That organic living is a conscious health choice
Very often, in our rush to check off that seemingly endless holiday gift list, many of us are guilty of gifting run-off-the-mill presents for the sake of it. Perhaps it is time to make a change this festive season and gift mindfully. After all, presents are meant to be an expression of gratitude and love.
The importance of eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables can't be stressed enough. Rainbow Salad - a medley of seasonal shredded organic vegetables and hazelnuts with a drizzle of refreshing honey, apple cider and mustard vinaigrette.
Nothing beats a comforting bowl of steaming hot soup when the mercury dips or when you're down with the sniffles. Easy to prep, you can whip up a big batch and freeze it for a wholesome meal down the road. Besides being satisfying and wonderfully filling, here are four other reasons for you to slurp up that soup.
Also known as black treacle, molasses is the brown-coloured syrup that remains when sugarcane is refined into granulated sugar. Besides lending robust flavours and sweetness to baked goods, why is it worth a spot in your pantry?
Magnesium's one of seven essential macromineral that our body needs in relatively large amounts - at least 100mg per day - for optimal health. From regulating metabolism to maintaining bone integrity and muscle function, magnesium's a multitasking micronutrient that's absolutely necessary yet many find it a bit of a mystery. Here are some basics to get you acquainted with this important mineral.
Alcohol's impact on your body starts from the moment you take your first sip. While an occasional glass of wine with dinner isn't a cause for concern, the cumulative effects of drinking wine, beer, or spirits can take its toll. Learn more the effects of alcohol on your body.
There's been a growing shift towards plant-based eating in the recent years. With Meatless Mondays to the proliferation of alternative meats and game-changing documentaries on plant-based diets, people are becoming more aware of the meat-free movement and the available alternatives.
While quinoa has been high on the list of those seeking healthy grain-like alternatives, freekeh - also known as frikeh or farik - has some benefits that may surprise you, while also providing some variety to your diet.
As we adapt to staying at home, our diets are likely to have changed to suit our new lifestyles. Over time, even small changes in our daily food choices can have real - and sometimes noticeable - effects on our overall health. Is your new diet inadequate in any way?
While all of us are staying at home in this time of uncertainty, takeaway and delivery meals can help us retain a sense of normalcy in our day-to-day lives. What are some the pros and cons of regularly relying on this type of meals for our lifestyles, bodies and planet?
How can we satisfy our cravings for crispy fried chicken, juicy burgers and golden fries, without completely compromising our wellness efforts? Here are some ideas to transform your favourite fast food into healthier meals.
A great dining experience often starts with great appetizers or hors d'oeuvres. Whether hosting a party, family get-together or special occasion, an appetizer will jump-start your guests' taste buds and prepare them for the rest of the meal. Try out the healthy selection from the SuperNature recipe library.
From artery-clogging villain to multitasking wellness hero, coconut oil has shed its bad reputation to become the new wunderkind of the beauty and dietary world. What exactly is it good for and how can you maximise the use of this liquid elixir?
Always forgetting where you left your keys or finding it hard to focus at work? Don’t just brush it aside as fatigue, or part and parcel of growing old. Our Nutrition Adviser, Eve Persak’s shares what foods you can eat to cruise through the brain fog to gain focus and mental clarity.
With a mindboggling selection of supplements available in the market, how do you know what’s best for your needs? Our Nutrition Adviser, Eve Persak’s here to help you navigate through the confusing marketing spiel and confounding labels to get the best ones for your buck.
Suffering from dry skin that cannot seem to be salved with the richest moisturisers? Or cannot seem to be rid of dark eye circles despite having adequate shut-eye? Do not ignore these symptoms and write them off as anomalies that will go away. Supplementing your diet with the correct nutrients can help to treat underlying deficiencies.
For a shot of natural high, you can count on serotonin, a mood-booster commonly found in carbohydrates. Natural starches like buckwheat and carbohydrate sources like banana and dark chocolates can help lift your energy level when you need it!
The New Year always calls for new resolutions and plans to eat well. Rather than go big or go home-and give up by Day 2! - we say kick-start your new healthy lifestyle with little steps, starting with your fridge.
When it comes to blood pressure, minerals matter. Current research suggests that minding these dietary micronutrients can protect against and improve hypertension or chronic high blood pressure. Which minerals deserve the most attention and how can you manage them in your daily meals and snacks? Let's take a look.
Whether you're a dedicated morning juicer or jumping back on the health wagon, SuperNature's Juice Farm Box provides a varied selection of fresh in-season fruits and vegetables for all your juicing needs.
Your baby's certified organic bath wash may not lather up as much as you'd like but that doesn't mean it's not doing its job to clean baby's skin. Think twice before you swap it for one that promises a tub of suds and foamy fun.
Before you make the switch to a wholly organic skincare regime to avoid nasty parabens and petrochemicals, find out what’s the difference between a product that’s certified organic and one that’s made with organic ingredients.
Everyone knows that vitamins are vital to our health and general well-being. The most ideal situation, of course, would be to obtain these essential nutrients from fresh, wholesome and unprocessed foods.
Blessed with a stronger concentration of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds than acai, maqui berries are fast becoming the super berry to add to your desserts, breakfasts and smoothies.
One of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and nitrates, beetroot is a great addition to your post-festivity diet. It boosts exercise performance, improves blood flow and can lower blood pressure.
Our susceptibility to illness and allergies today is very much linked to unhealthy lifestyles, our diets and environmental stress. Overhaul your lifestyle to build strong long-term immunity for you and your family.
The drive and decision to lead a better lifestyle – whether for the next generations to come or for your own health – may be there. But trying to discern the differences of “eco” from “organic”, “natural” from “green” may present a mire of dilemmas when you shop. Learn to recognise the green-speak for more informed buying.
Grains or cereals are one of the greatest foods that you can eat for a healthy life and for weight loss. But not all grains are equal. Here are some key facts on whole grains and refined grains you should know about.
Cocoa and mango butters, lemongrass, vanilla and clove oils with avocado, papaya and macadamia might sound like the beginning of a healthy grocery list but they are just a few of the fresh ingredients we use. You can't judge a book by its cover, but you sure can judge your skincare and cosmetic products by its label.
In recent times, there has been a spate of health and food alerts involving pesticides, weed killers, salmonella, E. coli and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Even infants have not been spared from melamine-contaminated milk. These disturbing global phenomena should make us seriously re-consider the food we buy. Read the complete story adapted from Ezyhealth & Beauty magazine.