Top 8 Fermented Foods for Healthy Guts

If you thought fermentation was simply aged mushrooms and gone-off cheeses, then you’re hugely mistaken. Fermentation is one of the only natural means we have of getting good bacteria into our guts.

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What You Need to Know About Organic Produce

Have you ever plucked an organic broccoli from the veg aisle, only to trade it in for a cheaper, non-organic alternative?

If you have done this, then you’re with the majority; many of us shop with money on our minds, eager to turn out a cheap trolley run.

But – and hear me out on this – have you ever wondered what price you’re truly paying for your cheap produce? What can an organic broccoli give you, which a 40p cheaper alternative cannot? The answer is simple: nutrition.

Take a look below at what it means for you, and your wellbeing, when you go organic.

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What’s Healthier: Multigrain or Wholegrain?

Grains; they’re great for us, right?

Unprocessed, fibrous and brill for healthy digestion, but the question that is rarely asked is which is healthiest: multigrain’ or wholegrain? Or – curveball – is it all marketing babble and grains are just, well, grains?

It’s time we found out the truth! Take a look at the healthiest way you should be consuming your grains, here.

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Animal & Plant Protein | Which Should You Be Focusing On?

Meat-eaters and vegans regularly butt heads when it comes to getting their protein.

Animal protein enthusiasts will tell you that the only way to get the optimal amount of protein in your diet is to consume meat such as steak and chicken.

Those who trust in plant power scoff at the idea that the only way we can get enough protein is to consume animals. Plenty of fitness enthusiasts recover effortlessly through a vegan lifestyle, all through a good combination of plant protein.

So, which is best? If you are confused by how much animal or plant protein your body needs, take a look at which will most benefit your health.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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