The Health Guru

Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice and Inspiration on everything to do about health & weight loss.

Nutrition Info: Calories in Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate can be good for you!  It has some really great health properties such as lowering blood pressure, but before you all run out to start binging on chocolate to improve your health, understand that it contains calories and if you over eat it – then you’ll gain weight, which increases blood pressure.  So […]

What is Yoghurt?

Yoghurt is produced by fermenting milk with bacteria called “yoghurt cultures”.  Fermentation of lactose (sugar) by this bacteria produces lactic acid, which causes the protein in milk to thicken and become tangy / sour. Yoghurt is rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 & B12.  The live bacteria that is retained is extremely beneficially for […]

Nutrition Info: Chickpeas

Chickpeas are part of the legume family and are also known as ceci bean, garbanzo bean, chana, sanagalu, Indian pea and grams. These are a particularly valuable food as they are higher in protein without containing any animal protein.  For this reason, they are highly regarded by vegetarians.  They are also very versatile and can […]

Nutrition Information: Super Soy Beans

Soy Beans

  Soy Bean or Soya Bean refer to the exact same thing! The beans are native to East Asia and belong to the Legumes/ oilseed family and grow on plants. The beans are harvested, de-hulled, ground and cooked before pressed to produce soy milk. You can check out this link for DIY version:  http://www.soya.be/how-to-make-soy-milk.php There are […]


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