Food Facts

Raw vs processed food: All you need to know

Some of the latest food trends, such as “raw foods”, “clean eating” and “juicing” are making us super aware of the fact that processed foods are not necessarily the healthiest options. Food...

What’s in my juice?

A juice box for lunch, a fruity drink at dinner or even an entire meal replacement for breakfast is how most people consume juice in Mzansi. The endless options in the...

6 Flu-fighting foods to protect yourself this winter

Nobody can afford to stay at home from work to nurse yourself through the flu. And if you’re a parent with kids that risk is multiplied. Prevention is definitely better than...

Not all superfoods are super-expensive

The superfoods craze never seems to end, with hemp, cassava flour, seaweed and tiger nuts trending as this year's top superfoods. Finding goji berries in specialist health stores may be tricky,...

Sugar: The Bittersweet Story

For the past 10 years, the debate about the health hazards of sugar has been raging locally and globally. This comes as no surprise when you consider how much sugar South...

Foods you thought were vegetarian, but actually aren’t

For most South Africans meat is the centre of any meal, although many others prefer plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables. I have always considered eliminating meat and other foods...

10 Ways to Eat Organic on a budget

Choosing to buy organic can seem out of reach for most people, but this is not always the case. If you haven’t made a conscious decision to improve your health, buying...

Must Read

Weekend weather: Fire warnings for parts of Mzansi

The weekend is here, and a number of weather warnings have been issued for parts of Mzansi. According to AfriWeather, an affiliate of the South African Weather Service (SAWS), impact-based warnings have been issued for the several provinces.

Agri, eco sectors to join forces against climate change

Environment, forestry and fisheries director-general Nomfundo Tshabalala wants South Africa’s environment and agriculture sectors to band together in the fight against climate change.

Food, glorious food! Grow it, savour it, share it

World Food Day will be celebrated on 16 October as a collective call to action against global hunger. Food brings us together; it is...

Recipe: Chef Amanda Manyatshe’s African risotto

It's the ultimate Italian comfort food – with an African twist. Instead of a silky and tricky arborio rice, chef Amanda Manyatshe makes her...

Drought in East Africa: scientists sound the alarm

AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE: Sophisticated weather predictions paint a grim five-year picture for every country from Ethiopia down to South Africa. But without wise action these predictions mean little. Scientists sound the alarm.