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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 …

Types of Tea and Why They are Good for You

Tea is a delicious beverage that can cool you down and has long been associated with positive health benefits. No matter your tea preference, the good news is that all types are good for you. Let’s have a look at how different and popular varieties of tea can help improve your health with their benefits. Black Tea Being the most highly caffeinated of all varieties, this is the one for a quick pick-me-up. Black tea is still full of antioxidants, …