Healthy Blog

You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb!

You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb!

I highly believe that there is no “one size fits all” diet; not everything works for everyone. Also, I truly believe that we can eat the healthiest foods, but if we don’t end up digesting and absorbing them, they won’t end up in our cells in order to provide us with their nutritional benefits. Both the digestion of the food we eat and the absorption of its nutrients are the functions that allow the entire body to be nourished. To start, food is first broken down in macronutrients and micronutrients, processed into amino acids and then the absorption happens. Gut microbes play an important...

Read more →


Healthy Eating in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Healthy Eating in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The food and processing industry has now become a multi-billion dollar sector coming up with all manner of processed foods by the day. Cases of cancer and other diseases such as obesity have now skyrocketed raising deep concerns worldwide. Nonetheless, people are slowly becoming more aware of their eating habits and opting for healthier choices of diet. However, the Chinese have been at the forefront for thousands of years now with traditional diets that complement the body constituents. Those who have preserved these habits have benefitted greatly and rarely experience medical issues. The secrets of traditional Chinese food and its...

Read more →


Fashionista Bounty Balls

Fashionista Bounty Balls

A childhood favourite recreated in a healthy way with a fashionable twist! This recipe combination of beetroot, coconut and chocolate is raw, vegan, gluten-free and lightly sweetened. INGREDIENTS Filling 1 tbsp beetroot powder 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut, shreds or flakes ¼ cup coconut oil 1 tbsp pure maple syrup ¼ tsp vanilla Chocolate coating 1/2 cup cacao powder 1/4 cup coconut oil 3 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp vanilla METHOD To make the filling: Process the coconut products and syrup or honey until a homogenous and sticky mixture is obtained. Add the beet powder and process again. Turn into balls and...

Read more →


Back To School The Healthy Way!

Back To School The Healthy Way!

It’s that time of year when many parents start thinking about sending their kids back to school and how to keep them healthy. Finding time to shop and prepare nutritious meals that your child will actually eat for lunch can be challenging for even the most organized parents. But the foods you send to school contribute up to a third of your child’s daily food intake. So it’s important to pack a balanced meal to ensure that your kid’s lunch box provides much needed nutrients, vitamins and minerals for energy and growth. Follow the core four rules to pack a...

Read more →