Core issues

As children, many of us grew up with the impression we should avoid eating seeds from fruit and vegetables (e.g., oranges, watermelon, papaya, bell peppers, etc.) on the vague assumption that they were inedible — possibly even toxic. As adults, we carry on this convention by tossing away apple cores or spitting out grape seeds. Well it turns out we’re operating on the adoption of another food myth: Far from being bad for you, fruit and veggie seeds are actually the most nutritious component of the entire plant!

Is snacking healthy?

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and your stomach is rumbling again. Another three hours to lunchtime – you need a little something to tide you over. But is it healthy to eat between meals or is it better to avoid snacks? We investigate and reveal how snacking affects the body.

Could spices be good for you?

Spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper not only make food taste good, they are also known as ‘super spices’. For millennia, natural medicine and Ayurveda teaching have claimed that spices are good for our health. Now, more and more studies are examining their health-promoting effects. Today, we shed some light on spices that could be particularly good for your body.

Pineapple for your peepers

When it comes to eye health, vitamin A usually gets most of the credit—but don’t overlook the potential of vitamin C. This antioxidant nutrient can counteract free radicals that damage the eyes and cause cataracts (clouding) in the ocular lens. Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C—just one cup of pineapple packs 132% of your daily value of vitamin C, giving this tropical fruit eye-protection potential.

Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit juice contains lots of vitamins but its fructose content should not be underestimated. That is why it is often claimed not to be any healthier than soft drinks. What is true? Is fruit juice healthy or not?

Colon Inflammation Dropped 87%, Basic Research Found

Like other cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.), cabbage contains powerful phytochemicals with possible anti-cancer effects. Now, new research is investigating the potential of such compounds to counter ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that significantly increases the risk of colon cancer.

What is fermentation and what’s it all about?

Are you a fan of seasonal vegetables but somehow find it difficult to store them? Then we have a tip for you: fermentation is a traditional method for preserving vegetables. It dates back to a time when people could not yet chill, transport and store raw foods effectively.

Superfood: our everyday favourites

Superfoods like goji berries, chia seeds or quinoa are sometimes hard to get. Don’t worry! There are some everyday foods like bananas, broccoli or blackberries which are not only healthy but also easy to get. Check out our everyday superfood list.

Mood Berries: Feel Blah? Eat Blue. Feel Better.

Want to forget your troubles? Better remember your blueberries. Research suggests blueberries might brighten your mood. British researchers fed young adults 200 grams of blueberries, then measured effects on mood, memory and decision making. Mood scores rose 15% five hours after blueberry consumption.

How healthy is coconut?

Refreshing and with an exotic taste coconut is a must-eat in summer. But is coconut ac-tually healthy and how can it be used in the kitchen?

Plant protein power

Protein is a buzz word in the dieting world, but do you know how much protein your body actually needs? An average Man takes in about 102 grams of protein per day, and the average for women is about 70 grams. The reality is, most people need about 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day—that’s just 61 grams for a 170 pound man!

Types of melons and their health benefits

On a hot summer day there is nothing more refreshing than a slice of a juicy melon. With a high water content melons are perfect for quenching the thirst. Find out everything about common types of melons and their health benefits.

Eat breakfast – snack less

A bar of chocolate here, a sandwich there – are you a typical “snacker”, who has constant cravings during the day and then quickly needs energy? One reason for this is that many people simply don’t eat breakfast in the morning. After just a few hours, they are hungry, lack concentration and feel tired.

Health benefits of strawberries

Strawberry season has recently begun. But what’s inside these little red berries and which health benefits do they have? There are many reasons to enjoy strawberries!

Healthy alternatives to butter

Butter contains saturated fat, which is often associated with a rise in harmful cholesterol. That is why more and more people look for healthy alternatives to butter. Check out our healthy ways to substitute butter – and experience some new delicious flavours on your plate.