5 Fast and Healthy Snacks

Fast food has quite the bad rap, but there’s nothing inherently unhealthy about grabbing a snack on the go. The problem is that most of the foodstuffs we perceive as being quick and easy to eat are not exactly healthy snacks as they tend to be pre-packaged, over-processed, calorie-rich and lacking in nutrients. This perception more…

The Importance of Stretching

Like many people, I spend hours every day peering at a screen while sitting down. Ironically, much of that time is spent writing about the importance of staying active. If you’re also tied to a desk for large parts of your work day, it’s important to incorporate simple stretching into your routine so as to more…

Recipe: Atkilt Wot

As we slog through the last of Winter, it can be hard to keep your diet healthy and interesting as there’s still not much fresh, local produce to be found. One way to keep your meals varied is to try experimenting with foods that may be new to you – like the Ethiopian dish, Atkilt more…

Why You Should Be Eating Almonds

In addition to being delicious and versatile little nuts, there’s evidence to suggest almonds support heart health, gut health, satiety management and even skin health. These potential benefits are likely due to the vast array of nutrients found in almonds, including mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients, as well as their more…

The Benefits of Fermented Foods

When most of us think of fermentation, we think of wine and beer, but fermented foods are increasingly popular and have been found to have a few surprising potential health benefits. The History of Fermentation Fermentation has long been practiced as a culinary technique to preserve fruits and vegetables so as to keep the pantry more…

5 Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is a perfect recipe for lacklustre skin that feels raw and tender. The cold, wet, windy weather strips the skin of its moisture, causing it to become dry and flaky. Add to that a lack of sun and many people start to look and feel like the walking dead. Follow these 5 winter skin care more…

Natural Household Cleaners: 3 Recipes

It’s nice to have a clean home—but does it make sense to remove dirt, grease and grime simply to replace it with something that’s more harmful? If your commercial cleaning products contain ingredients such as phosphates, synthetic fragrances, silica powder, triclosan, or others, it’s time to think about switching to natural household cleaners [1]. There are more…

Tips for Winter Food Storage

Concerns over food sovereignty and nutrition are leading many people to learn about proper winter food storage so that they can safely eat local all year round. The glut of berries, tomatoes, cucumbers and other delicious produce makes it easy to eat fresh food in summer and fall, but without knowing how to preserve the excess, more…