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February 10, 2019

Could your teen be addicted to sugary drinks?

  Sugar. When free or added, the body of evidence for adverse health effects from consuming too much is ever-growing, such as tooth decay and excessive weight gain.1-3 Eating sweet foods can stimulate the reward centres of the brain, but can we be addicted to sugar? As we saw in That Sugar Film, Damon experienced … Continued
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January 28, 2019

Back to School – The Lunchbox

I know I know – there are a million of these blogs all over the internet, yet I have a young boy starting school this year and I am STILL stuck for ideas for what to put into his lunchbox. Somehow, even though I love to cook, the whole scenario feels very daunting. This is … Continued
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January 20, 2019

A happier and healthier 2019!

All too often we find ourselves getting hung up on what we are or aren’t putting in our mouth to achieve a healthy weight, or health in general. While putting the right things into our mouth is a big piece of the puzzle, it is often a challenge given our fast-paced environment and demanding lifestyles. … Continued
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January 10, 2019

Can too much sugar make teens violent?

It is common to hear of parents remarking on their kid’s hectic behaviour when having slammed too much of the sweet stuff. Whether it is lack of concentration, having extra energy to burn, or the desire to be a little bit naughty, anecdotally people can find food and drink that is high in added or … Continued
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December 30, 2018

First time cooks, where do you start?

So you’ve never really cooked, ubereats is your go-to or your flatmate, partner, or parent does most of the cooking – sound like you? And one day you look in the mirror and realise you’ve never really cooked a meal in your life, and you’d LIKE to – where on earth do you start? The … Continued
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December 20, 2018

Quick tips for managing a sugar hangover

Went overboard on the sweet stuff this festive season? 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 happens (it is the festive season, after all!), know you can help your body manage the overload. Choose … Continued
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December 10, 2018

Nutritionists, Dietitians and Wellness Coaches- What’s the difference?

Nutrition is such a hot topic and will continue to be as the world battles the ongoing increase in diet-related illnesses. In this modern world we have so much information at our fingertips but unfortunately, there is much careless dissemination of so-called “nutrition” advice flying around. Therefore, when making changes to your diet, it is … Continued
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December 1, 2018

How to stay out of the kitchen this Christmas

Okay, so we all know the short answer to the above is 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 for some or all of the cooking on Christmas Day, and hey, might even … Continued
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November 22, 2018

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 silly season … Continued
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November 4, 2018

Sugary drinks, sitting and metabolic effects

Sugary drinks. As tasty as they may be, any joy gleaned from drinking these beverages is momentary, with the impact to the body significant and enduring if you are knocking these back on a regular basis. It is well documented that excess sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is correlated with weight gain,1 and a few sips provide … Continued
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October 30, 2018

Breakfast ideas that aren’t cereal

I love cooking and I take great pride in planning and preparing meals. But to be honest, I often really fall down in the breakfast department. With two small children, and both my husband and I working during the week, the mornings are a frenzied rush to shower, dress and evacuate the house in order … Continued
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October 22, 2018

Sugar and allergies in kids

Most kids are partial to the sweet stuff. Unfortunately, too much can contribute to a number of negative health effects, such as excessive weight gain, type 2 diabetes and other symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome, tooth decay, and a preference for those foods high in free or added sugars later in life. This is not … Continued
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