Here’s Why Eating Gluten Is Dangerous For Your Health

Why Stop Eating Gluten

Diet plays a major role in keeping your body healthy. What you don’t know is that instead of being beneficial, some of what you eat might actually be harmful for your body. Take bread, pasta, French fries, or pizza—how can they be bad for you? Given that all these food contain gluten, you might want […]

The Durian and Beer Combo: Will It Kill Me?

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Legend has it that drinking beer while eating durian can kill you…

The Juice Illusion: What’s In Your Juice?

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Is one serving of “pure” fruit juice equivalent to one serving of whole fruit? Are fruits and juices one and the same?

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How Juice Is Made: From Produce to Product

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What makes fruit juices so popular? The answer lies in its namesake: fruit. People instinctively and naturally associate fruit juices with the fresh, fleshy, edible, plucked produce that grow on trees and plants. As a result, fruit juices are perceived to be healthy.

The Juice on Fruit Juice

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Fruit juice is a household favourite. It is a drink that few parents would discourage their children from consuming. In fact, if you have children, you would much prefer your children to be drinking fruit juice rather than that sinful fizzy drink!

The Food and Mood Feud

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The bond between your mood and food is strong. Your mood is able to cause you to devour an entire bag of cookies and dig into a whole tub of ice-cream goodness without thinking twice. When times get tough, you get eating.

While consuming an excess of your favourite foods may wondrously and almost instantly calm you down in stressful conditions, are you aware that eating all that extras can have a negative effect on you? While you might be thinking that you deserve to be feeling better, your body doesn’t deserve the additional work. How then can you stay on top of things, even when you are down?

Choosing Quality Chia Seeds

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A member of the mint family, Chia is obtained from the flowering Salvia hispanica plant. The reason behind this seed’s popularity- amongst nutritional experts and consumers alike- is its multitude of benefits.

Chia is a rich source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. It is also high in antioxidants, fibre, protein, calcium and carbohydrates. Easily digestible and absorbed, chia hydrates the body through electrolyte retention, and energizes the body. It also supports muscle and tissue regeneration, and contributes towards cardiovascular health and joint support.

Knowing Your Multivitamins

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While there is no standard scientific, regulatory, or marketplace definitions for multivitamins, multivitamins can be categorized. As published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, multivitamins “vary in the types, numbers, and amounts of vitamins and minerals they contain and whether they contain other nonvitamin and nonmineral ingredients (eg, dietary fiber, botanicals, glucosamine, lycopene)”.

Choosing the Perfect Multivitamin

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Paralyzed by the sight of a multitude of multivitamins on store shelves? There is indeed a wide variety of multivitamins both in composition and characteristics, so much so that making a selection can be a confusing and frustrating task for you. How then do you know which are the perfect multivitamins for you and your family?

Exercise: How Much Is Enough?

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Exercise is a building block of good health and people often wonder how much is enough. Although there are some who cannot get enough of it, many of you find yourselves lingering in the dusty wake of your highly motivated compatriots, unable to keep up with your own ambitions. So you cross our fingers, keep your shoes dusted, and wait for new research findings to inform you of a lower, more manageable exercise requirement that still delivers great health benefits! Yet after all the research and planning, you still somehow find yourself giving up even before you begin. What is the real problem?