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October 6, 2017

Think about the last time you had too little sleep. Perhaps you got into the habit of going to bed too late or perhaps the quality of your sleep was terrible…How did you feel when you woke up? Exhausted. Dazed. Confused. Maybe even a little grumpy? It’s not just your brain and body that feels that way—your fat cells do too. When your body is sleep deprived, it suffers from “metabolic fatigue.” Sleep controls the body ability to use insulin.…

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Fooling Your Hunger Hormone

April 28, 2016

Are you influenced by food labels? A new study suggests that the information they provide can determine the way your body responds to the food. Clinical psychologist Alia Crum prepared vanilla milkshakes and divided them up into two large batches. She labeled the shakes in one batch as containing 140 calories with no fat and no added sugar. The other batch (named Indulgence), displayed labels stating each shake contained 620 calories. In fact however, both batches provided 300 calories per…

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Is processed food healthy?

April 13, 2016

“If it’s on a supermarket shelf, it must be safe. There is an agency/department 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 trust in the big food industry. Robyn…

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Eat a rainbow !

April 4, 2016

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 to make sure you get lots of nutrients in your meal is to eat a “Rainbow” – lots of veggies and fruit in different colours. Beata Sinclair, kids nutritionist Brisbane, recommends eating fruits and veggies in a variety of colours – red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white and orange. It not…

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Coffee explained

March 13, 2016
coffee-explained

Who doesn’t like a good cup of coffee? For many of us coffee is the saviour, the liquid Prozac, the energy dispenser. The delicious smell of coffee alone will coax us out of bed in the morning. If you are a coffee lover, you are not alone. Global consumption of coffee has been estimated to be 120,000 tonnes per year. I have been a tea drinker all my life and only started to appreciate coffee in my late 30’s, mostly…

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Butter vs margarine

February 7, 2016
Butter vs margarine

FINALLY! Butter is now officially PROVEN to be a better choice than margarine for heart health. I would not be able to tell you how often I was slammed for saying exactly that: eat butter, NOT margarine! Butter is a real food, margarine is an artificial “food-like” substance. Butter is packed with naturally occurring Vit D , Vit A (butter is one of the easiest forms of vitamin A to absorb. Vitamin A promotes good vision, a healthy thyroid and adrenal…

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