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Beautiful woman multiple-tasking breakfast.

6 Ways to Be Brilliant at Breakfast

Do people tend to avoid you until you’ve had your second cup of coffee? Has anyone told you that you may not be a ‘morning person’ while cowering behind the photocopier? If mornings are hard for you, it may just be that you don’t have the fuel to kick-start your engine. All you need to put a little pep in your step is a good breakfast. Here’s how to start the day off right. Continue reading

Paleo Diets

Why Diets like Paleo are Half-Baked

Sure, it sounds like a good idea at first; our bodies evolved to process the foods our cave-dwelling ancestors could hunt and gather and so shunning all that farming and industry have brought will mean we live healthier, skinnier lives. What has resulted is a kind of carbo-phobia that causes the Paleo enthusiast to run screaming from the room at the sight of a sandwich. But as Paleo swept the nation and more and more research went into the effects of the diet, the disadvantages began to emerge. Continue reading

Hunger for pretzels.

Why Fermentation and Bacteria are Actually Good for Us

Lactic acid fermentation is a food production and preservation method which has been around for thousands of years. Fermented foods like breads, sour grain porridges, wine, cheese and kvass sustained people through harsh winters and crop failures. Today, lactic acid bacteria help us to process our food and are intrinsically linked to our overall health and wellbeing. Continue reading

IBS Cure

What IBS Suffers Need to Know About Artisanal Sourdough Breads

When it comes to foods that cause IBS, wheat products are most often cited by sufferers as being a trigger for symptoms. A recent study by Adele Costabile and her team of researchers from the University of Reading investigated the effects that breads with different fermentation times had on the gut and found that for some IBS sufferers, bread may still be on the menu. Continue reading

Stop mood swings

Mood Swings? You Don’t Need a Snickers

When you are having a mood swing, eating a chocolate bar is not the best solution. Sure, it will elevate your blood sugar in the short term, but refined sugars are only setting you up for a crash later on. There are ways to stabilize your blood sugar to avoid mood swings that are healthier and more effective. Fueling your body with healthy food not only reduces mood swings, it also helps you to perform at your peak mentally so you can knock it out of the park. Continue reading