Plant-based Diet: Foods to Consider

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Last year November I committed to an experiment of going vegetarian, as part of Vegan month. It did not go well. The reason it was a disaster was that I had not considered everything I needed to, especially in relation …

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Embracing our Food Heritage

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In South Africa, indigenous crops and traditional foods have been so downgraded that we have forgotten the tastes and even some of the names of these foods. Sadly, this means we’re missing out on some readily available health benefits. The …

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Benefits of Eating Local Food

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Local food is nca! And here’s why… The “local food” movement has been around in South Africa for almost 20 years now. Organisations like Slow Food South Africa started in 2001 with the “aim to support keeping our rich local …

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5 Food Groups to Boost Heart Health

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September is Heart Awareness Month in South Africa, an initiative to raise awareness about heart health and cardiovascular disease in the country. Heart diseases continue to be the leading killer in the world, and 225 South Africans are killed by …

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The Rainbow Diet for Optimal Health

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Mother Nature has gifted us fruits and vegetables in different colours, not by chance but for our optimal health. This is why it is important to include all colours in our daily meals – and follow a “rainbow diet” – …

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5 Fab Herbs and How to Use Them

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The importance of herbs in the diet is never emphasised enough. Herbs are not just pretty green sprinkles that make food taste good, they’re jam-packed full of nutrients and come with a host of health benefits. Common elements found in …

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