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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

Fibre. Why you should love it

Fibre. Most people are aware of it, yet it is worthy of more attention than it gets. Broadly speaking, this component of whole plant foods provides a huge array of health benefits. Take a minute and read a little on why fibre is great, and why you should love it. 1. Cleans and clears Fibre … Continued

Kids, sugar and the liver

Incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is increasing. NAFLD is the build-up of excess fat in liver cells and often associated with insulin resistance, overweight, and high blood triglycerides.1 NASH can be considered the more extreme end of the NAFLD spectrum, where severe inflammation can lead to irreversible damage, fibrosis, and … Continued

Breaking free of junk-food cravings

We have all been there. Those times when we cannot get past the allure of that super-sweet/deep-fried/extra-salty something.  No matter your logic, reasoning or “willpower”, you just need it. Sugary and other hyper-palatable foods have been thought to “hijack” our brain chemistry, making us want more. In the words of Dr Robert H. Lustig, “No … Continued

Tips for a healthy lunch!

For big and little kids alike, getting prepared with a wholesome, healthy lunch can be time-consuming, difficult to plan, or require a level of creativity we are sometimes too weary to get our head around. Buying out all the time means we have little control over the ingredients or the way it is prepared or … Continued

Let’s talk breakfast

We have long been encouraged to fuel up at breakfast. Yet, research sits on both sides of the fence as to whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or whether we ‘need’ to eat anything at all. Have you taken notice of how you feel when you skip on the morning feed? … Continued

No added sugar party bags!

It’s party time! And along with pass-the-parcel, treasure hunts and birthday candles, a party bag souvenir of the fun-times had is a common feature. Often filled with an assortment of Chupa Chups, Jelly Babies, Cadbury Favourites and the like, this additional serve of sugar may be overload following an event that typically entails birthday cake … Continued

No thanks, trans-fats

Fats are good. Fats are yum. And we are wired to love the stuff! Foods that provide fat offer a concentrated source of dietary energy – a source of fuel needed for survival. We desire dietary fats biologically and socio-culturally, and they contribute flavour, texture, and aroma that keeps us coming back for more. Concern … Continued

Oh my, food coma

We’ve all been there. The struggle is real. Food coma, otherwise known as postprandial somnolence, can drive a deep-rooted desire for a post-meal nap. And to be honest, get in a quick 20-minute kip and you can be good to go for the rest of the afternoon! However, the reality of having an arvo snooze … Continued

The coconut water craze

What do many health-conscious celebs and sports stars drink to hydrate? Coconut water. On-trend for several years, it has been called Mother Nature’s ‘Gatorade’. The drupe’s water contains an array of compounds that provide the touted health benefits we keep hearing about. This includes vitamins, minerals, and inorganic ions (that help replace excreted electrolytes), as … Continued

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