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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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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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July 9, 2020

Transforming vegetables with the “YUM” factor

We’re all being encouraged to eat more vegetables and less meat. But how do you rethink this in a household where ‘meat and two veg’ is the guiding principle for dinner? When you first start trying to eat more vegetarian meals, it can be hard to come up with ideas that you think will be … 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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