nutrition

hazelnuts | Longevity LIVE

It is one of the main ingredients of the well-beloved chocolate spread Nutella, and the marriage of hazelnuts and chocolate has been making humanity happy since before the French Revolution. This little nut is, in fact, so well-celebrated that it enjoys its own day in Italy, on the 14th of December. This day happens to

goji | Longevity LIVE

There’s a new super-fruit in town and it comes with plenty of health benefits. Native to China, goji berries – also known as wolfberries – have become part of our everyday dietary habits, and for good reason. The region in China where they grow, called Ningxia Hui, boasts more than

flaxseeds | Longevity Live

Flaxseeds are seeds that are rich in fibre, antioxidants, omega-3 and protein. This rich nutrient composition allows for the seeds to help in lowering the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Flaxseeds also contain ALA which are fatty acids that can only be obtained from food sources. This fatty

selenium | Longevity Live

Selenium is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in the proper functioning of the body. Low levels of selenium have been associated with health issues, such as heart failure and cancer. This article is going to look at the numerous benefits that this mineral can provide.  The health benefits

men | Longevity LIVE

What should men be eating? This is a great question and one that often causes confusion. Between banting, carbo-loading, calorie-counting and plain old meat and potatoes, it’s hard for guys to navigate the domain of diets. Longevity asked experts about the latest dietary research. 1. Fathoming fats For 50 years,

dairy | Longevity LIVE

The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA shares that milk and dairy is a source of important nutrients that we need to survive, including calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and protein. The South African Department of Health’s daily dietary guidelines stipulate that we should

tomatoes | Longevity LIVE

It is thought that the first tomatoes to arrive in Europe may not even have been red, but instead sported a yellow hue, as the earliest writings describing this fruit depicts it as “pomo d’oro”. This translates as “golden apple”. In Valencia, Spain, tomatoes are so popular that they have their

avo | Longevity LIVE

Salads are not only for lunch or dinner. This avo and protein-packed salad with avo-naise, is a great breakfast on the go, perfect for making in advance and taking to work or for school lunches. (This recipe serves 4) Ingredients (For the avo-naise) 2 avocados, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoons

prediabetes | Longevity LIVE

Making healthy choices is difficult when the consequences of your bad choices don’t show up right away. That’s one reason why it’s touch for some folks to recognize that they’re on a glide path to Type-2 diabetes. But we’re here to alert you to the signs and help you prevent

fruit | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to feeding your children, you may have to sneak fruit in. This is a perfect recipe to help you provide a healthy snack for your children. It has been extracted from a book titled Mila’s Meals: The Beginnings & The Basics, by Catherine Barnhoorn. This is a