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More Benefits of Coconut Oil

Even though coconut oil contains almost 90% saturated fats, these are not harmful in the way that other saturated fats are. Moreover, they improve our cholesterol profile, by reducing total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol, compared with soybean oil. Coconut oil reduces the likelihood of the cholesterol in the body being oxidised. It is useful as a sunscreen and has been shown to block out about 20% of the sun’s UV rays. Coconut oil consumption has also ...


Have a Date and Lose Weight

They have been used medicinally for over 8,000 years and still not out-dated. Dates contain an array of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, unsaturated fatty acids and fibre. Rich in magnesium, dates help regulate the cardiovascular system. Rich in potassium, they help lower blood pressure. They strengthen the bones, reducing the incidence of osteoporosis. They are satisfying when you need a sugar hit and, due to their high fibre content, do not raise the b...



Blueberries are full of health benefits and help brain function, reduce inflammation and protect us from infection. Blueberries are very small but loaded in nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. They are very low in carbohydrates, unlike some other fruits, and contain high levels of anti-oxidants, predominantly bioflavonoids. The active component of these flavonoids is anthocyanidin which has powerful health benefits. The most notable of these benefits is their abili...


Is a Gluten-free Diet Always Necessary?

Many people decide to go on a gluten-free diet for various reasons. These may be either experimental, because they have read that this diet can help their IBS, or because it was suggested by a healthcare practitioner. In many cases these people are only reacting to wheat and not gluten. Removing nutritious foods from the diet presents a number of problems, can lead to nutritional deficiencies, and is not good for one’s social life. It is not always easy to know which foods to su...


We Are What We Digest

As our eating patterns become more erratic and our interest in healthy eating diminishes, we are becoming more eager to take vitamin and mineral supplements with the aim to cover these nutritional deficits. Some of us are even of the opinion that the supplements will sustain us better than will the food we eat. However, if our digestive system is not functioning properly we are not going to gain the full benefit of either our diet or the supplements. Our food needs to be digested bef...

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