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Tag: healthy snacks

  1. The secrets to good gut health

    The secrets to good gut health

    Your gut is your first line of defence against pathogens and toxins. It’s also responsible for digesting your food, absorbing nutrients and making vitamins. But the importance of gut health extends far beyond that! We now know that it impacts your immune system, body weight, metabolism, brain functions and mood regulation.

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  2. Have you hit a weight loss plateau?

    Have you hit a weight loss plateau?

    10 common weight loss mistakes and how to fix them

    Are you trying to lose weight but feel like you’re getting nowhere? Don’t be disheartened, we might be able to help. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most common reasons why you might be at a weight loss plateau or aren’t losing as much as you’d like, despite the effort you’re putting in. Thankfully, alongside each problem we’ve provided the solution, so you can get yourself back on track to being the healthy, happy person you want to be.

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  3. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to combat stress with good nutrition

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to combat stress with good nutrition

    Do your eating habits change when you’re feeling stressed?  Perhaps, like many, you reach for the wrong foods or maybe you eat virtually nothing at all?  A well balanced diet is actually a powerful stress management tool.  Conversely, when we eat poorly the symptoms of stress can be intensified.

    In this article, I’ll outline the differences between healthy and unhealthy stress and what symptoms you should look out for.  I’ll then cover the key nutrients your body needs to best handle stress and give you my top tips for eating well to stay on top of stress.

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  4. Sugar: Poison or Passion? Top tips for cutting back.

    Sugar:  Poison or Passion? Top tips for cutting back.

    It may once have helped the medicine go down, but these days, loading up on sugar will put you on a sure-fire path to health disaster. That’s because sugar plays havoc with your blood sugar levels; is packed with calories that can lead to weight gain; has been linked to a wide range of health issues like diabetes, heart disease, depression, cancer, dental decay AND it can even accelerate ageing!

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  5. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to beat the afternoon slump

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to beat the afternoon slump

    Tick, tock….are you getting sleepy, very sleepy? It’s an hour or so past your lunchtime and your eyes are becoming droopy, your attention is wandering and you just want to curl up under your desk for a quick kip. You may fight the urge to snooze and win, but still, your ability to concentrate has been undermined, affecting your productivity and performance.

    Feeling a little sluggish in the afternoon is actually pretty normal. Luckily there are some things you can do to boost your afternoon energy levels and prevent (or at least minimise) the slump.

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  6. Recipe: Healthy Anzac Biscuits

    Recipe: Healthy Anzac Biscuits

    These yummy cookies will satisfy your Anzac cravings and leave you feeling gratified and better yet, guilt-free!

    Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) which was established in World War I.  The biscuits were initially known as ‘soldier biscuits’ and were sold at fetes and public events to raise money to support the war effort. Later they were included in parcels that loved ones and charities sent to the troops, as the biscuits tended to last well.

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  7. Food Swaps - Don’t be afraid to make the trade!

    Food Swaps - Don’t be afraid to make the trade!

    Learning the art of healthy food swaps is so important if you want to establish a healthy body weight and maintain it for life. Here we show you how.

    Firstly, what exactly do we mean by food swaps? Well, it’s simply choosing a more nutritious or lower calorie meal or snack option rather than going for the most tempting, heavily laden with fat and sugar, nutrition-less version.

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  8. 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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