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May 30, 2020

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
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May 20, 2020

Top tips for reducing added sugar

Tucking into a tub of Häagen-Dazs, a packet of Skittles or a slice of Aunty Val’s pav, one is fully aware they are being served up some added sugar. However, excess sweet stuff can creep into our seemingly healthy, everyday foods without us even realising! As a result, the average Australian is over-consuming free and added sugars, … Continued
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April 15, 2020

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
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April 1, 2020

No added sugar Easter alternatives!

Easter is here, friends! And with it, 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 foods, … Continued
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March 23, 2020

Less sugar and more real food to strengthen the immune system

Too much added sugar is not great for health. This is widely accepted. The question is, 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 consumption of free sugars, particularly fructose (though some scientists feel more studies in humans … Continued
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March 11, 2020

No added sugar birthday party food!

A celebratory cake is likely to contain some sweet stuff, and the occasional slice for most is perfectly okay! However, adding to that the sugary foods typically found at a kid’s birthday party can result in sugar overload. Here we have a selection of no added sugar food and drink ideas perfect for a party, … Continued
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February 25, 2020

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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January 31, 2020

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
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January 27, 2020

Low-sugar lunch box

Whether at the workplace or school canteen, lunch can often be the meal we buy on the run or piece together with various packets of heavily processed, pre-made, instant foods. Yet buying out all the time can be expensive and along with pre-made foods, these are often higher in added sugar, salt, and the not-so-great … Continued
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January 13, 2020

Soft drinks may increase risk for an early death

Let’s not beat around the sugary bush – soft drinks are not good for health. Period.  Initially, regularly knocking back liquid sweet stuff can result in energy and mood fluctuations, tooth decay, and disturbed sleep.  Over time, the impacts are extensive and significant. Long term, regular drinking of the sweet stuff can contribute to non-alcoholic … Continued
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January 2, 2020

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
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December 13, 2019

How to stay out of the kitchen this Christmas

Not keen on cooking duties this Christmas, or looking to limit how much time you spend in the kitchen? Well, the short answers would be to a) get someone else to do it all, or b) order takeaway! But I’m going to make an assumption that whoever is reading this is going to be responsible … Continued
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