Food & Drink Archive

The History of Cheese

Most experts consider that the history of cheese first started in the Middle East, probably coinciding with the domestication of sheep and goats and the realisation that they could be milked. But legend has it that it was ‘found’ by an obscure …

Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

Our chompers are vitally important to our overall health as they allow us to chew and break down food in preparation for our digestive tract. Anyone who has had a toothache or undergone any dental work knows that unhealthy teeth can cause …

What are the health benefits of cucumbers?

Cucumbers are botanically classified as a fruit, although they are typically perceived, prepared and eaten as though they were vegetables. Cucumbers, which belong to the same plant family as pumpkin and watermelon, are made up of 95 percent water, making them an …

Health Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries have been considered a ‘superfood’ for a long time. It isn’t just their flavour and summery smell that makes them so popular, they should be included in a balanced diet for their amazing health benefits. They contain nutrients necessary for a …
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8 Health Benefits of Grapefruit Juice

Grapefruit juice might be considered somewhat of an acquired taste, perhaps more so than the sweeter-tasting orange juice. Although its inherent tartness may be off-putting for some, the benefits the juice offers may make it worth making an adjustment. It’s worth noting …

How Healthy is Pork Meat?

Known as ‘the other white meat,’ pork is hailed as healthier than beef with similarities to chicken regarding its leanness. It is one of the oldest meat sources, consuming up to 38% of the world’s meat production, with domesticated pigs serving as …

What are the Health Benefits of Eggs?

Eggs are among my favourite foods. Be it a cheesy omelette, hard-boiled eggs with a side of toast, or the ultimate hors d’oeuvre, deviled eggs, I cannot get enough. Loaded with protein, they serve as an excellent midday pick-me-up on my lunch …

9 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

It’s not very often that the benefits of a treat like chocolate can be talked about as something that could improve your health. Those of us with a sweet tooth may be a bit disappointed that all these healthful benefits don’t apply …

Does Sushi Relieve Stress?

New promotion at work stressing you out? Perhaps it’s the intense pre-final studying? Maybe a troublesome personal relationship? Or, worst case scenario, it’s a combination of these three that you’re attempting – but desperately failing – to juggle? Then try eating some …

What are the Healthiest Fruits?

The term superfruit is more for marketing purposes than identifying a fruit as exceptional.  However, these fruits when eaten whole, are the best mix of nutrients and phytochemicals.  They’ve been through the clinical research process and have been identified for their potential …
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What are the Health Benefits of Kale?

Kale is a super food. This leafy green cruciferous powerhouse vegetable is all the talk on TV health shows and many health related blogs and websites. Kale is something you can incorporate into almost any meal you make, making it easy to …
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