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Carbs, carbs, carbs! Should you give up carbs? People talk about carbs like they talk about wicked step-mothers in fairy tales. But do carbs deserve such a bad rap? We don’t think so and here’s why… Carbohydrates provide our bodies with fuel to produce energy just like a car needs fuel to run. They are...
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Most of us have heard of magnesium but many of us don’t know what it does and why it is important in the diet. Magnesium is a mineral essential for good health, with almost 50% stored in our bones and the rest in soft tissues through the body. It has a huge range of functions...
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Have you ever stopped to think about how much you pay for whole food compared to packaged food?  We regularly hear people state that it is cheaper to buy processed food and it is expensive to eat well.  Like many issues with Health and Nutrition, it gets down to education, or lack of it.  All...
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  Mindful Eating Recently, whilst eating out at a large and very busy restaurant, I looked around at the diverse group of patrons and noticed a significant number of diners on their phones, mindlessly stuffing bite after bite into their mouths before they’d even finished the last bite. It made me think that if people...
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Forever Young Last night (18/6/17) Chanel 7 presented on their Sunday Night program, a story titled Forever Young. It was enjoyable viewing, however, as a nutritionist, my mind was ticking over with thoughts of the questions I’m often asked by our customers in our cooking classes and clinic as well as the thought of millions...
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Protein Did you know that the word protein originates form the Greek work Protos, meaning first?  This reflects how important protein is in our body with it being the second most abundant compound in our body, behind water.  Unfortunately, there has been lots of misinformation circulating about protein and how much we need in our...
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Sugar & Healthy Eating Sugar is one of the most talked-about topics in the health industry worldwide. There is constant debate about the role of sugar in causing health problems like obesity, tooth decay and diabetes. All of this conflicting information can be confusing, leaving you with questions such as ‘which sugars are the bad...
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What’s Hot and What’s Not So, it’s the start of the New Year and already millions of people with good intentions to lose weight have fallen off the weight loss train and gone back to their old habits.  It’s the glossy, air-brushed, beautiful promotion of the one size fits all fad diets that inspires the...
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The Truth About Food Challenges Spoiler Alert – Sorry to burst the food challenge bubble but there are a few truths about food challenges that is not reported on.  For those who get queasy talking about bodily functions, vomit and so forth, then it is highly recommended that you leave this page now.  For those...
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How to reduce your carbon footprint and food miles Many of our clients are aware of their environment and make conscious choices to reduce their carbon footprint.  Food miles are a way of measuring how far food has travelled before it reaches your home and the impact that journey has on the environment. This may...
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