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October 28, 2016

How to Spot Bad Dietary Advice

It can be useful to be aware of misleading weight loss claims that can lead you to waste your time and your money and even risk your health.
October 19, 2016

Going Gluten Free

Lately, a very popular health craze seems to be following a gluten free diet to try help you to lose a few kilos. The question is, is it specifically avoiding gluten that is causing the weight loss or are there other factors that should be considered? I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.
October 15, 2016

Health Benefits of Dry Beans, Peas & Lentils

So much nutrition advice is centred on what we need to eat less of, but when it comes to pulses – dry beans, peas and lentils – the message is about eating more! To end off National Nutrition Week here is a quick summary on dry beans, peas, lentils and soya. I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.
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’.
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