Food Bites

E.g., 23 August 2017

Heading chronic disease off at the pass: part 1

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Over half the developing world is predicted to be facing some form of metabolic syndrome from their 40s. But the future is ours to change! So let's get started.

Wheat: a 12,000 year old fad gone bad

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Wheat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We've become so reliant on wheat as an easy option to fill hungry stomachs at mealtimes. But is this stuff really benefiting us?

Do we need to ditch wheat as a daily staple?

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Why is it that we have such a healthy respect for fire in all other aspects of our life, but not when the fire is alight in our body? Clearly when the eye can't see, it can turn a blind eye.

Tired all the time? Feeling old too soon? This one’s for you

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Energy is everything. Without enough of it your body will quickly shut down functions not needed for immediate survival. Keep running on empty for too long though, and you open yourself to the full spectrum of chronic diseases.

Can sweeteners make you fat?

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If you think sweeteners are the best alternative to sugar to strip back on calories, think again. Non-nutritive sweeteners confuse the body and can lead to cravings.

Big food’s artificial sweeteners are killing us

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Non-nutritive sweeteners keep the brain 'hungry', delivering empty calories disguised as energy. Instead expect increasing appetite and a body mass to go with it.

Beetroot, carrot and red cabbage coleslaw

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What you need in your kitchen to get started… Chopping board (green); grater; sharp knife; frying pan; garlic crusher; spoon; mixing dish; small whisk Ingredients For the salad 1 medium beetroot,...

Broccoli with garlic, ginger and tamari

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What you need in your kitchen to get started… Chopping board; (green) sharp knife; heavy bottomed pan; wooden spoon; serving dish Ingredients Broccoli 1 clove garlic 1inch fresh root ginger Tamari...

Chocolate coconut cream

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What you need in your kitchen to get started… Heavy bottomed pan; china bowl to melt chocolate in; electric or hand held whisk; wooden spoon; spoon; dessert bowls Ingredients 300g dark (85%) choc 30g...

Grass fed steak

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What you need in your kitchen to get started… A frying pan or skillet and a baking tray—that’s it! A meat thermometer can be handy as well. Ingredients About 200g grass-fed organic tender steak (rump...