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Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs

March 16, 2018

  Carbohydrates are an important source of energy, however, it is also important to know that carbohydrates are not all the same. Some rapidly raise blood sugar levels which follows by a sudden drop in blood sugar levels, sometimes below normal. These are known as the high GI (Glycemic Index) carbs -the bad carbs. Other carbohydrates raise blood sugar levels less and more slowly, we know them as low GI or good carbs. High GI carbs raise blood sugar levels rapidly…

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Brazilian Fish Stew

March 14, 2018

Yesterday was one of those days that called for a warm bowl of something yummy. It was rainy and grey and everything that I love. It’s almost ironic that I moved to Australia where the weather is absolutely perfect 360 days per year, especially here in Queensland. (You know what they say about Queensland, don’t you? Great weather one day, perfect the next. ) Yet because I was born and grew up in Poland I sometimes miss the coldness, the…

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How healthy is your food?

March 9, 2018

    “If it’s on a supermarket shelf, it must be safe.” “There is an agency/department/someone that watches over what is added and what’s been done to the food we all buy in a supermarket.” “They would never allow anything harmful or not properly tested for safe human consumption to be added to the food I’m feeding my family”. That’s what I thought before I studied nutrition. Looking back I can not believe my naivety…or my trust in the big…

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Eat a rainbow!

November 30, 2017

One of my favourite lecturers at College, Michelle,  a French lady with a beautiful accent and enormous amount of knowledge when it came to nutrition, had a favorite saying: “every day you need to eat a rainbow”. It stayed with me and today I repeat that to every client who comes to see me. Eating a variety of foods is one of the best ways to ensure that you are getting the fullest range of nutrients in your diet. And the best way…

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Studies found that red meat causes cancer….or did they?

November 10, 2017

Lately, I have been having quite a few discussions with my two youngest daughters about the pros and cons of different diets. They both are young adults (last year of high school and second year of University/or you might call it College). Both know at least a couple of people who are vegans, and both copped a bit of stick about being an omnivore. Veganism is definitely on the rise at the moment, especially in that age bracket.  While I’m…

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Stuck for healthy snack ideas? Do I have a list for you!

October 13, 2017

We all love food, don’t we?  And the majority of us are especially partial to snacks (my hand is up!). However, snacks in particular, can be tricky to navigate if you are trying to lose weight. Or if you’re trying hard not to put the weight on, for that matter! Your snacking habits can sneakily damage all your hard work and add too many empty calories and too few nutrients to your diet. On the other hand eating the right…

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Avid avocado aficionado.

September 29, 2017

Are you an avid avocado aficionado? I certainly am!! Lately avocado has become the hippiest from all veggies/fruit, don’t you think? Any café with a smidgen of self-respect has the smashed avo on their breakfast menu (and they are not afraid to charge an arm and leg for it…). But what really is an avocado and what are its origins, do you know? Is it a veggie? Is it a fruit? Well, none of the above! Are you surprised yet?…

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March 30, 2017

I don’t think there is an easier thing to make than labneh. But don’t let it fool you, don’t judge the end product by the simplicity of this recipe. Often, the simplest recipe produces the tastiest result, as it is in this case. Make sure you use the best quality yoghurt you can get your hands on (FULL fat please!) and the best quality olive oil to drizzle the labneh with when it’s ready. It makes an excellent sourdough bread…

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