Tagged: diet

Superfood trends for 2017

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360% in the last...

The magic of miso

Miso is a fermented soybean paste used in Asian, especially Japanese, cuisine. It’s traditionally made by combining soybeans with salt and a special fungal starter culture called koji (Aspergillus oryzae) and then left to ferment...

DASH diet: two more benefits

As its name indicates, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan was designed to lower elevated blood pressure. Since its anti-hypertension effect was proven by NIH researchers in the 1990s, DASH has been...

Sperm smoothie

29-year-old Tracy Kiss has been drinking the interesting concoction for the past month, saying it’s boosted both her mood and her immunity. The mum-of-two is currently single, so harvests her sperm from her best friend...

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What to eat before a workout

It’s important to find what works best for you. There’s no magic pre­-exercise meal, but there are some general guidelines for vigorous workouts lasting more than an hour. It’s best to eat one to...

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Nutrient interactions

Bioavailability: how nutrients are absorbed Just because you consume various nutrients doesn’t mean that 100% of them make their way through your gastro­intestinal tract to your blood­­stream and your cells. The body is able to...