Potatoes vs sweet potatoes might be one of the hottest debates in the nutrition world. Jokes aside, many of people wonder which is better. “Are potatoes paleo?” might be one of the most frequently asked questions in the past 10 years or so. Potatoes and sweet potatoes – what are they? Both potatoes and sweet…Continue reading Potatoes vs sweet potatoes
Pasta (or noodles) is a staple in many traditional cuisines. Although the most common types of pasta are made with wheat flour, it can be made with alternative ingredients to suit dietary requirements. Read on to find out: which pasta is better? Ingredients Grains The common varieties of pasta that we associate with Italian cuisine…Continue reading Which pasta is better?
It is safe to assume you are either following a low-carb diet or you know someone who is. Either way, these 5 easy low-carb swaps can be useful when you are planning your meals for the week or a special occasion spread. 1. Rice Even though cauliflower rice does not absorb sauces or juices as…Continue reading 5 easy low-carb swaps
We all know rancid fats are unpleasant. In fact, we use the word rancid to refer to other undesirable things. But what exactly is rancidity? What causes it? Is it bad for you? How can you prevent it? Rancidity Rancidity, in the chemical sense, is the “breakdown of fats by oxygen and light into small,…Continue reading Rancid fats
The health benefits of olive oil are well known thanks to the popularity of the Mediterranean diet. If you are not familiar with the types of olive oil or its positive effects in the human body, keep reading to learn more. What is olive oil Olive oil is made by pressing olives. Because olives are…Continue reading Health benefits of olive oil
Hydration is very important for athletes but water alone is not enough; you need to replenish the electrolytes that are lost in sweat. Edge Electrolytes is a new product in the Australian market of hydration sports supplements. Read on to find out what is special about Edge. Edge Electrolytes The product is manufactured by Pure…Continue reading Product review: Edge Electrolytes
Now that you know what are macronutrients, one of the logical follow-up questions to ask is why and how to count macros? Why count macros The number one reason why to count macros is because your dietitian spent a lot of time calculating your requirements. The least you can do is make sure you are…Continue reading Why and how to count macros
Macronutrients or “macros” are the components of food that contribute to energy. Energy, in the nutritional sense, is measured in kilocalories (a.k.a. Calories) or kilojoules. The main macronutrients are protein, fat and carbohydrates (a.k.a. “carbs” or “CHO” for the chemistry-minded people out there). Most foods you can think of are made of a combination or…Continue reading What are macronutrients?
Back in the day, store-bought soups were usually nutrient-poor and full of artificial ingredients (think the old canned one and instant ramen). Fortunately, supermarkets these days offer plenty of healthy alternatives, such as Darikay soups. Darikay soups You will be able to find Darikay soups in the refrigerated section of your local supermarket. They come…Continue reading Product review: Darikay soups
These days gluten-free products are widely available. Having said that, there are many people who have never had to worry about buying or cooking gluten-free food for yourself, a friend or family member. If this is your case, this article highlights 5 easy gluten-free swaps you can rely on. Keep in mind that gluten-free does…Continue reading 5 easy gluten-free swaps