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What Liv is Currently Eating 02/08/19

What Liv is Currently Eating 02/08/19

(Latest photo of me) We all go through phases of cooking the same meal, whizzing up the same smoothie, and reaching in the cupboard to pull out the same snack.  A Nutritionist is no different.  Habit removes the stress and time spent hovering...

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Zinc

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Zinc

Zinc is like the middle child, screaming for attention.  Move over magnesium!  Here is why you should be considering zinc… Zinc is involved in over 200 enzymatic pathways in the body. It is a co-factor which converts one substance into...

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Leaky Gut & Digestion ABC’s

Leaky Gut & Digestion ABC’s

Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon 15-20 minutes before meals to aid digestion. Bone broth – 1-2 cups per day, drink chicken broth straight or use chicken/beef broth as a base for soups and cooking. Chia and flax seeds...

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Is Eating Out Healthy?

Is Eating Out Healthy?

Top 10 Tips… Water is the cheapest and healthiest drink – add berries, citrus fruits or mint to naturally flavour water, instead of sugar-laden soft drinks. Eat your salad or vegetables first – fill your stomach with goodness...

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Beauty Foods

Beauty Foods

Do you eat these beauty foods for beautiful skin, hair and nails? Avocado is moisturising for dry skin, eat them or use it in a face mask to balance your skin. Dark chocolate contains cacao which is one of the highest sources of anti-ageing...

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Winter Wellness Wisdom

Winter Wellness Wisdom

Vitamin C is probably the most well-known nutrient for the immune system.  It is a water-soluble vitamin (like B complex vitamins) that cannot be stored in the body, therefore, must be consumed on a daily basis.  Vitamin C is found in kiwifruit...

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Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

10 reasons why I disagree… The low fat era during the 1980s and 1990s coincides with a rapid increase in obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. This is an interesting read of the low fat era timeline and its huge...

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Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

The quality of your skin, hair and nails reflects the quality of not only what you put onto your body, but what you put into your body.  Your body is only as healthy as the nutrients and building blocks that you give it. Nourish your body with...

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Phytonutrients and Antioxidants

Phytonutrients and Antioxidants

The missing link between vitamins and minerals Phytonutrients (or phytochemicals) is an umbrella term for many beneficial compounds produced by plants.  These plant foods are fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes.  Each...

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Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Do you ever feel full after dinner but still have a second stomach for dessert?  Evolutionarily, the sweet taste was so rare in nature and so highly prized, we developed a strong reward system for sweet tastes.  We crave the ratio of 50:50...

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