TOP TEN FOODS FOR BETTER EYESIGHT

With the amount of time we spend staring at screens these days, it’s important that we devote some thought to the health of our eyes. As we age, the damage to our eyes builds up and can lead to glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and blurry vision. Many people in the 50+ age demographic

METABOLISM BOOSTING FOODS

Some folks come into this world blessed with a seemingly superhuman metabolism. If you don’t happen to be one of those lucky people, there are some common (and delicious) foods you can incorporate into your diet to give your metabolism a little boost. At Cook + Cure HQ, we like to keep these 7 metabolism-boosting

ALL ABOUT PROTEIN

Most (reasonably healthy) diets provide enough protein. Eating a variety of foods will ensure that you also get all of the amino acids you need. Animal protein and vegetable protein have largely the same effects on health. It’s the protein package that’s likely to make a difference. A 6-ounce steak is a great source of

NUTRITION FOR VEGETARIAN DIETS

A question I often hear is whether a vegetarian diets is healthier than an omnivorous one and the answer is…. yes and no. Any diet, be it vegan, vegetarian, or otherwise needs to be balanced in order to be beneficial. Although vegetarian diets are often deemed the “healthier” option, this will not be the case

HERE’S TO AN INDIGESTION FREE CHRISTMAS!

Every year when Christmas rolls around there always seems to be a surge of ads on TV for over-the-counter indigestion remedies— tablets to cure heartburn, bloating, and nausea— all designed to help us cope with the extra amounts of super-rich foods and alcohol we like to indulge in during the Christmas season. This year, instead

NOT TOO LATE TO FIT INTO THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a trimmer bod for my little black dress! With Cook + Cure’s pre-Christmas weight loss tips there’s still time to shed those few extra pounds before the year is out! So go on and dust off that little black dress for the office

TOP TEN ANTIOXIDANT FOODS

Antioxidant foods protect against heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, prevent inflammation, enhance immune function, and fight the effects of aging. Essentially, they are nutritional superheroes. Hundreds of known antioxidant compounds can be found in food, as well as in nutrients such as vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, selenium, lutein, lycopene, coenzyme Q10, alpha-lipoic acid and

RESVERATROL: WHY CHOCOLATE + WINE ARE BETTER FOR DIABETES THAN YOU THOUGHT

Resveratrol, a compound found in red grape skins, is a well-known and powerful antioxidant, and a real anti-ageing superstar. It boosts brain power, protects your eyes and heart, and may even prevent cancer. I regularly recommend it to clients, especially those who have been diagnosed with cancer, and the results I’ve seen have turned me

SPRING CLEAN YOUR BODY

The days are getting longer and spring is on the way! Those New Year’s resolutions may have fallen by the wayside but not to worry! ’Tis the season of new beginnings, the perfect time to start afresh with our springtime makeover tips. As long as you’re spring-cleaning your home, why not show a little revitalizing

KNOW YOUR ENEMY: UNDERSTANDING SUGAR + YOUR HEALTH

Sugar can have a devastating impact on your health. Sugar most commonly refers to sucrose, which is a molecule made up of two parts: glucose and fructose. When talking about sugar in this article, I am referring to sucrose specifically. GLUCOSE V.S. FRUCTOSE Glucose is found in dietary carbohydrates, either on its own in starchy