Articles tagged with: superfoods

Q. Is it true that the acidophilus in yoghurt is so unstable that it can be destroyed on the short unrefrigerated trip home from the supermarket?

Q. Is it true that the acidophilus in yoghurt is so unstable that it can be destroyed on the short unrefrigerated trip home from the supermarket?

A. No. According to a major yoghurt manufacturer, you would have to leave the yoghurt in your car for 24 hours at a temperature of 100°F or 37°C or higher to kill the 'friendly bacteria'. The average trip home of 15 or 20 minutes would not do that. Still high temperatures may cause the total number of bacteria to decline.

5 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Product Review: Novin Saffron threads from Saffrondust

Product Review: Novin Saffron threads from Saffrondust

This post has been sponsored by Novin Saffron of Saffrondust Saffron is considered the world's most expensive spice, and I was...

4 July 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Top 100 polyphenols. What are they and why are they important?

Top 100 polyphenols. What are they and why are they important?

There are heaps of websites and food packs out there that try to compare this super food to that one. Depending on which testing...

15 March 2011 by Catherine Saxelby

Muesli slice

Muesli slice

This is an easy slice to bake and uses a basic muesli as its key ingredient. Yes it's sweet but you only have a small square which I...

24 November 2009 by Catherine Saxelby

Super foods, the ultimate health foods – Spinach

Super foods, the ultimate health foods – Spinach

If you're not adding spinach to your meals, you're missing out on one of nature's true super foods. It's a green leafy vegetable...

30 September 2009 by Catherine Saxelby

What are antioxidants?

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are molecules which act as the body's first line of defence against damage from a natural process called oxidation....

19 March 2009 by Catherine Saxelby