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Is chocolate good for you?

With April here, it also means Easter is very close by. For some of us, this means we will be indulging in some Easter bunny chocolate’s as well as fun and games with the entire family.

But what about all the sweets and chocolates we will be eating? Is chocolate bad for us or can we go ahead and have as much as we like? When it comes to chocolate, there is a huge difference between what is good for us and what is bad for us. The difference is in the ingredients used such as Cacao and Cocoa, which sound the same but are actually not. Cocoa is processed cacao.

What time to eat dinner

As some of you might already know, eating dinner is one of the best things we can do for our bodies. This means eating dinner between 5pm and 7pm. This way our bodies can digest the food and we sleep better. However, sometimes eating at 5pm or 7pm doesn’t work and we end up eating late.

Your sugar and salt intake

Every now and then we can find ourselves indulging in food that has lots of salt and sugar or both. I understand ladies, it happens. We just can’t help it. We often fall into the trap that we need these, but how much of it is too much? Yes, sugar is needed for energy and salt for the muscles. But in the long run it does create health problems if we have too much of it. Which is why its better to have small amounts every now and then.

Why eco-friendly products are expensive

Buying into the Eco-friendly products can be so difficult and expensive. Especially as we didn’t ask for all the food that we eat to be genetically modified. To make matters worse, some brands go as far as lying on their packaging stating that their products were produced naturally. As a buyer we cannot even buy spring bottled water anymore. For all we know its tap water filtered through a dirty dish cloth.

Healthy eating on a budget

We all try to keep things consistent when following a healthy lifestyle. Truth is it can be very costly to maintain. So what does one do, to keep healthy and still have a little cash left? In his week’s article I will be looking at how to eat healthy on a budget. Whilst it may seem that healthy eating is expensive, it really doesn’t have to be. Here are few ideas on keeping healthy on a budget.

Is it enough to eat healthy?

A lot goes into being healthy. You need to keep active be it in sports or exercising, getting enough rest and sleep. Whist food is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle, other factors matter too. Which is why its important to always do the following…

How many fruits to eat in a day?

It is important to eat fruit everyday as it forms part of a healthy lifestyle. Fruits provide nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fibre that are essential to keeping your body healthy. A person who has a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has a lower risk of contracting chronic illnesses. A lot of fruits are low in sodium, fat and calories, which also makes them ideal for keeping your weight stable. Furthermore they are a source of very important nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C and folic acid.

Healthy diet for a better you

We all want to live a healthy and long life and we sometimes find it difficult to find out what it is we should be eating and not eating. Firstly, I’d like to clarify that a “Healthy diet” does not mean losing weight or starving yourself. It means that you balance what you eat on a daily basis and enjoy life while you are at it. In fact we shouldn’t even use the word ‘diet’ because it puts a lot of pressure on us. Pressure that makes us not enjoy the food we eat. Rather we say a healthy lifestyle which means that we monitor the portions and types of foods we eat.