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communal living [longevity live]

Communal living is not always easy, especially when you’re expected to share each other’s spaces. Since I’ve had to move around quite a bit recently, from house to house, I’ve had to share other people’s kitchens. Before I had done this, I never realized just how lovely it is to have

It’s almost impossible not to find yourself eating fast food at least once a month. Fast food is convenient and most importantly – it’s cheap. However, finances do not excuse a poor diet. Fast foods are high in calories and are filled with fat, sugar and salt. These factors contribute

unexplored african [longevity live]

Unexplored African cuisine is hitting the world’s food industry and unveiling an array of new spices, flavors and cooking methods. Those who have experienced the food of South, East, West and North Africa know how diverse it can be. African cuisine will rank close to first place on the food

salad | Longevity LIVE

We all enjoy a good green salad. Not only does it bring much needed colour to our meals, but it also provides antioxidants, vitamins and other essential nutrients. Moreover, the inclusion of a homemade dressing ensures that you do not consume any hidden sugars and harmful preservatives. Using honey in

Jennifer Lopez | Longevity LIVE

The recommended daily dietary intake for sugar is a maximum of 10 teaspoons a day (1). However, one can agree that we are all guilty of exceeding this recommendation on more than one occasion. According to a study from the University of North Carolina, American adults continue to exceed this recommendation.

okra | Longevity LIVE

Affectionately referred to by Louisiana inhabitants as gumbo, Okra is a delicious vegetable native to both African and Asian cuisines. Also referred to as lady’s fingers, okra is used in a number of soups and stews due to its ability to thicken these meals. Aside from its edible seeds, the

quercetin | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to powerful flavonoids that can protect our health, Quercetin is at the top of the list. Flavonoids are a group of polyphenols, which are plant-based antioxidants. Flavonoids are responsible for providing fruits and vegetables with their vibrant colors. As it possesses antioxidant qualities, quercetin helps to reduce oxidative

diet sodas | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to enjoying the taste of sodas, but with a little less guilt, sugar and calories – most people turn to diet sodas. Unfortunately, emerging studies are beginning to highlight the health dangers affected by these beverages. In fact, a recent study has linked diet sodas to a

amaranth high-protein [longevity live]

Amaranth high-protein porridge is Vegan-friendly and an option you really need to try in the mornings. Ironically, I had never heard of this grain before I came to Kenya. I spoke about its source, Mchicha just the other day. Apparently, it’s just as – if not better than – good old

tapas | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to healthy snacking, nuts are always key. They’re rich in essential antioxidants and minerals which makes them a go-to healthy snack for a lot of us. Additionally, button mushrooms are not only low in calories but they also contain adequate amounts of Vitamin D- which is needed