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  1. Plant Power: The benefits of eating a plant-based diet

    Benefits of eating a plant based diet

    Did you know that tennis champion Venus Williams is a vegan? We often associate sporting performance with a diet rich in animal meat proteins but now there are a number of high profile sports stars who are proving that plant-based diets can absolutely provide all the right fuel.

    In Venus’ case, she made the switch when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that nearly ended her tennis career. Unable to play and forced to withdraw from a number of matches, she eventually sought treatment and radically changed her eating habits.  She attributes her plant eating ways with not only helping fight her condition but also giving her a newfound strength on the court.

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  2. Move it! The Benefits of Physical Activity

    Benefits of Physical Activity  | Dietlicous Health Blog

    The benefits of physical activity extend far beyond simply managing your weight. Moving has been proven to improve a wide range of health markers both physically and mentally!  How would you like to…..

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  3. Bedtime Blues? Tips on How to Sleep Better and Beat Insomnia

    How to sleep better

    It’s vital to human health to get a calm and restful sleep and enough of it.  Our body’s repair and rejuvenation depends on it. Scientific studies have shown that good sleep can help you be a healthier person, one who eats less and exercises more effectively.  A restful slumber can also boost your mood and your overall ability to function.  The outcomes are not to be underestimated!

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  4. Clean out your pantry & stock up on the right stuff

    Get your Pantry Organised

    Most of us have all the right intentions to eat healthy food but over time we get busy or lack inspiration and suddenly we realise that the ‘sometimes’ foods become more like the ‘everyday’ foods.  If this sounds like you, then here’s some tips for getting the balance right again, but first – get your pantry organised.

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  5. Dr. Joanna McMillan: Are you a flexitarian dieter?

    Dr. Joanna McMillan on flexitarian diet

    Flexitarian is the new buzz word when it comes to how to eat. If you haven’t heard of it yet you will now, you might even be on one without knowing it!

    The word basically means flexible vegetarian. The true vegetarians amongst you might find that odd – you either are or you aren’t – but with my nutrition hat on I think it’s generally a good thing.

    It encourages those of us who choose to eat animal foods, especially meat, to opt for a few more vegetarian meals in our week and give a serious boost to our plant food intake.

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  6. Dr Joanna McMillan: Healthy Snacks 101

    Dr. Joanna McMillan on Healthy Snacks 101

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember snacks being much of a thing when I was growing up. As kids we did have afternoon tea when we came home from school – generally toast, a bowl of cereal or some fruit and yoghurt – but otherwise snacking didn’t really happen and certainly not for grownups.

    Today I feel snacking has gotten a little out of control. We are encouraged at every turn to eat or drink something! Supermarket shelves abound with all sorts of packaged snacks for kids and adults alike, some blatantly appealing to our taste buds with tempting indulgences, others claiming to be healthy foods … yet they often aren’t.

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  7. Dr. Joanna McMillan: GI? What are good carbs?

    GI? What are good carbs?

    When we classify foods based on how much carbs, fat and protein they contain, is it really helping us determine how healthy they are? In decades past we blamed fat for our expanding waistlines and it became the dietary demon. Out went any food with significant levels of fat and in came a flurry of fat-free and low fat foods to fill our shopping trolleys.

    Unfortunately, we threw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater and although going low fat meant no more croissants, pies and chocolate bars, it also meant no nuts, avocado or extra virgin olive oil – all foods that are fabulously nutrient-rich and that are not only good for health but can actually help us to control our weight.

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  8. Dr. Joanna McMillan: Best Foods to Eat with Diabetes

    Dr. Joanna McMillan on Food for Diabetics

    An estimated 1.7 million Australians have diabetes and with 280 people being diagnosed every day, type 2 diabetes is our fastest growing chronic disease. It is also a disease that can be prevented in a large number of cases, with changes to our diet and lifestyle. It is essential therefore that we are all proactive in making the best choices possible. But what if you have already had a diagnosis? What are the best foods to eat with diabetes?

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  9. Cold War - Fresh vs Frozen Food

    fresh vs frozen food

    Did you know that fresh produce begins to deteriorate and lose its nutritional value from the moment it’s harvested?  Take spinach for example – a Science Direct study showed that after just one day in the fridge, 29% of its Vitamin C content was lost and after 7 days the losses had grown to a whopping 94%!

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  10. Dr. Joanna McMillan: The Healthy Way to Losing Baby Weight

    Dr. Joanna McMillan on Losing Baby Weight

    Forget about the pictures on social media of celebrities bouncing back into their teeny tiny bodies in the blink of an eye after giving birth. They don’t live in the same world as most of us. Actually, you shouldn’t feel envy at their seemingly easy return to their pre-baby body, just imagine the pressure they were likely under to give that impression.

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