The Christmas survival guide: 12 tips to keep you feeling your best

The Christmas survival guide: 12 tips to keep you feeling your best

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Many Australians will admit to letting the belt buckle hole stretch further during the festive season as they celebrate the end of another year with loved ones. During Christmas and New Year, food and alcohol are in abundance and with so much temptation it can be hard to maintain that summer bod you’ve worked hard for. This blog provides 12 hot tips to help you get through this food and booze frenzy! 1. Fuel up with a wholesome breakfast As chaotic as Christmas morning can be; skipping breakfast is something that needs to be avoided. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day as it helps to ‘break’ the overnight ‘fast’. Incorporating fibre into your breakfast will help you to feel fuller for longer and stop that mid-morning…
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How to Debunk Food Labels

How to Debunk Food Labels

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You have probably seen people scouting food labels down the supermarket aisle from time to time, but have you ever wondered what they are looking at specifically? Understanding how to read and interpret food labels can be a difficult task and this article is going to help breakdown the key parts that are found on food labels to hopefully make grocery shopping that little bit easier. So, let’s break it down starting with the most important piece of information: The Nutrition Information Panel The nutrition information panel (NIP) is a requirement as part of FSANZ (Food Standards Australia and New Zealand) legislation. By law, all products are required to include a nutrition information panel excluding products such as fresh produce, herbs and spices, water and alcoholic beverages. People might read…
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What’s the hype about superfoods?

What’s the hype about superfoods?

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When you hear the term ‘superfood’ the infamous açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) probably springs to mind. The açaí berry has been around for thousands of years known for its ‘tremendous health properties’ – ie containing amino acids, fibre, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and natural antioxidant properties (responsible for protecting against free radicals – which contribute to ageing and the development of some diseases). In recent years the açaí berry has been pulped, frozen and introduced into the Western diet in the form of smoothie bowls called “açaí bowls”. Açaí bowls have proved to be extremely popular and have been marketed as a ‘superfood’. But what exactly is a superfood? Although there is no set criteria or definition, a food is considered a ‘superfood’ if it contains a higher concentration of…
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