Long before I’d even given processed food or real food a thought, I’d heard about the supposed dangers of nitrites and nitrates. You’re probably nodding your head in agreement (especially if you’ve been pregnant and told to avoid lunch meat). But really, how many of us actually know what a nitrate or nitrite is and exactly why it’s […]

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Oysters 101 – A Guide to Binging on Bivalves

During a recent trip to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to indulge on some of the region’s culinary highlights, including some of the most delicious oysters I’ve ever tried. During a conversation with my server at Bistro Boudin in the Fisherman’s Wharf area, I learned a ton about oysters and the many varieties they […]

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The 10 rules for staying slim for life

1. Ensure you have some protein with every meal. Depending on your activity level and lifestyle you need approximately 60-120g in the earlier stage of the day, and 120-180g in the latter part of the day. On top of this, add lots of vegetables (mostly green leafy ones as they contain the least sugars) and […]

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The right and wrong things to eat before you exercise

When you’re training to get fit and improve at a sport, you focus on your physical fitness, strength and stamina, as well as the skills relevant to the particular sport you play. But what about what you eat? Many people don’t always make the link between the food they consume and how that will affect […]

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