Tag Archives: health food

TREK BARS

5 Nov

 

I am really excited about this new find as it is hard to find a good snack bar in the grocery stores in Cape Town, SA.

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Reality is scary!

6 May

O’Ways Tea cafe.

24 Feb

I recently heard good reviews about O’ways Tea Cafe in Claremont. A chef from one of Cape Town’s most popular restaurants Aubergine recently relocated to O’ways and I was interested to find out what it was all about. Continue reading

vThe top four nutritional super food bars you won’t find in stores!

1 Feb

Browsing through the food bar section of a local health food store the other day, I found myself extremely disappointed in the selection. Most of the food bars available at retail fall into either the “energy” category (made with excessive sweeteners), or the “protein” category (made with soy protein). Soy protein, as you may know, is usually extracted from GMO soy using hexane, an explosive toxic chemical (http://www.naturalnews.com/026303_s…). Continue reading

Quinoa Affords Many Benefits

1 Feb

Vegetarians and vegans often find it difficult getting enough protein in to their diets. They are usually stuck eating beans and soy products most of which do not actually contain all the necessary amino acids, or what is known as complete protein. Continue reading

11 Year Old Food Activist.

2 Dec

It is great to finally see the youth getting involved because they are the next generation and this is where the change needs to take place!

Quinoa

18 Sep

Nutritionally, quinoa might be considered a supergrain–although it is not really a grain, but the seed of a leafy plant that’s distantly related to spinach. Quinoa has excellent reserves ofProtein, and unlike other grains, is not missing the amino acid lysine, so the protein is more complete (a trait it shares with other “non-true” grains such as buckwheat and amaranth). The World Health Organization has rated the quality of protein in quinoa at least equivalent to that in milk. Quinoa offers more iron than other grains and contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin, as well as other B vitamins: B6, niacin, and thiamin. It is also a good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folate (folic acid). Continue reading