herbs and spices

Spices and herbs: good for the waistline

As the weather heats up and bikini season beckons, most of us start to hit the gym and lay off the secret chocolate stashes. Losing weight is hard – it takes commitment and motivation, as well as discipline and self-belief. It also needs to be done the right way; many of the diets we follow…

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Of bad breath and battles

Let us continue delving into the fascinating past of certain spices, by looking at the history of the not-so-humble clove. This special spice once controlled empires, was worth more than gold and protected an emperor’s delicate nostrils from the offensive stench of peasant’s breath. Now widely available and often underrated, the tiny clove has a…

healthyfoods

Tips for Healthy Eating

The safety and health of our loved ones is of the utmost importance and for this reason we ensure our entire families are covered by a personal insurance plan. With personal insurance your family will receive immediate medical attention in case of a car accident or in the case of a diagnosis of a terminal…

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The Essentials about Essential Fatty Acids

The word “fatty” is not one which people naturally gravitate towards. From a young age, we know the negative connotations of the word, understand that we should rather be thin than fat and know that if we want to lose weight we need to avoid foods that are high in it. However, in our haste…

peppercorns

Of Empires and Nostrils: A History of Pepper

Today we take pepper for granted. We grind it liberally on everything, enjoying the tasty kick it gives to food – you can even get pepper chocolate, which is actually a personal favourite of mine. We tend to forget that once pepper was not so easily available, in fact it was worth more than gold…