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November 10, 2019

Sugar and chronic inflammation

There is a fair chance you have heard about inflammation and anti-inflammatory foods and drugs. But what exactly is inflammation, and what has it to do with sugar? Inflammation – friend or foe? The inflammatory response is a normal activity for our immune system. In fact, we need it! When injured or infected, the body’s … Continued
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November 3, 2019

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
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October 10, 2019

Happy (and healthier) Halloween!

Halloween – there is no doubt we are all familiar with the ‘trick or treat’ occasion! These days, the ‘treat’ often comes in the form of sugar-loaded sweets. While the occasional ‘treat’ is okay, on special occasion days like these our kids can end up with a huge cache and can easily over-consume the sweet … Continued
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September 15, 2019

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
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September 1, 2019

Dessert inspiration: added sugar-free recipes

You have finished your evening meal and have a hankering for a little something extra. The problem is, tucking into a typical dessert can mean a heap of added sugar. Doing this every day, for several reasons, is not ideal. One. We are all becoming too aware of the problems for consuming excessive amounts of … Continued
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August 25, 2019

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
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August 15, 2019

The new “no refined sugar” chocolate by Nestlé

As awareness around limiting added and free sugar intake increases, food manufacturers are innovating and testing alternatives to provide (what they believe to be) a better, yet still sweetly satisfying, option for consumers to delight in. Nestlé has recently announced it will be using the white pulp of the cocoa pod — the fleshy part … Continued
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July 30, 2019

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
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July 7, 2019

Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation Update

The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation is rapt to say we have now raised $47k to bring our Palyaringkunytjaku project to fruition! The foundation was founded by Damon in 2014 to support the achievements made through the work of community owned and directed organisations such as the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council, Nganampa Health Council … Continued
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June 29, 2019

Healthy meal ideas for kids

Children and teens often have a discerning palate and preference for particular foods. Creating a meal to please that is also healthy for kids can be a challenge. It is not surprising. We are faced with endless marketing of hyper-palatable processed and packaged foods, many of which contain added and free sugars while offering little nutrition. … Continued
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June 21, 2019

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), in this online age, we are constantly bombarded with sometimes conflicting nutrition information … Continued
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June 14, 2019

How to set the foundation of healthy eating in the home

Let’s get something straight. You don’t need to give yourself a label in order to start eating healthier, and you don’t need to purchase an array of foods that may have been foreign to you up until this point – trust me, people were eating healthy well before coconut oil became a thing. So, if … Continued
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