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Nut, Seed & Fruit Butters 101 – Your Primer To The Alternative World Of Healthy Spreads From Almond To Apple To Coconut

6 Mins Read A somewhat confusing misnomer, the word butter is often the default term for what is actually a spread or a paste. Since allergies and dietary restrictions mean most people don’t have dairy butter on toast for breakfast anymore, we decided to catalogue all the various options- it’s a smorgasboard of deliciousness out there! A couple […]

Top 5 Reasons To Eat Local or Why The Locavore Movement Is Vital To Your Health

4 Mins Read Eating locally has become somewhat of a trend these days and with all health trends, it’s easy to forget that there are legitimately valid reasons to adopt them. Beyond all the media coverage, the locavore movement has its roots (couldn’t resist) in sound thinking. Below, we look into the rationale behind it. Maximize Nutrition Many of us […]

3 Superfoods Your Kids Should Be Eating Regularly & Why PLUS How To Use Them

5 Mins Read While the term superfood is bandied about pretty liberally these days, we remain devoted adherents to the David Wolfe definition of a superfood, from his bestselling 2009 book Superfoods, which is: “foods that have a dozen or more unique properties, not just one or two. For example, the goji berry is a source of complete protein, […]

5 Reasons Why Eating Seasonally Is Better For You (And The Planet)

3 Mins Read Living in the modern world means that you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it. This is very different from the way our human ancestors lived- they relied only on the fruits and vegetables that were available according to the time of the year. season. It turns out they may have been on […]

Trend Alert: Have You Heard Of Bone Broth? You Will.

3 Mins Read While you are sipping on your raw, cold-pressed green juice, a new liquid health food trend is brewing. Welcome to the world of bone broth. Get ready for it to take the green foodie world by storm this year. Green Queen gives you the lowdown on this nourishing tradition that is being brought back to life […]

Asia’s Sweetener: Everything You Need To Know About Coconut Sugar

4 Mins Read With the holiday season coming up, it’s hard to avoid the sugary highs that are ubiquitous during the festivities. Cakes, puddings, cookies, it’s a sweetness fest out there. But as we are always banging on about, white sugar is simply not good for you. However, there is no need to be a total grinch. You […]

Listen To Your Gut – Why Ferments Are Vital To Good Health

5 Mins Read Ten years ago the terms microbes, gut bacteria and probiotics were not part of most people’s daily vocabulary. Fast forward to 2014, and it feels like barely a week goes by without another big news article about the importance of the over 100 trillion (yes, over 100, 000, 000, 000, 000) bacteria in our gut. The probiotic […]

8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

3 Mins Read Our immune system is constantly up against it – being regularly bombarded by foreign invaders, it has developed incredibly complex mechanisms that help hold the barriers strongly in place. Though there are many components to a healthy immune system, our white blood cells in particular work extremely hard, especially at this time of year. The […]

Are You Eating Too Many Fruit-Vegetables?

4 Mins Read Fruits are natural, nutritious and delicious right? This is what we have been taught. But what is a exactly is a fruit? And why are they so yummy, exactly? Green Queen clears up common misunderstandings after an in-depth chat with our friendly resident scientist, Karen Stollberger. What is a fruit, exactly?  Biologically, a fruit is the […]

Beef & Lamb – The Whole Grass Vs Grain Fed Debate

5 Mins Read If you have shopped for beef or lamb recently, you have noticed the sheer prevalence of labels popping up on various types of meat. Should you go for Australian grain-fed beef or Welsh organic lamb? What do all of these labels mean for you and your family? Green Queen is here to help and below is an overview of the […]

Why You Should Avoid Canned Foods

2 Mins Read Food has been preserved in cans for nearly 200 years, and its popularity has never ceased to increase. What could be more convenient than opening a can of soup for a quick meal? Well, there’s a dark and dirty secret about metal cans that has been emerging and it may make you think twice before […]

Green Queen Living: The Definitive Guide to Rice

4 Mins Read Rice is a staple across much of the world, especially in Asian countries like China, Japan, India, the Philippines and Korea, where most people don’t go a day without eating rice during one of their meals. But how much do we really know about the many different types of rice? It can be confusing to figure out […]

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Fertility Naturally

3 Mins Read Diet and nutrition can play a strong role in the way our genes are expressed and influence our fertility, just as it plays a role in other challenges to health and well-being. Whether you’re currently trying to conceive or struggling with unexplained infertility, paying a little extra attention to your diet won’t hurt. Below are my […]

Our Handy Green Queen Guide to Fresh Herbs

3 Mins Read Herbs are often ignored, which is a shame- because they are a brilliant way to add flavor to your food, not to mention the incredibly varied healthy benefits they bestow. Make every meal a herby one with our handy guide! Rosemary Rosemary is rich in calcium and vitamin B6- the latter of which can be […]

How to Get Your Family To Eat Healthier Foods

3 Mins Read As a mother of two, one of my biggest pleasures in life is feeding my kids nutritious meals. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy! Kids have minds of their own and are not always interested in steamed vegetables and quinoa. However, through experience and trial and error, I have found some ways to get my little […]

Clean Eating: Stocking a Healthy Fridge & Pantry

3 Mins Read Karin Reiter, nutritionist extraordinaire and founder of Nutritious n Delicious, has so many fans that her Hong Kong classes about nutrition and healthy eating are always sold out! We love her style and how easy she makes it for moms on the go and busy families to make clean food choices. We are so excited […]

Top 9 Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget

6 Mins Read It can be a challenge to make healthy, clean eating choices in Hong Kong. It’s always been hard to buy clean food and choose responsibly sourced items from a restaurant menu, though there is some real progress on these fronts. We now have over 100 organic farms in the territory and it feels like a new farm-to-table […]

The EWG’s 2014 Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen Roundup

4 Mins Read We all want to eat more organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, shopping in the organic aisle is difficult and costly. How can we make smarter choices about what we eat? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is here to help. The US-based NGO seeks to inform the public and empower us to shop smart. Every year they release The Clean […]