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What is the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance? Food allergies and food intolerance are two distinctly different reactions often confused for the same thing. A food allergy induces an immune response while food intolerance is a chemical response and often less serious than a food allergy. Many people with food intolerance are able to...
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In the early 1900’s a healthy diet was considered to be no more complicated than a simple addition and subtraction of calories. In other words, if you consume the equal number of calories to meet your body’s energy needs, your weight should not change. Despite 100 years having passed, to this day, many foods and...
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We often hear about how we can boost our metabolism, kick start it and speed it up. It’s a weight loss buzz word that holds all the answers to our weight loss success but what is metabolism and do we actually have any control over it? What is metabolism? Your metabolism is simply the name...
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What is a Keto diet? A Ketogenic diet (Keto for short) is a diet high in fat and very low in carbohydrates. People on a Keto diet derive the majority of their energy (70%) from fat and are limited to no more than 50 grams of carbohydrate (the equivalent of a slice of bread) a...
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Back to School Lunches While many parents rejoice in the end of the school holidays, back to school time also comes with the dread of figuring out what to do for school lunches. For many parents, figuring out what to put in the lunch box every day can be a source of great stress and...
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It’s that time of year again when we’re all run ragged by the events of the year gone by and are ready to kick up our feet and indulge in life’s sensory pleasures. It’s also the time of year when once we’ve enjoyed our decadence, we decide it’s time to get back into things, start...
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Tap Vs Bottled Water In recent times bottled water has become the preferred way for consumers to meet their water intake. Western Australians are the biggest consumers of bottled water in the country, with the most recent data indicating that 30% of us are drinking bottled water every week. But why do we do it?...
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Does Non-Stick Make You Sick? There is a reason they called the first non-stick pans the “Happy Pan” in the 1960s. The coating on non-stick cookware, commonly called Teflon, means you don’t have to worry about food sticking to the surface of your pan; making flipping those eggs and pancakes that much easier. They’re also...
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Butter Vs Margarine In recent times Australians have started turning their back on margarine in favour of butter, rejecting the long held idea that margarine is the healthier choice. Fear around the manufacturing process of margarine and its chemical composition (no, it is not one molecule away from becoming plastic) has lead consumers back into...
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Elderly nutrition is a broad and important topic because older adults are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, and many of the diseases they suffer are direct results of dietary factors. The changes we experience as we age also affect our metabolism. Certain needs diminish; for instance, our lean body mass and basal metabolic rate decline with...
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