That Sugar Movement

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

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

Can sugar substitutes trick us to want more?

Sweeteners are insanely sweet. Anywhere from 180 – 13,000 times sweeter than sugar!1 So sweet, it is thought that the taste receptors over time will be accustomed to such intensity. As a result, finding sweetness in fruit will be difficult, and non-sweet, bitter, more complex tasting foods will become downright intolerable (sorry, broccoli). Which means … Continued

Good value foods with a powerful nutritional punch

Eating healthy can seem, and sometimes can be, more expensive. However, choosing real whole foods over sugar-laden, heavily processed packaged or junk food whenever possible, you are investing in your health – short and long term. That’s a great thing, right? Here are some good value foods that pack a nutritional punch, but won’t break … Continued

Functional food super hero #3 – Spices

The aroma spices can produce concocts feelings of comfort and deliciousness; a big food hug care of grandma’s ginger snaps, mulled wine, or the Friday night Rogan Josh takeaway. But did you know of the almighty, nutritional power of spices? Even in the small quantities typically used, these flavour-packed seeds and barks are aching to … Continued

Functional food super hero #10 – Avocado

All hail this fruit of goodness! Avocados have become increasingly popular, and it is easy to see why. A fantastic source of wholefood, healthy fat and fibre, its creamy texture leaves you satisfied. Which means in the end, you are getting good bang for your caloric buck. Avo-mazing Nourishing and nutritious, there is an array … Continued

Functional food super hero #5 -Berries

What a delightful wee gift from Mother Nature are berries. Delivered in many colours, shapes and sizes, there is barely a person on earth who won’t appreciate a juicy, sweet berry mouth party. And they pack some serious nutritional punch. Being low GI and low in fructose, berries are a popular choice for those needing … Continued

Functional food super hero #4 – Herbs

Who doesn’t love a garnish? The little sprig of tokenistic green on a pub meal does lighten the look and feel of a plate – but there is some serious nutritional power punch on offer from a culinary herb. For this instalment of our functional food series, we will take a look at why everyone … Continued

Food for the flu – keep those bugs at bay

Winter. Is. Here. At least for those of us below the global waistline. And often with winter comes all manner of bugs, setting our immune system into action and a strengthened relationship with our onesie and snuggle pillow. The sniffles have set in – and you may consider some at-home remedies, conjuring images of Nan’s … Continued

The importance of sleep

Why on earth are there not 54 hours in a day? Who can get everything done in 24? Well, to squish it all in, I guess the yoga class is the first thing to go. Sitting down to eat remains a fanciful notion. And sleep? Pfft, who needs it? Go to bed a smidge later, get … Continued

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