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Coconut Water: The World’s Best Rehydration Drink?

We’re nuts for coconuts. Well, at least coconut water, which in recent years has been plucked from the tree and marketed as a super drink that can cure everything from high blood pressure to cancer. But is such a reputation deserved? Not exactly – after all, there is no such thing as a cure-all superfood – but the potassium-rich drink is still great for all for a range of reasons. But before we get to them, let’s start with a …

Celebrate Breakfast: Happy Cereal Day

What is Cereal Day, you ask? Well, every March 7, we, the breakfast enthusiasts of the world, celebrate the food movement that literally revolutionised morning eating. The first proper breakfast cereal, corn flakes, was invented by American doctor John H Kellogg in 1877 while he was the director of a sanitarium in the US state of Michigan. Kellogg was an early proponent of health and wellness through diet, and with his brother later founded the cereal company that still bears …

Eight Superfoods You Should Be Eating Right Now

Our desire for that magical ingredient that will help us lose weight faster, think better or live longer has vaulted the term “superfood” into the popular lexicon. According to Google Trends, we actually hit peak superfood more than two years ago: on January 29, 2016, to be exact, when Jasmin Queen won the ABC reality TV series “My Diet is Better Than Yours” with something called the superfood swap diet. But Google searches containing the term “superfood” are still tracking …

Welcome to the War on Juice

There’s nothing quite like a cold glass of orange juice in the morning. There’s also nothing as bad as a cold glass of orange juice in the morning. At least, depending on whom you ask. Once a staple of school lunch boxes and the elusive “balanced breakfast”, fruit juice is now squarely in the nutritional crosshairs of those battling childhood obesity and encouraging us to eat fewer processed foods. Detractors claim its much-hyped vitamin content is usually diluted with preservatives and artificial …

Satay: Season, Skewer, Grill

Often easily located by the cloud of smoke and delightful aromas emanating from a roadside stall, satay is ubiquitous in South East Asia, and every country has their claim to inventing it. With good reason; satay is a delicious dish whose simplicity belies the complex flavours and delightful textures that are possible. We’re not here to decide once and for all who really invented satay (although Indonesia has a good case), but we are here to let you in on …

4 Steps to Reading Nutritional Labels

Food manufacturers are legally required to tell consumers what’s going into their food, but they don’t make it easy. Oftentimes, it can be tough to make heads or tails of exactly what they mean. Here are some easy tips to keep in mind the next time you’re buying groceries. SERVING SIZE Start by looking at serving sizes. Food packaging often lists nutritional content using two measurements: a recommended serving size and a standardized measurement (100 grams, 1 cup, 100ml). Pay …