Is Soy Healthy?

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Whether or not soy is healthy or even safe to consume has been a source of continual controversy over the past few decades. In fact, it’s one of the most researched foods in the world. In the centre of this controversy are it’s effects on hormones and nutrient absorption – and all of the voices for and against it. Mixed messages make for confused consumers, and in such situations it might seem best to avoid soy to be on the safe side. Using research is always important when looking at the nutritional qualities of a food, so I’ve trawled through the latest evidence to come up with the current facts about soy.

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Kidney Bean Curry

This curry is bursting with flavour. It’s a powerful immune system strengthener with garlic, ginger, turmeric and vitamin C from capsicum and tomatoes. If you have the time and prefer fresh-cooked food, you can cook up your own kidney beans and use extra fresh tomatoes in place of canned. I top mine with lots and lots of coriander for maximum flavour!

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5 Nutritious Ingredients to Sprinkle Over Your Food

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Health food shops sell an array of mysterious extracts and food products with simple labels that can leave us unsure about what the product is, what it tastes like and what it’s used for. Some of these products have amazing health benefits, while others don’t have the science to show that they’re worth including in our diet.

Here are 5 food products that are definitely worth your while in terms of their nutritional profile, and exactly how to use them. Continue reading