What is the healthiest and most sustainable fish to eat in Belgium?

Fish is a great source for easy-to-digest proteins, healthy fats (more or less fat depending on the type of fish) and key nutrients such as iodine, zinc and selenium (which are all crucial for the thyroid). When it comes to fish, we have to select smartly though, because of potential heavy-metal contamination and of course, […]

Plant proteins and potential health problems

With all those scandals about factory-farmed meat and all this talk about how unsustainable and unhealthy it is to eat (too much) meat, many people are reducing the amount of animal foods they consume and are looking for plant-based alternatives to cover their bodies’ need for proteins. In this article I don’t want to discuss […]

Fipronil in eggs

A new scandal is heating up the discussion about food safety again. This time it’s about eggs that have been contaminated with fipronil, an insecticide that is potentially toxic to human health and thus not allowed to be used on food animals. According to current investigation, someone has illegally mixed this insecticide with an organic […]

A true alternative to glyphosate exists

An alternative to glyphosate already exists! It is called (local, small-scale) organic agriculture! Honestly, I don`t get the current outcry about the prolongation of the glyphosate license. Or better said, I only get it partially. Of course I understand that people are annoyed with politics succumbing to the influence of big lobbies and putting profit […]

Forgotten Superfoods: Lactofermented Vegetables

Lacto-fermented or cultured foods are another of THE forgotten, traditional Superfoods.  Fermentation is a process in which bacteria (lacto-fermentation) or yeast (beer, wine) cause sugar and starches to break down into alcohol or organic acids (such as lactic acid)Lacto-fermentation: Starches and sugars are converted into lactic acid by many species of lactic-acid-producing bacteria (lactobacilli) naturally present on […]

Forgotten Superfoods: Homemade Bone Broth

 Home-made, long & slow-cooked bone broth is one of THE forgotten superfoods. Contains gut-healing gelatin (if prepared from gelatin containing bones, like joints, knuckles, neck…). An intact gut lining is utmost important to prevent “leaky” gut and as such essential for a strong immune system, reducing the risk for all kinds of allergies, food intolerances, auto-immune or […]

Industrial organic vs. small-scale organic – and why we need to support the latter

You care about your health. You care about the animals. You care about the planet. This is why you buy organic food.  Great! Now here’s another component to care about: the small, local farmer. Why? Simplified, if you don’t support local farmers, you support industrialized, mass production. Even if you buy organic or veggie or local – and even […]