Yoghurt: The best and worst

You may have noticed a heavy presence of dairy-related topics on my blog. Many of my posts centre around it in some form: I love all things dairy, whether it’s milk, yoghurt or cheese. My favourite snack currently is yoghurt and being the nutrition nerd I am, I compared over sixty yoghurts currently available in…

Sugar: Toxic or a treat?

Sugar. Something that makes the medicine go down? Or a sinful poison? Sugar 101 Sugar is a type of carbohydrate, a substance contained in most of the foods we eat. Some carbohydrate-based foods are healthier (think vegetables, fruits and dairy), while others are less healthy. The less healthy carbohydrates are chocolate, sweets, ice cream and soft…

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

When the mid-morning munchies strike, keep healthy snacks on hand to tide you over until your next main meal. Is it ok to snack between meals? A couple of small snacks a day in between main meals provides extra nutrition, stabilises blood sugar levels and stops us getting too hungry (meaning we are less likely to overeat at…

Food trends: Pea Milk

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this year. This week the spotlight is on Pea Milk What is it? Almond milk latte, quinoa milk porridge, or a refreshing coconut milk on ice. The market for plant milk has surged in the past few years,…

Food Aphrodisiacs: Do They Really Work?

Oysters, chilli, chocolate and champagne. If you haven’t heard already, these are just some of the foods credited with putting some ‘va va voom’ back in the bedroom. But do they actually work, or is it all a bunch of (non-libido enhancing) baloney? I spoke to the Huffington Post about whether stockpiling oysters and champagne…

Can sleep make you fat?

  You’ve got the diet under control (aside from a cheeky sweet treat here and there), have skipped the last few Friday night drinks, and are making friends with the treadmill at the gym. But you just can’t seem to shift those last few kilos, and you don’t know why. The answer might be as easy…

A guide to: Crackers

Walk into the biscuit aisle of the supermarket and you’ll see an endless array of colourful packages for crackers and crispbreads, with many claiming to be ‘healthy’ and ‘natural’. But which one is the healthiest, and what should we be searching for when shopping? Crackers 101 Start by looking for the word wholegrain on packets. A cracker…

A guide to: Yoghurt

A guide to yoghurt Pot set, Greek or natural?  Australians love their yoghurt: for breakfast, as a quick snack, or added to dressings and sauces. In fact, the average person eats around seven kilograms each year. And there is a good reason for its popularity. “Yoghurt is a nutritious dairy food that provides us with calcium…

Hot water vs. Cold water: Which is better?

We all know how important it is to get enough water, but is it better to have it warm? Or is a glass of ice cold water better? I talked to Kahla Preston at the Glow about water temperature and if it actually makes a difference. The article is found here and is reproduced below. If…

The Pegan diet: When Paleo Met Vegan

Earlier this year, a new diet trend was born that claimed the healthiest way of eating was to combine two popular diets.  The Paleo diet and the vegan diet. Although this may seem contradictory – after all, vegans eschew meat while Paleo encourage plenty of it – the diet believes combining the best parts of both…

5 Ancient Grains to try this spring

Ancient grains are grains that have been grown and harvested by different communities over thousands of years, but as modern grains such as wheat became easier to grow and harvest, these ancient grains were sidelined and became less prevalent. But now, these heirloom grains are being rediscovered and are increasing in popularity as they become more mainstream. The…

Bacon Seaweed, Cricket Flour and Vegetables in my Yoghurt: What’s New with Food

  Bacon fans rejoice! Bacon may well be on the menu for you soon in a version that’s healthier than kale. Now I have shared the exciting news (bacon is always exciting news), stay open-minded during the rest of this post, because there are some…erm, different things going on in the food world. I present to you: