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B Vitamins Who has heard of the B vitamins? Out of the 13 required vitamins in our diet, eight of them are in the B-group. These water-soluble vitamins play an important role in the body including forming red blood cells, regulating metabolism and nerve cell formation. Consuming the recommended daily intake of all B vitamins...
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Alcohol and Your Weight How many of you have struggled losing those last few kilos of weight or heard people complain they don’t know why they are overweight because they don’t overeat? Many people consume the equivalent of a whole meal in alcohol each day without knowing it and wonder why they can’t lose weight....
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Dieting – Why do we do it? Dieting has become common and normalised in our society with many of us having an unhealthy or disordered relationship with food. Studies indicate that up to 82% of the population is ‘sometimes’ or ‘very often’ on a diet. Our culture has been brainwashed into thinking that ‘ultra-thin’ is...
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With the start of the new school year so close we thought we’d offer some healthy food suggestions and lunch box ideas to make sure your kids are off to a healthy start.   Breakfast Many breakfast cereals are laden with sugar so learn how much is in the product you feed your kids and...
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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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  Somewhere Over the Food Rainbow Have you ever heard the phrase – Eat A Rainbow?  This is a phrase we use often in our school and corporate workshops as it is an easy way for us to communicate to people to start eating a more nutritionally balanced diet.  We see many people who eat...
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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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