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SUPER FOODS - What are they?

Super foods have become an ever growing term referring to the health benefits related to foods. Below are the super foods based on the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) which highlights the most antioxidant rich foods in the world (per 100g serving) #1 Raw Cocoa (unsweetened) - 80,933 ORAC Score #2 Elderberries - 14,697 #3 Cranberries - 9,584 #4 Raw black beans - 8,040 #5 Lentils - 7,282 #6 Blueberries - 6,552 #7 Artichokes - 6,552 #8 Raw Garlic - 5,346 #9 Red Apple - 4,275 #10 Broccoli - 1,362 So the stand out winner in terms of antioxidants is raw cocoa however you can receive great levels of antioxidants from any of the above. Happy eating everyone!

Healthy foods - what should you eat?

What should I be eating? I get this question a lot! The simple answer is everything. Variety of diet is key to ensuring a balanced blend of macronutrients, nutrients, minerals and fiber within your diet. The main issue is the lack of insights into what contains what and which is best, this is what I am here to debunk for you today. Firstly, lets talk about macronutrients: Carbohydrates - in the most simple sense there are 2 forms of carbohydrate; Simple and Complex. Simple carbohydrates are practically sugars and can typically be placed into 2 forms (Glucose and Fructose) and Complex carbohydrates typically can be categorized into Starch and Fiber. Carbohydrates are the body's first source o

 

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