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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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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6 Keys to Good Health

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With so much available information on lifestyle diseases, it’s easy to think that achieving good health is unrealistic. While not easy, we believe good health is possible – with intention and discipline. From all our reading, the message we have …

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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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Air Pollution From Food is Killing us

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The theme of this year’s World Environment Day, celebrated on 5 June, is “air pollution” – one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. This is a call to action to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of …

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Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

High blood pressure has no symptoms, which is why it’s often referred to as the “silent killer”. Checking your blood pressure regularly is therefore essential. During this month of May, be part of the May Measurement Month and visit your …

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Poor Diet Causes More Deaths Than Smoking

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Poor diet is now cited as the leading cause of death from lifestyle diseases – which is more than those caused from smoking. In closing the month of April, which observes World Health Day – celebrated on the 7th April …

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Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere

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Since 1950, the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been commemorating World Health Day on the 7th of April each year. This day is observed to raise awareness of the need to improve global health, and …

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