I’ve been a tad remiss in the last few months with this blogging. As always, there’s tons of interesting stuff online that I’ve been holding out on. Favourite links aka on the interwebs is a
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The days are getting shorter and colder as we go into our winter here in Durban. Or as short and as cold as our Durban winters can get considering how mild they are. But we are spoiled and retain our full rights to complain as loudly as we can. So we have already started snacking a little bit more, drinking hotter drinks and eating more comfort foods. The gym is even more of a challenge. What’s new? With winter snaccidents and exercise slip-ups tending to happen more often, we have been asking uncle Google for guidance at this difficult time. Continue Reading
If you are unlucky enough to suffer from lactose intolerance, you know the drill. The bloating, the runs, the wind and the cramps. It’s not pretty. Lactose intolerance is a relatively common condition where people are not able to digest lactose, the sugar that is naturally present in milk and its products. For most of us, these sugars are broken down in the small intestine without much fanfare. However, in affected individuals, the enzyme lactase that is responsible for breaking down these sugars is either not present or not present in sufficient amounts to do the job properly. The undigested sugars pass on to the large intestine, with resulting uncomfortable symptoms. Lactose intolerance is relatively common especially in the black population. Medical experts think that it affects up to 70% of the adult population. Continue Reading
It is officially either baby marrow season or my local supermarket is making it rain baby marrow. There’s only one winner. My belly. Baby marrow is not a vegetable I grew up with so I still have to consciously think about what to make with it whenever I buy it. Fritters are a great way to add more colour, a little nutrition and variety to the weekday meal grind.
For reasons that I don’t fully understand, I felt like I needed to think long and hard before posting this video. After not so careful consideration, I thought to myself you know you love the message. And I really do.
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#easter holidays #loved ones + good food = magic
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So, I finally made granola at home. Granola, after oats porridge & possibly egg sandwiches, ranks high up there on my list of favourite breakfasts. What’s not to love? High in fibre, high quality fats from nuts & seeds and full of flavour, it’s great! Continue Reading
January and detoxing have become synonymous lately as we all look for the magic bullet to skinniness in the new year. What I have learnt over the years, from both professional practice and social media, is that detoxing means different things to different people. It can be as simple as becoming a bit more mindful of eating decisions after festive excesses. For some, it can take a darker turn, characterised by overtly restrictive long-term diets. In the pursuit of wellness, is there middle ground?