Jimini’s Protein Bars Review | Edible Insects

How do you feel about insects? Your mind might initially go to….

Cute?

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Evil?

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But has your mind ever gone to… food?

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Belvita Biscuits | Why They Shouldn’t Be Eaten for Breakfast

Belvita breakfast biscuits are hoodwinking the public, I swear it.

The products label themselves as heart-healthy and wholesome, but how wholesome can a sugary breakfast bar really be? We’ve seen similar instances with Go Natural, whose breakfast bars main ingredients include palm oil and glucose. You needn’t be an expert to know these aren’t a healthy start to the day.

Related: Breakfasts you should be avoiding

And the same applies to Belvita. How can it really be as wholesome as it sounds? Let’s look at the facts.

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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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Is Kellogg’s Coco Pops Granola good for you?

Just when you thought Coco Pops couldn’t get any better, Kellogg’s release a super duper healthy wholegrain version of your kids favourite cereal, and all your prayers are immediately answered. Right?

Well, my apprehensions go up ten fold when I notice a typically unhealthy, but very popular, food item is suddenly ‘healthified’ over night. If it was going to be so much better for you than the original, the product would have gone through a significant rebrand, as the demographic would naturally be flipped on its head.
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Are Oatmeal Cookies Healthy?

Oatmeal cookies are quite possibly the most divisive cookie choice ever. It’s the Marmite of the baked goods world.

So often they are considered “bland”, “like chewable Ovaltine” and, overarchingly, “too healthy”. But are oatmeal cookies actually a more nutritious choice than Double Chocolate Chip or Snickerdoodle? Or are Oatmeal Raisins just another tasty treat from the oatmeal franchise who have been several misrepresented?

Related: Are Granola Bars Actually Healthy? 

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Are Special K Granola Bars Healthy?

If Special K’s protein shakes are anything to go by (Read here: Are Special K Granola Bars Healthy?) then I’m not too optimistic speculating whether Special K’s granola bars are healthy or not.

For decades, the term ‘granola’ has carried undertones of health and good wellbeing. This all started because Dr James Caleb Jackson, a health spa extraordinaire, invented ‘granula’ from nothing more than a graham flour which was crumbled and then baked until crisp. And ‘granular’ remained this way as a genuinely healthy cereal, all throughout his time during the late 19th century and throughout the 1900s.

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