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July 23, 2020

Breaking free of junk-food cravings

We have all been there. Those times when we cannot get past the allure of that super-sweet/deep-fried/extra-salty something.  No matter your logic, reasoning or “willpower”, you just need it. Sugary and other hyper-palatable foods have been thought to “hijack” our brain chemistry, making us want more. In the words of Dr Robert H. Lustig, “No … Continued
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June 20, 2020

Dinner – sharing the (no added sugar) love

However, an often overlooked – yet important – component of the food experience is how we eat it. Is it rushed and on-the-go? Has it been prepared with care and love? Is it shared with those you care about? Dinner is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a homemade meal slowly and at the table with … Continued
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June 8, 2020

Snack mindfully

Mid-afternoon is here and the chocolate craving steam train is ready to steer you toward your nearest 7-Eleven. Despite all your best intentions, you jump on board, and for a moment you feel the energy-slump lift, only to slump again shortly after. Sustaining energy throughout a day can be a challenge. We have demanding lives … Continued
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June 6, 2020

Tips for a healthy lunch!

For big and little kids alike, getting prepared with a wholesome, healthy lunch can be time-consuming, difficult to plan, or require a level of creativity we are sometimes too weary to get our head around. Buying out all the time means we have little control over the ingredients or the way it is prepared or … Continued
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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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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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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 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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