While fibre has been a good cure as a bulking agent for exciting disorders like constipation, it has a dull image and has faded into the background behind trendier (and more commercial) food messages like gluten, cholesterol, saturated fat and sugar. Often it can be the hardest item to find on the food label.
When it comes to weight loss, some research has shown that coconut oil can be effective for weight loss. A study published in the March 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that coconut oil was more effective at promoting weight loss than olive oil. The small study followed 49 overweight men… Continue reading Coconut oil for weight loss?
A year after the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs – were launched, Seychelles has been ranked as the top performing African country in meeting various health related targets of the SDGs. Seychelles is number one in Africa and number 40 in the world with a total score of 71. Of African countries, Mauritius comes next… Continue reading Seychelles is the top African Country to meet Sustainable Development Goals
The green fingers never stop moving at Nature Seychelles Heritage (organic) Garden. Seeds getting planted, produce being sown, soil turning, pruning, pest control and recently, creating ‘windbreakers’ for our vegetable beds.
We are now offering an additional Green Yoga session on Wednesday morning at The Sanctuary in Roche Caiman. From the feedback received from our Green Health members, we will offer a one hour session on Wednesdays at 9.00am. The afternoon sessions will remain as they are with one hour sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5.00pm.
Green Yoga is back! Dust off your mats and head to The Sanctuary. Come and nourish your body, mind and soul with a yoga practice surrounded by paradise.
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