Nutrition 101: Iron

For the next segment of my Nutrition 101 series, I thought I would chat about something that most people will have thought about before. Especially for women, iron is an important nutrient that we must ensure we consume enough of. Personally, I’ve had anaemia before, so I take the importance of iron, iron-rich foods and…

Nutrition 101: Kombucha

You’ve probably walked into a health store or a regular grocery store and noticed an odd looking drink in the cold drink section, that looks rather interesting but also questionable. Once you read the label and notice it says it’s a fermented tea… you may be put off and not know what it is. So,…

Nutrition 101: Vitamin C

Nowadays, lots of people are seeking vitamins to boost their immunity and Vitamin C is by far the most often spoken about. To help those who have no idea where to start and whether or not they should be supplementing with Vitamin C, I’ve decided to gather some info and share my knowledge and thoughts…

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 it 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 🙂 Plants have various components such as phytonutrients which…