Quinoa – A Superfood You Should Know

Delicious vegetarian quinoa salad with bell pepper, cucumber and tomatoes. Quinoa - superfood salad

It’s time to get familiar with quinoa, it’s nutritional value, the health benefits it can provide and the best way to integrate quinoa into a well-balanced diet The first item to address is how to pronounce quinoa – think KEEN-wah and not kwin-oh-ah. The correct pronounciation has been an item of confusion since 2013’s ‘International … Read more

Glycemic Index

Lots of different types of bread, all high on the glycemic index

What is the Glycemic Index? Glycemic index (abbreviated to GI) is a way of classifying carbohydrate foods according to their effect on blood glucose. It is of special significance to people with diabetes, but there is also evidence that GI has health implications for people in general (so there are high and low GI but … Read more

Nutrient-dense food swaps

Mixed image of various healthy foods

Losing weight could be as easy as skipping a couple of common foods and substituting these eight easy (and skinnier) choices. Dropping kilos – and keeping them off – isn’t just about cutting kilojoules. The key is to choose more nutrient-dense foods, that is, foods that provide the most nutrition for the number of kilojoules … Read more