Eating too much sugar?

Depending on your diet, reducing sugar can be a seriously hard task BUT the benefits of that decision are huge.  The impact of high added sugar in your diet links with so many medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, & of course, dental health to name just a few. OK, so why is itContinue reading “Eating too much sugar?”

Sugar Substitutes

Refined sugar is not good for you & I don’t think that info is a big surprise to anyone.  It has no nutritional value; zip, nil, nada – no fibre, no nutrients & no healthy fats.  Evidence suggests that too much sugar & too many refined carbohydrates actually cause inflammation & curbs your immune system.Continue reading “Sugar Substitutes”

Reducing Your Sugar Intake.

Depending on your diet this can be a seriously hard task but the benefits of that decision are huge.  The impact of high added sugar in your diet links with various medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, & of course, dental health to name just a few. Why is it hard to give up? Continue reading “Reducing Your Sugar Intake.”

Reducing Waste

An average of 1/3 of the contents of average household bins is food waste.  Crazy right!  Here are some ideas to try & reduce that, whilst still getting in your 5 & 2. The aim is to use everything, the ‘misshapen’, ‘ugly’ or imperfect vege.  Yup, I’m talking about eating the whole vegetable – skin,Continue reading “Reducing Waste”

Anti-inflammatory Eating

Essentially it is actually our immune system that processes acute issues like an ankle sprain or an infection.  Wow, interesting right?  However, an injury can sometimes be a more prolonged affair (often described as chronic).  This can be triggered by poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise or even just exposure to environmental pollutants.  Bottom lineContinue reading “Anti-inflammatory Eating”

Lentils

Honestly, these offer bang for your buck when it comes to protein (over 25%) & they are rich in satiating fibre.  Lentils are also rich in B vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc & potassium.  Yup, this plant-based food source has got a lot going for it. We did not really have these growing up, so IContinue reading “Lentils”

Hands feeling icky?

Got to be honest, I thought I’d do this as a winter post but the extra level of handwashing & use of hand sanitisers has left my hands feeling unloved, dried out & irritated. Yup, we use our hands everyday & they cop a lot of exposure to not only heaps of chemicals but alsoContinue reading “Hands feeling icky?”

Personal Connections

Have you noticed a lot of great social movements have one thing in common?  They are started by people who talk openly about their lives & experiences.  I noticed this particularly over the last few years whilst I have been studying.  There has been such a diversity of people who talk about their own experiences. Continue reading “Personal Connections”

Food labels – confused?!

There is so much variety available in the supermarket aisles now.  It is because there is so much to look at that it becomes overwhelming.  Here is a breakdown of what is on the box (so to speak). Hmm, the nutrition panel… Should you look at the nutrition panel with its micro & macromineral breakups? Continue reading “Food labels – confused?!”