Foods

A healthy smoothie for good health

A healthy smoothie a day to keep doctor visits at bay

More than a quarter of your daily food intake should include a variety of fresh vegetables. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as of May 2016, less than 4% of Australians were eating the recommended servings of vegetables for optimum health benefits. A healthy smoothie or 'green smoothie' for breakfast is a convenient way…

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How to eat well when life is busy

"Having a wide choice of seasonal, portion controlled meals delivered straight to your front door every week is an incredibly convenient way to eat well and take control of your health and well-being. A weekly delivery of a large, white insulated foam box transformed our lives and it was so easy." A few years ago, I…

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How to translate food labels into good health choices

With kilometres of shelves of supermarket choices to stock our pantries and fill our bellies how do we make sure that we’re investing in nourishing food? Every second package is smothered in promises of being good for you but is it really? If longevity is on your wish list for the years ahead, looking after…

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Chia Seeds..fad or superfood

Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L) are a rich source of omega-3 fats and posse several other health benefits. These tiny super-seeds contain about 32 per cent omega-3 fats, which are essential for cardiovascular health, a healthy brain and nervous system and soft skin. Just 100g of chia seeds contain as much calcium as two cups of…

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Going Nuts – A guide to nuts

Delicious and nutritious, nuts are such a simple way to add flavour, colour and texture to almost any dish. But often we get fed mixed information about nuts; they are packed full of nutrients, but also high in fat, you should eat them regularly, but not in large amounts. To help make it easy, we…

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Are you bloated? 

Abdominal bloating occurs when unexpected gases are produced as a result of incomplete digestion or when you are unable to fully digest particular foods (food intolerance). Bloating occurs when you eat on the run, gulp food down and drink during and straight after food.  Bloating can occur when you are mentally stressed, experiencing anxiety and…

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Hidden Sugar

How much sugar is in the foods you regularly consume? Some of these might surprise you. Most of the sugar we eat doesn't come from us sprinkling it on food, it's added before we buy it. We look at five common food items and weigh up the sugar content. 1 serving of Special K (1…

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Just add ginger

This spicy ingredient has a host of health benefits. While everyone knows snacking on a gingernut biscuit may stave off wobbly feelings at sea, ginger has been used medicinally across several cultures to treat more than just nausea. Here are some other ways it can help your health. It can keep you young A recent…

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