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Go Bananas with Old Bananas

Do you ever find yourself looking over at a bunch of bananas that you accidentally neglected to the point where they’re going pretty bad? Perhaps your preferred banana ripeness is, well….ripe. In that case, no judgement – but if you don’t fancy the idea of peeling open and eating a browning banana, read on! We…

Squashing the Soup Game

Soup is the perfect make-ahead food! Batch cooking a few servings of soup and freezing is a great way to have a healthy and delicious meal or appetizer ready in minutes by just taking the time to thaw and reheat. Some soups freeze better than others; for soup with pasta or dairy, it is best…

You Beta Care-otene

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids provide approximately 50% of the vitamin A we need. Beta-carotene can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You probably associate it with carrots, which is totally fair – I mean, it’s practically in the name. This carotenoid is actually abundant in other vegetables as well. Carotenoids are what gives…

Green to a Tea

Coffee vs. Tea The health benefits of tea – green tea especially – and the absence of negative effects associated with coffee have made many caffeine drinkers make the switch. Coffee has a number of immediate benefits of course, such as improving mood, vigilance, reaction time, and memory. However, some people find that negative effects…

The Importance of Sleep

Getting a full 8 hours of sleep every night can sometimes prove challenging, However, getting enough sleep is essential for our bodies to maintain their critical functions, restore energy, repair muscle tissue, and to allow our brains to process new information. We all know how it feels when sleep gets interrupted, and we end up…

Leafy Greens

What’s so special about leafy greens?  We’ve all been told that green leafed vegetables are an important part of our diets, but have you ever explored why this is? Well, to start off with, these vegetables are high in fibre and low in calories. Most dark green vegetables, but leafy greens especially, also deliver a…

Get Gusty with Fermented Foods

Our bodies, particularly our intestines, contain trillions of gut microbiota that serve a number of vital roles. These include helping maintain the integrity of the mucosal barrier, metabolizing nutrients from food and certain medications, protection against intestinal infections, and so much more! “Bad” bacteria in your intestines can be a factor in disease – the…

Pre-Packaged Snacks

At Fettle + Food, we will always put emphasis on well balanced, wholesome foods. Some examples of healthy snack options we might suggest would be a slice of toast with avocado, homemade organic popcorn, coconut yoghurt parfait, celery sticks and Fatso peanut butter, veggies and hummus… the list goes on. But you get the gist…

A Call to Collagen

Collagen makes up about one-third of the protein content in our bodies and is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as our skin, tendons, ligaments, but is also dispersed throughout the rest of our bodies.  The process of collagen production in our bodies starts with two amino acids: glycine and proline. Vitamin C is a…

Milk Alternatives

Despite the high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals that cow’s milk offers, more and more people are making the switch to non-dairy alternatives. There are a few main reasons for this ditching by the masses – a wider understanding of lactose intolerance, the rise of veganism, and concerns for the environment have created a boom in…