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November 21, 2022

Healthier choices when eating out

Eating mostly homemade real, whole foods is one of the best ways to kick the reliance on – and desire for – added sugar. As a bonus, you will feel great for it! Naturally, there will be times when you have less control over the quality of what you eat, be it a work event, … Continued
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November 2, 2022

Quick no-added sugar breakfasts

Whether you eat 15 minutes or several hours after waking, the quality of food you choose to eat for breakfast is important. Why? Breaking the overnight fast with high sugar, low-quality, or ultra-processed foods can adversely impact performance and mood, and increase cravings for less healthy food or drink. And poor breakfast choices day in … Continued
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October 5, 2022

Happy (and healthier) Halloween!

What might be the scariest part of Halloween? That this “trick or treat” occasion is now synonymous with gathering hordes of sugary junk foods. While a little added sugar is okay for most, on special occasion days – such as Halloween – kids can end up with a huge cache and easily overconsume the sweet … Continued
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October 2, 2022

Swapping out kids sugary stuff

  Life is busy. We get it. To get through, it is common to lean on ready-made, packaged foods to feed ourselves and our tribe. While such products are fine in small amounts, we want whole and minimally processed foods to make up the majority of the diet. The reality is, despite fancy packaging and hyper-appealing … Continued
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September 1, 2022

Sugar substitutes

When reducing added sugar intake and ditching dependence on the sweet stuff, there are various ways to go about it.  Some go cold-turkey, cutting out added and free sugars entirely. Others wean off gradually, consuming less as time goes on. Cravings are inevitable (especially in the early days), and ways to manage the desire including eating more … Continued
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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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