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BEWARE: Top 15 Additives in Foods

1-methylcyclopropene This gas is pumped into crates of apples to stop them from producing ethylene, the natural hormone that ripens fruit. Commonly known as SmartFresh, this chemical preserves apples for up to a year and bananas up to a month. Sulphur dioxide serves the same purpose when sprayed on grapes. Artificial Colors Researchers in the […]

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Avoid That Dreaded Christmas Weight Gain

Avoid That Dreaded Christmas Weight Gain Losing the Christmas load isn’t easy. Here’s how to avoid piling it on in the first place.    A bite of a mince pie here, an extra helping of pudding there… It all seems so innocent at the time, But.. If you ate just one mince pie every day […]

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Superfoods: Black Rice

You already know that brown rice is a nutrition powerhouse compared to white rice.  But you can do even better.  Discover the benefits of black rice. Brown rice is rich in fiber, vitamin e compounds and cholesterol lowering antioxidants. Those benefits are all contained in the brown bran. What’s wrong with white rice? Brown rice […]

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How many Calories do i need to eat if i want to lose/gain weight?

The first thing you need to know in your quest to lose/gain weight is your BMR– your energy expenditure at rest (the number of Calories you’d burn if you stayed in bed all day).Once you have this figure you can calculate how many calories your body requires to maintain its current weight using another formula. […]

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Healthy Recipes Part 21:Turkey and Broccoli Meatloaf

                Ingredients 500g 97% Fat Free Turkey Mince 150g Broccoli – Finely Chopped 150 Zucchini – Finely Chopped 1 onion – Finely Chopped 100g Quick Oats 3 Eggs 2 Gloves of Garlic Chopped 1/2 Cup of Water Pepper and Salt Directions Put Vegetables through a food processor and […]

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Did you realise Peanuts are actually legumes?

While “nut” is in their name, peanuts are in fact legumes. Peanuts actually grow underground,as opposed to nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc. that grow on trees (and are sometimes referred to as “tree nuts”). Peanuts, along with various types of beans and peas, belong to the single plant family, Leguminosae. Legumes are edible seeds enclosed […]

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Tinned Tuna – making the right choice…. for our oceans sake…

Getting enough protein in your diet is critical if you want to maintain a lean physique and Tuna is one of the most readily available and cost effective sources that is a staple in most health concious peoples cubboards. But at what cost??? Canned tuna is the biggest selling seafood item in Australia(it’s  canned tuna […]

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Sugar – The Most Addictive Drug?

Sugar ticks the 4  boxes for the main characteristics  associated with drugs and other addictive subtances. Bingeing – when you consume, inhale or ingest a substance, it makes you feel so good that you want to have more of it. Withdrawal – like the opposite of bingeing, when you stop taking the substance or can’t […]

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Healthy Recipes part 20:Chocolate and Coconut Protein Balls

Ingredients 6 scoops Chocolate Whey 240g Rolled Oats 15 Dried Pitted Dates 65g Raw Cashews(chopped) 2 tbsp raw cocoa 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil(melted) 175ml Skin Milk 1 tbsp Honey 130g Natural Peanut Butter 40g Shredded Coconut   Directions Mix all dry ingredients except coconut. Add coconut oil.Stir well. Add milk, honey and […]

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Healthy Recipes Part 19: Cranberry and Coconut Granola

Ingredients 250g Rolled Oats 100g Crushed Peanuts 2 Tbsp Creamed Honey 50g Coconut 100g  Dried Cranberries 2 Tbsp Macadamia Nut Oil 100g Sesame Seeds Teaspoon Cinnamon Teaspoon Nutmeg 3 Tbsp Stevia Directions Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together. Put on a baking tray and grill on a moderate heat for 20 mins […]

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