The Why and How of Healthy Eating

We can certainly all agree that committing to achieving your dream body and optimal levels of health feels much easier at the beginning of a new year. Weight control is the most common reason for someone to commit to healthier habits, but the advantages of a healthy diet encompass so much more than what the scale is telling you.

Following a healthy, well-balanced diet reduces your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and can help boost your mood. Robert Urich said that “A healthy outside starts from the inside.”

Some benefits of healthy eating include:

  • Weight loss or maintenance
  • Blood sugar and cholesterol control
  • Decreased risk of chronic disease
  • Supports brain health
  • Promotes bone and tooth strength
  • Promotes gut health
  • Improved memory
  • Promotes better sleep


While commenting on the benefits of healthy eating is simple, finding the right diet (a tasty one) can be pretty challenging. Saying no to temptation makes this even harder.

The good news is that these days it isn’t very hard to come across nutritious and delicious food! Multiple modern restaurants have set out to aid others on their journey to help and our top pick has to be Kauai.

CEO of Kauai, Dean says that “Kauai is a fast-casual restaurant focused on the healthy natural food space.” This proudly South African restaurant recently joined the El Ridge Corner family, and it has been nothing but love ever since! The Kauai team has had experience in the healthy natural fast-food industry for over 25 years and we think it’s safe to say that you can taste all the years of experience in their finely crafted meals.

When entering the Kauai at El Ridge Corner you can truly see that their natural food is the hero of the story. While the entire store is designed to a more neutral colour palette the food is produce is anything but neutral in colour!

Kauai proudly incorporates many different health and diet trends into its menus and recipes that are designed to help the body reach optimal performance.

Their extensive food selection covers dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and food that’s good for the gut. With a menu that offers the following:

  • Breakfast
  • Raw juices & shots
  • Salad Bowls
  • Smoothies
  • Snacks
  • Burgers
  • Warm meals
  • Wraps


Make achieving your health goals that much easier by visiting Kauai at El Ridge Corner. We believe in you our El Ridge Fam!

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