Whole foods vs Supplements – what you should know

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In our ‘on-demand’, fast paced society people like a quick fix.  And it is no different when it comes to health. In Australia a whopping 75% of people take health supplements, grimly juxtaposed to the pathetic statistic of the 5% who eat the recommended intake of fruits and vegetables. Taking supplements has become firmly entrenched in people’s health regimens.  Most … Read More

Are your worried about the sugar in fruit?

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There has been a lot of concern in recent years about the place that fruit has in our diet.  Due to all the scaremongering in the media about carbs and sugars many people are now too scared to eat it. This is crazy.  We were designed to eat fruit.  Humans and pre-humans have been eating fruit for many, many millions … Read More

Green Smoothie Hangover Cure

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HUNGOVER!! We’ve all been there, well most of us anyway (except my mother who sensibly does not drink!). There is nothing worse than that morning after feeling – dry mouth, pounding headache, nausea, fogginess and lethargy.  Awful to roll over in bed and know that your day is going to be a complete write off while you wait the symptoms … Read More

Beans, beans: good for your heart and more

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Beans, beans they’re good for your heart, the more you eat the more you….. Well you know how it goes! But don’t let the gas put you off.  Beans and other legumes are INCREDIBLY good for your health.  In fact they should be very near of the top of the list of foods you should eat every single day.  AND … Read More

Simple nutrition boosts to upgrade your diet

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We all want to be healthier – but not all of us are in a place where we can or even want to make sweeping changes to the way that we eat. Luckily there are a load of simple things that you can do which will instantly upgrade your diet without much effort at all.  By making a slightly different … Read More

Getting your greens

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Jam packed with  vitamins, minerals and a host of awesome disease fighting phytochemicals, greens are one of the most nutritious foods that you can eat.  Full of fibre and exceptionally low in calories we should all be eating as much of these as we can – squeezing them in at every opportunity. Are you getting your greens? But despite the … Read More

Blender Love! Top tool for healthy eating

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You know I am all about helping you to get more plants on your plate. Well…one of the best ways that you can do this is with a high speed blender. This is definitely the number one tool I recommend for everyone to buy that will make plant based eating a breeze. Once you buy one, you will wonder how … Read More

Whole Grains – They are GOOD FOR YOU

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Grains, particularly wheat, often get a bad rap. Much of the misinformation about grains has resulted from media hype and junk diet books rather than evidence based science.  Concerns about gluten and unfounded fears about carbs have just fuelled the fire further.  It is not just a shame, but a travesty that people fall for the hype and remain unaware … Read More

It’s FIBRE that we need!

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These days everyone seems to be running around worrying about whether they are getting enough protein.  It seems everyone wants more – why I am not sure – but it is the trend of the day. The fact is, that unless you are starving, you are going to be getting enough protein.  In the US 97% of adults eat enough … Read More

It is not a fad! Plant based eating is a no-brainer.

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Plant-based eating is neither a fad diet nor the latest food trend.   Rather it represents a seismic shift in the way we approach and think about the food we eat. It is a lifestyle that everybody should consider embracing. Plant based eating is a WIN, WIN, WIN proposition. It is great for our health, it is kindest on the environment … Read More