Is plant-based protein right for you?

For many years, animal-based protein supplements were regarded as the big guys in sports nutrition. If you wanted to bulk, a high-quality whey protein was the way to go. If you were looking to improve endurance and strengthen muscle, the buzzwords in locker rooms were creatine, beta-alanine, and maybe an egg or casein protein.

The world […]

Add coconut oil into your daily routine!

Coconut oil has rapidly grown in popularity as a result of its impressive versatility. From its health benefits and cosmetic applications, to its use in cooking, there’s not much this miracle oil cannot do. Considered a superfood, coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory – properties that allow it to impart its countless […]

Flaxseed oil for good health

Flaxseed has a long history, both in the Ancient Near East and Asia. Flax has been used internally as an aid in digestive ailments, such as constipation, and externally, as a poultice for inflammation and as fabric for clothing. The French king Charlemagne thought so highly of flax that he passed a law requiring his […]

The evolution of plant-based protein

Enter any health food store and you’ll likely see a whole shelf (if not aisle) dedicated to protein supplements. Most products in this space will have the same, standard ingredients: a protein source (whey, casein, plant-based, etc.) and some form of flavour or sweetener.

Naturally, you may have questions – which one will be easiest on […]

Using ghee and MCT oils for cooking

What are MCTs?
Of the fuel sources available to the body for energy, there are two main types, namely carbs/sugar or fat. The body converts carbs/sugar into glucose, while fat is rendered into what are called ketones, an organic compound. Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which make up about 66% of coconut oil, are a class of […]

The most powerful chia seeds on the planet

Salba is more than just a name. It literally defines the only two registered varieties of chia in the world—Sahi Alba 911 and Sahi Alba 912—for their consistent size, shape and off-the-charts nutritional quality. Any other chia seeds on the shelf are considered a wild crop, where the nutrition, and even species, can vary depending on […]

What is the healthiest kind of salt?

Despite recent low-sodium crazes, salt is–and always has been–essential for optimal health. We need salt and minerals to survive. Think about it. When admitted to a hospital, you are usually hooked up to an IV drip, not of water, but saline––saltwater. So, the question is not “Should I be eating salt?” but rather, “What kind […]

Coconut oil for cooking, baking and more!

Coconut oil, containing heart-healthy saturated fat, is a nutritious alternative for cooking and baking. When choosing a coconut oil keep in mind that you want it to be fresh, pure, sustainable and fair trade. Alpha DME Organic Coconut Oil is certified Fair Dinkum Fair Trade and is hand pressed from wildcrafted coconuts at the growing […]

Pure and packed with energy

Natural Energy Source – Coconut oil is one of nature’s richest sources of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are fats you body can use to produce energy. Coconut oil can also be used in your favourite recipes as a substitute for butter, margarine, shortening or vegetable oils. Blend it into salad dressings, smoothies, sauces and […]

Boost your EFA intake

We all know that getting your omega-3s each day is important. But what makes it essential? What role does omega-6 play? Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are healthy fats we cannot make ourselves and must get from our food. Every cell, tissue, gland and organ is dependent upon them.

Omega-3 is known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and […]