Are These Superfoods Really ‘Super’?

Are These Superfoods Really ‘Super’?

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The term ‘superfood’ is so frequently tossed around, exclaimed on food packaging and touted on social media influencers’ posts. Every couple of months, a new ‘ancient’ superfood is re-discovered. In our highly-connected society this often causes a domino effect; we see the latest superfood spreading through health-food stores, supermarkets, cafes and eventually to our pantries where they are allotted to the back-shelf until inspiration strikes or the newest superfood takes its place. So do we really need the latest superfood to have a super diet? What exactly are superfoods? Let’s begin with figuring out what superfoods are. Although no conclusive definition exists, superfoods are essentially wholefoods packed with high levels of antioxidants and minerals. The antioxidants and minerals are what gives superfoods their purported anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing powers. Some…
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The Facts About Edible Hemp – How Healthy is it?

The Facts About Edible Hemp – How Healthy is it?

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Hemp, something previously associated with woven bags and tie dye, is now emerging as a popular health food. Although the use of hemp for food, fiber and medicines is not new, it has recently become revived. There was a period of time when hemp crops were banned, many countries have since legalised edible hemp. Australia, who are a bit behind the ball, have only just made this move. Inevitability there will be an explosion of hemp food products in the coming months, and with it there are sure to be some fantastic health claims attached. What’s so great about hemp? Is it as healthy as promised or will we be adding it to the superfood wankery list? Industrial hemp or edible hemp is grown under conditions that reduce the level…
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What you need to know about going vegan

What you need to know about going vegan

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  There is a plethora of reasons why people might choose veganism – for the environment, for their health or just because it’s the latest trend. In any case, it is important to understand the pro’s and con’s of going vegan. So, if you are vegan, or have ever thought about going vegan, read on! What is Veganism? For those of you who don’t know, veganism is the complete avoidance of animal products such as dairy, eggs and meat. A less obvious example of an animal product is jelly beans, which are sometimes coloured with insect blood! While not all are strict enough to avoid traces of insect blood in their candy, all vegans do run the risk of serious malnutrition if diet is not properly managed. The Cons Cobalamin…
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