Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when summer socialising is on a roll is difficult, to say the least. And while celebrating with a constant flow of champagne, carbs and sugar should be enjoyed, bear in mind your liver may take strain from the toxins these foods produce.
All the festive season eating, drinking and merry-making is great for the soul but not so great for the poor old liver, the organ responsible for breaking down carbohydrates, making glucose, and detoxing the body. It also stores nutrients and creates bile, which is necessary to properly digest and absorb the nutrients in food.
Based on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, 'mindful eating' entails reaching a state of full attention to one's experiences, cravings and physical eating cues, helping to treat a variety of food-related issues like eating disorders, depression and anxiety.
Hey you, yes you who's been living on lasagne and grilled cheese sandwiches since winter reared it's beanie-clad head.
No, Joburg isn't just about belly-cramping beef and beer, there are many restaurants that cater to food intolerances and provide delicious healthy options.
Whether you're a regular kimchi-out-the-jar eater or not, you're bound to have heard about these fermented vegetables and the wealth of physical, mental, and emotional benefits they offer.