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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...
4 Amazing Health Benefits of Purple Corn (Backed by Science)

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Purple Corn (Backed by Science)

1. Purple Corn may help lower blood pressure. Having a healthy blood pressure is key in maintaining heart health as increased pressure can lead to ...
Fucoidan and the Gut Microbiome

Fucoidan and the Gut Microbiome

The consumption of probiotics has become popular as health practitioners and consumers alike recognise the value to health of a healthy gut microfl...
Meet Health Food Nut Tash from @tastefullytash

Meet Health Food Nut Tash from @tastefullytash

We are super excited to introduce you to Tash, the owner and creative genius behind Instagram account @tastefullytash, which has over 16K followers...
Q&A: Is there a superfood which can cure cancer?

Q&A: Is there a superfood which can cure cancer?

Q: We have had some people contact us asking if any superfoods can help with cancer or if there any superfoods which can cure cancer? A: Firstly, c...