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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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Fat Makes You Fat?

Fat Makes 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 room for dessert?  Like a second dessert stomach!  Evolutionarily, the sweet taste was so rare in nature and so highly prized, we developed a strong reward system for sweet tastes.  Sometimes...

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Organic vs. Conventional

Organic vs. Conventional

What’s the deal?  Here are my pros, cons and tips for eating organically… Pros: More antioxidants – plants naturally produce antioxidants as a protection against bugs and weeds.  The more harsh the weather condition, the stronger their natural...

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My dramatic diet change over the years

My dramatic diet change over the years

This was my diet for many years before developing leaky gut, food intolerances, and studying to be a Naturopath and Nutritionist. Breakfast: 5 Weetbix, 1 cup of low fat milk, pottle low fat yoghurt and fruit. Morning tea: muesli bar and fruit...

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