A bite of good health

Tracking the year’s biggest lifestyle trends & taboos in the search for a healthier way of life.

With organic food and healthy lifestyles fast becoming the norm, it wasn’t too long before the restaurants followed suit. Health cafes and yoga houses have been mushrooming in urban spaces and fast catching up in smaller towns. Young entrepreneurs who were quick to notice the burgeoning trend set up cafes and bistros that offered menus comprising of entirely organic ingredients. 

Organic food is food produced without the use of fertilizers, pesticides or chemicals, and are known to be significantly safer and with higher nutritional value than conventionally grown food. These restaurants either source their ingredients from organic farms in the vicinity or grow it themselves. The dishes served are very often simple and homely, but fresh and delicious.

Organic juices blend a variety fruits and veggies for a drink that is tasty as well as nutritious, rustic recipes and modern cuisine are recreated with wholesome components that leave you feeling light and satisfied.

Many health cafes also offer classes within their spaces, with yoga being a hot favourite. So you can enjoy a rejuvenating session of yoga followed by a pot of hot tea in the garden, even pick up some trendy yoga wear for your next class. Positioned as a place to unwind and detox, health cafes appear to be the runaway hit of 2012.

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