Category: Healthy Living

The Gluten vs Wheat Confusion
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The Gluten vs Wheat Confusion

More and more people are eating gluten-free … for medical reasons such as coeliac disease or non-coeliac gluten sensitivity or simply as part of a growing food trend.  Recent research has indicated that the popularity of gluten-free diet has increased in the last decade and at times up to 20 per cent of the population...

Time Saving Hacks in your Kitchen
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Time Saving Hacks in your Kitchen

Many Australians have a desire to cook homemade meals and three in four (74%) families cook their family a meal five or more nights a week.  Some challenges that confront home cooks are the cost of groceries, confidence in the kitchen, trying to “please the masses” and being time poor.  Indeed a recent report highlights...

Shaking the Salt Habit
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Shaking the Salt Habit

Australians are eating too much salt and this over a long period of time can have an effect on health.  It can contribute to chronic disease such as blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  There is a linear relationship with high sodium intake and high blood pressure and reducing the salt intake of someone...

What to Eat & Drink for a Winning Smile
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What to Eat & Drink for a Winning Smile

Eating dairy foods rich in calcium, casein and phosporous is important for building strong and healthy teeth.  There are many other foods and drinks that have a detrimental effect on dental health and tooth enamel. Recent Australian statistics (2018) reveal that 42% of all children aged 5 – 10 years have experienced tooth decay in...

The Short and Long of Coffee and its effect on your Health
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The Short and Long of Coffee and its effect on your Health

We certainly live in a vibrant coffee culture and it is fair to say that many of us share a love of coffee.  While our overall coffee consumption has declined slightly in recent years, our café visits and ownership of household espresso machines has risen.  A 2014 study reported that parents have a higher coffee...

Activate your Energy Levels with the Food Choices you make
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Activate your Energy Levels with the Food Choices you make

Energy is one of the body’s most precious resources and one that is so directly affected by the busy “switched-on” lives we lead, the food we eat, the activity we do, and the sleep we get.  The good news is there are many things that you can do each day to increase your energy and...

IBS and how a Low FODMAP diet can help
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IBS and how a Low FODMAP diet can help

Happy and healthy bowels are the pillars for our body, mind, health and well-being.  The gut is an amazing organ that turns the food that we eat into the cells of our body and the energy that we feel.  When our gut is working well, we feel fabulous and full of energy.  If it is...

Beating Bloat: The Role of Nutrition in Treating IBS
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Beating Bloat: The Role of Nutrition in Treating IBS

Happy and healthy bowels are the pillars for the body.  They’re also the cornerstone of vitality, health and well-being.  When the gut is working well, people feel vibrant and full of energy.  However, if there is a chink in its armour, the body will soon exhibit unpleasant bowel symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a...

Trying to go Eco-friendly from Shop to Kitchen
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Trying to go Eco-friendly from Shop to Kitchen

It is so fascinating to observe and evaluate your own environment-friendly practices when a forced change is on its way.  I am talking about the imminent plastic shopping bag ban on all single use plastic and even biodegradable single use plastic shopping bags taking place on 1st July in Queensland.   Now is the time to...

Getting Men in the Kitchen (if they are not already there)
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Getting Men in the Kitchen (if they are not already there)

Many of our great chefs are male, but it seems women are the primary food gate keepers in our homes.  Some men cook to share the family load and others rarely cook – except for the meat on the barbecue. Unfortunately, it’s quite common for young male home leavers to rely on meal delivery services...