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How Healthy are Health Bars?

Listen to my thoughts on Health Bars during my PowerFM Interview by playing the sound clip below:  In today’s market there is a huge variety of different ‘health bars’. Not all bars are created equally, some are labeled as powerbars, energy bars, snack bars, brain boosting bars, cereal bars, diet bars and protein bars...

High Salt intake affects more than just your Blood Pressure

The use of salt is part of everyone’s daily life. Salt is also called sodium chloride with the main ingredients in salt being sodium, chloride and iodine. The essential minerals found in salt acts as important electrolytes in the human body, assisting with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function. Consuming too much sodium may raise blood...

Healthy Eating during Pregnancy

A woman’s body provides the environment for the growth and development of a new human being and that is why adequate good nutrition plays an essential role during pregnancy. From conception to birth, all parts of the infant – bones, muscles, blood cells, skin and other organs – are made from the nutrients in the food that...

The Sugarcane (craving) within me

There is a huge uprising regarding sugar, especially with the new documentary that has been released “That Sugar Film”. People are talking more about sugar and how bad it is and that sugar should be cut from your diet. I say: “Let’s look at the facts and then decide”. Some call sugar the single...

‘E’ – is for Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the fat absorbing vitamins our body receives from food or supplements. It is a potent antioxidant and you can get it in two forms. The first, is a Synthetic form that is made from turpentine or petroleum. Then there is the Natural form we extract from foods such as...