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October 14, 2016

Ending Nutrition Week in the Kitchen

It’s easy to be educated on the benefits of eating certain foods, but we mostly want to know how to put it into practice and apply it to our daily eating routine. Here are a few more recipes celebrating dry beans, peas and lentils to inspire you to include them in your diet today.
October 13, 2016

Getting the most out of your Pulses

Getting the most out of your pulses by cooking and storing them correctly. Firstly let's look at how we cook them.
October 12, 2016

Preparing your Pulses and Preventing Bloating

Dry beans and dry chickpeas (not canned) need to be soaked, whereas split-peas and lentils do not require soaking. It is important to sort and rinse pulses and soya beans first to remove any debris that may exist.
October 11, 2016

Quick and Easy Recipes as a part of your healthy eating plan

Including dry bean, peas, lentils and soya as a part of your healthy eating plan Below are some tips on how to be creative with including dry bean, peas, lentils and soya as a part of your healthy eating plan. Remember to gradually add them in order to become more familiar with these foods and minimize gastrointestinal discomfort.
October 10, 2016

The Benefits of Beans

The South African Guideline for Healthy Eating on legumes is: “Eat dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya regularly”. These should form part of a healthy eating plan with a variety of foods and should be eaten regularly, i.e. at least 4 times per week.
October 9, 2016

National Nutrition Week, Love your beans

Its National Nutrition Week 2016 and the theme this year is “Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils!” The theme was chosen in line with the international theme from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: ‘2016 International Year of Pulses: Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future’.
August 14, 2016

Understanding PCOS and Insulin Resistance

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that recently appears to be occurring more frequently in women. It is a complex condition that is difficult to diagnose since there are so many symptoms associated with it. Many of the symptoms are due to high levels of androgens circulating in the body. Androgens are “male” hormones, and the main one is testosterone. The high levels prevent ovulation and affect the menstrual cycle. This weight gain leads to insulin resistance which could subsequently cause diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities and heart disease. This is where your diet can help you. By reaching your ideal body weight, you can prevent insulin resistance and any other resulting conditions. It is important to remember that insulin resistance is a physiological state that can be corrected, and is not a chronic condition.
August 9, 2016

Thinking critical about Coconut Oil

Coconut oil seems to have grown in popularity lately. They are readily available by the bucket load in most shops and is advertised as being extremely beneficial. Where has it been hiding all this time and is it really as good as it is made out to be?
August 6, 2016

Carbohydrates: Are they really the devil?

The word “carbs” seems to be all the rage these days. Whenever you ask someone about their latest diet, it tends to include “Well, I’ve been cutting out carbs”. But what has changed with carbs and how did they become so bad all of a sudden?