Progurt Review | Healthy Bacteria

Those of you who struggle with IBS may depend on healthy bacteria yoghurts for curbing stomach pain. Unfortunately, many of them are useless and simply do not do what they say on the tin.

Take Yakult, for example. What absolute garbage. It doesn’t work for me, but please do tell me if I’m wrong.

Progurt, on the other hand, is something a little different.

Progurt_Probiotic_Sachet_5_Pack_Sachet
Continue reading “Progurt Review | Healthy Bacteria”

Best Herbal Teas for IBS

Before you come at me with the pitchforks and the shotguns, let me get this bit out of the way: I am not advising caffeine for IBS sufferers. I know, you know, we all know that caffeine is a muddy recipe for disaster.

However, this post is all about decaffeinated herbal teas, so don’t sweat it and keep reading. Herbal teas are one of just a few natural ways you can curb IBS symptoms without very much effort. Hot drinks are also fab for those with gut imbalances as it is easier for our bodies to process warm fluids, as our bodies are warm blooded (yep… science!)

herbal-tea-1410565_1920
Continue reading “Best Herbal Teas for IBS”

What’s the difference: Cocoa vs Cacao

If you have ever stumbled upon cacao products in adulthood and thought it was simply a spelling error of the much-loved and lauded “cocoa”, then you’re not alone.

I was fairly sure cacao and cocoa were the same thing – after all, why would they be named so similarly – but it turns out there are key differences between the two, one of the most important being health.

cup-985958_1920
Continue reading “What’s the difference: Cocoa vs Cacao”

Trek Chunks Review | Are They Healthy?

TREK: they love a fad. First to jump aboard the gluten-free, high-protein, vegan train, their products have obviously done well with health food enthusiasts.

It all started with TREK Energy Bars; basically an answer to Clif bars without all the syrup. Fruit concentrate and natural sugars from dates means per bar you’re packing away FOUR TEASPOONS of sugar in one bar.

14762669744_7cda3ac757_b
Continue reading “Trek Chunks Review | Are They Healthy?”

Is frozen yoghurt healthier than ice-cream?

Yoghurt is certainly a food item with an established ‘health halo’.

Much like granola and wholegrains, there is something about yoghurt that makes consumers immediately assume it is good. Maybe it’s the natural whiteness (oh so pure) or the low lactose quality (great for IBS and digestive ailments) that has everybody dying to consume more and more yoghurt.

frozen yoghurt
Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/3783623276

Continue reading “Is frozen yoghurt healthier than ice-cream?”

What’s the difference between cold-pressed and fresh juice?

Those of you looking to detox before summer comes around might want to know about this.

Many people seek a juice cleanse to keep themselves trim, without craving high calorie foods. Health gurus, celebrities and nutritionists all share a deep-seated love for green juice first thing in the morning; not only does it get the metabolism working, but it also packs in vital nutrients to get you up and out.

But did you know that all juices aren’t the same?

green-926729_1920
Continue reading “What’s the difference between cold-pressed and fresh juice?”