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July 13, 2022

Less sugar and more real food to strengthen the immune system

It is widely accepted that too much added sugar is not great for health. Specifically, then, how might excess added sugar intake impact the immune system? Sugar and the immune system Past research indicates immune system activity is suppressed following the overconsumption of free sugars, particularly fructose (though some scientists feel more studies in humans … Continued
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July 1, 2022

Ideas for eating well on a budget

True or false: Eating healthy means spending loads of cash on fancy superfoods found only at fancy health food stores. Thankfully, the answer is false, friends.  Look past the latest fad or trend on TikTok. There is no need for exotic, expensive ingredients to eat well and be healthy. There are plenty of affordable staple … Continued
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June 17, 2022

Health benefits of reducing added sugar

There are various concerns for health following excessive and persistent added sugar consumption. In That Sugar Film, we saw the effect it had on Damon in as little as 60 days, and that was consuming seemingly “healthy” foods! The risk for developing such health conditions, including excessive weight gain, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and more, … Continued
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June 14, 2022

Finding your balance

Most of us want to eat well. And we should. It is imperative for optimal brain and body function. While it is obvious that certain foods are not great for us (yes, that Krispy Kreme is not designed to nourish your body), there are plenty of ideas out there on what diet is “best”. Yet … Continued
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June 10, 2022

Whole vs ultra-processed foods

To eat for health, we are often guided by what to exclude or restrict. The problem is, with all the dietary ideas, recommendations, and advice out there, the counting and restrictions can feel overwhelming. We suggest flipping the focus and trying a simpler approach to healthy eating: focus on what to include instead. These being mostly whole and minimally processed … Continued
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June 7, 2022

Tackling sugar cravings

Without a doubt, sugar is tempting and cravings can be intense.  Food and drink containing added sugar is everywhere, widely marketed, cheap, and easy to over-consume. With sugar present in around 70% of the food supply, your body and taste buds may have come to expect and desire it. To reduce intake and dependence, it … Continued
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June 3, 2022

Sugar swaps!

Sugar is added to a lot of our everyday packaged food and drink. This includes seemingly healthy foods, such as muesli bars, fruit-flavoured yoghurt and store-bought muffins, and those convenient foods we turn to when low on time and energy, such as instant soup and cereal. Without the need to whip up elaborate meals throughout … Continued
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June 1, 2022

How to read labels for added sugar

Most Aussies are consuming too much added and free sugar. Recommendations are to limit daily intake to 6 teaspoons (25g), yet some are having at least 38 teaspoons of free sugars per day! Too much added and free sugar can lead to short- and long-term health concerns, so it is important to keep intake in … Continued
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May 23, 2022

Top tips for reducing added sugar

Without question, if you are tucking into a tub of Häagen-Dazs, a packet of Skittles, or a slice of pavlova, you are consuming a hefty serve of added sugars.   However, the sweet stuff can creep into everyday foods without us realising, even in products that appear ‘healthy’. It is easy to over consume and our palates … Continued
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April 1, 2022

Sugar and sleep

Sleep is essential to health. Equally important as eating well and moving the body. But what does sleep have to do with sugar? A lot, it turns out!   The importance of sleep We need sleep for pretty much every aspect of health. This includes proper immune, metabolic, brain, and cardiovascular function, appetite regulation and … Continued
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March 30, 2022

Eat a little better each meal for a healthier, longer life

Changing dietary habits can be hard, regardless of what motivates one to do so. Perhaps this is because we have adopted an all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to ‘diet’, which can be difficult to maintain. Or we rely on willpower alone. This is near impossible. Or we become overwhelmed with counting every kilojoule, despite there … Continued
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March 15, 2022

No added sugar Easter alternatives!

Easter is here, friends! And with it, supermarket aisles of coloured foil and bunny-themed, sugar-laden sweets. It is a festive time of year, and a chocolate Easter egg for the kids as part of the fun can be okay. What we don’t need is our kids partaking in a mountain of chocolate and other sugared-up … Continued
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