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Why the African food basket should be full of beans and other pulses

The Conversation, 5th July 2016; by Nokuthula Vilakati – Postdoctoral research at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria 2016 is the International Year of the Pulse following a UN General Assembly resolution in December 2013. Pulses are an essential part of our diets and a great source of amino acids and protein; these include  dried beans, chickpeas… Continue reading Why the African food basket should be full of beans and other pulses

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People who eat fast food may be exposed to harmful chemicals

In a recent study by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University, findings indicate that people who consume fast food could potentially be exposed to harmful chemicals known as phthalates.

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Organic pick-me-up

Its Thursday afternoon and it feels like I’m dragging my mind and body much like a dead horse towards Friday. Its pretty much the same feeling every Thursday afternoon after an intense week of work. The weekend and the thought of chilling out on the beach with a book doesn’t seem to get here fast enough.

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A renewed journey in the new year

It is already the seventh day of the New Year and I am not doing too great with my New Year’s resolutions. My number one New Year’s resolution for 2015 was to have a daily yoga practise this year and so far my yoga mat has gone untouched sitting pretty in all its pink glory in… Continue reading A renewed journey in the new year

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The wonder but not-so-wonderful tasting juice

The freezer door opens and I am hit by a pungent smell that rushes out to met my nostrils. It is not what I suspect. It is the smell of a handful of noni fruits recently picked from Nature Seychelles (organic) Heritage Garden.  “I have not had a glass of my noni for a few… Continue reading The wonder but not-so-wonderful tasting juice

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Which August Green Health Challenge will you turn into a habit

The Green Health Challenge has come to an end. Here is a look at it at a glance. We by no means covered every aspect of living healthier and happier by connecting with nature. There are numerous ways we can connect with nature, from the simplest of actions such as simply looking at a flower.… Continue reading Which August Green Health Challenge will you turn into a habit

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Day 26 August Green Health Challenge

Day 26 ‪#‎AugustGreenHealthChallenge‬ Exercise in or with a view of nature. We all know exercise is good for us, see how we can even get a bigger health and happiness boost by taking it outside http://buff.ly/1vgQhUl