when we decide which foods to buy.
Cost to name a few.
For most of us, cost plays a major role in what we do and don’t eat.
But don’t let cost be an EXCUSE for eating bad food. It is easy to use cost as an excuse for choosing a mars bar over an apple or french fries over a sandwich, but think about the cost it will have on your health in the long run.
Last time I looked trips to the GP, cholesterol and blood pressure medications and weight loss programs weren’t cheap.
When you pay for healthy food, you buy health. When you pay for unhealthy food, you buy disease.
Stay happy and healthy, and don’t use cost as an excuse.
I have recently been suffering from lengthy chronic pain, not being able to eat solid food for 9 months, and a time in hospital. You can read the story here. Although the last 9 months have been exhausting mentally and … Continue reading →
Sick of buying fresh herbs, only for them to go to waste in the fridge before you have had time to use them? Chop fresh herbs, place in ice cube trays and fill with olive oil. Remove and use as … Continue reading →
On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending my good friend Miss V’s baby shower. She is a dietitian, loves sushi, and wanted a bamboo steamer for some of her cooking adventures in the kitchen. She also had purchased everything … Continue reading →
Healthy eating isn’t just about NOT eating chocolate and cake, but so much more than that. It is making sure that your body is receiving all the right nutrients in the required amounts that it needs to do it’s job and … Continue reading →
Photo’s and Recipe by: The Nutrition Guru If I could eat mountains of chocolate, I would. It’s difficult to deny that chocolate flavour is devine and addictive. So, as a way to steer away from chocolate bars – high in … Continue reading →
My soft spot is for icecream, so I thought I would share with you my special way of keeping my portion under control. I have found that using these mini icecream cones are fabulous because you can pop a dollop of icecream … Continue reading →
The last 6 months have been quite a journey for both me, and my husband. Not a lot of people really know the full story, and although I have put some facebook status updates yelling that ‘I can’t eat’ out … Continue reading →
Fish is such a wonderful ingredient that is often under-utilised in the household kitchen, and understandably. All sorts of questions often go through the mind such as ‘Which fish should I choose? How do I know if it’s fresh? Do … Continue reading →
This is one of our favourite sayings in life, and one especially we use when it comes to trying different foods. We have heard many people say they don’t like eating beetroot for example but when asked the last time they ate … Continue reading →
The nutritional benefits of LEMON HONEY and GINGER TEA: Lemon: A whack of vitamin C to help reduce the severity of a cold plus antioxidants Honey: Antibiotic and antimicrobial properties and soothing for a sore throat. The honey also balances out … Continue reading →