KNOW THIS: Kale is one of the top nutrient dense foods. We've all grown up being told to "eat your greens", and with good reason, but when it comes to kale, this is one green vegetable, you really should be wolfing down. Why? Well the humble kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods … Continue reading All hail the kale.
KNOW THIS: 90% of table salt brands contain microplastics. WHY? Because of widespread plastic pollution in our seas. What can I do about it? Switch to Himalayan salt. I'm going to keep this short and sweet, because it really doesn't need much explanation, however it's really important that you're aware of the fact that the salt you're … Continue reading A sprinkling of plastic
KNOW THIS: Matcha tea can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. WHY? It's high in a class of antioxidants, which are believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. I know, I know, I’m late to the party with this one, but I’ve only just got around to trying matcha tea. Matcha has been the … Continue reading Miraculous Matcha
KNOW THIS: Consuming lots of meat is bad for us and the environment. WHY? Livestock and their by-products are one of the biggest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? Minimise the amount of meat you consume, if any. The madness of meat farming I've never really been a massive … Continue reading The madness of meat farming
KNOW THIS: Humans aren't built to tolerate dairy after childhood. WHY? Only 35% of people carry a mutant gene allowing them to digest milk. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? If you ever suffer from symptoms such as cramping, bloating, diarrhoea, acne, eczema or asthma, consider whether you are intolerant. No whey! I’m not a … Continue reading No whey! I’m not a weirdo after all
KNOW THIS: Up to 90 different pesticides can be found on one food alone. WHY? Unfortunately that’s the price we pay for cheap fruit and veg. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? Reduce your exposure to pesticides by 80% by switching just 18 foods. A dozen apples and ninety pesticides please. You might have guessed … Continue reading Organic logic
KNOW THIS: Eating too much ham, sausages and bacon can cause cancer. WHY? Processed red meats contain chemicals that generate N-nitroso compounds in the gut that damage the cells that line the bowel. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? Keep processed and red meats to a minimum in your diet. The meats to eat in … Continue reading The meats to eat in moderation
KNOW THIS: Cooking with some oils can make them carcinogenic. WHY? When any oil is heated to the point where it smokes, it breaks down, forming free radicals that damage cells. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? Make sure you always cook with a healthy oil that has a high smoke point. Is your oil … Continue reading Is your oil cooking up a toxic treat?
KNOW THIS: Going dairy-free is easier than you think. WHY? There are a plethora dairy-free alternatives. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? Try it. I bet you’ll feel better for it. The diary-free switch I’m quiet glad that I don’t carry the lactase persistent mutant gene. (see my blog post about it here) Ok, so … Continue reading The dairy-free switch