Latte in Green Coffee Cup

How to transform your coffee and avoid the jitters

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I do love my daily cupaccino. In fact it’s one of the things I most look forward to in my day ( the simple pleasures and all that ). However I have a very up and down relationship with the caffeine in coffee. The amount of caffeine in coffee is much higher than in tea The caffeine in tea, green …

Sprouts in Bowl

Why you need to embrace the sprout

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 4 Comments

I hate brussel sprouts. No, I mean really hate them. I literally cannot eat a cooked sprout. I mean why would I? They’re gross, right? This was me just a few short years ago. Now I do eat sprouts because I discovered a great way of serving them on a trip to California a few years back. They often eat …

Vegetable Oil Pouring

Why is everyone talking about vegetable oils?

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 4 Comments

There’s a new bad boy on the block. Just when we thought sugar was as bad as it could possibly get, this bad boy could be even MORE detrimental to our health and wellbeing. The murmurings about vegetable and seed oils began in earnest about the same time as the pandemic started and are now being shouted about all over …

Flat White Preparation Pouring Milk

Which non-dairy milk is the healthiest?

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 3 Comments

As coffee shops have sprung up all over the place with coffee becoming increasingly popular, we are now consuming more milk on a daily basis than ever before. The choice of milks on offer has increased as well, from regular dairy to all the many non-dairy alternatives. But are these any better for us and which ones are the healthiest? …

Healthy Sweetener in Bowl and Spoon with Violet Flowers

The healthy sweetener

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

We all know by now (surely??) that sugar is detrimental to health and can lead to weight gain, diabetes and god knows what else. To circumnavigate this unfortunate fact, who hasn’t tried out alternative sweeteners convinced that they’re much better for our health?  Maple syrup anyone? Or how about honey, dates, coconut nectar, fructose or maybe agave syrup? But are …

Bread Without Gluten in Hands

What’s the fuss about gluten?

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

Cutting out gluten from the diet has become quite the thing and has spawned numerous gluten-free products. Many people, like myself, who try and limit gluten intake, are not allergic or even intolerant to gluten. And whether bread has gluten or not, it’s still going to give you a huge rise in blood glucose levels. Is cutting out gluten yet …

Portobello Mushroom Underside

How mushrooms can help you live longer

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

There was a time that mushrooms had a bad rap. Word was that you got fungal infections from them and  they were to be avoided. Oh how wrong this was. Just like when they said margarine was better for us than butter. Then we found out about trans fats and butter turned out to be a really healthy fat. Mushrooms …

Green Tea with Glass Pot

Green Tea

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 4 Comments

It’s the simple things that count at times like this. The quiet moments. The moments we take for ourselves or choose to share with someone we love. For me, one of the great pleasures of the long days we all face at the moment, is sitting down with a cup of tea. And it has to be green. Not only …

Woman Rejecting Sliced Bread

The truth about lectins

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 2 Comments

I’d vaguely heard of lectins before I met nutritionist Fleur Borrelli and embarked on The In-Sync Diet but had no idea what they actually were, and I didn’t really care either because lectins just didn’t seem very important. How very wrong I was! Now I know all about them and understand how crucial it is that we understand what they …

Smiling Woman with Green Juice

Fast health

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

Fasting has been practised for thousands of years – sometimes for religious reasons, sometimes as a result of famine and sometimes by choice. And it turns out that, whatever the reason for going on a fast, it is hugely beneficial to health, reducing obesity and even reversing conditions such as type 2 diabetes. If only fasting wasn’t so gruelling to …