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Gluten: throw this word into conversation and everyone from your colleague to your favourite great aunt will tell you that they have at some point tried the trendy gluten free diet. Whilst the majority of people do so as a personal preference, the truth is that only a small percentage of people really need to be gluten free.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious public health concern. According to the South African Heart and Stroke Foundation, as much as 13 % of deaths around the world are caused by high blood pressure. We’re well aware of how a diet excessively high in salt can increase our high blood pressure risk, but is there anything more that we can do to manage blood pressure?

Thought of being vegetarian but feel you need a little less restriction and more flexibility? Well then, the flexitarian diet may be for you. Being a flexitarian is a great way to be healthier and eat more plant-based foods, yet still suit your lifestyle without too many dietary restrictions and impositions.

Keep all your FitChef meals and smoothies in the freezer, defrost two days worth in your fridge, heat, eat and repeat. This way, you will always have a supply of nutritious and great tasting meals to keep your health on auto pilot. For best results, defrost before heating – although meals can be heated from frozen (just prick or tear open the film before microwaving)

FitChef is perfectly safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. In fact, our meals and smoothies are highly nutritious and will help your body get all the nutrients it needs. FitChef is as clean as it gets: there are no preservatives, no artificial flavourants and no sugar or sweeteners. Most of our meals are low in refined carbs and boosted only with healthy carbs only from veggies or fruit. We use grass fed, steroid and hormone free meats and a lot of effort goes into making sure all our food is of the highest quality.

Ons ontsmet. Ons volg ‘n sosiale afstand. Ons dra maskers. Dit alles in ‘n poging om die verspreiding van siektes te beheer terwyl die wêreld ‘n oorlog teen die Covid-19 pandemie veg. Dit is goed om te weet dat ons liggaam sy natuurlike beskermingstelsel perfek aanpas om virusse, bakterieë en ander kieme wat siektes veroorsaak te beveg : Deur middel van ons Immuniteitsstelsel.

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the genetic material that our body is made of. We get half of our DNA from our mothers and the other half from our fathers. Our DNA includes all the instructions needed for the body cells to function optimally.

What worked for someone else may not work for you. There is not a one diet solution for all humans. Spoiler alert: just in case you do not read to the end. Food quality is the number one factor for weight loss and health. And by food quality we mean whole, real foods like vegetables, fruits, pasture reared meats, poultry and dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, and the like.

Every day we live in harmony with the healthy bacteria that live in our gut. The gut is home to over 40 trillion bacteria, collectively known as the gut microbiota. And like fingerprints are unique to a person, so too are the massive collection of microbes in our gut.

Grain-fed cattle are fed a mix of grain by-products such as soy and maize. Grain feeding is an attractive option for mass production of beef as it helps with quick and efficient feeding to speed up the time taken for the cow to be ready for slaughter. Grain feeding is also much cheaper for the farmer, who can then sell the meat cheaper, too.

A diet rich in colourful fruit and vegetables can decrease your risk of dying from cancer by 13%. In particular, there is good evidence to show that high fruit and veggie intake may help lower the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, and stomach.

For years, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery as to why those who are overweight have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. A possible explanation may be linked to insulin, a hormone which when high for long periods of time, can cause a host of cancer-causing metabolic changes the body.

Have you just been diagnosed with cancer? Or are you a cancer survivor worried about your cancer coming back? Stress can wreak havoc on both the body and the mind. Scientists are starting to understand how long-term stress may affect the body’s ability to regulate inflammation. And since inflammation and cancer are linked, how stress may potentially affect cancer, too.

We sanitise. We keep social distance. We wear our masks. All in an attempt to help manage the spread of illnesses as the world is at war with the COVID-19 pandemic. Added to this, it is great to know that our body is adapted perfectly with its own natural defence system to fight off invading viruses, bacteria and other germs that cause illness and infection: the immune system.

What do chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, obesity, and mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and depression all have in common? The answer is inflammation. If you have a condition that causes inflammation, or is because of inflammation, then an anti-inflammatory diet may be for you.

Oils are part of the fat food group. Fats play a role in many structural and metabolic functions in the body, providing fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, protecting the heart, keeping the immune system strong, and providing essential fatty acids for healthy eyes and brain development.

Sugar and Inflammation: A Slippery Slope It is scary to think that sugar is one of the 10 most eaten foods in a South African’s diet. Local data has shown that we eat as much as 60g of added sugar per day, a whopping 12 teaspoons. Sugar is part of the carbohydrate food group, and, along with fat and protein, carbohydrates are one of the three food groups essential to human health.

When you drastically cut carbs from the diet, the body makes ketones. Ketones are molecules that are normally made by the liver and used by the body as an energy source instead of using carbs when carb intake is low. The end goal of a ketogenic diet is to induce ketosis: a metabolic state where your body switches from using glucose (sugar) as energy to using ketones.

It is a well-known fact that our food system is overloaded with added sugar. Sugar falls under the carbohydrate food group, and, along with fat and protein, carbohydrates are one of the three food groups essential to human health. But the problem comes in when a big chunk of our carbohydrate intake is in the form of added sugar and natural, healthier sugars.

Recent data from the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 7% of adult South Africans have diabetes. Topping almost four million people, this means that South Africa has the highest proportion of adult diabetics on the continent, and diabetes is the sixth most common cause of death in the country.

Detox diets usually consist of eating extraordinarily little (mostly just raw foods like fruit and veg) and drinking loads of fluids (usually water and herbal teas). The intention of a detox diet is to ‘cleanse’ the body of accumulated toxins. Although most of us find the first few days difficult, the lightness and improved energy levels that follow give us a feeling of encouragement.

See what makes our EatClean Range so effective?

Gluten: throw this word into conversation and everyone from your colleague to your favourite great aunt will tell you that

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious public health concern. According to the South African Heart and

Thought of being vegetarian but feel you need a little less restriction and more flexibility? Well then, the flexitarian diet

Keep all your FitChef meals and smoothies in the freezer, defrost two days worth in your fridge, heat, eat and

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