Magalies Fruity Recipes

Gut Health: What is fiber and why is it important?

by Dr. Marli Botha Dietary fibre, also known as roughage or bulk, includes the parts of plant foods that your body can't easily digest or absorb. Dietary fibre, unlike other food components, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates that your body can break down to absorb, cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes....

Gut Health: What should I do to improve Gut Health?

by Dr. Marli Botha Gut health refers to the balance of micro-organisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these micro-organisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. Fortunately, just like there are a lot of things that can contribute...

FACTORS INFLUENCING TASTE PERCEPTION – Volume 1

by Dr. Marli Botha There are countless factors that can influence taste perceptions, ranging from an individual’s age to the temperature of the food. These variables are extremely important for food & beverage industry specialists to consider when evaluating and developing new products. How people perceive taste makes all the difference…!  Here are some interesting factors that influence your taste perceptions: Taste...

WHICH CAME FIRST: ORANGE THE COLOR OR ORANGE THE FRUIT?

by Dr. Marli Botha There are very few pure colour names like black, white, red, blue, green or brown; most of the hundreds of words we use for colours come from things such as fruit, flowers, precious stones and other objects, for example cerise, turquoise, indigo, violet, amber… The citrus definitely got named first. The earliest...

Mulled apple juice – “THE EL FUEGO DE MANZANA” (The Apple-Fire)”

by Elmien Lerm Mulled cider, also called apple cider, is traditionally an unpasteurized and unfiltered non-alcoholic drink made from apples. This Mulled Apple Juice is the perfect drink to warm up with, when you get back from a hard day's work, or when you want something a bit fancy to have in front of the...

Fruit Juice Smoothies – “THE KICKSTARTER”

by Elmien Lerm A smoothie is a delicious, thick and creamy beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy or fruit juice products, typically using a blender. It has several great benefits for balanced diets and healthy, active lifestyles: Aids in digestion Balances hormonal functioning Boosts brain power Controls cravings Controls mood swings ...

Fruit Juice Smoothies – “THE NUTTY PROFESSOR”

by Elmien Lerm A smoothie is a delicious, thick and creamy beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy and fruit juice products typically using a blender! Smoothies are also one of the most athlete-friendly drinks. Packing in the nutrients, calories, and hydration that are so essential for top performance, smoothies offer magnificent ways...