Superfoods

Use smoothies for post-workout recovery

Use smoothies for post-workout recovery

Smoothies aren’t just for dieters. They’re a great option for fitness buffs too. Over the last few years, breakfast cereals, muffins, crackers and other refined carbohydrates have made way for smoothies – delicious, on-the-go liquid meals and snacks packed with nutrients. On average, the Australian household’s consumption of liquid breakfasts has increased by 20% in […]

Superfoods and sex drive

Superfoods and sex drive

Fading sexual desire? Struggling to maintain an erection? It may be possible to spice up your sex life without going the pharmaceutical route. Superfoods pack a huge nutritional punch, while complementary and alternative medicines are widely used to prevent and treat a variety of ills. Good scientific research on these products isn’t always available, but […]

Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll

Remember the term “cholorophyll” from your school biology days? Learn more about its health benefits. Chlorophyll is a chemoprotein known for its contribution to the green pigmentation in plants and algae. Plants use chlorophyll to trap light to make photosynthesis possible. This is the process of converting light energy to chemical energy, and storing it as food. Chlorophyll […]

Brown rice protein

Brown rice protein

Brown rice protein powder is fast becoming a popular way of adding protein to one’s diet. Here’s what you need to know. Protein is one of the cornerstones of a balanced diet and can be obtained from a number of food sources such as eggs, chicken, fish, dairy, soy and beef. But if you’re vegan […]

Kale

Kale

Inexpensive, easy to grow and oh-so healthy – kale is fast become a hero vegetable. Learn more. Right now, kale is soaring to stardom. Yes, this humble vegetable is finding its way into the recipes of celebrity TV chefs and into the kitchens of health-conscious people the world over. But what do we really know […]

Coconut water

Coconut water

Discover coconut water – touted as a superfood (or rather a “superdrink”), it’s packed with electrolytes, low in fat, and tastes delicious! This refreshing drink is not only consumed for its health-boosting nutrients, but is also purported to have some medicinal uses. As multifunctional as it is, it’s also no surprise that coconut water has become the […]

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass

It may look like the grass that grows in your backyard, but don’t be fooled: wheatgrass packs a powerful health punch. Worldwide, wheatgrass is soaring to new heights as researchers continue to uncover more of its health benefits. What’s more, enjoying this popular health food is becoming easier by the day. Although mostly served as juice, wheatgrass is […]