Fructose: Friend or Foe

What is Fructose?  It is a simple sugar that occurs in many foods.  Why it is bad for you? 1/ Make your liver synthesize fats, which are exported as VLDL cholesterol, which leads to dyslipidemia (blood tryglicerides and cholesterol), fat around the organs and ultimately, heart disease. 2/ Increase blood

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IU on Vitamins

  Often one might notice the IU on Vitamins and wonder what does this actually mean and stand for? “IU = International unit, this is a unit of measurement for the amount of a substance; the mass or volume that constitutes one international unit varies based on which substance is

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15 Healthy Cooking Tips

image via [www.carrollssausageandmeats.com] Some tips to help you when your cooking: 1/ Certain canned & frozen products are ok (e.g canned beans, frozen fruits) 2/ Organic is better 3/ Local is better 4/ Fresh is best 5/ Use a timer for cooking and prepping food so you know how much

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Stocking A Pantry

Image via http://linkezy.com/ A few items we always keep in the pantry for easy cooking: DRY GOODS: *Whole Grains (easy to throw in a salad or with a curry)  – Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa *Flours (for baking or coating) – Almond flour, Coconut flour, Chickpea flour and a Whole wheat flour

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5 Foods That Cleanse

  image via http://microfarmgardens.com/ Some foods that should be included in our diets on a daily basis that will continually cleanse the body: 1. Parsley & Coriander – They bind the heavy metals like mercury that often cannot be extracted from the body plus they are full of alkalising goodness

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