Nutrition 101: Sweeteners

Sugar, the traditional granulated sweet stuff we often use in our baked goods and read on the label of far too many food items we buy at the grocery store, is delicious, but not the best for our health… As some of you may know, it is very high on the glycemic index (GI) scale,…

Nutrition 101: Pistachios

Let’s talk about a very beautiful, specific type of nut that most of you food and dessert lovers out there probably know about… Pistachios. They aren’t just a beautiful and delicious nut that makes the best ice-cream, macarons or crunchy topping on a salad, avocado toast or smoothie bowl, but they’re also one of the…

Nutrition 101: Dietary Fibre

Although it’s my favourite nutrition-related topic, quite a few people don’t know the importance of dietary fibre. This is a problem in many countries where people do not consume nearly as much fibre as they should, as itΒ is important for a healthy digestive system and has been linked to reduced cholesterol, improved glycemic control, a…

Nutrition 101: Eat the Rainbow!

You must have heard that we should all eat our greens. However, it’s much more important for all of us to eat a rainbow. Not skittles or M&Ms in fact, but a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colour! “Why?” you ask? Let me explain πŸ™‚ Plants have various components such as phytonutrients which…