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March 24, 2021

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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February 9, 2021

Healthy meal ideas for kids

Creating a meal to please kids that is also healthy can be a challenge. Children and teens can have a discerning palate and a preference for particular (often unhealthy) foods. 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 … Continued
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January 30, 2021

Diet and inflammation

We read and hear frequently that foods with anti-inflammatory properties are good for us. So, if anti-inflammatory is ‘good’, is inflammation ‘bad’?   The short answer, no.  Inflammation is essential, a completely normal biological process and a natural part of our body’s defense system.  When injured or infected, a complex response takes place in your body … Continued
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January 10, 2021

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 ultra-processed, pre-made, instant foods. Yet buying out all the time can be expensive, and take-out and pre-made foods are often high in unhealthy types of fats, added salt, and added … Continued
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December 5, 2020

Managing sugar overload this festive season

It has been remarked by some that 2020 feels like several years rolled into one. With so much happening, it is no surprise that the festive season is suddenly upon us! In a year where social distancing, lockdowns and Zoom hangs have become the new normal, typical holiday and Christmas activities and gatherings may look … Continued
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November 30, 2020

What to do when you overload on sugar

While a little added or free sugar is okay for most, come the festive season we are often bombarded with excessive offerings of the sugary stuff. In addition to what is already hiding in everyday and seemingly ‘healthy’ foods, at this time of the year – with gatherings, supermarkets, and gifts brimming with sweetened food and drink – it … Continued
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October 6, 2020

Just eat real food

We love food. LOVE it! However, knowing what food is good for us, what is not-so-good for us, and all in between, can lead us to wade into the messy waters of dietary wars, leaving us confused, overwhelmed and deflated. Fortunately, there are professionals who can investigate such conundrums for us, and it seems we … Continued
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October 1, 2020

Eating healthy on a budget

There is a lot of dietary advice going around about what is considered healthy and what is not (with much of it conflicting). It is easy to feel overwhelmed, especially when you see the exorbitant price of the latest edible cure-all! So, despite dietary and health aspirations, it is no surprise we often stick to … Continued
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September 20, 2020

Functional Food Super Hero #8 Leafy Greens

You can hear it now. Nona waving her hand at your 8-year-old self saying, “Eat your bloody greens!” It seems the fervent desire for the grown-ups of our childhood to have us chow down on broccoli, beans, and the like was not misplaced. Green veg, and especially leafy greens, are nutritional powerhouses. Do you still … Continued
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September 1, 2020

Intense sweeteners

We get asked a lot about alternatives to sugar. This is warranted, as individuals look for ways to reduce intake but confronted with mixed messages about the health effects of consuming sugar substitutes.  Are they helpful or harmful? For a simple answer, here is what we advise:  Alternative, intense sweeteners and sugar substitutes are fine … Continued
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August 20, 2020

Fibre. Why you should love it

Fibre. Most people are aware of it, yet it is worthy of more attention than it gets. Broadly speaking, this component of whole plant foods provides a huge array of health benefits. Take a minute and read a little on why fibre is great, and why you should love it. 1. Cleans and clears Fibre … Continued
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August 5, 2020

Kids, sugar and the liver

Incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is increasing. NAFLD is the build-up of excess fat in liver cells and often associated with insulin resistance, overweight, and high blood triglycerides.1 NASH can be considered the more extreme end of the NAFLD spectrum, where severe inflammation can lead to irreversible damage, fibrosis, and … Continued
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