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Beetroot can help reduce recovery time post-workout

Beetroot can help reduce recovery time post-workout

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) has had many uses over the centuries – as a food, a colouring agent and even as a medicine. Originally used as a general t...
Maple water - nature's Necta

Maple water - nature's Necta

Move over coconut water, there’s a new plant-based drink in town! Coconut water has long been the healthy drink of choice for many of us. But now t...
6 reasons why you need Instant Quinoa Powder in your life!

6 reasons why you need Instant Quinoa Powder in your life!

Quinoa (keen-wah) is one of the world’s most popular health foods. It’s gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain al...
6 Natural Sugar Substitutes

6 Natural Sugar Substitutes

Refined sugars, such as sucrose and high fructose corn syrups, are known to be bad for you as they contain a high level of calories with no essenti...
Xanthones from Mangosteen: a potential treatment for tuberculosis

Xanthones from Mangosteen: a potential treatment for tuberculosis

Published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2016), researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that u...
Amaranth: the Peruvian Golden Grain

Amaranth: the Peruvian Golden Grain

Cultivated by the Aztecs 8,000 years ago, amaranth is one of the world's oldest known food crops. The native Peruvian crop was a staple food of the...
Mediterranean diet - the secret to a long and healthy life?

Mediterranean diet - the secret to a long and healthy life?

The Mediterranean diet has been touted as one of the healthiest in the world. But why is this exactly? Scientists believe it is due to the olive oi...
The Power of Red and Black Maca

The Power of Red and Black Maca

Maca has been used by the native Peruvian people since pre-Incan times, for both nutritional and medicinal purposes. It is an important staple in t...
Relax with Matcha, the Superfood Green Tea

Relax with Matcha, the Superfood Green Tea

Coming into the winter months, there’s nothing quite like starting your day with a hot cuppa or coming home to one after a long day at work. Howeve...
Why you need to be buying gelatinised not raw maca powder.

Why you need to be buying gelatinised not raw maca powder.

You may have heard the saying “you are what you eat”... but the more accurate term should be “you are what you absorb.” Maca is one of those superf...
Mangosteen extract shows potential as a future treatment for Schizophrenia

Mangosteen extract shows potential as a future treatment for Schizophrenia

The University of Queensland has begun clinical trials to evaluate whether extracts from Mangosteen fruit can help ease symptoms of psychosis. Prev...
Catching up with Emma from My Darling Lemon Thyme

Catching up with Emma from My Darling Lemon Thyme

Having first met the lovely Emma from Kiwi food blog My Darling Lemon Thyme over two and a half years ago, we thought it was about time we caught u...