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Aphrodisiac Foods: Myths vs Science

Aphrodisiac Foods: Myths vs Science
It doesn't matter where you are, the mention of aphrodisiac foods will invariably trigger some entertaining conversation, be it awkward and hushed or loud and full of deep-bellied laughter. The question on many people's minds is: do they actually exist or is it just old wives tales? We did a bit of research... Continue reading

Simple Gifts For Teachers They Really Appreciate

Simple Gifts For Teachers They Really Appreciate
It is the end of the school year in a few days time! It’s hard to believe a whole year has flown by already! Teachers are the backbone of our society and any parent knows how important they are to their child and the role they play in creating a healthy lifestyle for your family. When it comes to giving teachers thank you gifts or Christmas gifts we want to give something special but also something least likely to create unnecessary waste. With +30 kids in a class, gifts add up quickly. So what gifts are the most appropriate? Continue reading

Rethinking Our Food, For The Sake Of Food Security

Rethinking Our Food, For The Sake Of Food Security
Our capacity to keep converting land to agriculture has a fast approaching limit. But with over 800 million people estimated to suffer from starvation or malnutrition globally already, according to the world health organisation, how will the world produce enough food to sustain a growing population into the future? Continue reading

Why Naturally Simple Food Is ALWAYS Naturally Better

Why Naturally Simple Food Is ALWAYS Naturally Better

The world of food has become a bit of a nightmare to navigate. Words like organic, whole food and natural crop up more and more. But do these titles mean that the product is better for you every time? And then there is the converse negatively associated terms like GMO, processed food, ultra-processed, flavoured, refined etc. Do these words always mean bad for you? Everyone seems to have an opinion. We aim to guide you through the murky waters of the food industry.

Regardless of the diet philosophies you follow, there is one simple rule that all nutrition professionals agree on: opt for simple, less processed foods. There are some simple reasons why natural wholefoods are always better.

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Why Eating More Local Foods Is A Healthy Food Choice

Why Eating More Local Foods Is A Healthy Food Choice
30 years ago we ate almost entirely locally grown food. But, over time, our diet has changed and we no longer eat the variety of locally grown foods we used to. At the same time, our rates of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity have increased massively. When it comes to healthy food choices, maybe we need to pay more attention to where our food is coming from? Continue reading

Why Our Diet Is Hurting Our Economy

Why Our Diet Is Hurting Our Economy
South Africa used to be fully self-sufficient from a food perspective. We had some of the most productive farmers in the world and arguably still do. In the last 30 years, we have gone from being a net exporter of food by volume to now being a net importer in almost 60% of all food categories. We have scaled up our production of high-value export items like wine and scaled way back on the staples like grains and vegetables Continue reading

What It's Really Like to Live Zero Waste

What It's Really Like to Live Zero Waste
Living zero waste isn't the same for everyone. It is location specific and household specific. We all eat different things, shop at different places and have different priorities. Contrary to what many people think, moving to a zero waste lifestyle is not a hugely overwhelming task that takes a lot of time. It is just a series of steps. So much so that it was a lifestyle that we almost stumbled into. As what we were doing was causing our waste pile to get smaller we became more aware of what was driving our remaining waste. We could focus on specific solutions. We still don't have solutions to everything but enough to absolve the need for a landfill bin altogether. Continue reading

Why We Choose to Live Zero Waste in South Africa

Why We Choose to Live Zero Waste in South Africa
When people find out we choose to live zero waste the reactions vary. For some, the concept seems so impossible it can't possibly be true. Some find meeting someone who actually lives a zero-waste lifestyle fascinating. Many are interested but had written it off as an impractical concept. Many more get stuck on the "why"; unable to link the effort to change with any real benefit. No matter the reaction it always evokes a lot of conversation and questions. Continue reading