Healthy Eating Tips

Learn how to get the right balance Our eating habits, along with activity levels, affect our health more than anything besides smoking. When life gets busy, though, nutrition is often the first thing we let slip. It takes some extra time, but planning ahead and making healthy meals and snacks can add years to your life…

Metabolism Boosting Foods and Drinks Part 2

Fire up your metabolism, we all have that one friend who can wolf down an entire pizza and still flaunt the body of a runway model. It is true that some people are genetically blessed with raging metabolism but even if you aren’t there’s no cause to sulk, start skipping meals or staying off all…

Foods To Cool Down After Eating Spicy Food

So, you got a little overconfident and went with extra-hot buffalo sauce for your wings, added too many jalapenos to your nachos or were way too generous with the cayenne pepper while cooking dinner. Or maybe you just had no idea those peanuts were even going to be spicy. Whether on purpose or not, we’ve…

All About Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is otherwise known as Riboflavin. It was founded in 1872 by scientist Alexander Blyth. However, its name and recognition as a B_vitamin wasn’t until the late 1930s. Its name is associated with its structure. “Ribo” meaning 5 pertaining to the ribose sugar and “flavin” due to its ring shape. Great sources of Vitamin…

All About Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is alternatively known as Thaimine. Vitamin B1 was discovered in 1897 by Doctor and Chemist, Eijkmann. The health benefits of Vitamin B1 were discovered by Eijkmann whist working in Java treating the sick. Unbeknownst to him he was treating Beri Beri disease, the deficiency state of Vitamin B1. Beri Beri disease is caused…

All About 5-HTP

5-HTP stands for 5-Hydroxytryptophan. Alternative names for the plant include the Kajya, Atooto and the Poopoo. It’s extracted from the Griffonia Simplicifolia plant, native ti Africa, speifically coastal areas of Liberia and Gabon. In its native countries it is used as a traditional medicine for inflammation, anemia, burns, vomiting, and tooth decay. It is also…

Weight Loss Myths Part 3

Contrary to popular belief, weight loss can be a cakewalk if you approach it in the correct manner. Simply hearing and reading content online – which is mostly half baked information that is not corroborated by scientific evidence – will not do you any good. There is plenty of misinformation doing the rounds on the…

Must Know Ice Cream Hacks

Ice cream is the real MVP. Through breakups, finals, and celebrating, ice cream always pulls through. That’s not to say there aren’t a few downsides that comes with this frozen treat. How annoying is it to get a whole arm workout in just to scoop ice cream that’s basically solid? Or when it’s 10 thousand…

All About Iodine

It wasn’t until the early 1900s that Iodine was linked with thyroid health. The element Iodine was discovered by French Scientist Barnard Courtois, in 1811. Its name is related to its chemistry. When vaporised it shows as a violet/purple gas. Greek for purple/ violet translates as “iode”. Sea Kelp is a good source of Iodine….

All About Sea Kelp

Sea Kelp is extracted from the Luminaria Digitata. It can grow up to 200 feel in length and it’s commonly found in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. The biggest importer of seaweed is Japan as they use it in their national dishes. Not only that, but they use it in their dental and hair care products…