Author: Stephanie Malouf


The Imporance of Good Gut Health

The gut is the cornerstone to good health and plays a key role in the way in which the different body systems communicate. Firstly it’s referred to as our second brain but in fact the gut sends a lot more information to the brain than the brain sends to your gut. This is because the gut has its own nervous system, involving a complex network of 100 million neurons that are embedded in the gut wall. This nervous system, known as the ‘enteric nervous

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Vegan Nutrition
4 Things You Must Know When Buying Vegan Treats

The vegan diet is associated with a number of health benefits largely attributed to its high intakes of plant based foods such as fruit and veggies. As a result, veganism is gaining increasing popularity and becoming synonymous with “healthy”. Businesses are capitalising on this diet trend, however not all vegan foods are healthy. Below are 4 things you must know when buying vegan treats. Vegan treats can be highly processed Some vegan treats can be loaded with not so healthy ingredients such as sugar, high

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Nutrition
3 Health Benefits of Chai

Masala chai, more commonly known as chai tea has become an extremely popular hot beverage for the sheer enjoyment of its delicious sweet taste. Chai, however, dates back as far as 5000-9000 years ago created by a King in China or Siam (now Thailand) as a healing Ayurvedic recipe. Since then chai evolved as it started to spread into different regions such as China, India and Great Britain. Depending on the region, it was prepared differently, served both hot and cold and using different combinations

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Nutrition
5 Reasons You Should Support FairTrade Coffee

Most people cannot live without their coffee. Coffee is a highly lucrative industry, being the most traded commodity after oil. However whilst coffee has huge profit potential, it isn’t always traded in a fair manner. Thankfully fair trade is popping up on more and more coffee labels but what does fair trade actually mean and why should we drink fair trade coffee? Fairtrade coffee is environmentally sustainable## With the increasing demand for coffee, comes the increase in supply. The biggest source of environmental damage

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What Are Healthy Sources Of Fat For Vegans?

For a well-functioning body, it is important that we eat a balanced diet of healthy fats, proteins and complex carbohydrates. When it comes to a vegan diet, there are a number of nutrient dense foods that are removed from the diet such as fish, grass fed meat, eggs and fermented diary such as kefir. That being said, you can still obtain all the important macronutrients, minerals and vitamins needed from consuming a plant based diet and knowing the best sources is important. Healthy fats are

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Nutrition Snacks
What's All The Fuss About Activated Nuts?

When it comes to nuts, they are definitely at the top of the healthy food list. Packed with good fats, protein and fibre, they are a great way to add crunch to your meals and an easy on-the-go snack. Only problem being that you might not be reaping their full benefits as digesting and absorbing all the nutrients is a more difficult task than eating them. Just like we need energy to grow, so do nuts. They store most of their energy in the form

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