Eggs: Villain no more

Once considered the villain of nutrition, eggs are no longer – pardon the pun – the bad eggs of the nutritional world. One vilified because of their relatively high cholesterol content (one large egg contains 213 mg of cholesterol), new science is turning the tables around. It has become evident that cholesterol in food is…

Are you eating dessert for breakfast?

Reach for a ‘healthy’ breakfast of cereal, packaged fruit yogurt and a cup of everyone’s favourite chocolate-malt drink and chances are, you’re ingesting more sugar than you realise. Just look at the breakdown below. At 42.7g, this breakfast that many of us would consider healthy contains more sugar than a can of cola which weighs…

MCTs: The ‘magic’ oil

Can oil help you lose weight? If it’s an MCT, it can. MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride and refers to a particular type of saturated fat that has unique molecular makeup. This structure makes MCT a ‘good fat’. For one, it is easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). More evidence is also surfacing that…

Xndo Sliced Beef Noodle Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 pouch Xndo Zero Noodles, drained 1 cube, beef stock 2 cups/500ml water 50g beef, sliced 3 beef balls Optional garnishes: sliced onion, spring onions and/or bean sprouts DIRECTIONS In a pot, combine the beef stock cube and water and bring to a boil When the stock cube has completely dissolved, add the beef…