Polyphenols

Polyphenols

What are Polyphenols? Polyphenols are the chemicals that give vegetables and fruits their colors. They are also the plant’s primary defense mechanism against invading bacteria and other parasites. Why do we need to eat them? Consuming a diet rich in polyphenols is...
Insulin Resistance & Metabolic Syndrome

Insulin Resistance & Metabolic Syndrome

Insulin is an extremely important hormone that helps control blood sugar levels in the body. It is produced by your pancreas when signaled that glucose is present in the bloodstream. It then moves glucose (blood sugar) into storage cell sites for energy to be used...
Understanding Blood Sugars NZ

Understanding Blood Sugars NZ

Thirty40Thirty meals provide satiety (no hunger), mental focus, and physical energy withoutobsessively counting calories or fat grams. The key is balancing blood sugar levels.All calories are not the same The difference is how protein, fats, and carbs affect your...
Eat A Rainbow

Eat A Rainbow

Different colours indicate a variety of nutrients in fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables generally contain little fat, cholesterol or sodium and provide complex carbohydrates, fiber and nutrients. Most are low in calories, and they contain natural sugar, as...
The Healthy Way to Grocery Shop

The Healthy Way to Grocery Shop

When doing a big shop for groceries, think of the 80/20 rule; whereby, you should spend 80% of your time in the perimeter of the store and 20% of the time down the aisles. The best food for our bodies is whole food or even described as “live” food, meaning...