Balance from within

Balance from within pH is more than measure used in science class – it’s also an indicator of health. If you recall from chemistry class, pH is a scale to measure acidity (0) and alkalinity (+14). Your body has a pH scale too. Ideally, it is slightly alkaline at pH 7.36. However, not all of…

Get Fat With Sugar

Throw ‘low-fat’ out the window Think low fat is healthier? Think again. When food manufacturers take the fat out of food, lots of other additives are added to the mix, making low-fat food not only even more highly processed, but also filled with unwanted and unneeded ingredients. Low-fat yogurt for instance, is loaded with sugar…

Collagen: The Anti-Ageing Protein

Collagen: the anti-ageing protein You’ve heard about it, seen it sold in stores and even eaten it in one form or another. But what is collagen and what does it have to do with anti-ageing? Collagen is simply a type of protein found in organs and tissues. Its role is as a scaffold that provides…

Fibre for Health

Fibre for health Fibre is more than nature’s scrubbing brush, it is also a sponge and bulking agent. Including adequate amounts of fibre into your diet keeps your digestive system and bowel movements in good working condition. Fibre comes in two forms: insoluble fibre and soluble fibre. Soluble fibre cannot be digested and passes through…

Cholesterol

The truth about dietary cholesterol Thanks to some long-standing bad science , there’s a persistent misconception that foods high in high-cholesterol will raise blood cholesterol levels. However, a growing body of research is showing that dietary cholesterol (the cholesterol in foods) may not affect the cholesterol that is in your blood. Researchers are beginning to understand…

How you really process sugar

How you really process sugar We know sugar is bad for us. More than causing weight gain, sugar triggers inflammation, oxidation and glycation – factors that lead to disease. Different types of sugar can also impact the body differently. If you’re looking to cut out added sugars to your diet, here’s what you need to…

A sweet treat – without the sugar

A sweet treat – without the sugar We can’t help it – sometimes nothing will do on a hot day but a cold sweet drink. But if you’ve cut sugar from your diet, there are not a lot of options out there for a sugar-free beverage – unless you reach for one of the fruity…

Gut Health

Tame the bloat Most people suffer an occasional episode of indigestion- be it due to a personal predisposition, stress or overeating. In many cases, over-the-counter antacids or prescription pills can readily ease symptoms. However, Food for Health by Xndo believes in a more long-term solution. You see, a healthy digestive system is the foundation for…

A handier way to take MCT

A Handier Way to Take MCT How do you take your good fat? For some, ensuring a good dose of MCT each day involves a rather oily swallow of coconut oil. While coconut oil is a good source of MCT, only about 60% of it contains actual MCT (less, actually if you want to get…

Survive Festive Feasting!

Survive Festive Feasting Christmas, the New Year and holidays around the corner – and while this means lots of joyous occasions to look forward to, the festive season brings with it numerous sugary and greasy temptations that can derail healthy eating. But two simple strategies can help you stave off overindulgence (and subsequent sluggishness) –…