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Muesli Stockists

 

Bedfordview Spar

cnr Nicol & van Buuren Roads

Bedfordview

011 450 1474

 

Bryanston Organic Market

Culross Road (off Main Road)

Bryanston

Thursdays & Saturdays 09h00 - 15h00


Casalinga

Green Bean Coffee Roastery

Beyers Naude Drive

Muldersdrift

082 889 9987

 

Cheese Gourmet

3rd Avenue Linden

011 888 5384


Country Meat Pineslopes

cnr Forest Road & Sunset Avenue

Fourways

011 465 0664


Country Meat Linden

Cnr 1st & 6th Roads

Linden

 

Country Meat Epsom Downs

Cnr Sloane Str & William Nicol Drive

Bryanston

011 463 2407

 

Craighall Spar

Lancaster Road

Craighall

011 788 1510


Crowthorne Spar

Crowthorne Shopping Centre

Blue Hills


Doppio Zero Greenside

cnr Barry Hertzog & Gleneagles Stree

Greenside

011 646 8740


Down to Earth Deli

2 Riviera Lane

Featherbrooke Ext 8

Krugersdorp

 

Eagle Canyon Spar

cnr Scott & Frederik Streets

Randpark Ridge

Honeydew

011 794 6478


Fresh2U Farmers Market

Franz Hoenig Grounds

Modderfontein

1st & 4th Saturday of each month from 09h00 - 13h00


Fuel Foods

Shop UM 8

Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre

Cnr Jan Smuts & Sixth

011 442 2003

 

Fruits and Roots

Hobart Shopping Centre

Bryanston

011 463 2928

 

Groenvoer

Olifantsfontein

011 314 1211


Hout Bay Spar

Victoria Road

Hout Bay 

Cape Town

021 790 2683

 

Jackson's Real Food Market

Riverside Shopping Centre

Bryanston Drive

011 463 1598

 

Jozi Market

Pirates Country Club

Parktown North/Greenside

Saturdays 08h30 - 13h30

 

Nutri Balance

Shop L57(by the food court)

Sandton City

011 784 9249


Nuts About Snacks

Shop # 1 Northmead Mall

First Street

Benoni


Nuts About You

Shop # 3 Douglasdale Shopping Centre

Cnr Leslie & Douglas Drive

Douglasdale

011 462 2887


Nuts About You

Shop 55 Dainferrn Village Square

Cnr William Nicol & Broadacres Avenue

Dainfern, Fourways

083 450 8033

 

Organic Living

Constantia Village Shopping Centre

Cape Town

021 794 1888


Stelkor Pharmacy

34 Piet Retief Street

Stellebosch

021 883 3162

 

Steve's Spar

Beyer's Naude Drive

Blackheath

011 476 1000


Super Spar Broadacres

Broadacres Shopping Centre

Cedar Road

Fourways

011 540 1500

 

Super Spar Hobart

Hobart Shopping Centre

Grosvenor Road

Bryanston

011 463 2194

  

Super Spar Monument Park

73 Skilpad Road

Monument Park

Pretoria

012 460 8161


The Good Health Shop

Marine Drive

1 Surf Bay Centre

Shelly Beach

 

Trixie's Pantry

BBQ Downs Shopping Centre

cnr Ditchley & Main Roads

Kyalami

 

Weleda Pharmacy

Naturally Yours Centre

Bryanston

011 463 3604

www.naturally-yours.co.za

 

Weleda Pharmacy

Pineslopes Shopping Centre

011 467 2430

www.naturally-yours.co.za


Wellness Warehouse

Brooklyn Mall

Shop 309 Brooklyn Mall

cnr Fehrson & Lange Streets

New Muckleneuk

Pretoria

012 460 2154


Cavendish 

Shop C13 Cavendish Square

C/O Dreyer & Main Road

Claremont

Cape Town

021 673 7200

 

Lifestyle on Kloof

50 Kloof Street 

C/O Kloof & Park Road

Cape Town CBD

021 487 5420

 

Wheelers Pharmacy

The Passageway

Main Road

Hout Bay

021 790 3136

 

 

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To celebrate the birth of our online shop there is a 20% discount off all initial online purchases nation-wide. Visit www.allaboutmuesli.co.za and browse through our online shop.

You may choose your preferred method of delivery; either directly to your doorstep via courier or Postnet to Postnet.

To activate the 20% discount voucher on your first purchase, simply type the word ‘muesli’ where it says “Click here to enter your code” next to “Have a coupon?” on the checkout page.
 
10 Top Healthy Greens PDF Print E-mail

Many people find the easiest way to get their daily dose of healthy greens in is through juicing or blending them into smoothies. Here are 10 all-time super-healthy, nutrient-dense green foods that are superb additions to your green drinks, juice, or smoothies or eaten as part of your daily veggie serving.

A reminder that in order to receive the most health potential, you want your healthy greens to be organic; even better is to grow them yourself!


#1 – Kiwifruit
With more vitamin C than an orange, the succulent, green flesh of the kiwifruit is brimming with disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that help prevent aging, improve skin health, boost respiratory function, protect vision, and improve cardiovascular health, among many other functions. Studies show that the kiwifruit helps keep the organ where most of our immune system lives − the gut − in tip-top shape.
The only thing that’s better than eating the flesh of a kiwifruit it also eating its skin and seeds (from organic kiwifruit, of course) which is where you’ll find high levels of digestion-friendly fiber, protein, and other additional health-protecting compounds. This fluffy skin is where much of the fiber and vitamin C in the kiwifruit is found. In fact, you can triple your fiber intake when eating kiwifruit by consuming it with the skin!


#2 – Kale
These stalks of leafy green goodness are a powerhouse of vitamins A, C, and K. Being a cruciferous vegetable, kale is naturally a powerful cancer-fighting food that studies have shown can help improve detoxification, support heart health, and inhibit the formation and spread of malignant cancer cells. Technically a wild form of cabbage, kale is also notably anti-inflammatory, helping to protect the body against harmful bacteria and viruses. Entice your kids to eat this amazing veg by serving them dinosaur kale; its gnarly apperance will create a buzz around the dinner table. 


#3 – Spinach
It kept Popeye strong and it can do the same for you! Once known as the “Spanish vegetable” in Great Britain, spinach has a rich history of use all throughout the world, and for good reason. It’s packed with B vitamins, vitamins A, C, E, and K, trace minerals like copper and magnesium, and so much more. Spinach is also a powerful antioxidant food that helps to keep cholesterol from oxidizing in your blood vessels, helping to improve circulation while promoting a healthy heart.


#4 – Watercress
Another varietal of leafy green, watercress is a culinary delight that tastes great in soups, salads, and sandwiches. It’s technically a healing herb that contains 15 essential vitamins and minerals (at least!), and many other compounds at quantities much higher than that of a typical vegetable. For instance, watercress contains more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, and more vitamin C than an orange. It also contains a treasure trove of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and other “super” nutrients that help protect the body against chronic disease, including cancer.
Watercress is perhaps most known in the “superfood” world for its high levels of vitamin K, which helps protect the brain against neurodegeneration, as well as strengthen bones and prevent heart disease. Studies suggest that watercress is a powerful anti-aging food that can help people live longer lives with improved quality of life. Many people have never tried watercress, so give it a try and add it to your healthy greens shopping list!


#5 – Parsley
Gone are the days when parsley's notoriety was limited to a limp garnish on restaurant food. This popular food garnish is, in many ways, healthier than many of the dinner plates upon which it’s presented. A powerful chelating herb, parsley is recognized for its ability to draw out toxic heavy metals and expel them from the body. It’s also an incredible anti-cancer food, rich in flavonoids like myricetin and apigenin that research show help deter cancer cells and tumors. Parsley has also been scientifically shown to help strength the cellular matrices of bones, as well as balance blood sugar levels to prevent insulin resistance and diabetes. Steep a sprig or two in hot water every morning and drink it as a tea; it will help spring-clean the liver and kidneys, especially after a hectic night out!!

 
Eat yourself happy in 2017 PDF Print E-mail

Yes, you really can eat your way to happiness, but perhaps not in the way you might first imagine. By "happiness," I mean lasting happiness, not the fleeting kind of sensory happiness that might be experienced from eating the chocolate coating off a Magnum ice cream. And that's the distinction that really matters here: When I talk about happiness, I'm talking about sustainable happiness, not a brief moment of spurious excitement that soon reverses itself and leads to depression.

Many people try to eat their way to happiness by eating the "immediate gratification" foods like ice cream, pastries, cookies and pizza. Carbohydrates, sugar and gluten (in wheat) may uplift us momentarily because they temporarily spike blood sugar and actively alter brain chemistry. But like any drug, the downer after the effects wear off is far worse than the brief high it appeared to give us. And in the worst cases, we sometimes fall into a pattern of treating that mental rut with yet another hit of sugar or gluten to try to keep the happiness going.

This downward cycle of dependence leads us to long-term obesity, leaky gut, hormonal imbalances, auto-immune diseases, diabetes and depression (to name but a few). As author William Davis says in Wheat Belly: “Today’s wheat has been genetically altered to provide processed-food manufacturers the greatest yield at the lowest cost; consequently, this once benign grain has been transformed into a nutritionally bankrupt yet ubiquitous ingredient that causes blood sugar to spike more rapidly than eating pure table sugar and has addictive properties that cause us to ride a roller coaster of hunger, overeating, and fatigue”

Foods for long-term happiness

Fortunately there is a plethora of other foods that promote long-term happiness. That's what this article is about: Sharing with you the good news on foods that can support healthy moods and promote a positive outlook on life for the rest of your life.

And I have to say that list starts with omega-3 Fatty Acids. High-quality omega-3’s provide one of the most powerful and sustainable boosts to healthy moods of any commonly-available food. You can get omega-3 oils from fish, avocado, grass-fed beef, quality marine oil supplements, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil and other quality nutritional supplements. Beware of grocery store foods that claim to be "made with omega-3’s" because the actual quantity of omega-3 oils in those foods is usually so tiny that it hardly matters to your daily nutritional intake.

Probiotics

We rely on a harmonious balance of ‘friendly’ bacteria (probiotics) in our gut to maintain optimal health. A change in the body’s natural balance can be caused by a number of different factors such as taking any pharmaceutical drug, emotional stress, smoking, drinking, an unhealthy diet, conditions that cause abnormal motility of the bowel including diarrhoea caused by viruses or bacteria and operations on the bowel. Antibiotics (and other specific medications and preservatives in food) cannot discern between ‘good’ bacteria and ‘bad’ bacteria as they are specifically designed to kill foreign organisms. This means that all the ‘friendly’ bacteria are eradicated whilst you are taking antibiotics. Furthermore these friendly bacteria also assist in the production of many important vitamins as well as serotonin. Most of the body’s serotonin (a mood-enhancing neuro-transmitter) is released in the gut and researchers estimate that about 90% of all serotonin receptors are found in the gut.

It stands to reason that if your digestive system is happy then you will be happy too! Enjoy healthy nuts Pecans and walnuts are extremely beneficial to supporting not just healthy moods but healthy brain function as well. It's the oils in the nuts that do the trick. Other nuts can also be strongly supportive of healthy moods in the long term: Almonds, pistachios, macadamia nuts and macadamia nuts all have powerful health-supporting properties that positively affect brain function and therefore mood. Eat more raw nuts and you'll create better brain balance for the long term!

 
Gently Cooked Foods are Healthier PDF Print E-mail

If you follow a primarily paleo way of eating you would probably have stumbled across a few articles that suggest a link between certain diseases and eating meat that’s been cooked a certain way:

One study found that people who prefer their red meat well done are 8.8 times more likely to get colorectal cancer than people who prefer their red meat rare.
Another study found that well done meat seems to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
And a recent review of several different studies found that consumption of well-done meat is associated with elevated cancer risk in humans.
Cooking isn’t bad, of course. It makes food taste better, gives us access to a wider range of foods – like starches – that would otherwise be fairly indigestible, kills food-borne pathogens, improves the texture of foods (meat becomes more tender, fat renders, vegetables soften), and increases the calories we can extract from food.

But there’s a dark side to cooking. Depending on the methods and ingredients you use and the temperature you apply, cooking can create carcinogenic (cancer causing) and toxic compounds, and oxidized fats – and these may be involved in some of the diseases studied. It may not be the meat itself, but how we treat the meat. So – what compounds should we be worrying about?

Heterocyclic Amines (HCA)

When meat is directly exposed to high temperature, the amino acids, sugars, and creatine within it react to form heterocyclic amines (HCA). In animal studies, HCAs are mutagenic – they provoke harmful DNA mutations, can change gene expression, and cause cancer. Epidemiological studies link HCA intake in humans to many of these same cancers (including cancer of the prostate, pancreas, and colon). Caution appears to be warranted.

Advanced Glycation Endproducts

When steak is browned, when sugar is caramelized, or when you get a nice crust going on that roast, you’re creating advanced glycation endproducts via the Maillard reaction. Most AGEs actually form endogenously, inside our bodies, but dietary AGEs appear to have some negative effects of their own. Dietary AGEs have been shown to drain a person’s antioxidant stores, opening them up to an inflammatory cascade that includes insulin resistance and, potentially, diabetes, while low-AGE diets can increase insulin sensitivity in humans.

Oxidized Lipids

Polyunsaturated fatty acids in meat (or in the seed oils used to marinade the meat) can become oxidized when exposed to high heat. When eaten, these oxidized fats are incorporated into circulating lipids, thus increasing the risk of atherosclerosis.

The easiest way to minimize your exposure to heat-related toxins is to emphasize gentle cooking methods and de-emphasize higher heat methods.

 
Resistant Starches PDF Print E-mail

Most of the carbohydrates in the diet are starches. Starches are long chains of glucose that are found in grains, potatoes and various foods. BUT not all of the starch we eat gets digested. Sometimes a small part of it passes through the digestive tract unchanged. In other words, it is resistant to digestion.

This type of starch is called resistant starch, which functions kind of like soluble fiber. Many studies in humans show that resistant starch can have powerful health benefits.

This includes improved insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels, reduced appetite and various benefits for digestion.

Resistant starch is actually a very popular topic these days. In the past few months, hundreds of people have experimented with it and seen major improvements by adding it to their diet.

There Are 4 Different Types of Resistant Starch

Not all resistant starches are the same. There are 4 different types.

Type 1 is found in grains, seeds and legumes and resists digestion because it is bound within the fibrous cell walls.
Type 2 is found in some starchy foods, including raw potatoes and green (unripe) bananas.
Type 3 is formed when certain starchy foods, including potatoes and rice, are cooked and then cooled. The cooling turns some of the digestible starches into resistant starches via a process called retrogradation.
Type 4 is man-made and formed via a chemical process.
The classification is not that simple, though, as several different types of resistant starch can co-exist in the same food.

Depending on how foods are prepared, the amount of resistant starch changes. For example, allowing a banana to ripen (turn yellow) will degrade the resistant starches and turn them into regular starches.


How Does it Work? What is The Mechanism?

The main reason why resistant starch works, is that it functions like soluble, fermentable fiber.
It goes through the stomach and small intestine undigested, eventually reaching the colon where it feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut.

The bacteria in the intestine (the gut flora) outnumber the body’s cells 10 to 1. In that respect, we are only 10% human. Whereas most foods we eat feed only 10% of our cells, fermentable fibers and resistant starches feed the other 90%.

There are actually hundreds of different species of bacteria in the intestine. In the past few decades, scientists have discovered that the number and type of bacteria can have a profound impact on health.

Resistant starch feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, having a positive effect on the type of bacteria as well as the number of them. When the bacteria digest resistant starches, they form several compounds, including gases and short-chain fatty acids, most notably a fatty acid called butyrate.

Bottom Line: One of the main reasons why resistant starch improves health, is that it feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine and increases production of short-chain fatty acids like butyrate.
Resistant Starch is a Superfood For The Digestive System

So… when we eat resistant starch, it ends up in the large intestine, where the bacteria digest it and turn it into short-chain fatty acids. The most important of these short-chain fatty acids is butyrate. Butyrate is actually the preferred fuel of the cells that line the colon.

Therefore, resistant starch both feeds the friendly bacteria and indirectly feeds the cells in the colon by increasing the amount of butyrate.

Resistant starch has several beneficial effects on the colon

It reduces the pH level, potently reduces inflammation and leads to several beneficial changes that should lower the risk of colorectal cancer, which is the 4th most common cause of cancer death worldwide.

The short-chain fatty acids that aren’t used by the cells in the colon travel to the bloodstream, liver and to the rest of the body, where they may lead to various beneficial effects.

Because of its therapeutic effects on the colon, resistant starch may be useful for various digestive disorders. This includes inflammatory bowel diseases like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, constipation, diverticulitis and diarrhoea. However, this needs to be studied properly in human controlled trials before any recommendations can be made.

In animal studies, resistant starch has also been shown to increase the absorption of minerals.

Resistant Starch Enhances Insulin Sensitivity, Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Improves Metabolic Health

 
All About Fasting PDF Print E-mail

A few weeks ago I met a friend at a coffee shop at midday. When I declined to eat anything she asked if I'd had a big breakfast to which my answer was no, I was fasting. She looked at me in horror as if I'd just announced that I'd had a gender re-assignment. I had to explain that it wasn't a severe fast that prisoners embark on to demand more DSTV channels, rather a controlled restriction of calories for a couple of days. I do this not to lose weight but rather to reap the health and psychological benefits. Prolonged fasting forces the body to use stores of glucose, fat, and ketones, but we now understand that it also breaks down a significant portion of older white blood cells and helps to re-boot our systems and helps strengthen our immune systems.


Part of the psychological process is just to get back in touch with the body. As humans we've been conditioned so hard for so long that we've become robot-like when it comes to eating. Breakfast at seven o'clock, lunch at one o'clock, supper at six o'clock; never stopping to question the validity of our actions. Consider this for a moment, do we eat because we are hungry or are we 'hungry' because we eat? This is not a trick question or a Japanese Koan, it's merely an evocative question to make you think. You may battle with insulin resistance in which case the hormone leptin which usually signals our body's when we are full, is not working correctly thus this exercise may take a while to be effective. However understanding these subtleties go a long way in helping to attain optimal health and your goal weight.


So where did we go wrong? Let us take a journey back to the prehistoric era so that we may better understand how our body's were designed as essentially they are the same as those of our ancestors. Then as now, food eaten in excess of that needed for immediate energy, growth, or tissue repair was stored for use later. Those members of our ancestors’ groups whose bodies were most efficient at storing the excess tended to live the longest and reproduce most successfully.
This means that those who were best able to store the excess are our actual ancestors, not the ones who died early because their bodies ran out of fuel during hard times. The people we came from were especially good at making and storing body fat for future use. Whenever there was a surplus of food, when summer weather provided fruits, when there was an abundance of game, our ancestors’ bodies stored the extra for the lean days of winter.
In modern society, the problem for most of us has been too much food – continually. Our bodies have been tricked into using their storage mode all the time. In the days of the cave man when winter came, abundance subsided and our ancestors needed the body fat that they had stored throughout the summer months. Forward to the modern day, abundance does not subside for us, and we don’t have any mechanisms for shutting down the storage process.