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What to do when you overload on sugar

While a little added or free sugar is okay for most, come the festive season we are often bombarded with excessive offerings of the sugary stuff. In addition to what is already hiding in everyday and seemingly ‘healthy’ foods, at this time of the year – with gatherings, supermarkets, and gifts brimming with sweetened food … Continued

Managing sugar overload this festive season

The festive time of year is synonymous with mountains of food. And often, mountains of sugar. While a little added sugar is okay, it is easy to go overboard! Here are a few ways to manage the intake of added sugar and support your overall health, in order to avoid the post-festivity crash that so … Continued

Sugar and the heart

We are well aware that too much added and free sugar isn’t great for health, impacting mood, energy, the liver, and also the health of your heart. In fact, research has found that those who consume at least 15% of their daily energy from sugar – found in the obviously sweet stuff, such as cakes, soft … Continued

Excess added sugar could hurt the heart

If you have concerns about heart health, you should pay attention to added and free sugar intake. Excess consumption isn’t good for heart health, in part due to the impact on the liver. The liver and the heart Development of non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD) has been linked with high intake of added sugars, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages, even … Continued

NZ school no-sugar policy cuts rates of dental decay

Small changes can have incredible impact, as has been proven by an exceptional New Zealand school. In 2006, Yendarra School in South Auckland introduced a water-only policy. That meant no sugar-sweetened beverages were allowed on campus, whether sold at the school or brought from home. Junk foods such as pies, icy poles and ice-creams were … Continued

Diet and inflammation

We read and hear frequently that foods with anti-inflammatory properties are good for us. So, if anti-inflammatory is ‘good’, is inflammation ‘bad’?   The short answer, no.  Inflammation is essential, a completely normal biological process and a natural part of our body’s defense system.  When injured or infected, a complex response takes place in your body … Continued

Low-sugar lunch box

Whether at the workplace or school canteen, lunch can often be the meal we buy on the run or piece together with various packets of ultra-processed, pre-made, instant foods. Yet buying out all the time can be expensive, and take-out and pre-made foods are often high in unhealthy types of fats, added salt, and added … Continued

Just eat real food

We love food. LOVE it! However, knowing what food is good for us, what is not-so-good for us, and all in between, can lead us to wade into the messy waters of dietary wars, leaving us confused, overwhelmed and deflated. Fortunately, there are professionals who can investigate such conundrums for us, and it seems we … Continued

Eating healthy on a budget

There is a lot of dietary advice going around about what is considered healthy and what is not (with much of it conflicting). It is easy to feel overwhelmed, especially when you see the exorbitant price of the latest edible cure-all! So, despite dietary and health aspirations, it is no surprise we often stick to … Continued

Functional Food Super Hero #8 Leafy Greens

You can hear it now. Nona waving her hand at your 8-year-old self saying, “Eat your bloody greens!” It seems the fervent desire for the grown-ups of our childhood to have us chow down on broccoli, beans, and the like was not misplaced. Green veg, and especially leafy greens, are nutritional powerhouses. Do you still … Continued

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