What is it? A hindu discipline involving controlled breathing, meditation and body positions.
Benefits: Improved mood, flexibility, strength, posture and balance, increased blood flow, focus and awareness, and deeper sleep.
Interesting fact: Yoga therapy has been linked to improvements in depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions.
How to: There are so many different types of yoga so head along to a class at your local studio or gym, practice postures using an app on your smartphone or try to follow a youtube video.
Do you love coconut water as much as I do? It works well on it’s lonesome or mixed into a smoothie, breakfast bowl, mocktail or cocktail. And it’s more delicious than regular h2o. Although sometimes I question whether the challenge of cracking one open is really worth it for the health benefits? Read on…
What is it? An edible seed, round and light beige in colour, and high in protein.
Benefits: High in fibre and protein, contain iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium and vitamins C, B-6 and K to help manage digestion and blood sugar, decrease cholesterol and improve bone and heart health.
Interesting fact: The leaves of chickpea are used for the manufacture of blue (indigo-like) dyes.
How to: Add chickpeas to salads, replace animal protein in curries or baked dishes, slow cook as a side dish to any meal or add hummus to anything and everything!