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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 18, 2019

Managing sugar overload this festive season

Work parties, end of year wrap up, endless family gatherings – the festive season is upon us. As is the mountain of sugar usually on offer. While a little added sugar is okay, we don’t want to go overboard! Here are a few ways to manage the intake of added sugar in order to avoid … 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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November 28, 2019

Healthy tips to get you through the festive season

As the festive season approaches, our calendars start to fill up with work and social events. Nothing new. However, events at this time of the year often leave us swimming (or drowning) in a sea of food and booze temptation. Here are a few of our party tricks to help you float through this year’s … Continued
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November 26, 2019

Quick tips for managing a sugar hangover

Went overboard on the sweet stuff? Lose the guilts and help your body through the post-sugar slam! While we aren’t advocating that doing the below negates a regular sugar binge, for the occasion it does happen (think the festive season!), know that your body can survive this and you can help it manage the overload. … Continued
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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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