Why you should eat purple foods!

We all know that it’s a good idea to “eat your greens”. But there’s a a reason why natural foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, come in a variety of colours. While red, yellow and green foods are most commonly found on our plates,...

What constitutes a superfood?

Did you know that there is no medical or nutritional definition as to what constitutes a superfood? The term is generally used to refer to any food that is high in a wide range of nutrients. Foods as diverse as broccoli, salmon, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, oats,...

Ten great reasons to eat eggs

Eggs have had a bad press over the last few decades. From the salmonella scare in the UK to news articles about the amount of cholesterol they contain, its not surprising that some people wonder whether they should be avoiding eggs altogether. But here are ten great...

Potato chips alternatives

Earlier this week we looked at healthy snack options. Today I read an interesting article about the way snack foods are marketed, and how the label on the box is often worded to make it sound a lot better than it really is. One of my favourite misleading labels is...

Causes of Malnutrition – part 2

In my last blog post I covered causes of malnutrition that can normally be controlled. This time I’m going to discuss causes that don’t stem from lifestyle, and are more difficult to treat. Please be aware that this post mentions eating disorders and other...